Printing: Week Four

One and a half fun days of printing for five groups of children to create covers for their story set in Victorian times. They voted for 'The Runaways' as their title (also the name of one of the first all-female rock bands!), so I made a lino stamp that was strong enough to be used … Continue reading Printing: Week Four

Project Preparation

Before going into the school today, I did some preparation for our printmaking session. I knew it was important to keep it as simple as possible, but for the children to have the chance to try a few different printing methods. I collected some dried leaves in the park to use for mono prints, and … Continue reading Project Preparation

Dance and Film: Cynefin – Week Five

This week, dancer, actor and teacher, June Campbell-Davies came in to work with the children on our Cynefin Project along with Marcus and Nick from Redbrck Production Company. Following introductions, June told the class about her parents' experience of coming from Grenada in the West Indies to the UK post-war, part of a Dance Troupe … Continue reading Dance and Film: Cynefin – Week Five

Cynefin

"This is the place where we feel we belong, where the people and landscape around us are familiar, and the sights and sounds are reassuringly recognisable. Though often translated as 'habitat', cynefin is not just a place in a physical or geographical sense: it is the historic, cultural and social place which has shaped and … Continue reading Cynefin