Printmaking class starts

16 February 2011

The new printmaking class that I'm teaching at the South East School of Art got off to a flying start this evening. Concentrating on techniques and methods that are easy and safe to reproduce at home, the students learnt how to create prints from one of the simplest yet most surprising materials: styrofoam. Manipulating the block in different ways quickly leads to piles of colourful prints that have a special effect that's unique to the medium.

We proved that you can "have your pizza, and print it".

Carol's strong graphic image of flowers had a Japanese feel to it.

Louise's confident use of colour enhanced her image of King Arthur's face on the Holy Grail.

Jennifer's strong leaf image explored different ways of making marks and textures with the medium.

Bill's abstracted landscape showed a good sense of design.