1. Lesson 20: Object Prints
Unit 3: THIRD QUARTER: PRINTMAKING AND OTHER MEDIA
Lesson 20: Object Prints
Looking and Seeing
Long ago, people used
different shapes and put
color on them, so they
could repeat and print a
Some of the materials they
used were rocks, leaves,
Create a print using
objects you find in
nature: wood, stone,
stalks, fruit rinds or
Which shapes are
Different objects have
We can create different
kinds of designs by
arranging our prints in a
Time Allotment: 2 sessions (80 minutes)
The learner will:
1. Discover that objects found in the neighborhood or homes have varied shapes which can
be used for printing.
2. Define the given art vocabulary.
3. Understand that each object can be printed several times to create a design.
4. Appreciate the different textures of objects.
5. Learn that care is needed to make a clear print.
● Printing: An art process by which a certain design is on a tool used for stamping. The
design is then stamped on paper, or other surfaces. This way, the design doesn’t have to
be drawn or made again and again.
● Print: The artwork made by printing
● Repeated design – Design or images that can be seen over and over.
● Alternate design – Design or images that occur by turns in a pattern.
● Contrast – compare in respect to differences.
Elements and Principles
1. Line - curves
2. Shape – oval, circle
3. Color – dark colors
4. Pattern – repeated, alternate
5. Texture – rough
1. Flat Stone
2. Leaves with texture and veins
3. Vegetables: okra, kamote, ribs of banana leaves
4. Dye (or paint) on sponge or old cloth.
5. Big newsprint for a group) or regular bond paper (one per child)
2. Lesson 20: Object Prints
6. Old newspapers
8. Wash buckets
Show samples of designs on paper which have repeated shapes or color.
Discuss why the design is artistic.
1. Do the MOTIVATION (above)
2. Demonstrate hoe to use natural objects as “stamps” by pressing it on a sponge or cloth
full of dye or color.
3. Provide practice paper (like old newspaper) before having the students print on clean
4. Press the shape on the paper or newsprint. Repeat several times, making a design or a
5. Allow each child to have 2 or 3 bond papers so he can have variations of the design.
6. After each child is finished, have them pack away the materials.
Display the finished prints. Let the students choose the best designed prints and let them explain
their choice. Then have them describe their own work. Explain that these can later be made into
cards, wrapping paper, or bookmarks.