My favourite thing

The Hamilton Spectator - - HEALTH - BY TALIA SAN­FIL­IPPO, GRADE 7

On Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 19th, An­nun­ci­a­tion of Our Lord Catholic El­e­men­tary School had a vis­i­tor named Laura Bromwich. Laura is a silkscreen printer from DVSA (Dun­das Val­ley School of Art) where she teaches and works with silkscreen print­ing. Laura taught us about silkscreen print­ing and how to paint with wa­ter­colours. First, she showed us one of her silkscreen prints be­cause we would be us­ing it as a tem­plate for when we did our silkscreen print.

To start our prints, Laura showed us how to use and blend wa­ter­colours. I painted my page dark pink, yel­low ochre, and black, which turned out to look very fall-like. Af­ter that we let our paint­ings dry for about 15 min­utes.

Then, Laura demon­strated to us how to put the ink on the painted and dried pa­per. She then called us up one by one to ink our pa­pers. First, we put the ink onto the silkscreen and we squeegeed the ink across it which is called a flood, caus­ing it to spread the ink out. Then we used more strength and pushed the ink back the other way. Af­ter we fin­ished that step, we used a blow dryer to fully dry our art­work. Once we fin­ished that she asked us to think of a ti­tle for our print and then on the left side put 1/1 be­cause our prints were orig­i­nal copies.

In clos­ing, today was such a fun and en­joy­able day to just re­lax and do one of my favourite things…ART!!

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