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Printmaking: Linoleum Portraits

Middle School Printmaking Class
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Lindsey Foushee

on 1 December 2015

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Transcript of Printmaking: Linoleum Portraits

Printmaking Linoleum
Portraits

Vocabulary
The Process
Our Project
#selfie
Positive/Negative
Print
Plate
Brayer
Baren
Proof
Edition
Hatching
A positive shape is the main object. A negative shape is the area surrounding the object.
An image that is transferred through the use of pressure.
The tool used to roll the ink out, and then used to roll the onto your design.
The tool used to press your inked plate to your paper.
The surface that is used to create the design.
A practice print that is properly labeled.
A final print that is labeled #/total made
Carved lines that are kept to create texture, detail, and value.
Step One - Design
> Create a design that considers use of positive & negative space to create values

> Transfer design to plate using graphite pencil
Step Two - Carve
> Carve away the white shapes and do not touch the black shapes

> Use your cutter to create intentional hatching lines
Step Three - Ink
> Roll the ink onto the plate, keeping only the positive shapes inked

> Check for smooth and consistent ink
Step Four - Print
> Place paper on top of inked plate and use a baren to transfer the ink onto you paper

> Carefully peel the paper away to reveal your print
A photo of yourself with bright lighting and clear dark and light areas. A plain background works best.
Email it to yourself so you can access it from the school computer lab- we'll edit with PicMonkey
Include:
Student
Examples
Hatching
multiple textures
communicate form- cross-contour lines
hatching shapes
details and
stylized
textured
positive &
negative
communicate
grayscale
Photo: shoulder-up portrait for best detail, bright light for contrast
Value: modified image with 2-5 values
Composition: think about background- photo background or design? no words or symbols
Hatching/Carving: create values with consistent texture pattern; smooth edges to all shapes
Editions: 3 prints; crisp and clean; properly labeled
Lino Cutter
& Nibs
A tool that has a handle
and interchangeable blades for hatching and carving
Think about
Surface
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