A Note from Ms. McManus

Dear The Creative Cycle,

Thanks again for the amazing gift of printmaking! I didn't tell you this, but I had enough supplies for only one class to make a print, and your gift allowed me to do the project with two classes, so 75 students got to make a print, and that was really great. 

Students learn so much from printmaking. They have to design everything backwards. They have to cut the print, and there is no fixing any errors, so it all takes planning- every inch must be designed prior to cutting, and it makes student really think through not only the light and dark, but every aspect of the design. The students loved making the prints, and your gift made it so much more fun with choices of colored ink and colored paper. 

This winter, we will be having an exhibition on our campus called, "INK," and our prints will be featured in the exhibition. Having this as a class project has given many students access to participating in this exhibit. Students were also able to print as many prints as they needed for their holiday gifts, which is nice for our low income kids. 

We thank you so much for your support in helping so many students create an original linoleum cut print. It made for an exciting December. Your support really does make a difference for our students!

With gratitude,
Ms. McManus

Los Angeles