Above is a selection of the prints created by the school children in response to the brief
Primary and Secondary
Primary and Secondary school pupils in the local area fully embraced our project. Using a range of printmaking techniques and a variety of creative responses to the brief, students produced an impressive collection of work. The work was on display over the Printfest weekend, up the stairway and on a screen in the Supper Room.
The 2023 brief
Aims: To learn about printmaking techniques
Gail Mason was voted as “Printmaker’s Printmaker” at this years Printfest weekend.
Gail Mason produces monotype screen prints of imagined or remembered landscapes. She says she is “looking to nature to inspire and delight me, I create fictive environments and revel in colour using it to set an emotional tone”. Explaining her practice as “taking colour for a dance”. The work is made up of layers of transparent and opaque paint.
We would like to ask Primary and Secondary school pupils, to respond to Gail’s work. The key words you could focus on could be imagination, colour or layering. The work submitted for display in Printfest 2023 does not have to be landscape in theme and can simply focus on one of these 3 words.
• Show work at Printfest 2023.
• Admission to Printfest is free for all children and students so please do come and see your work on display on the weekend 29th April to 30th April 2023.
For further information about getting involved please email: email@example.com or Lorraine.Thompson@cumbria.gov.uk
Huge thanks to these amazing sponsors for materials for the schools project: