Fifth Grade Animal Drawings and Prints 2014, a set on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Fifth Graders used iPads as viewfinders to compose their initial drawings for these printmaking projects. After setting up a still-life with plastic model animals, they photographed their subjects on iPads. Then, they made a drawing from the iPad screen. Next, they transferred the drawings to a piece of printing foam. After printing the image, they washed and dried the foam. Finally, they colored the foam with oil pastel and mounted all three components on a construction paper color of their choice. I am so proud of the way these students embraced abstraction and began to recognize the importance of negative shapes, line, color, and composition.