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Wood Block Printing: A Blast From the Past
This activity produces art that is striking as well as fun, and you don't have to be a master artist to get amazing results! Wood block printing is an art technique that has been around for centuries and is still widely used throughout Asia. It is a technique that create a relief (a raised image) of a design on a black background. The wood block printing technique has been used on for many different purposes and in many different mediums, from prints on paper for both art and writing, to books and cloth for textile design. This activity is provides an introduction to the techniques of block printing and relief matrix, and builds your child's art and art history knowledge along the way.