Monday, February 22, 2010

Block Carving

Fifth graders have begun carving the printing blocks for our Pop Art printmaking unit. They made several sketches of things from popular culture such as commercial products, celebrities, and cartoon characters. Then, they picked their best sketch and transferred it to the block. Now they are carving the image with carving tools. The material we are using is called EZ-Cut. It is similar to the linoleum blocks you parents may have used, but so much easier and safer!

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