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Re: About Printing with Linoleum?

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Numo Jaeger and Michael Miller (jaegmil)
Mon, 11 May 1998 17:48:08 -0400

I tried using linoleum with elementary school children a number of years
ago and there were some problems with the children cutting themselves with
the knives.

The older elementary age students did well with the e-z cut material. No
cutting of fingers. I was working at a private school that had class sizes
that were between 15-18 students though. The small class size made it
possible to do alot of learning activities which would be more difficult to
accomplish with a class size of 32.

Poly print was a great substitute because they didn't use the knives but
could still get a "good" print.

Numo Jaeger
Studio One Art Center
Oakland CA

At 06:12 PM 5/11/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Quick question -- am I understanding this right, elementary kids making
>print blocks from linoleum? I am a first year teacher, and the
>classroom that I moved in to had linoleum blocks and the chisel type of
>knifes (with wood handles). Can I use these with fifth grade (which is
>my highest grade level)? I automatically thought they were too young.
>Do any of you do this with elementary? Isn't it dangerous? Or not?
>Thanks, Ciao!! Tiffany - STL, MO