7th Grade Screen-printing

Currently, the 7th graders are learning to screen-print, using a simplified method that one could apply anywhere, without access to a professional art studio or photo-emulsion chemicals. A stencil on contact paper is cut out by an x-acto knife and adhered to a silk-screen, blocking out sections of the screen. We began the unit in groups exploring posters as a form of activism. We looked at the work of the Guerilla Girls, a group of anonymous women artists who address inequities in the art world with witty posters and art installations. The students first made group posters addressing an issue they agreed on, then moved into individual t-shirt designs