Third graders learn printmakingPublished Jan 9, 2013 at 3:38 pm (Updated Jan 9, 2013 at 3:38 pm)
Third graders at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in the Bethel Park School District are learning the art of two-color printmaking. The students drew part of a picture into a foam plate and then rolled one color of paint on the plate, and pressed the plate onto a piece of paper to make an impression. The next time they visited art class, the students drew the rest of the picture into the foam plate, rolled another color of paint onto the plate and pressed the plate on top of their original piece of paper to create a two-color print, in the style of famous Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai. Evan Manion shows how his plate made this impression on a piece of paper. The students are taught by Kelly Eckert Graffam.