I am planning a short directed lesson on drawing a dog. Students will be working on a small piece of paper (4 1/4" X 5 1/2"). They can make line or shape patterns around the border.
Children will place their drawing on a piece of styrofoam cut to the same size and transfer their picture by tracing over their lines.
Next, it's on to the paints and printing. I know I want the kids to make multiple prints and I know I don't want 500 little prints all over the room for me to organize later, soooooo... using the same size as noted above, I pre-cut newspaper and some great colored printing paper I found in a cupboard (oh, boy!!) and glued them onto a piece of regular copy paper in diagonal corners. Yes, gluesticking to prepare 150 printing papers took a little while (as I watched TV), but I think it will save me a BUNCH of headaches next week, and allow me to finish this project in one day. If I were doing this as a regular classroom teacher, I would probably have the kids print each small print, let them dry, and gluestick their own prints to the larger sheet on a following day.
At any rate, kids will then ink their plates using brayers (and brushes) and pull their prints. I plan on having set ups of black and one other color at each table.
When these are dry, if I can work it in time-wise, I'd like kids to add detail colors using markers, something like this: