LET'S "SPRING" INTO PRINTMAKING: GRADES 4-5
Activity: Students will create an abstract floral collage using cut geometric and organic shapes to produce a collagraph print.
Central Concept: This lesson will encourage students to explore printmaking, limit their carbon footprint through the use of recycled cardstock/construction paper, and allow them to experiment with unconventional materials.
1. Students will be able to use an in-person art room routine to successfully complete an organized idea/project.
2. Students will be able to create an abstract floral collage using geometric and organic shapes to produce a collagraph print.
3. Students will be able to identify the connections between their work, and the work of Andy Warhol.
4. Students will be able to write about their experience, process, likes and dislikes, and creative decisions when answering a reflection question.
- Geometric shapes
- Organic shapes
INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES, MATERIALS, & TECHNOLOGY
1. View a Google Slideshow presentation that explains the art form of printmaking, and how Andy Warhol used it to create numerous pieces of artwork.
2. Brainstorm / sketch geometric and organic shapes on recycled cardstock.
3. Cut out shapes.
4. Arrange and glue the shapes onto paper to make an abstract collage.
5. Mod Podge the collage to create a protective barrier from the printmaking ink.
6. Roll out ink to make several prints.
7. Once printing is complete, students will answer a reflection question.
ART HISTORY CONNECTION
For this lesson, students will learn about one of the leading figures in Pop Art, Andy Warhol, and how he used printmaking as a method for creating floral inspired artwork. After engaging in this lesson, students will be able to identify connections between their work, and the work of Andy Warhol. They will also be able to write about their experiences, likes, dislikes, and their thoughts on how Andy Warhol's work impacted their process when answering a reflection question.