S1 Insect Collagraph

Students worked hard on this two stage study of insects. They started by drawing from photographs, noting how insects and arachnids are made up of clear basic shapes, making the drawing process a little easier in the beginning.  Once they had studied them with pencil, students created a collage using different materials glued to a piece of cardboard.

Once the collages were complete they became the printing plates for a method of printmaking known as collagraph. Ink was rolled onto the plates and they were run through the printing press. Students experimented with color the side by side results are beautiful.