We looked at a famous painting called Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso.
We picked a section of the painting that we thought was interesting and that included both straight and curved lines. We placed a viewfinder around this section and drew what we saw inside the viewfinder on a piece of box card. We used matchsticks, card and string to create relief on our printing blocks.
We looked at a variety of print layouts used in clothing and wrapping paper. These included diagonal prints, full-drop prints and half-drop prints. We used these examples to help us choose our own designs.
Our work really showed us how you can take inspiration from another artist’s work to create something really different…and really beautiful!!!
We made printing blocks with styrofoam too! This time, we carved our design into the block using our pencils. With our last set of printing blocks, the lines and shapes we made were in relief so we saw only these patterns in the print. This time, the lines and shapes that we made were the only part of the print to remain white.
We experimented with mixing colours and creating tints. Have a look!