Our Fourth Form GCSE Art students have been creating lino print designs inspired by a range of lino artists that reflect their chosen theme for their personal projects. GCSE students have the choice of the following themes for their personal projects: Underwater, Interesting Personalities, Spaces and Places, Beasts, Narrative, Passage of Time, Illusions, and Figures.
Linocut is a printmaking technique that students explore during their lower School Art lessons and develop throughout their time at the School. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife using a V-shaped chisel, or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller, and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The printing can be achieved by hand or with a printing press.
Students transferred their images onto a lino block with a marker to record the variety of lines and marks to reflect their design before using the lino tools to create many qualities of line and printing.
You can see some of the fantastic print designs and development pieces using chine-collé below.