Category Archives: 2nd year art projects

2 Colour Lino Printing

2 Colour Lino Printing

I wanted students to learn 2 colour lino printing as they had covered 1 colour lino printing in 1st year. Students began this project by making observation studies of bottles of varying sizes and types. Using these drawings they designed a composition consisting of at least 2 bottles that over lapped. Students tried different positive and negative compositional arrangements in their deisgns before selecting one for their lino block.
maire lino prints mounted Aisling 2 colour print

alex mounted prints

 

Screen Printed Monograms

Screen Printed Monograms

For this project, students collected the 1st letter of their first name and surname. They stuck these down on paper and using a grid system copied the letters. Picking their best letter drawings, students manipulated these drawings to design their monogram. They shaded their monogram designs keeping in mind positive and negative space (space that prints and does not print). These designs were then cut out and screen printed onto material.

This project worked well as it cover spacing when using lettering as well as introducing the basics of screenprinting techniques.

Anstashai Monogram 6 Anstashai Monogram 2 Anstashai Monogram 5 Anstashai Monogram 3 Anstashai Monogram 4 Anstashai Monogram Stencil print

Glove Puppets

Glove Puppets

Students began this project by brain storming what professions they could base their glove puppet on. Students sketching out how their puppet character would look, keeping in mind what they would needed to include in order for their profession to be clear to the viewer. They also considered physical characteristics when designing the head including hair style and assessories. They had a great imagination as a class and came up with a wide variety of professions from chefs, wizards, artists and doctors to mention a few.

The heads were made from Papier Mâché and painted. The rest of the puppet was made from fabric which they hand sewed using the sewing machine. The limbs were stuffed with filling from pillows. They embellished the puppet with all knids of accessories. The students enjoyed this project and were very proud of their work. I think you’ll agree they did a great job.
chef plan This chef chef front profile chef side profile This wizard Puppet front profile