Monday, November 30, 2015

Mary Azarian lesson extension activities

The snowflake prints that you made are stunning!  Great job!  

Complete project instructions available at

Mary Azarian’s beautiful painted woodcut prints highlight life in rural Vermont.  Her folk-art is featured in more than 50 books, and earned her the Caldecott medal in 1999 for her work illustrating “Snowflake Bentley.”


There are many books illustrated by Mary Azarian that you can borrow from your local library.  Here are a few of my favorites:


Watch a video of Mary Azarian describing her work on Snowflake Bentley & other woodcuts:


Read about Mary Azarian’s print making process

Visit the artist’s own site


Now that you've made your own print block, you can print it as many times as you would like.  Turn it into a tee-shirt with these simple directions.