I had a great week as artist in residency at Katherine Lady Berkley school. This is an image of a selection of lino prints some of the year 9's produced during a day long masterclass i ran. The students brought along photos they wanted to work from, and i had them drawing from the image, reworking the shapes with a thought towards the marks you might make in the lino. Finally we talked about hand burnishing the prints and printed the lino with watercolour ink. None of the students had done lino printing before, and i was really impressed with the work they produced.
I was working with classes of year 9 to year 13. As well as the masterclasses this I did talks and demonstrations about my own work and influences and did short classes getting the students to experiment relief prints and scalpel sketches, I also did some one on one tutorials with students. I was also lucky to join a year 10 graphics trip to Slimbridge wildlife centre where the students were doing observational drawing and researching logo designs in the cafe there.