San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
What can you do with prints? Printmaking is filled with surprises that inspire the imagination and the process of making a printing can be used to develop visualization and problem solving skills across the curriculum. Participants will learn developmentally appropriate strategies to bring the exciting vocabulary of printmaking to their classroom: from making a plan, to creating and inking a plate, to printing an edition. Simple materials will be used to learn basic techniques for making the collagraph or collage print and styrofoam relief print. From there, participants will have the opportunity to explore ways to incorporate prints into group murals, accordian books, and writing activities integrated across the curriculum.
Dori Jacobsohnis an educator and artist. Sheis an alumni of Sarah Lawrence College where she studied drawing andprintmaking and has an M.Ed from the Erikson Institute. Her educator experience covers diverseaudiences and settings, including classroom teaching, coordinating earlychildhood programs at the Museum of Science and Industry, managing studio andfamily programs at the Terra Museum of American Art, leading teacher workshops,and college teaching. At Columbia College Chicago she was a lecturer, andconceived and implemented the Arts in Early Childhood Workshops in the EarlyChildhood Education program. Shecurrently is adjunct faculty at Columbia College Chicago and Truman CityCollege where she teaches Creative Arts Activities for Children. She is a Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)trainer and is presently working on a project with Wayne State University toimplement VTS into their early childhood centers to enhance teacher/childinteractions across the curriculum. Herprints were exhibited locally and in national print competitions and hercreative talents have been seen in public exhibitions such as, "Cows onParade", and the 57th Street Children's Bookfair.
Core Standards Addressed:
Speaking and Listening Standard -(K-5th Grade) Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Tell a story or recount an experience withappropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly incoherent sentences.
Reading Standard for Literature (K-5th Grade) Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g.,create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting.)
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text,including figurative language, such as metaphors and similes.)
Fine Arts Standard State Goal 26
Through creating and performing, understand how works of art areproduced.
Illinois Learning Standards: 25, 26, 27, 3, 4
Illinois Early Learning Standards for 3 and4 year olds: 25, 26,3, 4, 5, 31, 32