Print making at NAFA, Singapore

This past two weeks I’ve been working on a lino cut at NAFA. The idea was to use 3 or 4 different colours and print them using the same lino by cutting out parts as you go and re-inking up. We first had to create a board to hold the lino in place and line up the paper each time we press. We attached four sheets onto each side with tape, so that they fold in. We did four so if we could have a few as back up, and try some different things, as once you cut the next part of your lino, there is no going back! I used a photo as an idea of a print, and drew up the shapes with permanent marker onto the lino, I wanted to figure it out was tricky figuring out what to cut first and what colours to print. You cut out white parts first, and then ink it up with the lightest colour (yellow for me). Then you wash the lino, and cut out the parts you want to remain that colour (yellow). Then you do it all again with the next colour. After a while I got the hang of it.. Going to do a second one now I think.


  • Bridget
    August 16th, 2011 ·

    Love the 4-way board idea – will copy it!

  • ECM
    August 25th, 2012 ·

    Hi Ms. Amanda, I came across your blog while searching on printmaking courses here in Singapore. Was just wondering if this course also caters to students who have no formal background/experience in the field of art.

    Thanks 🙂

  • milly
    December 2nd, 2012 ·

    I believe you can apply to these courses, I don’t think you need any art background. It was all about learning the technique, we were all different levels, and it was really fun.

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