Oh the mess! Printmaking and five year olds is not an easy task. You would have taught I’d learned my lesson with our Black History Month project. Guess I’m glutton for punishment, but here we are again. Learning about the artist Romare Bearden, what skyscrapers were and how fast the art teacher can move around the room to distribute multiple pieces of paper to impatient little artists.
We began the lesson learning about Romare Bearden and his collages. Then we learned about what skyscrapers were.
Here is an example of how that went:
Bilingual kindergarten learned what skyscrapers were today. When we were talking about how big they were they told me; like a giraffe! Like a dinosaur! Tyrannosaurus Rex! RAWRRRR!!! Then all 31 voices all start chiming in, in both English and Spanish…
Then we used small pieces of pre-cut styrofoam printing plates to add windows, doors, or even fire escapes. And then the ink and brayers were passed out. And Ms. Luna turned into the Roadrunner to place pre-cut paper onto their foam plates for them to print.