Lesson Plan : Printmaking

Teacher Name:
 Staley
Grade:
 College/University
Subject:
 Arts and Crafts

Topic:
 Printmaking in Visual Art
Content:
 offst lithography. linocut, aquatint, original print, intaglio, lithography, artist's proof, engraving, tusche, relief printmaking, burin, screenprinting, process, drypoint, serigraphy, woodcut, burr, photo screen, wood engraving, etching
Goals:
 -Student is introduced to the concept of original prints -Student gains an understanding of the functions and purposes of printmaking in history and contemporary society -Students examine the various printmaking processes and distinguish why artists chose particular techniques for special effects
Objectives:
 -to be able to identify an original print as opposed to a reproduction -to be able to distinguish the different print media one from the other (print show assignment) -to become aware of the large impact printmaking has had in the advancement of civilization and technology as we know it today
Materials:
 Computer Cart, handouts, various plates & prints
Introduction:
 Ask for a definition of an 'original print'. Ask how that is different from commercial, machine printed reproductions. Develop definition on the board
Development:
 Pass around some of the printing plates and ask students if they can guess which process the plate is. Alo some prints. Explain editioning; the value of an original print is based on the size of the edition
Practice:
 Attend the Davidson Gallery print show; students have handout ot fill in - they must identify one print from each of the main printmaking media - relief, intaglio, planographic (lithography or screenprint)
Checking For Understanding:
 Test later
Closure:
 Students write a short 2 sentence evaluation of an original print
Evaluation:
 Check assignment

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