Printing at St James, Bolton.

During the months of June and July 2012, Alan Birch worked with over 400 secondary pupils in a number of schools within Tameside, Manchester , Bolton and Salford. Pupils explored a wide range of print techniques, including drypoint, chine colle, collage, chine collie, relief printing and mono printing.

Themes explored were self, identity, mexico day of the dead , jubilee and natural forms.

Schools taking part were St Patricks RC High School, R.C Hallows RC, Enterprise and Sports College St James CE Secondary School, Bolton, Werneth School, Tameside amongst others.



Daniel Firth. Head of Art, St James CE Secondary School.

'The GCSE printmaking workshop day was fantastic. The pupils absolutely loved the session and produced
an outstanding series of prints. It was incredible to think that they got through so many different techniques
 and processes all in one day! Alan really worked with each pupil individually, helping them to realise outcomes
 that were personal to their own project. A thoroughly enjoyable day and I look forward to the next workshop - thanks Alan.'