Linoleum Prints


Sixth graders learned how to carve linoleum blocks using tools called gouges. They first printed colorful backgrounds using their linoleum block as templates. After sketching trees, they transferred a drawing to their block and carved out the negative space, which is the space around the objects. When they started printing they did a test print to make sure they had carved out all the parts they needed to create a clear print. If needed, they carved more from their block. When their print met their expectations, they printed onto their colorful background with fantastic results!





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