My Travels

July 28, 2012

A Day in the Life

This week, I presented a lesson on printmaking. I went over the brief history of printmaking and how it can be integrated into different subject areas across the curriculum. We used brayers, block print ink, and styrofoam to etch the printing plates. Teachers loved working with this new media, and all of their prints turned out beautifully. The only drawback is that the materials are not readily available in Grenada, and so we also discussed other ways to make prints using local materials. We had a draw for the brayer and ink, and the teacher who won was so excited. I asked her to share the technique and materials with her school!

We also looked at using recycled materials in art. The teachers made papier mache bracelets and painted them with acrylics.

My class of teacher-participants is so dedicated. Although classes conclude each day at 1:30PM, they would always stay well past 2:30PM. The teachers don't frequently have the opportunity to use all of the medium that they're learning about, and so by staying later, they are able to complete their assignments and gain extra practice using the materials. I love their dedication!

T.A. Marryshow College - where we teach our
summer courses
The building that houses the Art Studio
The Secreteriat - the meeting room
Papier Mache bangles

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