Fifth graders started this lesson drawing self portraits with contour lines. For many of them, it was the first time they had drawn a self portrait using a mirror. It took some time to get used to, but I was really impressed with the final drawings. From there, students started working on their collographs and transferred one of their drawings to cardboard. Collagraphy is a type of printmaking in which textured materials are attached to a plate (the cardboard), and is then inked with a roller and used to print. We used hot glue to raise their contour lines and then added textures into the shapes that were created in their portraits. Most classes are currently on the final step of the process - creating a series of monoprints from their plate. I was really excited after seeing the results from the first few classes and couldn't wait to post their work. Enjoy!