student artwork

Lino Cutting and ExLibris in the Studio

With the end of the quarter, we have been busy finishing up projects and preparing to share the work!

In Creative Arts, we focused on the theme of "Ritual" and discussed the difference between rituals and habits. For many of the students, reading is part of a daily or regular ritual. We learned about the history and importance of books and reading throughout history and how books were considered precious items. These precious items were identified to their owners with bookplates or "Ex Libris". 

The students create Ex Libris pieces in linoleum, reflecting things that are important to them and their ritual.  We printed them using a rainbow of colors on our printing press.