Video Art Lesson: Printmaking with Craft Foam

  • Art Making Activity
  • Posted: January 15, 2021

    Above: Printmaking with Craft Foam

    In this video art lesson, we’ll explore the art of printmaking by creating stamps using craft foam. Then we’ll examine the different ways that artists use printmaking to create artwork by looking at a variety of prints from the Richmond Art Gallery’s permanent collection featured in the Selected Stories exhibition. Suitable for all ages and abilities.


    • Paper
    • Pencil
    • Scissors
    • Glue
    • Craft foam
    • Cardboard
    • Ink pad


    • Watch the lesson by clicking the video to the right.
    • For younger artists, try starting with pre-cut foam shapes.  Arrange the shapes to create patterns and pictures, and trim the shapes to combine them.
    • For older artists, draw out your design on paper with pencil, then transfer your design to the craft foam.
    • Glue your foam designs to a cardboard backing, and trim the excess cardboard off.
    • Once the glue is dry, add texture and details on the foam design with a ballpoint pen or pencil.
    • For the first few time you use your stamp, you may need to add more ink to ensure full coverage.
    • Experiment with different papers and colours and have fun!

    If you want to share your art online, post with #RAGatHome or #RichmondConnects.

    To learn more, check out these related links:

    Selected Stories exhibition page.


    Above: Printmaking with Craft Foam
    WATCH: In this video, we look at the work in the Selected Stories exhibition and explore the art of printmaking with making stamps with craft foam.


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