But now that they make waterbased printing inks, I am much more inclined to do printmaking as an assignment. This year I didn't exactly know what type of printmaking assignment I wanted to give to my advanced students, so I kind of left the category open ended and let them do anything they wanted. A few of them really surprised me with some great designs, and I am really in love with the double project where they first carved the outline (most of them did an animal) and then they made about a dozen prints with that outline in a variety of colors and then they carved details into the outline shape and then reprinted it over their original, but in different colors. I think that is a project that I will continue to use for years to come.
|Terra C. - 4th place at state competition|