No Series: Art: Indian Block Painting

Art: Indian Block Painting

Lesson Objective: Students decorate tote bags using Indian block printing
Grades K-5 / Art / Social Studies
5 MIN

PLEASE CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT OR LOG IN TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT

Enjoy your first video for free. Subscribe for unlimited access.

Have questions about subscribing? Click Here to learn more.

Discussion and Supporting Materials

Thought starters

  1. See Ms. Gupta demonstrate the techniques of block printing as she gives instructions How does first printing the image on paper help ensure student success with the final product?

7 Comments

  • Private message to Alexander Thompson

1. See Ms. Gupta demonstrate the techniques of block printing as she gives instructions How does first printing the image on paper help ensure student success with the final product?

Ms. Gupta has the classroom practice printing their stamp on paper first for many reasons. When students attempt to create the Indian Block Painting their results surprise them, having prints that come out blurry or show only a piece of the image. The reason it may do this is because of incorrect pressure applied, not enough paint, or the design is not carved out all of the way. Practicing on paper first helps correct their technique. Once the students understand what they need to add to their process then the stamp will be ready for the final product.

Recommended (0)
  • Private message to K van
Printmaking is a great activity, really fun for the kids to see image transfer! Unfortunately, Polystyrene is not environmentally sound. PCBs in the food chain can cause cancer. There are rubber plates or please make sure the polystyrene is recycled properly!! Good way to teach about protecting our planet.
Recommended (0)
  • Private message to Julia Chope
Hi Jennifer - Here is the link to the video on the TTV page. I am not sure what their restrictions are, but maybe you will be able to see this one. http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/KS1-Art-Indian-Block-Printing-6084555/
Recommended (0)
  • Private message to Jennifer Bergeron
Julia, I am teaching outside the U.S., so that would be the problem! I am disappointed, as I would like to try this in my classroom :( Thanks for the help! Jennifer
Recommended (0)
  • Private message to Claudia Rodriguez Finelle
lovely project,the printing on a bag idea is great,then they can take their art work home in it.
Recommended (0)

Transcripts

  • Summary

    A KS1 art lesson explaining the techniques of Indian block printing.
    Teacher Rita Gupta shows pupils at Easton Primary School

    Summary

    A KS1 art lesson explaining the techniques of Indian block printing.
    Teacher Rita Gupta shows pupils at Easton Primary School in Bristol examples of traditional carved wooden blocks.
    &Rita demonstrates how the prints that can be made. As well as what happens if too much or too little paint is used.
    The pupils then create their own blocks out of polystyrene, drawing out a design then removing pieces with a pen or pencil.
    Rita explains to viewers how to carry out each stage of the session so that viewers can run the same lesson with their pupils.

Newest

TCH Special
|

Webinar / SEL / Professional Learning

TCH Special
|
45 MIN

Webinar / Professional Learning / Resources

UNCUT CLASSROOMS
|
52 MIN

Discovering the Properties of Quadrilaterals (Uncut)

UNCUT CLASSROOMS
|
29 MIN

Heterogeneous Literature Circles (Uncut)

TCHERS' VOICE

Summer Learning

TCHERS' VOICE

Lesson Planning

TCHERS' VOICE

English Language Arts