The days of potato printing are long gone!
Learn new print making skills whilst exploring and expressing your own ideas
Explore some ways of making multiple images by printing. There will be the opportunity to learn new skills and for you to apply your own ideas, or we could suggest a project for you.
We will be looking at some well-known print-makers and artists for inspiration.
By engaging in printmaking children to try out lots of different techniques and to see cause and effect of their actions more dramatically than with simply painting or drawing. They can use different paints and inks, try a variety of image transfer techniques, learning to print, with and on, just about anything.
By using printing materials, tools and processes have the opportunity to engage in ways to be imaginative and creative. They will be able observe and describe, analyze and interpret, and express their feelings, with or without words.
Art is personal; every child can feel pride in their original artistic creations and thus build self-esteem and confidence.
What is the course?
5 x 1 hour sessions, best with each session building on skills learnt the previous week but could be a one off session, if required, with the exception of Screen Printing.
When is the course?
5pm to 6pm
19/9/16 – EXPLORE
Using found objects to print with, creating repeated patterns and designs. Children could explore creating simple string blocks and the use of lettering in designs.
26/9/16 – MONOPRINTS
Using a simple technique of drawing onto paper laid over ink, exploring effects achieved through rubbing and applying pressure.
3/10/16 – SCREEN PRINTING (1)
Understanding the process of screen printing and creating a design, using paper cut out technique.
10/10/16 – SCREEN PRINTING (2)
Use designs to screen print onto paper or fabric. Children could bring a t-shirt to print onto.
17/10/16 – LINO CUTS
Children can experience printing from a simple lino block and have a go at cutting and printing from their own simple block.
Age Range : 6 to 12 years
Cost : £11 per child per session