Printing British Museum Style 134/366 Picture a Day 2012

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When I was at school I think we possibly went on one school trip a year - and even then I actually can't quite remember where that would be to.  Ava heads out at least three times a term to some museum, gallery or exhibit - another reason to love London.  This weeks trip was to the amazing British Museum, focussing on printing and the design process needed to get there.  As a 'learned it all myself' designer I also enjoyed finding out what you are actually supposed to do as a by product of helping on the trip too!  Follow the magic five step process of Technique, Inspiration, Design, Printing and Presentation and voila - your picture is born.  The children spent a little while collecting ideas from the artefacts in the Chinese Gallery - focussing on shape, form and the detail on some of the objects.  Ava eventually chose a butterfly as her final image, drew it, carved into a polystyrene printing block, painted over it and finally printed the finished piece onto paper.  and, wowser, the finished print works looked brilliant

*note to self - kids Christmas card production line now sorted*


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