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Year 11 QACI Visual Arts students - Elysha McIntyre, Cara Banks, Helen Wang, Lucy Walton and Isabella Lightfoot recently delivered a group printmaking workshop to 28 Year 5 and Year 6 students at Ascot State School this week.

"Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. Printmaking normally covers only the process of creating prints that have an element of originality, rather than just being a photographic reproduction of a painting”. [wikipedia definition]

As part of their CAS (Community, Activity Service) inner core component of the International Baccalaureate Diploma these students delivered a powerful workshop, allowing the Year 5 and 6 students to get creative, play and experiment with their natural environment to create some stunning printmaking artworks as pictured in the picture gallery below.​​​

Helen Wang... I think this activity really allowed me to develop my organisation skills by setting up the tools and painting materials for each working station, along with enhancing my communication skills with children when they ask unexpected, but reasonable questions.

Elysha McIntyre... It was so fun and rewarding to teach the Grade 6 Ascot State School students a new art-making technique (mono-printing) and deliver such an exciting workshop! The success of the day could be seen by the student's artworks, their smiling faces and hearing all that they had learnt from the day. 

Cara Banks... During our Into the Wild CAS project, we were able to collaborate in groups with Year 6 students from the Ascott State School which was a great experience. We were able to see a unique perspective on art and how it can be used to discuss environmental issues; in particular the contrast of artificial and natural materials.