Todmorden prints!

During March and April, printmaker Alan Birch spent 8 days working with in all the primary schools in Todmorden. Over 400 pupils Key Stage 2 pupils produced relief and engraved prints based on a range of themes from Easter and Spring to fish, rivers and sea to the creative work of Kandinsky, Matisse and Van Gogh. The workshops organised by Mid Pennine Arts, Burnley,  gave pupils a rare and valuable insight into print and proved that there is a range of creative talent in the area! Organised by Mid Pennine Arts, Burnley, Lancashire the workshops gave pupils a rare and valuable insight into print!

“ A really successful day. The children were engaged and produced some impressive prints informed by their careful study of the artwork provided by Alan. A good time was had by all – and no mess! I’d recommend it to other schools without reservation. “

Peter Stevenson. Head. Walsden Primary School.

“ Just wanted to say thank you for coming into school last Wednesday. The children and staff enjoyed working with you. We have managed to put up a super display of their work.  I hope we can work with you again in the near future. Best of luck with your exhibitions.”

Anne Dobson (Social Inclusion)  Ferney Lea Primary School, Todmorden.

colour relief print inspired by Matisse cut outs.