What’s great about printmaking is that there are so many types. We have worked with linoleum and soft rubber, as well as with heavy card to create collagraphs.
For the linoleum, students at Joe Slovo and St. Thomas first drew onto a piece of paper the size of their block, then transferred in onto the linoleum or rubber, before carving away their lines with sharp tools. Finally, printmaking ink was added to the blocks, then transferred to paper.
For the collagraphs, students built up on heavy card using poster board and glue. The collagraph plates are also inked, then transferred to drawing paper.