16 October 2017

Art News

The Year 1 artists have been busy creating their very own robot artwork in preparation for Science Week. The initial design process involved selecting the body parts for their robot - beginning with the head, body style and arms. The boys imagined how their robots might move and how they could be useful.

The final designs were drawn onto recycled card which formed the Collagraph printing plate. The various textured materials were carefully glued into place, creating a form of relief collage. Finally, the young artists printed their designs by experimenting with black and then blue printing ink. The risk taking process of Collagraph printmaking certainly revealed surprising results.

The boys were delighted with their final robot print and thoroughly enjoying each stage of the challenging process. The original Collagraph plate displayed demonstrates perfectly, the process of positive and negative relief printmaking.

Mrs Jane Roche

Junior Art Specialist