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Printing Bunting – Sunday 1 August

August 1, 2010

Today was the last time i’ll be working at Rose Hill which I’m really sad about. It’s been such a fantastic project and it ended with a family printmaking workshop organised by Modern Art Oxford as part of their three year Art in Rose Hill programme. Supported also by The Art Room, families came and created their own colourful bunting using loads of different summer plants.

I’ll be spending the rest of August printing the magnetic wallpaper from the children’s designs created during our printing sessions at The Art Room.

Family Workshops at Rose Hill

July 23, 2010

This week I’ve been running family printmaking workshops at Rose Hill in Oxford. The workshops are for the children who were involved in the ARMA project this term to give them the chance to bring their families along and show off their printing skills and give everyone the opportunity to try monoprinting.

Next Sunday everyone is welcome to come along to the Print Your Own Bunting Workshop that I’m running with Modern Art Oxford.

Sunday 1 August

Rose Hill Primary School, Oxford

11am – 3pm

Come along and print some bunting to brighten up your garden this summer and make some to add to the bunting we’re creating for Rose Hill Primary School and MAO.

Print your own bunting!

screenprinting at Rose Hill

June 15, 2010

This week at The Art Room in Rose Hill Primary the Year 3/4 group screenprinted the animal monotypes and collagraphs that they created last week onto t shirts and fabric bags. We also printed the designs onto a length of wallpaper to create a colourful collaborative piece and to see how the images worked as (random) repeat patterns. Everyone went home wearing their beautiful colourful prints.

screenprinting t shirts and bags

screenprinting t shirt

screenprinted paper panel

Week 5 at Rose Hill

June 8, 2010

Today, all three groups (year 3/4, year 2 and year 5)  worked on their designs for printing onto T shirts and bags next week.

We printed the collagraph animals they’d made before half-term and also drew some monotypes of different creatures.  This week I’m taking their prints back to the studio in order to create photostencils on screens so they can screenprint their images next Tuesday in a variety of colours.

Rose Hill project

June 1, 2010

The Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award has enabled me to work with The Art Room at Rose Hill Primary School in Oxford on a weekly basis until July. I’m printing with three groups of children from year 2 – year 6 and working towards making magnetic wallpaper at the end of the project.

The Art Room is a wonderful caring and creative environment in which the most challenging children can ‘learn and achieve through art’. We’re printing each week and using stories like Handa’s Surprise, The Hungry Caterpillar and The Tiger Who Came to Tea as inspiration for their monotypes, monoprints and collagraphs. Here are a couple of pictures of some of the gorgeous colourful monoprints the children are making.

Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award

March 11, 2010

I am thrilled to have been awarded the 2010 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award. This will mean that over 10 weeks I will be printmaking with children at The Art Room, Oxford. Based at Rose Hill Primary School, The Art Room is a pioneering charity working with children who are experiencing difficulties at school through art as a means of building self esteem and confidence.

We’ll be exploring stories using lots of printing processes and creating our own hand-bound books of prints. At the end of the project, the children’s designs and prints will be incorporated into a repeat pattern and screenprinted onto wallpaper. My plan is to print a magnetic wallpaper which is interactive with various elements of the design able to be moved around by the viewer.

It’s an exciting project and a fantastic opportunity to develop my practice as well as working with these great organisations. I’m also really looking forward to using the children’s ideas and artwork as the basis for the wallpaper design.