30.3.11

lino prints by the under 10s

I'm not sure how old I was when I started doing lino prints, probably secondary school - I can remember the blood though, as it's impossible not to chop your fingers up when using sharp tools in a large group of chatty teenagers...

The primary school age members of the household spend a lot of time asking to do lino prints, (being surrounded by ink, rollers and cutting tools at all times probably giving them the idea) but I find the whole process scary and not a relaxing family activity at all!   What's wrong with felt pens only until the age of seventeen...


Compromise reached - one 'baby princess' and one 'raaing dinosaur' drawn onto lino by the artists and cut out for them by the 'lino technician' with no blood spilled  - and really the printing is the fun bit anyway...

2 comments:

Saphy said...

currently our youngest daughter is doing lino work on her BA at the moment so we have had to stock up on extra plasters. great first pieces of work from your little artists!

kirsty said...

A good compromise! They look fab framed up too!