Welcome to Super Happy Art Class!

I hope you enjoy looking at the wonderful artwork from Duchesne Academy Lower School. Lower School consists of girls, grades pre-k through fourth. Unfortunately I have not kept record of all the successful projects, but here is a good sampling. Check out the artwork by grade level, but realize that each activity can be used for multi-grades. Click on an image to see a larger view.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Paper Collograph

Third graders viewed different types of butterflies and learned to properly identify their body parts before beginning this project. They then created a plate for a collograph by drawing a butterfly and separating its parts, by cutting them. Each part was glued in layers to the paper "plate". The plate was then inked and transferred to a colored piece of printing paper.


  1. I'm liking these a lot! Did it take long?

    1. yes, it did. mostly because they had to look at butterflies and sketch first. When they made a simple drawing they liked, they transferred it to a heavy stock paper (by coloring the back of the paper with graphite, laying it on top of the heavy stock, and retracing their drawing to transfer). Then they cut the main pieces apart, glued them to another heavy weight paper and added details of paper.