- Paper (one 5" x 5" for each child, one 10" x 10" for each child)
- Scratchfoam (or styrofoam meat trays)
- Printmaking ink
- Printmaking trays
We discussed the art of printmaking and where it can be seen today. We also reviewed symmetry vs. radial symmetry.
1. Fold 5" x 5" paper diagonally so that you have a triangle. Choose one corner along the fold and place a dot. Draw an interesting line design starting from the dot and go "off" each edge somewhere at least once.
2. Using a light box or window, trace design onto other side. When opened, you should have a symmetrical design.
3. Place design on top of 5" x 5" scratchfoam. Trace into foam using a pencil. Take off paper and trace into foam once more for good measure. Where dot was on original drawing, place a dot in the same corner onto the back of the scratchfoam.
4. Present a printmaking demonstration. Print design onto corner of 10" x 10" paper with dot towards the center. Repeat in all four corners.
5. Make a second print with dots towards outside corners of 10" x 10" paper. (Optional)