Linoleum Art Lesson

Linoleum Art Lesson

Art is often considered the greatest therapy, as well as a catalyst to balance right and left sides of the brain to make for a more balanced life. Here is a focus on that aspect with a very simple lesson in Linoleum Art to get you in touch with your creative side.

Old piece of gold-veined linoleum

Old piece of gold-veined linoleum showing Old Man & Shark

5-Step Artist

  1. Find a piece of well-used gold-veined linoleum…an old style, once very common.
  2. Get into a relaxed state in a quiet corner or room.
  3. Explore the area and notice what shapes and/or images stand out for you by allowing your eyes to go out of focus and letting your mind be drawn into it.
  4. Circle your find with a pencil and copy/scan it onto paper or into an imaging program…a simple one is MS Paint that comes with Windows.
  5. Add color and texture with image editing software like Photoshop, Illustrator or Corel.