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ITP Studio Series Printmaking: Extraordinary Prints from Everyday Materials

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JCCSF Helen Diller Family Preschool

3200 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94118

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This workshop will explore a variety of printmaking techniques that can support learning and foster creative expression with young children. We will experiment with techniques that do not require a printing press and utilize materials commonly found in a school setting including: cardboard, string, fabric, wire, found and recycled materials, natural materials, and other unexpected objects. Our printmaking work with these materials will be a natural extension of our 2015 studio series workshop about The Language of Materials. We will cover traditional printmaking tools and techniques as well as more experimental approaches. Participants will have the opportunity to see many printed examples, print from pre-existing plates, and create their own printing plates and mono-prints. As a culmination of our experience, we will share our prints with each other, reflect on the process, and discuss ideas for future applications in our own contexts. The workshop will examine: • Printmaking as a language – history, examples, and techniques • Materials: Papers, inks, tools, printing plates and printing materials • Techniques for a school setting • Strategies for successful printing sessions with multiple children • Ideas for integrating printmaking with ongoing projects and ways to incorporate finished prints into documentation and project artifacts • Printmaking as collaborative process • Hands-on printmaking exploration


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Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she got her start in museum education at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Jen de Groat relocated to San Francisco in 1999. She took a position as the studio teacher at the JCCSF Helen Diller Family Preschool which is inspired by both the Reggio Emilia approach and Jewish Values. In addition to her work with children and teachers in the studio, Jen works as the preschool’s Curriculum Specialist to support teacher facilitation of emerging and ongoing areas of research and to foster internal professional development. Conferences and visits to schools in Reggio Emilia, Israel, and the United States continue to deepen her appreciation of the JCCSF’s dual inspirations and her dedication to early childhood education. Outside of school, Jen maintains an active studio practice. In recent years she has been working primarily with metal creating jewelry and small scale sculptural work from gold, silver, copper and brass, often in combination with enamel.

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