A grant acquired from the Arts Council of the Valley


Thanks to a grant acquired from the Arts Council of the Valley, students at Peak View Elementary will have the grande and unique opportunity to create prints using linoleum blocks and printing foam while looking at and studying the artwork of artist Andy Warhol. Each grade level will create logos, objects, and symbols from our popular culture. The prints will be gathered onto large boards for a display in downtown Harrisonburg.

Building the Grid

After students carved their designs into foam or linoleum they printed it onto a painted woodblock and placed it onto the grid. Grids were common in the work of Warhol because he enjoyed the repetition of it and said things repeat in real life all of the time.

Check out these pictures of different moments during The Printing Party!

My apologies for any paint or ink on clothes,

Mr. Michael

THE PRINTING PARTY: a collection of over 700 prints created by the students of Peak View and Lacey Spring Elementary

Friday, May 5th, 5-8pm

41 Court Square

Harrisonburg, VA

The two collections of prints will be on display in the hallway beside court square theatre. This exhibition space is known as the Marketplace Gallery! Come see the creative process of printmaking and show off your print to your family and the community!

All students, parents, and teachers are invited to come out to the show! The display will remain at the Marketplace Gallery for three months but I would love to see you on opening night!

Remember: "You cannot Spell SMART without ART!" - Mr. Michael

Prints by Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol always dreamed of being famous and his dream finally came true. People knew about him because they knew his art and people knew his art because they knew him. Warhol is a famous pop artist who, in his later works, repeated images from popular culture. His repetition of these familiar items and people in his art blurred the line between advertisement and artwork; earning him a controversial spot in art and art history.
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