Jan 27, 2011


By: Molly S., Rachel S., Ava J., Gabby D.
Lately in the art room, the 4th graders have been working with ink and paper. We have been working on Printmaking! Printmaking is similar to a stamp. 

The steps for printmaking are…
1.       Draw your design on Oak Tag paper. Make sure in some way the paper is overlapping.
2.       Once you have your design, glue all your pieces of Oak Tag together.
3.       Wait 24 hours for your design to dry.
4.       Pick out a background color (paper) and an ink color.
5.      Once you have your background paper and an ink color, you must get a brayer and roll the ink on the design 15 times.
6.       Now flip your design over onto the background paper.
7.       Take a clean brayer and rub over the back of your design.
8.       Now peel your design off of the background paper and you should have a cool print! If you’re drawing letters remember to make them backwards.

We thought print making was….vivacious, cool, creative and ornate!!! Our favorite part about printmaking was seeing how the prints came out. The good thing about printmaking is it saves paper and you can use your design more than once. Your print may not come out good the first time, but there is always next time and never give up.  Some people's designs were initials, names, funny faces, and their favorite things. At first the ink was sticky. We loved printmaking and we hope to do it again.

What do you think about printmaking? Please comment on our post.





Jan 19, 2011

Yearbook Art

What The 5th Graders Are Up To

By Emily W., 5E

            The 5th graders just finished their yearbook self-portraits. It all came together very well and Ms. Palefsky helped us the whole way. The first step we did was a draft, and drew the face with the "T" across it, creating a guideline. Then we illustrated all the features and started on the one that we were going to show the whole school. We finished the details on our final copy and colored it all in. Then we made the background. It was all so exciting.

You get to see some now but you will have to look in the yearbook to see the rest…

Jan 3, 2011

Art in the A.M.

                                          What better way to start the  
                     day than in the Art Room? Students signed up for independent "studio time" as an opportunity to practice skills, exercise creativity, and develop individual projects.