Last week I showed them the abstract skateboard designs of Portuguese designer Elna and this week I showed them some landscape collagraphs done by Ross Thompson. With the Elna inspired project we scratched the surface of styrofoam plates to change the texture of the surface. With the Thompson inspired collagraphs we added on cut and torn pieces of paper to change the surface quality of the base cardboard plate.
Both have been a lot of fun with the students. It's been cool to do both additive and subtractive processes with them. Once they make their print, students need to write a sentence about what they did. I supply a sentence frame and on topic words on my smart board for students to refer to. I emphasize that they should write about what they did and how they did it.