8 and 9 year olds.
This art work is the result of two full days of effort. The children began by making an observational drawing of their chosen subject, roosters, crabs, fish, etc. They repeated their drawing on a piece of lino, which they proceeded to cut with lino cutting tools. This was taken slowly and carefully, with cutting boards under the lino to help keep it in place. This wasn't enough to avoid cut fingers. Fortunately all minor.
The children made rubbings of their lino cuts in order to see whether more cuts were needed.
The children were to produce three different prints.
#1 was printed on a prepared piece of water colour and cling film paper. Another class made this a few weeks ago which I have included in my blog.
#2 was printed on a prepared piece of paper covered in torn tissue paper.
#3 was a reduction print. This is where one print was made. The lino was cut further and a second print was put over top.
I feel the day was successful because everyone was fully engaged, working at their own speed and achieving success.