The Year 2 classes visited the art room to learn more about the different printing processes that can be used to create images. We watched videos of Andy Warhol creating his screen prints and watched Mrs Barrett demonstrate the technique using a thermofax screen.
The children then looked at monoprinting and discussed the differences in techniques. After watching a demonstration, the children used photocopies of famous people to create their own monoprint.
We masking taped the picture onto our paper to keep it in place and used a roller to place a thin layer of black ink onto a piece of acetate. The inked acetate was then placed under our paper.
We used a biro pen to trace on top of the photograph. This needed a steady hand and was a great way to develop our hand - eye coordination.
All the children were incredibly excited to reveal their print once the drawing had been completed. The look of pride on their faces was truly wonderful. It was also lovely to see proud Year 2 teachers too, who had joined in with the session as part of their CPD.
We had an interesting discussion about who John Lennon was - not Harry Potter as most of the children originally thought.
Well done, Year 2!
I think next year we will create some thermofax images of famous people and compare both processes.