We are a creative homeschooling family of 3. I have homeschooled my 2 boys from the start and we do lots of unit studies and get out into our beautiful part of the world as often as we can.
As the boys are getting older and we are getting busier I find I am posting less about our journey but will continue to update occasionally.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Albrecht Durer

When we started looking at this great German artists works we were really amazed at his prints.

His Rhinoceros is marvelous.
His wood block print were so delicate and the shading so beautiful.
We thought we would like to try making some prints of our own.
Unfortunately I didn't have any suitable pieces of wood we could carve into so we used some of the stack of foam trays we get from the supermarket when we buy packaged meat. They worked wonderfully well. We could 'carve' into them using a pen or pencil, and a few more of the larger ones were perfect for printing trays, one to hold the ink and one to apply the in to our printing plate (carved meat tray) and a final one to use to hold our paper in to print onto.

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