4th graders have worked with many different medias this year: clay, watercolor, mod podge, graphite, wire, yarn. I missed a printmaking project! They have had so many projects this year where we spent a lot of time studying different artists and specific art movements. For one of their last projects of the school year, I wanted to give them the full freedom to choose their subject and only give them the media they must use.
A collagraph is a print from a printing plate made from recycled materials, like cardboard, that creates a collage like surface. Students watched this video to learn about this simple process and then created their own.