Tried & True Tips / November 2015
October 12, 2015

Tried & True Tips / November 2015

Tried & True Tips for Art Teachers is a monthly roundup of advice and wisdom from fellow art teachers, put together by the intrepid Glenda Lubiner.  Printing with a Purpose “What is now proved was once only imagined.” — William Blake November has arrived and I’m sure many of you are starting to prepare for […]

In the Omnibus, Mary Cassatt
October 12, 2015

In the Omnibus, Mary Cassatt

DETAIL: Mary Cassatt (American; 1844–1926). In the Omnibus, 1838. Drypoint and aquatint on laid paper; 15.937″ x 11.75″. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Chester Dale Collection. Public Domain. Women Artists ABOUT THE ARTIST The Pittsburgh-born artist Mary Cassatt once said, “There’s only one thing in life for a woman; it’s to be a mother … […]

Radial Symmetry Prints
October 12, 2015

Radial Symmetry Prints

When I do printmaking with students, I typically teach the familiar form of relief prints, such as using foam plates and making rubber stamps. I wanted to expand my students’ previous knowledge of printmaking and introduce the concept of literally printing on their artwork. This lesson was a simple way to execute the idea, and […]

Printmaking Doesn’t Bite
October 12, 2015

Printmaking Doesn’t Bite

It seems that far too many art teachers are scared of printmaking. Printmaking doesn’t bite, it doesn’t have bad breath, and I’m fairly certain it doesn’t have cooties. Printmaking is fun. Printmaking is exciting. Two years ago, I made it a goal to create scaffolded printmaking lessons for each of the five grade levels I […]