DPI students are printing their linoleum blocks! First they must do a test print to see how the carving came out (keep carving if you don't like it). After they do the test print, they must be able to create one good black print that is neat, clean and consistent. Students are quickly realizing how difficult that can be. Once they get that print done they are on to mixing inks, experimenting with different papers, hand coloring and collage prints. This is always my favorite part of the project...watching students experiment and think about color. It is like you can see the gears turning as they mix two colors, then 3 and eventually they just go for it... usually ending in mud. But that's okay because that is part of the process. Next, they are creating an original composition for their final project: a group of 4 or more prints that is unified by a color scheme, pattern or technique.
"The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world."
Mrs. Dorothy Amme
Visual Arts Teacher
Piscataway High School