• Children & Printmaking

    Thinking & Creating with a Line

    Explore line printing with children from 4 to 94 for creative expression and understanding of the world. Line is the most basic of all the art and design elements and is key to unlocking the creative process. You will be amazed by what you can construct with a little piece of cardboard and some paint!

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To Print a Line

A small rectangle of cardboard dipped into paint easily becomes a tool for making lines.

Dip

Dipintoink

Lift

Lift

Press firmly

firstpress

Repeat

Dipintoink repeat

Experiment! Print a strong* line. Try vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines. Extend, cross and connect lines. Form shapes and a multitude of other structures. You will soon realize that you are thinking and creating with a line!

*It helps to stand up when printing.