Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Congratulations to the Class of 2013!

In just seven short days these beautiful faces will forever be known as the SJS Class of 2013!

For our last lesson, we took inspiration from the artist, Andy Warhol, and his Pop Art Portraits.
 I began by photographing each student and loading the pictures onto the computer. Students then posterized these images using Adobe Photoshop.  We've only one computer with Adobe which made it a bit of a challenge... but we managed : )
With an ink jet printer, students printed out their image then transfered it directly to a rubber printing block while the ink was still wet.  

Next everyone learned to safely manipulate linoleum carving tools so they could carve out the negative shapes of their relief print.

  Each artist made or "pulled" a test print, carved away any stray marks and finally, began experimenting with printmaking possibilities. 

And in the end, every member of SJS Class of 2013 brought home a portfolio of PopArt Self-Portraits reflecting their amazing uniqueness.
Congratulations to the Class of 2013!