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Pop-Up Print Studio: Day 2, Key stage 2

In day 2 of our Pop-Up print studio, artist Nicole Line taught us how to screen print. The day was full of experimentation. We revelled in mess, colour and design and learnt how therapeutic it was to play with materials, relax and have fun.

Don’t forget to check out Day 1, to see the Heat press workshop.

Nicole demonstrated how to make a simple screen print using a screen, squeegee and newsprint paper to make stencils.

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Beautiful designs can be created quite simply.

DSC_0343 We were inspired by the pattern work of artist Bridget Riley to draw shapes and make stencils.DSC_0350 DSC_0352 DSC_0354 DSC_0370

Positie and negative shapes make good stencils and patterns.DSC_0371 DSC_0372

We then experimented with mixing different printing inks to create background colours.


Then we began to print.DSC_0451 DSC_0453 DSC_0468

Some backgrounds were subtle and delicate.


Others more vibrant.DSC_0477 DSC_0480

We then put objects like string through the screen to see what happened, running different colours through the mesh.DSC_0481 DSC_0482

String is a great medium to draw with.DSC_0487 DSC_0488 DSC_0489

Look at all the fantastic colours we got to play with.


We then drew round objects, cut out shapes and laid out new designs onto prepared backgrounds.DSC_0497 DSC_0499 DSC_0504

New colours were added to create different effects.DSC_0508 DSC_0514 DSC_0516 DSC_0517 DSC_0520

Once we were happy with the technique we began to ‘Up-Cycle’ our old t-shirts to create new ones.DSC_0524 DSC_0528


We had simple calico bags to print on.


We even put leaves and flowers through the screen to see what happenedDSC_0568DSC_0563

We then exhibited all our work for our parents to see. It was amazing to see how prolific we had been!DSC_0554DSC_0557 DSC_0567DSC_0559 DSC_0560DSC_0564 DSC_0565

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