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    cardboard Have students cut out the shapes With elementary aged and younger students teachers should cut the shapes for this activity Place the students drawings over sheets of foam core and then cut out pieces of foam core in these abstract shapes or prepare some shapes ahead of time for students to choose from Have students create a printing block by arranging and gluing the cutout shapes onto a piece of cardboard or foam core Instruct students on how to use the roller or brayer Have them use the roller to apply ink to the raised pieces of foam core Have students press a sheet of paper onto the inked surfaces and rub it with the palm of their hand to transfer the entire print Explain how the final effect is similar to a woodcut but how the process of carving an actual woodblock involves cutting away the areas around the main design and in some cases also carving into areas within the shapes Students may choose to paint or draw more detail on top of their print Styrofoam Relief Prints Materials water based printmaking ink or thick paint Styrofoam trays or plates scissors pencils paper soft rubber brayers or small paint rollers Procedure Have students cut the edges off of the Styrofoam trays so that they have a flat surface to work on Have them draw an image by pressing into the tray with a pencil Remind students that the printed image will appear in reverse Instruct students to roll out ink in the tray until the brayer is evenly covered and then roll the inked brayer over the Styrofoam until it s thoroughly coated Ask students to place the paper on top of the Styrofoam and then press it lightly with the palm of their hand or the

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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    of color toward an expressive end rather than as means to reproduce what they observed around them Intaglio One of the three major categories of printmaking techniques in addition to relief and planographic printing characterized by printing areas that are recessed most often from a metal plate This is a class of printing technique that includes aquatint drypoint engraving etching and mezzotint In intaglio printing a design is etched or engraved onto a plate which is then covered with ink and wiped clean leaving ink only in the incised areas An impression is made directly onto the paper Lift ground aquatint Also known as sugar lift aquatint Lift ground aquatint is an intaglio process that allows the artist to create prints that have the fluid appearance of pen and ink or brush and ink drawings In this process the artist draws or paints on the plate with a sugar based water soluble solution After the solution dries the plate is coated with an acid resistant varnish and immersed in water As the water soluble solution slowly dissolves it lifts the varnish from the areas of the plate where the artist has drawn Then as with a standard aquatint the plate is dusted overall with rosin heated to fuse the powder in place and etched with acid Linoleum cut Linoleum cut is a variation on the woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is carved instead of a plank of wood Introduced in the late nineteenth century for use in floor coverings linoleum was originally produced from solidified linseed oil mixed with wood dust and adhered to a burlap backing Because linoleum is strong but relatively soft and has no directional grain it can be more easily carved than wood and is not susceptible to splitting during carving or printing Lithograph Lithography is a planographic process based upon the chemical incompatibility of oil and water To make a lithograph the artist draws with an oil based crayon or ink on a smooth porous surface such as a limestone block or a specially grained metal plate The stone is then prepared in order to hold ink in areas of an artist s design and repel ink in non image areas Once the image is fixed on the stone the artist can add highlights and detail to the design by scraping the surface of the stone with a needle or a knife Printing a lithograph requires a special flatbed press that forces the paper in contact with the inked stone at a high even pressure Monotype A monotype is a print made after an artist paints or draws with printing ink directly on a flat smooth surface such as a sheet of glass or an otherwise unprepared metal printing plate Normally only one good impression can be taken from a monotype Monotypes generally fall into two distinct groups those made in the light field manner where the ink is built up on the plate in the same manner as an ink drawing and

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  • Garde American Federation of Arts E Resource Exhibition Introduction Chronology Student Guide Activities for the Classroom Bibliography and Links Exhibition Itinerary main introduction chronology student guide activities for the classroom

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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    ArtTalks Matthew Ritchie Episode Three Episode 3 11 1MB 1 25 mins MP4

    Original URL path: http://afaweb.org/movies/ritchie_movie3.php (2016-02-12)
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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    Larry Poons in Conversation with Karen Wilkin Episode One On Mondrian 18 4MB 3 17 mins MP4

    Original URL path: http://afaweb.org/movies/movie1.php (2016-02-12)
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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    Larry Poons in Conversation with Karen Wilkin Episode Two Evolution of Style 30 8MB 5 44 mins MP4

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    Larry Poons in Conversation with Karen Wilkin Episode Four Galleries 30 2MB 5 29 mins MP4

    Original URL path: http://afaweb.org/movies/movie4.php (2016-02-12)
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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    Larry Poons in Conversation with Karen Wilkin Episode Five Jackson Pollock in 1780 15 8MB 2 53 mins MP4

    Original URL path: http://afaweb.org/movies/movie5.php (2016-02-12)
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