Venetian prints

Year 5 pupils at Walmsley Primary School in Bolton, spent a day working with print maker Alan Birch. Pupils had been been looking at the painting of the Stonemason’s Yard by Canaletto, currently hanging in the National Gallery. Alan showed pupils etching plates and examples of his own work before the pupils produced ¬†pencil sketches and engravings of Venetian buildings and landmarks depicted in the work of the Venetian master.¬†

Venatian print based on painting by Canaletto

Venatian print based on painting by Canaletto

Bridge of Sighs . Engraving by Year 5 pupil with Alan Birch

Bridge of Sighs . Engraving by Year 5 pupil with Alan Birch

Print inspired by Canaletto painting of St Marks Square. Venice

Print inspired by Canaletto painting of St Marks Square. Venice