I am so excited to announce that my 6th and 7th grade classes have a collaborative printmaking project on display in the Logan Library! The show runs from November 3rd -30th, so make sure to swing by and show your support.
This project has been a few months in the making, it required a lot of planning and organizing but the result was awesome! I started out by carefully mapping out where each of the 100+ prints would go. Each printing plate was assigned an orientation, number and color to get ready for student use. You can get a sneak peak in the photos below, but you will have to stop by the show for the full display!
Once the plates were ready, I introduced the project to the classes and we had a great discussion about what traits make communities positive or negative. The students carefully chose a goal they could accomplish by the end of the term that would help make our school, neighborhood or class better.
Each student chose a place that either helps define the community, or is simply special to them. After all the designs were draw onto the plates with blunt pencils, we carefully rolled ink on the surface and stamped them to make the prints. All the prints have SO much character and personality! I am so excited to have them displayed in such an awesome venue.
Art Teacher (3-9) at Thomas Edison Charter School