Friday was a half day.
This made all of my students excited because they got to go home early and get a jump-start on the weekend. Before they did, though, we looked at some amazing environmental artists using the Storyboard builder on PBS LearningMedia.
Although students had a half-day, teachers had a full one. One student even said they felt sorry for me. I told them not to worry, though, because the PD planned was going to be super fun and it was!
I learned a variety of printmaking techniques from Cindi Ford, who agreed to help the BCPS Visual Arts team gain some new skills to bring back to our students.
During the three-hour session, I learned several things: I learned about using water-based media and medium extender with a screen for mono screen printing. I especially enjoyed using chalk pastel on the 300 silk screen and seeing the results when you pushed it through using the extender. I also learned about ink-jet transfers. I always thought you had to use citrasolv, but you can use a citrus fragrance spray to do it, too. And my favorite part of learning was how to create a dry point print. I had always wanted to officially learn how to do this, so I was excited for actually getting to do it.
Here is a video that highlights our learning from the day: