Escher’s work that I shared here previously, and my artists (this year all kids going into 6th and 7th grade) were to make two blocks to be printed together: one background block and one foreground block. I showed them Escher’s pieces, plus a few others by way of explanation. The kids had to stretch themselves a little, but got the concept well. They made a real effort to use texture, too, which is often something kids neglect.
[Pictures: Elephant, rubber block print by CL, 2016;
Barn, rubber block print by NR, 2016;
Tropical Paradise, rubber block print by RB, 2016;
Desert, rubber block print by KW, 2016.]