Linoleum Prints

Posted: December 14th, 2009 by Rosemary Polizotto


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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