Amber & Turquoise Class
This week our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists tried their hands at monoprinting! We rolled out ready mixed paint onto a printing plate, then created an image directly into the layer of paint using a brush. We laid our paper over the top of the image and lightly rubbed it all over before lifting the paper off. Our designs had then transferred to the paper! We also used stencils to create patterns- we cut shapes from card and laid them on top of the rolled ink before taking a print. We got some exciting results as we were never quite sure what we would see when we lifted the paper!
Magenta & Violet Class
Our year 3 and 4 artists collaged some fabulous picture frames for their typographic prints from last week. Violet class also had a go at a bit of monoprinting!
Our year 5 and 6 artists printed the second layer of their reduction block print this week. We cut out the animal shape from the polystyrene printing plates we made last week, then drew in some more details. We chose a colour that would contrast well with the first layer, then printed the second layer over the top. We had to take care to line up the images correctly. The results looked really effective! We then collaged frames and chose which of our printmaking projects to display in them.