My grade 6s have finished their unit on printing. It was a tight squeeze but we managed to get it done. View the slideshow below or via Flickr here. (More will be uploaded from 2 other classes in the near future.)
Here are some softoleum prints one group of my grade 7s made. They needed to create a well balanced print design with positive and negative space, patterns and motifs with coloured inks and paper. Their prints were then arranged. Feel free to comment here or via Flickr here. You may also view the 5 week project outline here if interested. More examples will be added over the next 10 weeks when the other two groups complete the project.
When the term and school year winds down, report writing rears it’s head. I find myself evaluating over a hundred pieces of student work and it’s always difficult to evaluate creativity. Using a hand wheel, Grade 8 students created pinch cups and slab plates for their ceramics unit. Grade 7 students studied positive/negative space and created designs for their lino printing projects (even though we used softoleum). They looked at the work of William Morris, Johanna Basford, and several world patterns, designs and motifs (Celtic, African, Islamic, Native American and ancient Egyptian). Video links for grade 8 here and grade 7 here.