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Year 8 Lino Printwork

This photo comes from the display of Year 8's lino prints in the Senior Library.

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Date Posted:
29-Aug-2016

This week's cover photo comes from the display of Year 8's lino prints in the Senior Library, inspired by the Industrial Revolution Main Lesson. Teacher Alisan Smotlak said the students really enjoyed the process of producing the prints.

The students started by making a linocut, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for a relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric. Voila!

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