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Safety-Kut® - Portrait Paper Cast and Print - Lesson Plan Volume 106
The art of block printing has been around for centuries, using wood as a relief surface for printing. In the early 20th century, artists discovered that linoleum was an easier and less expensive alternative to wood. In the 1980s, Nasco created Safety-Kut®, a material that is easier and safer to use than linoleum. Safety-Kut® cuts smoothly without skipping, won't slip away while being carved, and does not crack, break, or crumble like traditional linoleum. The structure of a carved piece of work allows it to be used as a mold for a paper cast. Students can create their portrait in two different art forms using the same carved piece of Safety-Kut®.
- Learn printmaking and papermaking.
- Create self-portraits and learn how to translate work to a block print and create a paper cast.
- Explore and implement the processes of printmaking and papermaking.
Things You'll Need
Speedball® Lino Cutter Assortment No. 1
Item #: 9701402
Inking Plate/Bench Hook - 7-1/2 in. x 10-1/4 in.
Item #: 2200171
Nasco Water-Soluble Block Printing Ink - 8-oz. Jar - Black
Item #: 9718146(A)
Speedball® Red Baron
Item #: 9724408