Printmaking Lesson Plan 4

Unit : Instaprint
Lesson: Collaging and Transfers
Grade Level: 9-12 (Art 1: Art Foundations)
AI.3 The student will communicate ideas in works of
art by identifying and using steps of an artistic
process, including selecting media and incorporating
elements of art and principles of design.
Works of art are successful when using elements or art
and principals of design in the artistic process. This will
help the artist to better communicate ideas in the work of
AI.5 The student will employ a variety of subject
matter, including cultural or social concepts, to
express ideas in original works of art.
When creating works of art, you can include meaning
which makes a statement to your viewer about social or
cultural issues.
AI.8 The student will select and apply elements of art
and principles of design to communicate
meaning in works of art.
You can create subject matter in works of art by applying
principals of design. For example, using geometric
shapes communicates a different idea or message as
opposed to using natural shapes.
AI.2 The student will identify and use steps of the
design process, including brainstorming,
preliminary sketching, planning, reflecting, refining,
elaborating, and researching, in creative
problem solving.
AI.4 The student will describe and demonstrate
craftsmanship (artisanship) in works of art.
National Standards
It is important to brainstorm and plan before creating a
work of art. Just like writing a paper, you want to
research, reflect, brainstorm and plan.
Craftsmanship is a very important part of having a
successful work of art.
5. Content Standard: Reflecting upon and assessing the
characteristics and merits of their work and the work of
others: e. correlate responses to works of visual art with
various techniques for communicating meanings, ideas,
attitudes, views, and intentions
Works of art often have meaning and are meant to relay a
message to the viewer. The artist can accomplish
communicating meanings, ideas, exc. by using various
3. Content Standard: Choosing and evaluating a range of
subject matter, symbols, and ideas: b. apply subjects,
symbols, and ideas in their artworks and use the skills gained
to solve problems in daily life.
An artist can apply subjects, symbols and ideas in their
artworks to comment or solve a problem that our
community is facing in daily life.
Visuals: Cultural Exemplar, Teacher example
Supplies and equipment: Water based ink, Image, baking soda, dish soap, brayers, items to
create texture and shapes, transfer pen, plastic spoon, glue, paint brushes.
Safety Issues: Little to none. Be careful to not ingest any inks, glue, exc.
Motivation: Printmaking Collage
Anticipatory Set:
1) What is collaging?
2) When transferring what kind
of printer ink do you need?
TTW introduce collaging and
transferring by demonstrating how
to properly apply each technique
while maintaining a well crafted
TTW demonstrate how to properly
collage using the sunburst
technique to apply paint.
(Remember to remind students
how to properly clean brushes
when using glue)
1) (To Glue) The assemblage
of different forms creating a
new whole.
2) A printer with toner.
TSW learn how to properly collage
and transfer while maintaining
craftsmanship and theme.
TSW participate in any class
discussion during teacher
demonstration. Any question the
student has about the process can
be asked at this time.
TTW demonstrate how to properly
transfer an image to print.
Transfers can be done by sections
depending on the size of the image.
TTW walk around assisting
students with any problems or
TTW have students write down in
their planner the homework
assignment: Write a 1 page artist
statement double spaced, size 12
font explaining techniques (using
vocabulary learned in class) and
explain their theme or message.
TSW add a collage and transfer to
at least one of their works.
Students will turn in one piece
using all three techniques.
Formative –
Summative –
1) What two processes did we
learn about today? What
process did we learn about
last class?
1) Transfering and collaging.
Last class we learned about
trace monotypes.
2) Why should you transfer in
sections if you have a large
2) You should transfer in
sections if you have a large
image because the ink might
dry out and created a
pixilated or poor transfer.
3) What is your homework?
When is it due?
3) Write a 1 page artist
statement, due next class.