Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Symmetry monoprints, 2nd grade

Second graders practiced a monoprinting technique using folded paper and symmetrical shapes. A monoprint is a type of printmaking that creates a single, unique print, unlike other methods that create a series of prints. Great way to throw in some prefix learning - mono=one.
We discussed the variety of symmetrical shapes we were familiar with, and even talked about linear symmetry, since the shape we need to choose will be divided by a line. After drawing one half of our selected shape on the folded paper, we began our printing, one inch at a time. We paint an inch, print, paint an inch, print, so that the tempera doesn't absorb and dry before we can transfer it to the other side of the paper.

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