St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School and Nursery

‘Growing in love, in the spirit of Christ, for the benefit of all’

Art & DT

Collagraph Printing

Year 4's first art topic is Collagraph printing linked to our topic 'Blue Abyss'. This links to Y2 where this class had experience of printing in their 'Wriggle and Crawl' topic. To create these prints, pupils will layer printing blocks with different textures to represent a shape, scene or animal that they wish to print linked to the ocean. 


Collagraph Printing

This term we are focusing on Collagraph printing,  a from of printing where printing plates are created by adding materials to the plate to build up a 3D image to print. 

In our first lesson we created simple patterns based on the shapes of seaweed and coral. We used 3 different colours on the same plate to print and repeat the same pattern.