Investigating how printers use positive and negative space when designing grade 3 kids created their own designs that they thought would look good on wallpaper, fabrics and wrapping paper. They had to be careful when printing to ensure that they had just the right about of printing ink on their Styrofoam board to create the perfect print.
In Grade 3 we have started the new year with a new unit all about printing. The children came up with a lot of ideas about what a print could be and we started work on the simplest one – the finger print. We looked at some of the work by pointillist artists especially works by the master Georges Surat. Creating clear images from dots alone is difficult and the children have to think carefully about the elements of colour and shape. They have to be careful that they keep their dots close together to create the illusion of a solid colour. Most of all they have to remember that even though the pointillists were painters, for us, we were not finger painting but printing!