Apr 27, 2010

Lino Printed Trees

Inspiration: The fantastic trees around the school.

Strictly speaking these are not lino prints but were made from pieces of vinyl, which are softer and easier for the kids to carve.
This group of grade 4 and 5 students made several small drawings of the trees around the school (good opportunity to get out of the classroom for some plein air drawing!)

After looking at other artist's lino prints and discussing the process, the students had to choose a drawing that they felt would work best as a print. The drawing was transferred to a vinyl square and (following many safety discussions and demonstrations!) students carved out the negative areas of the block. They then used black printing ink to make several prints from their block.

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