A student from Union Hill shows his teacher his 4-color separation project.
Students from Union Hill Middle School show off their printed books.
At Union Hill Middle School, students with autism or cognitive disabilites worked with teaching artist Catherine LeCleire to learn a variety of printmaking and book-making techniques. Four-color separation, screen printing, block printing, book binding, and other artmaking methods were utilized to help the students in the learning support class gain confidence and express themselves artistically. Additionally, teachers from all grade levels particiated in a bookmaking workshop that gave them bookmaking skills they transferred into use in their own classrooms. Students responded postively to the experience; with several students demonstrating real progress in study skills, observation, and verbal and creative expression as a direct result of the residency projects.