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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Arctic Animals


The 1st graders studied the Arctic in their Language Arts/Social Studies class.  In Art class, they chose an animal from the Arctic to depict in a print.  They made impressions on styrofoam printing plates using regular pencils. Then, they inked the plates using a brayer and printing ink.  These lovely prints are the result!

Tips:  Set up printing stations and watch a small group print at a time.  The other kids can work on a drawing while some are printing.  Use ink retarder to slow drying time.  











3 comments:

Art lessons from Belgium. said...

Great results for 1st graders! I love them!

markkfinn said...

The other children can perform on a illustrating while some are publishing. Use ink retarder to slowly blow drying time.

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Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

What a cool project - that turned out amazing!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great weekend,
Beth =)

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