4.05.2010

2nd - Monoprint String Art

Students use string and watered down tempera paint to make these wonderful symmetrical mono prints.

Students Learned/Practiced:
-Printmaking
-Mono-printing
-Using materials appropriately
-Symmetrical
-Composition

The students first put their names on two pieces of paper, put on a paint shirt, grabbed a magazine, and sat ready to go.  On their tables I placed water down tempera paint on bucket lids; red, yellow, blue.  I then put two pieces of yarn in each color (about 14 inches long).

Next, the students squeeze the extra paint out of a piece of yarn and place it on one of their pieces of paper - with one end of the string sticking out.

The students place the 2nd paper on top of the first (which has the string on it) and put a magazine on top.  Slowly pull the string out.  Peal the papers apart and repeat until finished.

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