A New Look at Printmaking: Works by Junior 4 Students from the United Nations International School Queens Campus
Junior 4 students created unique collagraphs as an exercise in printmaking. A collagraph is a print made from a plate that is built up with myriad materials on a base of cardboard or wood. Students created their own collagraph plates by building up layers of low relief objects on cardboard in creative designs. The prints were pulled with water-based ink using brayers, or hand rollers, and barrens, a traditional Japanese disk-like tool with a flat bottom and a knotted handle. Additional rubbings and drawings were also created from the same printing plates.
UNIS promotes the appreciation of diversity of persons and cultures, provides an optimal environment for learning and teaching and offers a global curriculum that inspires in its students the spirit and ideals of the UN Charter.
About the Student Art Project
The Child Mind Institute believes the arts are critical to child development and academic success. They promote self-esteem and provide opportunities for self-expression. Four times a year the Child Mind Institute invites public and independent schools to participate in our Student Art Project, a gallery program dedicated to displaying works of art created by student artists. We invite schools to prepare an exhibition for our gallery based on a theme chosen by their art teachers. Student pieces are displayed prominently and each exhibition launches with an opening reception for student artists, their families, and the entire school community, hosted by the Child Mind Institute.
If your child’s school would like to participate in a future gallery show, please contact Angela Gage, the Student Art Project Curator, at 646.646.625 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Art teachers are also welcome to contact us on behalf of their students.