Aims of the course
- To build teachers' confidence in using printmaking and managing this exciting and creative process in the classroom.
- To demonstrate how to use printmaking to teach a variety of key art skills and curriculum topics.
- To introduce a range of safe and simple printmaking techniques (no sharp cutting tools) that could be used age-appropriately across years 1-6 and which cumulatively would add complexity and build skills.
- To show how artists can inspire the children’s creativity through printmaking - notably William Morris and his circle but also modern artists such as Picasso, Andy Warhol and British printmakers such as William Blake, Peter Blake and African printed textiles as featured in the William Morris Gallery's current exhibition.
- To explore and share effective models of cross-year curriculum planning for Art & Design.
Artist Printmaker Anna Alcock, Director of Inky Cuttlefish Studios Walthamstow (BA Fine Art Hons and MA Printmaking), has delivered workshops to all ages for over 15 years.
Primary Art specialist Sarah Lowe, trained as a Fine Artist. She has worked for 6 years as a primary class teacher then as an art specialist with responsibility for whole school curriculum planning.