LEVEL: Pre-school and Primary.This is easy and it’s fun. It is amazing how something so simple can be so much fun and create interesting artworks.
|String Block Printing|
: Sheets of Paper
: Tempera Poster Paint
: String or rope
: Small blocks of wood
: Shallow trays
: Plastic table top or cover a table with a plastic sheet.
: Apron and a cover sheet or newspapers – plus paper towels.
Let’s get started:
Put on the apron and prepare a surface to paint over.
Have one block of wood per colour.
Wrap your rope or string around each block of wood a few times. Trying not to have a build-up of string in just one spot. If you can make each blocks string differ to get a range of effects.Tie the string at the top of the block. This will be the end you hold on to.
Pour one colour of the Tempera Paint into the shallow tray
Press your block into the shallow of paint or paint it with a paint brush.
Make a print on your paper by placing the string block of wood around the paper in different directions until you have an interesting design taking shape.Allow to try
TIPS:- Small square blocks that little hands can use are best.
- Often less is more. A few prints of one colour then the next colour.
- We found that if you pass the blocks around in a group circle works well.
Share and enjoy & have fun.Tony Parker
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