I thought these were so cool on our Lower School bulletin board. Cathy Hicks did a fabulous job with her students and this mixed media lesson. They water colored the background with a crayon resist technique to add details.

She taught a lesson on cityscapes. The students had to draw them out using foam trays and create a template to make an edition of the print on different colors of papers.

Then they had to mount them to make them stand out. Creating a super layered effect. I saw them and just had to share them with you all!

Other blogs that have similar lesson plan ideas:

http://artroom104.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/2nd-grade-printmaking-unit-symmetrical.html?utm_source=feedly

http://beckermiddleart.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/architectural-printing-and-castle-value.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+7thAnd8thGradeArtAtBeckerMiddleSchool+(7th+and+8th+grade+ART+at+Becker+Middle+School)

http://laughpaintcreate.blogspot.com/2011/08/city-prints.html

Resources for Printmaking Techniques and Processes:

https://www.masterworksfineart.com/educational-resources/printmaking-techniques/

http://www.paceprints.com/techniques

http://www.artshow.com/resources/printmaking.html

Who invented printmaking?
The process is believed to have been invented by Daniel Hopfer (circa 1470-1536) of Augsburg, Germany, who decorated armor in this way, and applied the method to printmaking. Etching soon came to challenge engraving as the most popular printmaking medium.
When did printmaking begin?
The most common relief prints are woodcuts. Printmaking originated in China after paper was invented around AD 105. Relief printing appeared in Europe in the 15th Century, when the process of papermaking was imported from the East.
Thanks, Cassie for the cool lesson idea and Youtube tutorial!
https://cassiestephens.blogspot.com/2016/03/in-art-room-printed-cityscape-collages.html

Thanks Cathy for letting me share your kids art!
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I just love the rich watercolor in the background. For full details on how to create this lesson see link below.

http://2soulsisters.blogspot.com/2017/03/how-to-draw-3d-valentine-hearts.html Have posted on this earlier this month. The lesson was such a success that I wanted to share all of the hearts that I could on the blog for everyone to see!

I hope you feel inspired by these hearts because I know I was =) 1969

 
These were super fun to create with my classes and they were able to eat their subjects. Ha! You gotta love that added bonus. Cassie Stephens did a fabulous job on her video that she shared on YouTube. We watched it and then got to work on our own 3D hearts.
We used 12 x 18 white drawing paper, water color, baby oil, Qtips & oil pastels. Watch the video. It is great and will help to explain the details to your kiddos.
I got tickled at some of the words that the kids chose to write on their hearts.
Some didn’t want to write words and that was OK too!
Sax Liquid Watercolor in the bottles gave a rich feeling to the backgrounds.
Baby Oil was really cool in blending the oil pastels.
This lesson was a huge success for all involved.

Thanks for dropping by…And a huge thank you to Cassie for posting such a great video!
Cassie, if you are reading this…we are trying to get our act together and make a Soul Sister Road trip to Art Scouts this summer! to be continued…. 1969

Inevitably throughout the school year, we have candy in our art rooms. This was a wonderful lesson that Cassie Stephens shared. I used this as a one day lesson on a school day with a wonky class schedule. It worked out fabulous. The kids enjoyed it and all were successful.
This kiddo mastered the candy contour and moved on to people. Again, pushing the limits in the art room and working at your personal best pace.
Look at that shading!
Practice makes perfect.
Have you checked out YouTube for quick reference videos? if not, do so. It has a ton of resources for most any lesson
Thanks, Cassie Stephens for a a great tutorial for the kids to watch. Easy to follow.

So, come on and get your contour on….1969