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Teacher: Cassondra Grogan

Class: 4th
Title of Lesson: Printmaking and Stitching

Goal Statement:
- Day 1: I can learn about printmaking.
- Day 1: Go over the printmaking prezi with the class.
- Day 1: Have students sit on the carpet in front of the
smartboard while presenting this prezi. The prezi will take
all class period due to being supplemented with videos on
different printmaking processes.

- Day 2: I can decide what I would like to draw for a print.

- Day 2: During this class period, students need to decide
what they would like to draw for their print. This lesson
usually falls around Valentine’s day so if a student is
struggling to figure out what to draw I suggest they make
a valentine for someone using hearts and zentangle
- Day 2: Talk to students about numbers and letters. Explain
to them that if they want to incorporate numbers or letters
into their drawing they will need to make the word
backward AND the letter backwards. Talk to them about
how it will all be reversed and a mirror image after they
print their drawing.
- Day 2: Students should have their drawings either done or
mostly done by the end of this class period.

- Day 3: I can transfer my drawing to foam.

- Day 3: Today students need to get their drawing
transferred to foam. To do this, students will tape their
drawing to the foam and go over their lines with a pen.
- Day 3: Before the students start to transfer their drawing,
remind them of letters and numbers needing to be
- Day 3: Once students have traced over their drawings
(while attatched to the foam), have them take one side of
tape off to see if they can see their lines. If they cannot,
they need to tape it back down and go over it again. If they
can see their lines they will take their drawing completely
off the foam and then trace over the lines on their foam so
that they can see their lines in black ink on the foam.

- Day 4: I can learn how to print my foam plate.

- Day 4: Today students have the opportunity to print their
foam plate in two different colors.
- Day 4: First demonstrate to the class how to “ink up” their
plate. Talk about inking on one side of the prep area and
then transferring it over to the “clean” side when going to
transfer the ink to their paper. Show them how to lay the
paper nice and centered on top of the foam plate and then
apply pressure with their hands to every little bit of the
foam and plate. Then peel the foam and paper apart and
show them the finished product. Then tell them they need
to put their print on the drying rack and wash their foam
plate off with water, then dry it, and then do their second
- Day 4: Call students back to the printing area one table at
a time. This way you can help them with their prints
individually if needed. Have the other students working on
the “Elements and Principals of Design” packet.
- Day 4: All students should be able to complete two prints
in different colors by the time class is over.

- Day 5: I can frame my print and learn how to stitch a

boarder around it.
- Day 5: Demonstrate to the students how they will pick
their favorite print out of the two prints, how they will
select two sizes of construction paper to make a frame,
how they will glue the frame/print together, and how to
punch holes around the frame with a hole puncher.
- Day 5: Talk about and demonstrate the two stitches that
the students can use when they are done with their gluing
and holes. Make sure students know that they need at
least two colored strings stitched around the outside of
their boarder.
- Day 5: Students will pick their favorite print and have you
cut it with the paper cutter so it looks nice. While the
student is there they will select two colors of construction
paper to make a frame (one smaller than the other).
- Day 5: Once the student has selected their colors instruct
them to go glue the two frames and the print together.
Make sure they know it is important for them to use the
dot, dot, not a lot method due to needing to punch holes
through the paper for stitching.
- Day 5: Help students with gluing, punching holes, and
stitching as needed.
- Day 6: I can finish my stitching around my print.
- Day 6: Students should be finishing up their project today.
When they are done they can work on their “Elements and
Principals of Design” workbook.

Objectives (Specify skills/information that will be learned):

- Students will learn about mirror image and drawing
words, letters, and numbers backwards
- Students will learn how to transfer their drawing to a
foam plate.
- Students will then learn how to ink up their foam plate
and make a print.
- Students will learn how to use two sizes of construction
paper to make a frame.
- Students will learn how to use a hole punch to create
holes for a stitching pattern.
- Students will learn how to complete two different types
of stitching patterns for their project.

Information (Given and/or demonstrate necessary information):

- Have a student read the goal statement on the board.
- Hand out small paper that is the same size as the foam
- Make sure to have an example up on the smartboard
for the students to reference.
- Have pencils and erasers ready for the students to
grab easily to use.
- Demonstrate how to write letters, words, and numbers
backwards and talk about the importance of this.
- Demonstrate how to transfer the drawing from the
paper to the foam.
- Demonstrate how to “ink up” the foam plate and print
from the foam plate to the paper.
- Demonstrate how to frame their best print.
- Demonstrate how to complete the two different types
of stitches.

Verification (Steps to check for student understanding):

- Check to make sure students are paying attention
when you are demonstrating.
- Make sure students understand how to complete
words, letters, and numbers backwards.
- Make sure students understand how to transfer their
drawing to their foam plate.
- Make sure students know how to “ink up” the foam
plate and how to print it.
- Make sure students know how to use a hole punch.
- Make sure students understand how to complete their

Activity (Describe the independent activity to reinforce this

- The independent part of this lesson is letting the
students decide what they would like to draw and what
colors they use for printing/framing/stitching.

Contingency Plan (Done early/Not enough time):

- If students are done early. I will encourage them to
frame their other print or work on the “Elements and
Principals of Design” packet.
- If there is not enough time, I will have the students
continue this lesson during the next class time.

Materials Needed:
- 4”x6” plain paper
- 4”x6” foam plates
- 6”x8” various colors of construction paper
- 8”x10” various colors of construction paper
- Various colors of yarn for stitching
- Hole punchers
- Printing ink
- Rollers
- Tape
- Pencils
- Erasers
- Plexi glass for rolling ink
- Paper for “print station”
- “Elements and Principals of Design” packet

Vocabulary Used:
- Primary Color (Red, Blue, Yellow)
- Secondary Color (Green, Orange, Purple)
- Complimentary Colors
- Printing
- Stitching

SD DOE Content Standards:

- 4th Grade Anchor Standard: 2:K-12.Cr.2 Organize and
develop artistic ideas and work.
- 4.VA.Cr.2.2: Utilize and care for art materials,
tools, and equipment in a manner that prevents
danger to oneself and others.

- Prezi

- Make guided notes for the prezi