Pupils have enjoyed using the Art Departments new printing press whilst learning the dry point, intaglio printing process. They experimented with different techniques for adding colour to their prints, included wiping techniques, where coloured ink is introduced as the plate is inked up and chine collé, where coloured tissue paper is sandwiched between the plate and the print. There were classes on gouache painting techniques and colour mixing in which pupils made transcriptions of Cézanne’s, Card Players paintings and Frida Khalo’s, Self Portraits.
Pupils are now working on an art work over a more sustained period of time using their choice of the materials they have learnt about so far on the Summer School Art course, collage, gouache painting and dry point print. They are working hard to ensure they show the very best of their art work in the Summer School Art Exhibition.