Eraser Print Collage “Quilts”

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My 7th graders began this lesson by carving their own unique stamps on 1” square rubber erasers. Using tempera paint, they printed their stamp design on 4” squares of construction paper, experimenting with paint color and stamp rotation patterns— the goal was to create a variety of matching pairs.

Each student chose their four best printed pairs and one unique square, (for the center,) to create a large 9-patch collage “quilt”. On top of that, they added a stamped design in their choice of white and/or black paint to tie together the separate squares into one unified piece.

 The elements and principles of art and vocabulary that we focused on for this lesson include Unity, Symmetry, Balance and Pattern.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ms. Gram
    Sep 02, 2014 @ 19:54:56

    These are gorgeous! I’m going to have to try this with one of my classes!


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