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1. NYT Opinion Section

1. NYT Opinion Section

1:40 min.
2. Brainstorming

2. Brainstorming

2 min.
3. Mind Map

3. Mind Map

1:40 min.
4. Visual References

4. Visual References

2:50 min.
5. Thumbnail Sketches I

5. Thumbnail Sketches I

2:30 min.
6. Thumbnail Sketches II

6. Thumbnail Sketches II

2:45 min.
7. Thumbnail Sketches III

7. Thumbnail Sketches III

2 min.
8. Relief Printmaking

8. Relief Printmaking

1:45 min.
9. Preparing the Block

9. Preparing the Block

3 min.
10. Sketch to Block

10. Sketch to Block

3:35 min.
11. Carving

11. Carving

2:45 min.
12. Planning

12. Planning

1:45 min.
13. Outlining

13. Outlining

3 min.
14. Tearing Paper

14. Tearing Paper

45 sec.
15. Proofing

15. Proofing

3:30 min.
16. Rolling

16. Rolling

2:30 min.
17. Paper

17. Paper

2:15 min.
18. Pulling

18. Pulling

2:30 min.
19. Colored Paper

19. Colored Paper

2 min.
20. Elimination Prints

20. Elimination Prints

1:45 min.
21. Color Sketch

21. Color Sketch

1 min.
22. Registration

22. Registration

1 min.
23. Step 1: Yellow

23. Step 1: Yellow

3:30 min.
24. Mixing Colors

24. Mixing Colors

2:30 min.
25. Printing

25. Printing

2 min.
26. Step 3: Black

26. Step 3: Black

3:20 min.
Entire Course

Entire Course

58 min.
Clara Lieu, RISD Adjunct Professor

Clara Lieu
Art Prof & Partner

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Anjali Shankar

Anjali Shankar
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Prompt

Choose an article from the Opinion section of the New York Times. Create an editorial illustration to accompany your article using linoleum block printmaking.

Supplies

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SAFETY ALERT!  Linoleum cutters are extremely sharp and it’s easy to cut yourself by accident. 

Always cut away from yourself, and place your non cutting hand behind your cutting hand. Place a bench hook under your linoleum block to keep the block from slipping on the table. 

Art Supplies: Mounted Linoleum Block
Costs more, but is really worth the investment because it won’t warp.
Art Supplies: Unmounted Linoleum Block
Use instead of mounted linoleum, however, when wet unmounted linoleum warps a lot and is hard to print.

The Real Problem with Lunch

By Bettina Aelias Siegel
Jan. 15, 2016, The New York Times

“Houston — THERE’S something about comparing America’s school food to the superior meals in other countries’ schools that we seem to enjoy, in a masochistic sort of way…”

Artwork by Sina Seri

Depraved Indifference Toward Flint

By the Editorial Board
Jan. 22, 2016, The New York Times

“The 274 pages of emails released under pressure on Wednesday by Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan show a cynical and callous indifference to the plight of the mostly black, poverty-stricken residents of Flint, who have gone for more than a year with poisoned tap water that is unsafe to drink or bathe in…”

Artwork by Hannah Falvey

When Can Women Stop Trying to Look Perfect?

By Jennifer Weiner
Jan. 8, 2016, The New York Times

“As a lifelong devotee of fashion and tabloid magazines, I’ve read dozens of “Beautiful/Sexy at Any Age” features. You’ve probably seen these spreads, showcasing a bevy of lovely women whose faces, fashions, exercise routines and skin-care regimens are laid out to encourage imitation. For years, readers could stare at starlets and actresses and singers in their 20s, their 30s, their 40s and even edging bravely into their early 60s…”

Artwork by Sandra Mora

A Placebo Treatment for Pain

“The crisis of painkiller addiction is becoming increasingly personal: Sixteen percent of Americans know someone who has died from a prescription painkiller overdose, according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey; 9 percent have seen a family member or close friend die…”

Artwork by Lee Moistoso

The Real Problem with Lunch

By Bettina Aelias Siegel
Jan. 15, 2016, The New York Times

“THERE’S something about comparing America’s school food to the superior meals in other countries’ schools that we seem to enjoy, in a masochistic sort of way…”

Artwork by Jessica Dough

Letter of Recommendation: Terro Liquid Ant Bait

“Have you ever had an anxiety attack? One of those full-blown panic freakouts: Your hands are tingling, your head is swimming, your skin is crawling and — my God — you want to run away, but you can’t, so you crumple wherever you are, even if that means at your desk, in front of your entire office…”

Artwork by Dorothy Windham

How Both Parties Lost the White Middle Class

“Long after the dust settles in Iowa — and New Hampshire, and even the 2016 campaign itself — one question will remain: Why, after decades of supporting the liberal and conservative establishments, did the white middle-class abandon them? Wherever Donald J. Trump and Bernie Sanders end up, their candidacies represent a major shift in American politics…”

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