For those who haven’t read my past blog posts, I have been working on a Collagraph Printing lesson where the students look at animals that use camouflage to blend into their environment.
What is Collagraph?
A print-making process where various materials are glued to a piece of card board (recycled cereal boxes) to create a raised texture.
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Here is the Collagraph lesson broken down into Day Lessons:
Day 1: Students created a linear drawing of a lizard on hard card board and cut it out with scissors.
Day 2: Students added texture to their lizards by gluing down string, crumbled paper, and pieces of cardboard to create a pattern on their lizard.
Day 3: Students finished adding texture to their lizard collagraph plates and then created textured tree bark with construction paper and black and brown tempera paint mixed with glue.
Day 4: Students began PRINTING their collagraph lizards.
Day 5: Students then glued their prints and backgrounds to be framed with construction paper. (Next Week)[flickr id=”6794075268″ thumbnail=”medium_640″ overlay=”true” size=”original” group=”” align=”center”]
Finished Masterpieces will be posted soon!