Term 4 Week 4

Maroon & Turquoise Class

This week, our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists created printing plates using precut foam shapes. We warmed up by discussing symmetry and drawing a symmetrical design in our sketchbooks using different patterns and shapes. We then chose foam shapes to stick to a board in a symmetrical pattern. We inked up our printing plates using rollers and block printing ink, then printed our designs onto a variety of coloured papers. We produced some lovely, bold prints!



Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists created printing plates inspired by the work of Jasper Johns (see example). We discussed his painting ‘Zero Through Nine’ and spotted the different numbers hidden in the image. We created our own versions using oil pastels and watercolour. We then produced a typographical printing plate using letters, numbers and shapes cut from mountboard. Next week we will be printing from them!



Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists printed from their etched CDs this week! We used pieces of scrim to rub etching ink into the scratches we created last week on the CDs’ surface. We then used a clean piece of scrim to wipe away the ink on the surface, leaving only the scratches. We dampened a piece of cartridge paper and placed it over the CD on the bed of the printing press, then rolled it through. We got some really clear, bold results!


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