Perse art students develop print techniques in special workshop
5 Feb 2019
Year 10 Perse pupils created a range of vibrant prints during a special art workshop with visitors from renowned printmaking and lithography firm The Curwen Studio.
The GCSE art students were shown how to develop different printing techniques by Curwen representatives Anne Marike Pit, Charlotte Aldis, Patsy Rathbone and Dubi Roberts before combining them to make a final artwork based on natural forms during the day-long session.
Pupils used materials with different textures, such as feathers and skeleton leaves, to make monoprints. They printed previously prepared dry point etch plates. The dry point etch plates were made by drawing into thick acetate with an etching tool.
Perse Head of Art Anne Cunningham felt the workshop had been a success and praised the quality of work produced by the students.
She said: “It was great to have visitors from The Curwen Studio come in and carry out this workshop, which supports the pupils’ GCSE coursework. The pupils really enjoyed the day and got a lot out of it. They got the hang of different techniques and it was a great opportunity for them to broaden their learning.”