Durer created beautiful masterpieces in all sorts of media, from oil paint to watercolor, and etchings to woodblock prints. His prints were beyond compare, especially for the time period, and still wow us today. One of his most famous woodblock prints is Rhinoceros, and so this lesson plan focuses on animal subject matter for creating our own prints. Durer also did wonderful watercolors of animals, full of texture and detail, which we can also use to inspire our students.
- Line drawings of animals
- 4”x6” Foam printing plates or foam printing sheets
- Colored pencils
- Wooden skewers or toothpicks
- Black printmaking ink or tempera paint
- Paint tray
- Paper, cut to 6”x8” pieces
- Rolling pin
Below is the lesson plan and line drawings of animals.