This is one of the best projects of the year, the students absolutely fell in love with the printmaking process.
What you will need:
printmaking styro foam plates (or styrofoam lunch trays, etc.)
speed ball printing ink( all different colors)
all different colors of construction paper cut to the size of the plate ( a little bigger then the plate)
Info on artist Amedeo Modigilani ( I made a slideshow)
First we looked at some examples of Amedeo Modigiliani's work. Then we drew a step by step self portrait on a small scrap paper. THEY LOVED DRAWING THEMSELVES IN ABSTRACT FORM, WITH LON NECKS, LONG HEAD, ETC. We taped the scrap paper to the styrofoam plate and then outline the scrap paper by pressing hard on to the styrofoam.
For printing: I made sure they pressed hard into the styrofoam with their pencils, so it would make a good print. I had them come in groups pick 3 colors of different paper and 1 color of ink. They created 3 so they could choose the best.. and then we made ghost prints at the end to see if the "faded" look turned out.