Year 8 have been working hard in the Art lesson this week, finishing their ‘Collagraph’ plates.

Collagraphy is a print making process in which materials are fixed to a hard backing to create texture. Students arranged their materials to depict sections of the ‘Lost and found’ display in the Art Department. The resulting ‘Plate’ can then be use to print onto paper.

The plate is coated in paint, laid face-down onto of a damp sheet of card, placed between multiple layers of paper padding and passed through a large press. Due to the unpredictable nature of the process, the resulting artwork is different every time.

Our students aimed to create three versions of their designs, each in a different colour scheme and we think they are rather lovely!