GHS Art I students have enjoyed getting started with papers, inks, and brayers to produce beautiful linoleum block prints!
We will continue to print this week and next week as a series (or edition) of prints are being made. Students will be printing with a variety of ink colors and types of papers and will be required to turn in a mixed media piece as well.
Art I students are making progress on the linoleum carvings and should be able to start printing next week. A minimum of five prints will be “pulled” from the printing plate. We will also incorporate some mixed media techniques such as printing on collaged papers and drawing on the prints with colored pencils and sharpies.
Art I students have begun carving their linoleum “plates” for relief printmaking! This process will continue for the next several blocks until we are ready to print with brayers, ink, and a variety of different paper surfaces.
ART AROUND TOWN
The work of glass artist Dale Chihuly is now of exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts! We looked at examples of his beautiful glass installations in class and learned about this world-class artist’s life and career. Be sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity to see the art of Chihuly right here in Richmond through February 10, 2013.
Art I students are currently working on designs for our new project…Linoleum Printmaking. The subject matter is landscape and we have discussed creating an image that incorporates the use of a focal point, horizon line, foreground, middleground, and background. We should begin carving the linoleum surfaces next week and printing the images the following week.
Here are some of the “steampunk” style drawings creating by Art I students in support of GHS Drama’s production of Dracula!