This art project is Hokusai’s Ukiyo-e* inspired: Instead of using the woodblocks, we use cardboards; and instead of carving and cutting an actual woodblock using knife and chisels, we make cardboard cutouts to create the raised lines/shapes for printing.
(* Katsushika Hokusai was best-known as the author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, created during the 1820s. The Japanese woodblock print (‘Ukiyo-e’) is a form of printmaking art.)
2. Tracing papers
3. Glue and scissors/utility craft knife
4. Acrylic paint
5. Paint brush / paint roller
6. Paint papers (to be printed)
While this printing process can be therapeutic to many of us including myself, some students may find it challenging. This is because the process is laborious and time-consuming. To create a perfect print, all layers of colour have to be printed one by one, and it is crucial to have all layers aligned perfectly to avoid spoiling the image. AND THIS IS WHAT MAKES IT SO INTERESTING AND SPECIAL!
HAVE FUN CREATING FUN!!!
Hello! Thanks for stopping by to learn a little bit about PiggieSteps.
PiggieSteps is a place where creative minds and crafty hands get together to inspire and be inspired! We create and share art & craft ideas designed for children of all ages. Our crafts often focus on seasons, holidays, cultures, art history, and famous artists. Our aim is to provide easy, doable, and fun ways to explore art. Most of our art & crafts use simple and easy-to-find materials around the house and recyclable items such as toilet paper tubes and paper cardboard.