Monthly archive October, 2015
Collograph Prints

Collograph Prints

I LOVE printmaking. yes, it’s messy and involves more tidying up (and yes, we are short on space, so there are prints piled up everywhere (NOTE TO SELF: sort washing line!), but oh it is so worth it. I was inspired by a post from Spalding Elementary where they had used the collograph technique to...
Robots

Robots

We needed a simple project that the kids could complete while others were finishing off their fish prints. I chose robots! The kids drew in pencil – taking inspiration from a few images I had brought along, but were basically left to their own devices. The next stage was to paint their robots in a...
More sponge printing and Rousseau inspired tigers

More sponge printing and Rousseau inspired tigers

Everyone loved the sponge printing flowers so much that I decided to continue with it for our next project. The children learnt about Henri Rousseau – they loved the book The fantastic jungles of Henri rousseau, especially the fact that Rousseau was self taught. I love reading with the kids at the beginning of a...