Inuit Printmaking

Grade(s): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12

Location: In School

Program Delivery: In School

Inuit printmaking began with the people of Nunavut, then known as Kinngait, about 55 years ago. Walrus tusks or rocks were carved and then inked and printed onto paper. Students use scratch-foam to create prints inspired by Inuit images.

Required: A large table covered with kraft paper for printing station, desks covered with paper, access to water and plenty of drying space.


  • Make experimental and informed artistic choices when creating artworks
  • Students relate how culture is reflected in visual arts across time and place


Student Outcomes

  • Create a message in artworks through the use of patterns, signs, and symbols
  • Learn about symbolism, beliefs and culture
  • Explore how texture can be used to create a visual effect
  • Create art for enjoyment


Suggested Pairings

The Inuit – Musée Héritage Museum