Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Miro collographs

The third graders have started printmaking!  In third grade, we create collographs.  We learned how the word collograph comes from the Greek word "kolla," which means glue.  A collograph is a type of printmaking where the printing plate is made by gluing a bunch of materials down.  We looked at the abstract artist Joan Miro to get inspired for our work.  Boy, that was a fun discussion!  He created lots of symbols in his abstract prints and paintings.  The third graders used a variety of textures to glue onto their hard plate.  They thought about composition and if they wanted a busy or calm print.  Some put great effort into creating repeated images, other students used the materials to really create some wild abstract art while even others used the materials with such care but in effort to create a more realistic image.  I can't wait until the printing day!

yes, this will print backwards....

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