Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Reduction Lino

Grades: 5–12 (Full Day)

Program: Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Curriculum Connections: CWS, GEO, HIS, NS, SS, VA, FR

Students learn the technique of reduction printmaking using a soft linoleum block and create their own unique 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 Reduction Lino program, students will:

  • Discover the history of printmaking through the examination of works by prominent artists, focusing on prints by Inuit 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 reduction coloured prints using a soft linoleum printing block

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