December 12, 2018 – January 25, 2019

The second grade art students at Leicester Elementary were given different materials such as burlap, toothpicks, and string to expand their creativity and explore different textures. This gave the them opportunity to see burlap as fur for an animal, or buttons as scales. After exploring the different textures, the students glued the items down on a cardboard plate in their desired composition to create a textured collage also known as a collagraph plate. Often Collagraph plates are covered in ink to create multiple collagraph prints, but to shake things up the students used the technique of crayon rubbing. Once each student had a crayon rubbing they were proud of they switched back over to their plates and painted them. This gave the students multiple final products from one lesson which emphasized that the process of creating art is just as important as the final product. This lesson expanded the student’s minds and challenged them to use their creativity to see materials in a different way. The AAAC is excited to host this colorful exhibit by the students at Leicester Elementary in the Hall Gallery from Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – Friday, January 25, 2019.