Thursday, November 19, 2009

2nd Grade Wild Things


2nd Grade students just finished an exciting printmaking project.  We started out by reading Maurice Sendak's classic book, "Where the Wild Things Are."  We discussed the features of the creatures in the book and each student designed their own unique wild thing.  The designs were then pressed into a foam printing plate and used to print multiple copies of the wild thing.  What you see above is the fantastic result of the project.  Way to go, 2nd Grade!

4 comments:

Beth said...

Those are awesome!

Clare Wilkinson said...

These are great!!! I think I will try these after Christmas. Did you have students draw a sketch first and then use a pencil to redraw their wild thing onto a piece of styrofoam? Any advice?? This will be my first attempt at printmaking with my students!

Zach Stoller said...

I started out this project by reading "Where the Wild Things Are" to the kids. We talked about how the wild things were drawn in the book and came up with different parts that a wild thing could have. I had the kids do four sketches and pick their favorite for the final. It works best to draw on the foam first with sharpie, then press down with a pencil or pointed wooden tool. I just set up four different printing stations around the room and it worked out pretty well. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!

Clare Wilkinson said...

Thanks for the awesome idea and great advice on how to do this -- really, really helpful. I can't wait to try it!!!