Infusing Art in the 21st Century Classroom – Printmaking without a Press: Block Printing

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2 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Bring Art into the Classroom to Enhance Your Curriculum

Infusing Art in the 21st Century Classroom - Printmaking without a Press:  Block Printing is a project-based, in-depth investigation of block printing.  Beginning with using found-objects as stamps, and culminating with an edition of multi-colored reductive prints, students will investigate the process of block printing in the beauty of its simplicity and the grandeur of its complexity.  Through the experience, students will explore the Common Core and ways that these standards can be integrated into printmaking lessons. A comprehensive printmaking lesson with integrated Common Core activities that is ready to use in your K-12 classroom will be created in this course.

Course Details

Number of Units:  2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grade K-12).

Course Materials: Text, Printmaking as Therapy: Frameworks for Freedom by Lucy Mueller White, available at your local bookstore or online at Necessary art supplies will be explained in Module 1 of the course (approx. $60.00).  Students will also need access to a digital camera, webcam, or camera phone to upload images of completed course assignments.

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EDU-X743K – 012 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $317

Infusing Art in the 21st Century Classroom – Printmaking without a Press: Block Printing

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
Online Self-Paced
Chad Ritzer

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What You Will Learn

  • Design and create prints with creative printmaking techniques
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the Common Core State Standards as they apply to art instruction
  • Design a comprehensive printmaking lesson that incorporates the Common Core State Standards


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