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Ceramic Linocuts

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will combine printmaking and ceramics techniques to create a positive and negative space glazed ceramic print. They will create an image using printmaking techniques and then transfer the image to clay.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will plan and develop a design that incorporates positive and negative space.

Students will combine printmaking and ceramics techniques to create a finished piece.

Students will choose the best practices to create their final product.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate a discussion on positive and negative spaces in design.
  • Demonstrate printmaking and ceramics techniques, including safety procedures and the Mishima technique.
  • Guide students in making choices as they design their final project.

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National Standards


Create

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr2.1.IIIa

Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

VA:Cr1.1.IIa

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

VA:Cr1.2.IIa

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr2.1.HSIII

Formulate individually or collaboratively, new creative problems, based on student’s existing artwork.

VA:Cr1.1.HSII

Consider a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design that follow or break established artistic conventions.

VA:Cr1.2.HSII

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Soft linoleum block & linoleum cutters
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencils & erasers
  • Black permanent markers
  • Slab cutter, canvas mats, & rolling pin
  • Clay, sponges, & needle tool
  • Glaze assortment
  • Paintbrushes & water cup

National Standards


Create

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr2.1.IIIa

Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

VA:Cr1.1.IIa

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

VA:Cr1.2.IIa

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

VA:Cr2.1.HSIII

Formulate individually or collaboratively, new creative problems, based on student’s existing artwork.

VA:Cr1.1.HSII

Consider a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design that follow or break established artistic conventions.

VA:Cr1.2.HSII

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Steps

Trace Linoleum Block

Trace the linoleum block with a pencil or marker on tracing paper.

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Instructional Materials

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Be Safe When Linocut Printmaking

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Understanding Positive and Negative Space

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Ceramics Vocabulary

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Basic Ceramics Vocabulary

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Mishima Technique

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Mishima

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How to Join Clay

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The 6 Stages of Clay

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Reflection

Connect Reflection Rubric

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