Schools & Colleges
Many schools find it useful for teachers to gain experience by working with a professional printmaker. They also recognise the benefit of students getting to work alongside professional artists who can help them build strong portfolios and become more confident in their arts practice for exams and university entrance.
We have a lot of experience of working with secondary level schools and further education colleges to help students prepare for and to enhance their GCSE and A level or other exam portfolios. We can host students at our Tower St Print Project studio or bring our workshop to your school to deliver a half day session in your own art department. Prices vary depending on what you would like us to do and whether you come to us or we come to you, but will include materials.
Additionally we have worked with several schools on community arts projects often incorporating the delivery of Arts Awards qualifications for the young people taking part. We are also experienced at working with primary age children on arts projects. If you would like to talk to us about working with your school please contact Alison.
''Ipswich School were lucky enough to be involved with the Eye for Ipswich project run by Oyster Community Press, where our Year 12 Art students were given the opportunity to do several print workshops with Oyster Community Press CIC. The workshops were extremely informative and allowed the students to work with a professional artist, creating both a lino cut and etching. A relaxed but purposeful atmosphere allowed students to work in a group setting, whist having an enjoyable experience. It also made a change to be creating art outside of the normal classroom. For most students this was the first time they had completed a cut away lino and to experience the whole process in one afternoon. The sessions enabled the students to get a unique insight from a professional printmaker, and judging from the feedback from our students they will continue to explore and develop the print techniques further now they are back in the classroom.
We cannot thank Alison and Al enough for this opportunity. The students and staff thought that it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and it was especially interesting to learn from an artist who had so much print experience.''
Maggie Davis, Ipswich School 2016