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Printmaking

2 hour artist workshop for key stage 1 - 5

Inspired by Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures, students will produce their own artworks and prints. Pupils will discover new ways of observing and drawing artworks, focusing on shape and space to make compositional drawings while in the gallery.

For Primary school pupils, their individual drawings will then inspire the pupil’s prints, using monoprint techniques these will develop into layers of different of shapes and colours within the prints.

Secondary school and post 16 students will focus on the concept of abstract art and their drawings will inform individual collograph prints exploring process and mark making through printmaking.

Delivered by Helen Peyton, Laura Slater and Rachael Simms

All artists are highly experienced working with schools at The Hepworth Wakefield and interested in working with children and young people to realise their creative potential.

Take back to school

  • Students will create their own artworks and prints to take back to school
  • Your class will receive a certificate of achievement to display at school

Cost

Wakefield Schools: £130

Other: £150

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Learning outcomes and curriculum links

Primary

Art and design

  • Learn about Barbara Hepworth’s artwork and contemporary artists
  • Develop drawing techniques and understanding of sculpture
  • Knowledge of printmaking techniques
  • Evaluate, analyse and discuss the artwork in the gallery

English

  • Develop speaking and listening skills by talking confidently in new learning contexts and communicating ideas. Engage in discussion, confidently voice opinions and questions to show understanding

PSHE

  • Build confidence and resilience in learning outside of the classroom
  • Build self- esteem by sharing opinions and explaining views on the artwork
  • Recognise choices made in a new learning environment
  • Work in small groups as well as individuals
  • Develop critical thinking skills and take part in class discussion

Secondary and Post-16

Art and design

  • First-hand observation of Barbara Hepworth’s artworks
  • Explore ideas and imagination using experience of learning outside of the classroom
  • Develop understanding of contemporary sculpture, artistic process and materials
  • Develop drawing techniques and sculpture making skills using a range of techniques and media

English

  • Develop speaking and listening skills by talking confidently in new learning contexts, communicating ideas and critical analyse. Engage in discussion, confidently voice opinions and questions to show understanding

Outline of sessions

Primary

Galleries

  • Pupil’s will explore the gallery looking at Hepworth’s sculptures and discussing their personal responses to the artwork
  • They will use writing as tool for looking and thinking about art
  • Pupils will be taken through a number of drawing activities to observe the artwork in new ways and collect information on line, texture and pattern that will inform their printmaking later

Learning studios

  • Discuss what a print is and the different ways of mark making and printmaking
  • Experiment making one colour monoprints using drawings from the gallery as inspiration
  • Develop monoprinting techniques, layering the prints with multiple drawings, shapes and colours
  • Evaluative discussion reflecting on their learning and creative experience

Secondary and Post-16

Galleries

  • Explore Hepworth’s works through visual language, discussing her use of landscape as inspiration and forming individual ideas, responses and opinions about abstract art
  • Develop observation techniques through a number of drawing activities, looking at the artwork in new ways and collect information on line, texture and pattern that will inform their printmaking later

Learning studios

  • Create a collagraphic board inspired and informed by the observations and drawings made in the galleries
  • Develop these ideas and mark making techniques, experimenting with process and creative outcomes
  • Exhibition of pupils’ work and evaluative discussion reflecting on their learning, including new ways of working and thinking

How can teachers and group leaders help?

Please bring your enthusiasm, be prepared to join in and model good behaviour.

To support activity in the galleries please remind children about our three rules:

  • no shouting
  • no touching
  • no running