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Printmaking: Linoleum. The Power of Lines. Printing. A print is a work of art made up of ink on paper and existing in multiple examples. Not by drawing directly on paper Indirect transfer process. Advantages. Numerous “impressions” or prints can be made

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printmaking linoleum


The Power of Lines

  • A print is a work of art made up of ink on paper and existing in multiple examples.
  • Not by drawing directly on paper
  • Indirect transfer process
  • Numerous “impressions” or prints can be made
  • Artist decides how many prints to make within his/her editionLabeling an edition: Example
  • The first number “1” represents the number of the print
  • The second number, “5” representshow many total prints were madefrom the plate.This was the first print of five from this plate


four main forms of printmaking
Four main forms of printmaking
  • The linoleum block consists of a thin layer of linoleum mounted on wood
  • Cut in the same manner as a woodcut
  • Advantage of linoleum: Cuts easily due to the softness of the material
  • Disadvantage: Not as suitable for fine lines as wood
  • The surface character of a material that can be experienced through touch or the illusion of touch.
  • Whenever we touch something we feel its texture. We also see texture.
  • What two senses does texture activate?
direction of texture
Direction of Texture
  • It is important to pay attention to the direction of texture. Examples: wood grain, fur, grass
  • Will help:-create form (dimension)-give a sense of space-break large areas into recognizable pieces and parts
important things to remember
Important Things to Remember
  • Use 1, large, dominant object for your image
  • Fill the surrounding negative space with a simple image or supporting texture
  • You will not be able to add a lot of detail, small objects will get lost
  • You will be creating textures, what will they look like, pay attention to direction
  • Your image will print in reverse