CONGRATULATIONS grade 7 you have finished the final task for this year, and they look amazing.
We began with a normal printmaking task inspired by owls. The reason I chose this theme was because we don’t have to worry about drawing skills when it comes to owls, most students can recognize the basic shapes, which means we can ALL succeed with this task!
The students had to design their owl by simplifying it into thick and thin lines and contrasting shapes. The black is where the ink will go and the white is where we carve.
Then the students redrew their design onto lino and began carving it out.
Now, it was time to print and play! They had a checklist to work through which included printing on tissue paper, tracing paper and newspaper. They also had to try colour blends and special effects with sponges, brushes etc.
After the printing madness it was time to take our prints a little further so we manipulated them in FlipOMatic and overlapped the original in Superimpose app. These images were meant to be included in the next task but many students forgot to use them.
The final stage was something new for me inspired by a workshop I attended in EARCOS, Manila this year by Barbara Sunday. We covered boards with garbage bags, then applied 2 thick coats of Mod Podge. Once it was dry we layered transparent papers with clear gel. The students were meant to layer 3 layers and then stick on one of their transparent owls. The last layer they added leaves, feathers, shiny details. We also looked up symbolic meanings of owls and added descriptive words into the art. The last step once dry was to peel it off. Voila! How stunning.
Here are some on the window. They look beautiful on the window and on the wall. In fact they look completely different. Well done grade 7 thanks for making this a HUGE success!
You can see all their art on Artsonia.