This week at Towey Recreation Center we did a printmaking project! We used pencils and paper to practice the design they wanted to print, and then either copied or traced the design onto a small piece of styrofoam. I did an example in front of the class to show them how it works! Because the students were printing a mirror image of the design they drew, we had to make sure they wrote all of their letters and numbers backwards! That part was a little tricky… it was good we had some paper to practice on! Here are some of the kids at work!
After the students were done transferring their designs onto the styrofoam, we squirted a little bit of printmaking ink into plastic lids so they could roll the ink onto the styrofoam with an ink roller.
Then, the students laid a piece of paper facedown on top of the inked styrofoam and grubbed the back so the ink would be applied evenly. Then it was time to peel up their masterpieces! It was a really fun surprise to see what their designs would look like printed on paper! Here are the kids with their finished projects!!