We made 2 run, 3 color prints using shapes inspired by outdoor observations.
Screen printing with the Tigers and Great White Sharks
After participating in a collaborative activity inspired by geometric landscapes, the Tigers and Great White Sharks observed the shapes and lines in the environment outside the windows at Gillen Brewer. The students sketched and then created stencils of different shapes inspired from their observations. Each student received their own screen printing frame and the stencil was carefully placed onto the screen. The students then learned about the process of screen printing and all of the tools involved. Students then created 3-4 prints of their stencil. Screen printing is an activity that involves a lot of teamwork so each class worked in groups of two. Each "printer" needed a "helper" to hold down the screen while he or she pushed and pulled the squeegee back and forth. The "helper" also helped place the ink on the screen and held the squeegee while the printer lifted the screen to reveal his/her print. For our next class the Great White Sharks and Tigers will place a second stencil on the screen and make a multi-colored print that overlaps their first stencil.