Year 6 Visit to NCCD
On Monday, Hogwarts class had the opportunity to visit the National Centre for Craft and Design (NCCD) to take part in a workshop led by artist Harriott Brand. This was linked with their class topic ‘can you believe your eyes?’ which focuses on optical illusions and tessellations.
Before arriving at the centre, the children had designed their own symmetrical printing plates to be used on the day. Once we arrived, the day started with Harriott using French varnish on our plates to protect them. We first used black ink to create our original print. Once confident with this, we moved on to using red ink to create a two tone effect. Finally, we used our creativity to produce a collage which we were able to print our plates onto. We were also lucky enough to view the exhibition on show which the children really enjoyed.