Third Form Art students in 3Z, 3B, and 3L have been creating lino print designs inspired by their new topic ‘Endangered Species’. The print designs include animals such as Javan Rhinos, Mountain Gorillas, African Forest Elephants, Hawksbill Turtles and Snow Leopards.
Linocut is a printmaking technique that students explore during their Lower School Art lessons and develop in Senior 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 endangered species designs 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.
An interesting range of positive and negative print designs and development prints have been created using chine-collé