The road to Jamestown is complete. I have spent this week in my home away from homes; Jamestown, North Dakota. I love the kids of this town, and I walked into the art center to an awesome group of students.
The class is only half over and I am teaching these 14 students, linoleum cuts, stamp printing, gyotaku fish printing, screen printing and mono printing. I could write a series of blogs on each printmaking technique, and write even more about the strategies of teaching these techniques to kids of all different ages. My strategy is to teach the concept and explain the potential uses and the potential visual outcomes for each method and then turns the kids loose. There would be benefit in also hand holding kids through a very step by step process to achieve a particular outcome as well.
Enjoy the photos. I am glad to swing back into Jamestown. Next week I attend the International Music Camp, and teach an art program to middle school ages kids. The week following I return to Jamestown to paint a huge mural at the old nearby folks home.