Thursday, April 6, 2017

Finished Pop Art Prints


Fourth graders have been working on mounting three of their favorite Pop Art self-portraits - inspired by the work of Andy Warhol.


Marilyn Monroe, by Andy Warhol


We were able to spend two class sessions printing, giving students a chance to explore and adjust their printmaking techniques.  Part of this included learning how to create a "ghost print".  After inking and printing an image, a ghost print is made by printing onto a second surface without re-inking the plate.  The result is much lighter than the original, but has a unique character to it.  Students really enjoyed this technique and some decided to include a ghost print in their final piece.


Adrianna (Ms. Gallagher)

Betil (Ms. Gallagher)

Brendan (Ms. Barry)

Caleb (Ms. Barry)

Campbell (Ms. Barry)

Christian (Ms. Barry)

Jenna (Ms. Gallagher)

Johnathan (Ms. Barry)

Maisie (Ms. Barry)

Natalie (Ms. Barry)

Serge (Ms. Gallagher)

One student only had two finished prints due to missing a day of printing.  After I offered to trim the black paper (since it was already cut to size), he told me he had another idea.  I love how he opted to mount his artwork - such creative thinking!

Nicholas (Ms. Gallagher)

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