In Middle School art we just finished a printmaking lesson using linoleum blocks. I brought in a bunch of pictures from Brian's beloved National Geographics (thank you, honey) and they chose an animal to sketch and then carve into linoleum. Even though it can be tough to get the hang of the carving techniques, and despite only a couple bloody fingers, I think they did a fabulous job with these. After we carved the linoleum blocks, they experimented with different types of papers and different colors of ink. We framed our favorites!
our busy printmaking studio!
Monica's polar bears
some prairie dogs by Josh
"An elephant looking up at a dead tree" - By Jack