Styrofoam Leaf Prints from Direct Observation – Grade 2

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Grade 2 artists just finished up their observation unit, with a couple of days of printmaking.  They used their leaf drawings to create a styrofoam print, and then spent a few classes practicing the printing process.  The ink they used was just regular crayola markers, which makes a bit more manageable for second graders.  One of our Big Ideas for this unit was that artists practice techniques, and boy was there a lot of practicing during the classes we printed.  For some students it was a challenge to get a ‘good’ print, but they kept at it, and completed the challenge on the final day.  A good print is one that does not have any smudging, and is completely printed.  Check out the photographs below for a sampling of this grade levels work, and visit Conant to see all of them on display by the music room.

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Room 7
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Room 8
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