Welcome to Lines, Dots, and Doodles. This is the place for students, parents, and teachers to find out what has been going on in my art class. I have included pictures of my student's artwork and basic explanations of the projects. I hope when you leave this blog, you feel inspired to create. Feel free to browse this blog and borrow any of my art lessons.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Styrofoam Printing, 5th Grade

I have been wanting to do a printmaking lesson for a long time, but have never had the opportunity until now. The brayers and ink are fairly pricey, and in the past I didn't have the budget for it. However, I received a grant last year, and with that money I bought printmaking supplies.
These are just basic Styrofoam prints. We drew onto styrofoam with a pencil, making sure to push hard enough to engrave into the styrofoam. We then printed this design four times onto a piece of white paper.
Overall, I think these turned out GREAT!


  1. Styrofoam printing gives some of the inscribed effect to the art work,which are long lasting.

    printing to canvas

  2. I have such a hard time printing as the inks always start to dry too quickly. I've started to use tempera because I can re-wet it, but it's not the same experience. How do you keep you ink from drying? What brand are you using?

  3. I use Speed Ball ink. It does dry fairly quickly, but I just kept adding new ink to the trays. I have never tried using tempera. Maybe I will try that sometime.

  4. I would love to do this, but the sound of rubbing styrofoam drives me up the wall. Just thinking about it makes me shudder.