Students will create a collographic plate of a neighborhood building which will be used to create rubbings and a series of inked prints. These prints can be layered together to create one large print with building imagery.

Grade 2 Benchmark:

Through an exploration of art materials and techniques, students exercise imagination, construct meanings, and depict their experiences; work in two-dimensional and three-dimensional art forms, use basic art tools, and gain knowledge of media and compositional elements

Performance Indicators:

Create a print that demonstrates:
basic printmaking techniques, such as stamping, rubbing, and collograph printing
an exploration of textures, colors, and shapes
Students will be able to: 
sketch buildings onsite
work from sketches and photographs to create a large collograph plate
make rubbings from a collograph plate and a coin
make prints using printing inks and brayers
explain that artists work in studios
compare their collographs to those done by famous artists
analyze their own work and the work of their classmates
Students will understand that: 
A print and a rubbing can be made from a collographic plate.
Artists continually evaluate and change their work.
Printmaking is a process that involves several steps.
Artists experiment with materials.
Artists can be inspired by their neighborhood.
Artists often make preliminary sketches before starting a work of art.
printmaking, collograph, rubbing, texture, print, brayer, printing ink, oaktag, overlap, layer, architect, designer, sketch
Students were able to....
use of art vocabulary to discuss artwork and the process of creating a plate and a print
work from sketches and photographs to draw and cut shapes for a building's outline
use layering shapes of different sizes to create detail in a collographic plate
make a rubbing
work with a partner to ink a plate and create a print
see the similarities between their work and the collographs of famous artists
Originally contributed by: 
Yasmin Spiro