Your students will be introduced to a brief history of relief printmaking through an examination of artworks by prominent artists, focusing on prints by Inuit artists. They will then design, carve and print a series of colourful relief print. Students learn the techniques of relief printmaking using a soft linoleum block.
Key Inquiry Question
How can your experience with the printmaking process lead to a better understanding of the printed images we see daily?
By the end of the 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 colourful prints using a soft linoleum printing block
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