Workshops with printing techniques are well suited for to explore new forms of expression and to experiment with different materials and techniques. In addition, children will learn to work in a structured manner but at simultaneously give their imagination and creativity a visual form.
Dry needle : This workshop is more recommend for older children /adultsas you work with sharp object. Because you will use sharp pointed echting needles on perplex sheets, ink , hand printing press. Dry needle is based on etching, but without using chemicals or really up heated plates. With the needle your starch your motive into the surface of the perplex sheet. Wipe carefully off the ink on the surface. Place the plate in the press, put wet paper on top of it and print it.
Stencil Print : Children learn about stencil print. How to make a design, draw and cut out the design. Afterwards the motive will be cut out in form of a stencil. The children start to print, either by displayed the color by brush, sponges or with a roller.
Relief printing (Lino and Woodcut): is a process where protruding surface parts of the printing plate or block are inked; recessed areas are ink free. Printing the image is therefore a relatively simple matter of inking the face of the matrix and bringing it in firm contact with the paper. Linoprint and Woodcut are one the most common relief printing techiques for workshops.
Material T-Shirts, textile, textile colors or textile ink, brushes , sponge, carton, knife, rollers, pen , paper
Children create a own personal design for a T-Shirt. The T-Shirt can be decorate by two methods, painting with special textile color of again using the stencil method so as describe in stencil printing. Instead of a T-Shirt it is possible to create a design for a table cloth or for a example a pillow
Workshop creating greeting cards
However beside the mention print methods you also can teach children using the art form of collage for to create cards . In this tutorial, you learn how to make cards by using small rubber stamps or stencil print. Once you learn this design concept, it can be used for repeats of any small object—paper punches, cutouts from decorative paper, stencils, and more
Monoprint / Monotype: This printing process allows usually a motive to reprinted only once. Because the next time you print the design is slightly different. For example you can colorize objects like scissors or objects or rub on the object. A workshop with easy of but allows countless creative possibilities