Friday, 16 March 2012


I've been off work for a while so the blog has been a bit neglected.  This was the lesson that I left my classes to do in my absence.

 The classes started with the old "draw round the hand" technique, then they drew some of the observed lines.  The shapes were cut out, leaving the thick lines behind and stuck down on another hand to create a collograph or paper print.

       As part of the same lesson the students can also play about with simple stencil prints.

Pupils can also create some rubbings before the ink is rolled on.

Some of the children made group pieces using other peoples hands, a nice lesson in friendship.

I have been so inspired myself by this lesson that I have used these images in a new piece of stained glass for Gallus Glass.