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The Best Way to Apply Printing Ink

If your school mailbox is anything like mine, it’s often filled with art catalogs. I love perusing these for items for my classroom, but eventually, they start to eat up my storage space. Instead of tossing them into the recycling bin, I’ve stumbled across a great way to repurpose them during my printmaking units.

Check out the video to see how leftover magazines can streamline your printmaking process and keep student workspaces neater!

A Note from Jennifer: It is with bittersweet feelings that I tell you this will be my last regular contribution to the AOE magazine. It has been a privilege to share and connect with you all over the last two years. My hope is that you’ve grown as an educator from something I’ve shared. I know I have learned so much from our readers and the comments that have been shared on my articles and social media posts.

I will always treasure these past few years as an AOE writer. I am happy to report that you can still find me teaching AOE’s graduate courses, interacting with our readers through social media, and pushing my love of glitter on anyone I’m lucky to meet at conferences. You make AOE so special, and I can’t wait to see how we all continue to learn from each other. Thank you again for letting me speak into your professional life, it has been one of the highlights of my career.

What tricks do you use to make printmaking go smoothly?

Do you use art catalog books in other useful ways? Share with us in the comments!

4 years ago

Jennifer is an middle school art teacher in Kansas who is passionate about creating an organized, well-managed environment where students feel comfortable to learn and explore.