Greek prints

Year 4 pupils from Haslingden Primary school visited the Whittaker Museum in Rawtenstall to look at the Natural history section and to work with printmaker Alan Birch. To compliment their studies of Ancient Greece , pupils produced drawings from images of ancient greek olympic games. These drawings were then used to produce engravings, which they inked and printed using water based inks and a portable press. Groups of pupils also worked on relief prints using wallpaper and coloured inks on the theme of the seashore. The children produced some excellent work which covers the section on printing in their syllabus.

“Thank you for a fabulous day today. The children and staff all enjoyed themselves and my colleague Jeanette is looking forward to bringing her class on Friday. Two of the staff from today will be returning. The level was perfect for the children and it was lovely to step back and watch them work independently.

If possible, could you do some more repeating patterns with the two colours as printing is something we struggle to do in school so we it would be good to have some to display in school.

When we returned the Headteacher and art ┬ásubject leader both came to admire the work. They were very excited about the results.”

Thank you,

Alison Boyle . Teacher

 

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Primary printing at Thew Whittaker, Rawtenstall.

# alan birch printing #whittaker school works

Primary printing at Thew Whittaker, Rawtenstall.

# alan birch printing #whittaker school works

Primary printing at Thew Whittaker, Rawtenstall.

# alan birch printing #whittaker school works

Primary printing at Thew Whittaker, Rawtenstall.

# alan birch printing #whittaker school works

Primary printing at Thew Whittaker, Rawtenstall.

# alan birch printing #whittaker school works

Primary printing at Thew Whittaker, Rawtenstall.

# alan birch printing #whittaker school works

Primary printing at Thew Whittaker, Rawtenstall.

# alan birch printing #whittaker school works

Primary printing at Thew Whittaker, Rawtenstall.