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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Collograph Prints: 2nd Grade

These collograph prints by 2nd graders were made by gluing cut out foam letters and shapes to a piece of cardboard.  The kids drew and cut out their own foam letters and shapes, but I also had a selection of other foam pieces to add.

We tied this project to the art of Jasper Johns.

Before rolling and printing the plates, the kids glued shapes of colored paper on their background, so there would be some color showing through.

Then, we used a brayer to roll water soluble printing ink on the collographs and printed them on the sheet, rubbing the back of the paper carefully to transfer the ink.


Mrs. C said...

These are great! I love the cut paper backgrounds with them! :)

ArtMuse said...

Awesome project, what kind of foam did you use for the prints? The shapes came out nice and clear with it.

Jen said...

I love Collagraphs. These are beautiful!

Marcia said...

Thanks! We used this foam:

Plus, I had some of those fun foam (regular colored craft foam) shapes and pieces the kids cut up.

Mrs. Brandt said...

They did a great the Jasper Johns inspiration!
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