Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Lino

Category Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Grades Lino: 4-12 (Half Day)
Reduction Lino: 5-12 (Full Day)

Curriculum Connections Canadian and World Studies, Geography, History, Native Studies, Social Studies, Visual Arts, French

Students learn the techniques of relief printmaking using a soft linoleum block and create their own unique series of prints. In a full day workshop, students will extend their printmaking skills by experimenting with the reduction process.

Students draw on personal experience as inspiration to explore the process of relief printmaking and create a series of prints.

Key Inquiry Question: How can your experience with the printmaking process lead to a better understanding of the printed images we see daily?

Program Objectives

By the end of the program, students will:

  • Discover the history of printmaking through the examination of works by prominent artists
  • Explore relief carving techniques to produce line, texture, pattern and positive and negative space in printmaking
  • Demonstrate the safe use of lino carving tools to produce a printing block
  • Produce several coloured prints using a soft linoleum printing block

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