Printmaking – TeachKidsArt a resource for teaching art to kids! Tue, 30 Jan 2018 02:14:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How to Make a Gelli Print Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:48:42 +0000

Gelli plates are a quick, easy, and FUN way to make the most amazing monoprints. Once you experience this process for yourself, you’ll be addicted – like me! Just follow these simple steps to make your own unique Gelli prints…. You’ll need: Gelli plate (available in 6×6, 8×10, 12×14, and an 8″ cir­cle) Acrylic paints (student or […] ]]> 1
Making Monoprints with a Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:20:05 +0000

I recently discovered a new product that I’ve become obsessed with… the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate. I’ve always loved monoprinting, but Gelli Plates take this art form to a whole new level. Printmaking with a Gelli Plate is similar to gelatin printing, but the plate itself is much more durable, it’s reusable, you can […] ]]> 4
Monoprint Mandalas Sun, 22 Sep 2013 21:01:02 +0000

International Dot Day, and one of my all-time favorite books, “The Dot” by Peter Reynolds, were my inspiration for this lesson! I wanted to come up with a new way to make a series of quick, colorful, one-of-a-kind “dots” that could be completed in one class session. With mono­prints, only one print can be made from each […] ]]> 10
How Full Is Your Bucket? Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:20:11 +0000

The books that inspired this lesson have nothing to do with art, and the illustrations were not what attracted me! What I LOVE about these books is their message. And what better way to drive home a great message than with a fun art lesson??! Inspired by a bullying episode at my school, I saw […] ]]> 4
Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos Projects Tue, 23 Oct 2012 05:09:46 +0000

Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos) is right around the corner!  Don’t miss the opportunity to share this important cultural tradition with your students.  Often misunderstood, this popular Mex­i­can hol­i­day hon­or­s ances­tors and loved ones who have died, and is cel­e­brated each year on Novem­ber 1st & 2nd. This family-centered hol­i­day cel­e­brates the cycle of […] ]]> 1
Kindergarten Rorschach Prints Tue, 09 Oct 2012 00:20:04 +0000

  This is one of my favorite Kindergarten lessons, based on the famous Rorschach Ink Blot Test.  The process of making these prints seems almost magical to a five year old who’s doing this for the first time. It combines colorful paint with the element of surprise and plenty of imagination… what’s not to love […] ]]> 1
“Day of the Dead Prints” inspired by Jose Posada Mon, 26 Sep 2011 04:37:00 +0000

We had a blast at my Teach Kids Art: “Day of the Dead” workshop yesterday!  I added a new project this year, “Day of the Dead Prints” – inspired by Jose Posada.  Jose Posada (1852-1913) was a prolific Mexican folk artist and political satirist from Aguascallientes in central Mexico.  Posada began learning lithography (a form of printmaking using a […] ]]> 9
“Teach Kids Printmaking” Workshop for Teachers Fri, 13 Nov 2009 19:29:00 +0000

Okay, I know this is short notice (unless you happen to live in the area), but I just wanted to give our “locals” a heads-up about the teacher workshop I’m offering tomorrow….   “Teach Kids Printmaking” will be happening this Saturday, November 14, 9am to noon, at Palace Art in Capitola, California. Learn lots of practical […] ]]>
Hand Print Art for Pre-K and Kindergarten Thu, 22 Oct 2009 04:17:00 +0000

I don’t usually post project ideas for Pre-K, since I teach K – 6 (so most of my ideas and resources are for those grades). Special thanks to Denise Harrell, the coordinator for Young Children’s World in Abilene, Texas, who submitted these ideas. She used these projects for a Kids Kreations fundraiser and wanted to […] ]]> 1
Rorschach Creatures Wed, 12 Aug 2009 22:27:00 +0000

This is a favorite lesson I do with Kindergarten every fall. They love the surprise of opening their papers to reveal colorful designs and the fun of using their imaginations to “discover” unique creatures! I do this lesson in two parts, to give the paint time to dry before adding details with marker. 1. Fold […] ]]>