SUMMER CAMP AT THE SOUTH FLORIDA ARTS CENTER, MIAMI BEACH 2011Posted: July 4, 2011
Our Summer Camp Vision:
To Creatively empower young minds using the oldest form of Press to create unique pieces of art. We want to host an Exhibition, an interactive walk through of a working print room as a piece of art, showcasing student art work from floor to ceiling. Students will share their sentiments on the blackboard wall, paints and equipment assembled so parents and family members may experience the artistic environment and join students in celebrating a ‘Welcome to our Art World’ Finale Exhibit. The little artesian students are between 5 and 12 years of age, passing through the print room in four groups with no less than 3 and no more than 8 per class. Children with learning disabilities are welcome and are both the most challenging and rewarding to teach. Our first week focusses on Mono Printing. Mono printing translates to ‘one of a kind’ as each print is unique. A piece of plexi glass also refered to as a ‘tablet’ is painted. A piece of paper is then placed over it and is aligned on the printing machine. Students turn the medieval looking handle to roll the press and create a piece of art. Throughout the workshop key words such as, stencil, portfolio and other technical terminologies are used frequently to encourage students to feel and behave like ‘real’ artists. Students keep all art work in a portfolio we aid in making out of Newsprint paper. At the end of the two-week workshop we show their work in a collaborative show celebrating their artistic endeavours.
Week 1 Profile Project
We move to the mono printing table where using rollers technically refered to as burnishers students paint their tablet. First, we make four prints using the profile cut out of the head as the first stencil to create a profile with a colour backdrop, then the contrary. Using both parts of the cut out emphasizes how a stencil works, students become familiar with the mono printing technique.
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