Illustrating Nursery Rhymes
Skophammer, Karen, Arts & Activities
Printmaking has been around for a long time. The Chinese were some of the first people to make prints. In 1438, when the printing press was invented, block prints were used to make book illustrations.
Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) was a German who did intricate woodcuts. He did a series of 15 prints illustrating scenes from the Bible. As a class, we looked at slides of a few of these. I wanted my students to see that printmaking could be used in various ways, so we also looked at prints that had been used to design wrapping paper and note cards.
My students had previously made a stamped print where they carved an eraser, inked it and printed it repeatedly. For this …
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Publication information: Article title: Illustrating Nursery Rhymes. Contributors: Skophammer, Karen - Author. Magazine title: Arts & Activities. Volume: 144. Issue: 3 Publication date: November 2008. Page number: 36+. © 2009 Publishers' Development Corporation. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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