23 Jul 2014

Working on our Lino prints...

Today we moved onto transferring our 'gyotaku'-inspired fish designs to the lino and began our cutting...pupils rubbed pencil on the back of their design drawing so that they could then reverse trace the picture onto the lino...
Next step was to make sure they could see the lines clearly on the lino block...

...before beginning to cut out the design...lino block is softened by ten seconds in the microwave and pupils were given very strict instructions to have their steadying hand BEHIND THE BLADE! (Out of nineteen pupils there was only one boy who immediately cut his finger about ten seconds after starting and having his hand sitting to the side of the blade...sigh...)

...most of the pupils have not done this before and were really intrigued with the technique...their fish are going to print beautifully! (To see finished prints, go to this link: http://thekahukids.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/third-instalment-of-our-fish-lino-prints.html
I promise you won't be disappointed!)


  1. I love this. I remember doing this, and loving it, at primary school many years ago.

    1. Oh, you have reminded me I need to update the post with finished photos of the works we've done! Check them out here! http://thekahukids.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/third-instalment-of-our-fish-lino-prints.html
      I am really thrilled with the way they've turned out!

    2. They look fabulous!!