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James and the Bear

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A great way to spend the afternoon on a rainy day.  James is an A Level student and today he developed one of his illustrations from travelling all round the country drawing endangered animals.  The bear was picked out and splashes of colour were added after a few mini tests.  In the end he decided bolder and brighter the better! We used half-tones to soften the edges of the coloured layers then the illustration sat on top.  Here are the reslts from his first go at screen printing.    

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St. Gabriels Girls in the studio!

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So this morning I had the pleasure of meeting some of the students from St. Gabriel’s 6th form. We had the screens all pre exposed so they were ready to print. The girls took it in turn to pull their prints and started helping, experimenting and mixing the colours together in no time. We had fun printing onto different materials and they bought in some more textures and fabrics to test too. Miss Dillon had a go too with a Marilyn Monroe print and everyone mucked in trying out a few techniques. We then coated a screen together and exposed...

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Cass Art is a fab supplier!

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I have had lots of people asking about the 'ink' the studio uses, most of the time it's actually acrylic ink - system 3 to be precise.  The best supplier I have found is Cass Art who have shops in all the coolest places in London. "Let's Fill this town with artists" is part of their Manifesto.  The paint come in loads of different colours and you can buy mediums to mix in to make sure they don't dry out in the screen and print well onto fabrics etc.  The good thing about Cass Art would be how they employ...

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Just waiting for a screen to dry!

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Just sprayed a little tiger on the wall waiting for a screen to dry.  Anyone is welcome to paint the wall!

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