Grades 2,3,& 5 also made Printmaking Projects for Black History Month. They were first introduced to the topic by a time line so that they could understand when in time it was that we were talking about.
After this they were given a 8″ x 11″ piece of cardboard (called plates) and got to work on their Jazz collagraphs.
The students were told to make sure they cut their Jazz Instruments into pieces and cut the lines they drew because just cutting around the object wouldn’t print into an identifiable instrument. This took about three weeks for them to get everything onto their plates. (Students are seen once a week)
But then it was time to print!
And here are the results!
So awesome! And the best thing is that color can be added, by reprinting with color on their plates, or with chalk pastels like the Kinder and 1st grade projects, and the plates by themselves are sculptures that can be displayed as well!