About: Mrs Swales

Dry point printing at Bowes

today we had a printing class at the amazing Bowes museum.  Thank you to Julia.

Printing

Today the group took inspiration from nature to print cards for Mothering Sunday.  They collected  foliage from the school grounds and printed their design. They also tried marbling to decorate the inside of the cards.

Printing, further explorations

Today the group enhanced fabric with printed patterns using a range of vegetable shapes.  First we chopped the vegetables to see what shapes they made.  Next, we designed a pattern which was then copied onto fabric.  

Lego printing

This is the fourth week in printing enrichment.  The students coloured a mosaic design and used this as a guide to make a print using lego.

Printing with string blocks

the group used the string block they made last week to print wallpaper.

Communications

Students went out to practise independently in shops and a cafe.

Printing masterclass #2

today the group made a string block to ink and print next week.  They glued string on a block in a shape they designed.  While waiting for the glue to dry they went back to last week’s tile and used the printing press to print their design.  

Afghan afternoon tea

8D enjoyed a sensory experience in English today.  We are reading ‘The Breadwinner’ which is set in Afghanistan.  We tried rice,  thin curry and naan washed down with Afghan style tea.  Everyone sampled the food and enjoyed it … apart from the tea!  

Enrichment printing – polystyrene tile printing.

Communications enrichment

Students voted to visit McDonald’s today to practise their skills.