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Rebecca Snow
Yorktown , Virginia - United States
Watercolor - Portraits & Figures

I live in Yorktown Virginia. Much of my painting is about the American Revolution and local points of interest regarding the history of the area. I teach art and especially love to give private lessons in Watercolor. I am a big fan of Relief Printing and my gallery will include Linocut Prints soon.

phone: 757-817-4083
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Feb 2009
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Lesson Plan for 3-7
Relief Printing on Soft Kut
with music themes

The students love working with Soft Kut. The relief prints that are made with this product look amazing with little effort. Although initially all the students in the upper grades wanted to do "their own thing", it became obvious that a theme was important. In many of the classes we decided to produce linocuts of Music themes. The goal was to first create a 2x2 drawing and then fill it in with magic marker to create strong black and strong white spaces. I held up samples of good design from across the room to show impact when the finished product has strong SHAPES in black and white. Then we took a 4x4 piece of soft kut and drew the 2x2 square in the middle of it. I directed the students to draw a border in the outer area. This border was a big help because when they started to cut out the design, the border acted as a practice run. Then they moved on to cut out the design in the 2x2 square and we tried to keep it VERY SIMPLE and large enough shapes to touch the edges of the 2x2. This was the most difficult part for most of the students. They think in terms of small drawings in the middle of a page versus bold shape-based images that touch the edges of the page. In the end, we had amazing work that they love. The classes will do a lot of printing this coming week including some reduction printing!I'll fill you in on the printing process (I purchased plastc placemats to use as inking boards)

scottish fifer in america - watercolor - 10x12 - $$75,00

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