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  PRINTMAKING LESSONS FOR KIDS
Note: Grade levels are given as a guideline only. Lessons are always adaptable.

Fine art printmaking involves the creation of a master plate from which multiple images are made. There are four main types of printmaking. The process and materials of these techniques influence the appearance of the final print. Find out more about printmaking (and try your hand at printmaking lessons) by selecting a link below.

PRINTMAKING 101 all ages
An introduction to printmaking written by Andrea Mulder-Slater. Read this first. [read more]

PRINTMAKING 102 all ages
A basic printmaking supplies list and information on brayers and paper. Read this next. [read more]

FRUIT and VEGGIE PRINTS PreK and up
A fun and inexpensive way to introduce printmaking. This is for all ages. [read more]

LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINTMAKING Gr. 3 and up
A lino print results when a piece of linoleum has had pieces cut out of it, been inked and been printed. [read more]

LITHOGRAPHY Gr. 7 and up
A series of photos (and a video) give a nice overview of this multi-step printmaking process. [read more]

MONOPRINTS PreK and up
Monoprinting is a process whereby only one print is pulled from the printing plate. Here are three methods you can try. [read more]

MONOPRINTS: FALL REFLECTIONS K - Gr 5
Pat Higgins shows us how to create a fall scene using the monoprinting method. [read more]

MONOPRINTING WITH FOIL K - Gr. 12
This lesson offers a unique way to create a monoprint using paint and aluminum foil. From Stacey Glover. [read more]

MONOPRINTING - WHEN IS A BLOCK, NOT A BLOCK? PreK - Gr 2
Students will use a monoprint as a jumping off point for a wonderful work of art. From Alexa Stoica. [read more]

OWL REFLECTIONS Gr 3-5
This lesson introduces students to basic printmaking concepts as well as watercolor resist techniques. [read more]
(Section: Drawing)

PUZZLE PRINTS K - Gr. 8
Using old puzzle pieces to create fun works of art. [read more]

SHAVED CRAYON MONOPRINTS PreK - 8
Lisa offers this lesson idea that makes use of old crayons. [read more]

SNOWFLAKE PRINTS PreK - Gr 2
Gena Yarbrough's lesson helps children understand the concept of printmaking. Here you will use berry baskets and glitter to make "snowflake" prints. [read more]

STYROFOAM RELIEF PRINTMAKING K and up
A form of relief printing that makes use of readily available styrofoam meat and vegetable trays. [read more]

TENNIS BALL PRINTS PreK - Gr 5
Another warm weather outdoor activity that's just plain fun and messy. [read more]

YARN FISH PRINTS K - 8
Create an underwater scene while building fine motor skills. From art educator, Gullion. [read more]

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