Fabulous Final Print
Bunker Hill Middle School Talented Art Class Completes Warhol Activity by Making Group Print
Bunker Hill Middle School’s eighth-grade Talented Art class shows off their group print. They include: Viviene Aimone, Ava Angelucci, Brian Bensing, Alessandra Caballero, Beverly Carroll, Anthony Costello, Addison Demski, Lilianna DeRose, Leah Makofka, Cassidy McGinley, Kylie Paravati, Olivia Pentz, Natalie Serad, Macy Sorrentino, Emily Stackhouse, Natalie Stackhouse, and Isabella Staino.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – Bunker Hill Middle School’s eighth-grade Talented Art class completed one of teacher Bethany Franz’s most anticipated annual projects on Friday, May 19th, with the culmination of its Andy Warhol Prints assignment. The finishing touches were put on, as the class created a group print – one that Franz will have them sign so she can post it in the school to always remember the group she taught.
The project required the 17 students to create a self-portrait using block printing, which is basically creating a stamp out of an image through relief carving. Then, using that image, the students had to create 16 different prints on a page, in true Warhol style. Twelve of the prints followed directions provided by Franz, such as black ink on white paper, rainbow ink on colored paper, or printed on newspaper. The last four prints were completely up to the students.
On Friday, the class created a grid of the prints on a long table, inked them and made a group print on a large piece of paper. Franz’s self-portrait – she’s created one every year she’s taught the class – is included, right in the middle.
BHMS eighth-graders start inking the images.
Eighth-graders press the ink onto the posterboard.
BHMS Talented Art teacher Bethany Franz starts revealing the group print.