Presentation Boards for a printmaking project. They illustrate the sequence of study adn how the artistic idea evolved. For a more detailed explanation , please look below.





Students started by using a barren and a printing press to print numerous versions of one print. They learned how to number and sign them accordingly.







After printing a single tile students printed the tile side by side four times to see the new design that forms.




These lessons were planned sequentially, after seeing the new pattern that was created students started to use more colors and explore what happens when the tile is printed in layers. Students applied their use of color theory by mixing paints. After going through the sequence of researching missle eastern tiles, carving the lineoleum tile, using a press and a barren to create a single print, then a pattern replicaating the tile design four times, then applying color theory and different layers, they ultimatly created their own unique works of art by having complete freedom to mix colors, cut the lineoleumm tile, share their tiles with other classmates and manipulate the paper that it is printed on.





After going through the sequence of researching missle eastern tiles, carving the lineoleum tile, using a press and a barren to create a single print, then a pattern replicaating the tile design four times, then applying color theory and different layers, they ultimatly created their own unique works of art by having complete freedom to mix colors, cut the lineoleumm tile, share their tiles with other classmates and manipulate the paper that it is printed on.



Printmaking techniques, working with the printing press, baren, and brayer.




These are preliminary drawings based on the application of color theory and research on middle eastern tile designs.








The prints were sold at a silent auction to raise money for the school.





The following pictures show how a student developed their ideas from research to sketches and then printmaking.









Student Reflection: "I thought the project was interesting because it allowed me to learn about Middle Eastern tiles. The lengthy project went in depth, teaching me about the techniques of Middle Eastern tiles, as I step by step slowly created my own tiles that reflected my early research. I got to learn about what makes Middle eastern tiles different from other tiles and howto apply proper color theory to bring the essence of the tile forward. I thought the project was a good learning experience about art from the Middle East. I enjoyed making my own tiles and prints."