Non-press based mono-printing.

  • Title Page Minibeasts
    Title Page Minibeasts
  • Bee  Green
    Bee Green
  • Bee  Orange
    Bee Orange
  • Bee  Rust
    Bee Rust
  • Emulsion  Transfer  Bee With  Red  Stitch
    Emulsion Transfer Bee With Red Stitch
  • Emulsion Transfer  Tiger  Moth
    Emulsion Transfer Tiger Moth
  • Tiger  Moth  Green
    Tiger Moth Green
  • Tiger  Moth  Ochre
    Tiger Moth Ochre
  • Tiger  Moth Red
    Tiger Moth Red
  • Bee  Blue
    Bee Blue
  • Frottage Butterfly
    Frottage Butterfly
  • Frottage Butterly2
    Frottage Butterly2

Ways into 'Drawing.'

Technically accessible from year 2 upwards.

Presents lots of opportunities for further development of work.

Themed around the project of mini beasts in this example. The techniques introduced are easily adaptable to different themes and can be used on a variety of materials, including paper, cardboard, wood and fabrics. The techniques are a great 'cheats' way to draw, a great way to re-develop confidence in drawing at a stage when so often children lose heart because something they draw doesn't appear as an accurate representation.  This workshop gives plenty of cheating ideas, or rather, ways into drawing. The results are really beautiful and flexible. Children can further stitch &/or applique into work, adding potential for further skills and image development through textiles techniques. Images can be developed through paint, introducing opportunities for exploring colour work and using wet materials. Children can work either individually or collaboratively, joining images together, morphing images, large and small scale possibilities... the list is almost endless.