Art can help children find their voice and give them a sense of agency. In this pathway, for ages 11 to 16, we share artists who use printmaking as a medium through which to share their passions and beliefs. Use their work as the basis for conversation in the classroom.
Continue your exploration by using the AccessArt resources below to enable your pupils to create their own illustrated stories.
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Political activism features as a driving force in Theresa’s work. As well as experimenting with print surfaces such as glass, ceramics, brick clay and metal, Theresa creates broadsides with typography as a key feature.
Find out how Theresa creates her screen prints using silk screen and a letterpress.
Feeling inspired by Theresa’s broadsides? Introduce pupils to Typography in print to inspire them to create their own messages of hope.
Or link to other subjects and use mono printing to explore narratives and themes in literature with this activity.
Or take inspiration from Dox Thrash and use this resource to create drypoint etchings- photocopy prints and introduce them into a class zine or ask students to create their own. Photocopy items, poetry, or another artwork that students identify with.
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Pedagogy in 250 Words: 'How to Use Artists Work as Inpiration in the Classroom'