Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Print making V5

 8 and 9 year olds.
Day one.
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.

Day two.
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.


  1. These are fantastic! i always love seeing what you are working on with your students! I'm always inspired by your lessons and ideas! :)

  2. I really appreciate your comment. Thank you so much.

  3. I love your printmaking lesson. It is worth the mess when the kids are able to produce wonderful prints.

  4. Thank you and yes Beth, there is a mess but I was so motivated by their enthusiasm and results, it wasn't an issue.



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