1st and 2nd Grade Art
We had a week of printmaking in class. The students wanted to create fantastic creatures with their work, so we talked about what textures, patterns and forms they could use to develop their ideas. There are several times that students want to draw characters or iconic figures from television or video games and I always encourage them to design their own characters. I explain to them that while they may be inspired by someone else's work, it is always better to invent a new character that reflects their ideas and personality. That usually helps keep the cartoon characters out of their art work! The students loved the printmaking process and equally enjoyed creating an environment for their creature to live or be displayed in.