In September I posted a photo of a poppy print from the workshops I’ve run with each of the 16 classes in a County Durham primary school. Together we have made 5 fabric banners, each 2 metres tall to hang between the windows of their lovely Victorian school building. You can see a photo of part of one of the now completed banners below. The children were really proud of their work!
‘school workshop’ Category
July 12, 2014 by Sarah
June has been crazily busy with a series of workshops in schools as part of the ‘Eastern European folk tales’ project in and around Bishop Auckland. The project has focused on folk tales from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania. As the visual artist for the project, I worked in 14 schools as well as running a series of mini workshops for over 500 pupils during a Sharing Day! In school, the Year 3/4 pupils were able to spend the morning trying out different printing techniques; and in the afternoon, we did some stitching. The children learnt about the culture, language and use of colour and were able to create their own pages for a book. They used the lino, string print and block prints I created based on traditional folk motifs linked to the stories. It was a lot of fun and the children really enjoyed themselves by getting paint everywhere!