Block or Not? (Monoprinting and Stamping)

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Students will use a monoprint stamp as a jumping off point for developing imagination and stimulating creativity.

By Alexa Stoica [Alexa is a teacher and artist from Bucharest, Romania]

What You Need:

  • paper
  • pencils
  • a piece of polystyrene (rectangular shape)
  • paint (only one color)
  • paintbrush

What You Do:

  1. Use a paint brush to cover one side of the polystyrene piece with paint.
  2. Stamp it onto paper.
  3. Let dry.
  4. Give each child a pencil.
  5. Ask them use their imagination and create a composition trying to integrate the printed shape.


When is a block, not a block?

When is a block, not a block?