Printmaking
A few more prints

A few more prints

Loving these collograph prints – the proofs as well as the painted backgrounds.
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...
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...
Sponge printing

Sponge printing

This was a fantastic lesson – inspired by the poinsettia lesson on Deep Space Sparkle A few plates of paint, some cotton buds and a pile of sponges from the pound shop were all that was needed. Will definitely run this project again with my after school kids.
Dear Green Place

Dear Green Place

I LOVE printmaking with the kids. Yes, it might be hard work, messy, take longer to tidy up etc. etc. BUT the results are so worth it. I am lucky that the groups I work with are small, so makes printmaking achievable. It really is a magical process. We have been using styrofoam plates from...
Christmas card fundraiser

Christmas card fundraiser

We were askedĀ  to create something that could be sold at the school Christmas fair to raise money for the school playground fund. As it was last minute, I figured printmaking would be the fastest way to get the kids involved. We settled on a set of 4 cards – a reindeer, a dove, a...