15 children from 5 different schools joined up with some of our own Year 5 pupils for a day of active learning about printing and having a go at various techniques.
Mrs Bond led the lino workshop where the children learned about creating a design suitable for cutting out, using specific tools; this was then turned into a mono print on an Egyptian theme. Later the print was adapted using the enhancement technique of chine colle. (Adding coloured tissue to the print, after it is inked, but before it is printed)
Mrs Parsley led an activity making collagraphs. Using mounting card the children were encouraged to cut into it with scalpels and peel off surface areas, add various tapes and stickers and then cover it with coloured ink and print it on to special damp paper using an etching press.
Lots of busy fun was had, loads of new and exciting ideas were released into the world. The whole room was buzzing with creative activity and the cheerful sound of an industrious working atmosphere.