I am starting a classroom based printmaking project next week in a elementary school about an hour east of Thunder Bay. The students will learn to create several multiple colour relief block studies based on landscapes of the region.
The print pictured above is a piece that was created specially for this project. It is a study of rocky shore along Lake Superior. Will be using it as an example to show how to print a landscape using a combination of different types of relief surfaces (softoleum and scratchfoam in this case). It also illustrates how one can layer colours from different relief block surfaces to build an image.
Fig. 1 shows the initial pencil sketch which was scaled down to fit the softoleum block which became my master or "key" block.
Fig. 5 illustrates several colours on the paper printed from the styrofoam (scratchfoam) sheets.