Project: Printmaking

Materials: Styrofoam Plate, carving tool, paint, paper

Description: Students come up with subject matter of their choice. They then sketch ideas for composition. Once they know what they want to do for their printmaking project, they carve that image into the styrofoam plate. Apply paint with brayer, and then print 2 copies.


1. Student creates an interesting design, which includes variety of line thickness and interesting subject matter- 20 points

2. Student uses all materials correctly (for example, no pushing holes through the plate, use the brayer delicately, etc)- 20 points

3. Student makes two prints using the same styrofoam plate, labeled correctly. 20 points

4. Neatness (centers the print on page, no paint drops in places they shouldn’t be)- 20 points

5. Student choses the paper color to enhance the paint color- 20 points

Student Work:

photo 3 (2)

Kayleigh R, “Collide With The Sky”, 8th grade, 2013

photo 1 (2)

Tanveer C, “Gamer Life”, 8th grade, 2013

photo 2 (3)

Tiara L, “Dreams Of Paris”, 8th grade, 2013

photo 4 (2)

Breanna M, “Polka Dot Tights”, 8th grade, 2013



2 thoughts on “Printmaking

  1. Hey Mrs. Dahl this is kayleen from last year when I was in eight grade! I Miss you and all of the meyzeek teachers!!! Wish I was in middle school again!

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