Fourth graders studied realistic seascapes by Edward Hopper before designing their own relief prints. We chose lighthouses and boats as our subjects, and drew them carefully into the styrofoam, emphasizing the space in the scene. We tried different ink colors on different backgrounds to see how the effect changes. On some of the less successful prints - smudged ink, uneven transfer, ink blobs - we added color and detail once the ink was dry.
Some of our classes are doing print trades with schools in Minnesota and Belgium - stay tuned for more info on that, soon to come!