Printing nature

Pupils from Crosslee Primary School in Manchester visited The Whitworth for the first time to work with printmaker Alan Birch. The Year 3 group looked at natural shapes found in the permanent collection, and from their sketches, the pupils cut out shapes from textured wallpaper. Using water based inks the pupils printed their own individual 4 colour relief print.

“Alan adapted printing to our science learning. the children really enjoyed working with Alan. the children learned a lot from the session. “

Hannah Condliffe

Teacher Crosslee Primary School