Zilker Elementary Art Class

Zilker Elementary Art Class

Monday, April 29, 2013

4th Grade Wayne Thiebaud Dessert Prints

 Fourth Grade students have been studying the Pop Art of artist Wayne Thiebaud and his dessert paintings and prints.  Students practiced drawing many different kinds of desserts, using shading techniques like hatching, cross-hatching, and stippling to show texture and shadows.  Students chose their best drawing to turn into a relief print.  They traced their drawing onto a piece of Styrofoam, engraving the lines into the Styrofoam.  The following photos show most of the steps they had to take to make their prints.

Here a student carefully rolls the brayer loaded with ink across his or her Styrofoam printing plate.

Here a student is loading the brayer with printing ink so he can carefully get his printing plate ready for printing.
These two photos show students placing the printing plate face down onto a paper, and then rubbing the back of the paper carefully to help print the ink evenly on the front of the paper.
Another student rolling ink onto his printing plate to get ready to print.
And here are two students carefully pulling their prints; taking the paper off of the printing plate to reveal their final prints!
 A delicious slice of cake!
 A decadent ice cream sundae!
An amazing triple scoop ice cream cone!

Here are a few of the finished prints!  They make me hungry just looking at them!  All the students did a fantastic job at all of the many steps it took to create their prints!

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