TITLE: Printing postcards
age: 5-6, 8-11 years
ACTIVITY: In this workshop, children will develop a basic understanding of letterpress printing and composition.They will print a postcard using a traditional tabletop proof press as well as a contemporary technical update in letterpress – photopolymer printing plates. They will have an array of prepared printing plates which they will compose onto an A6 format. They will then ink it and print as many copies as they wish.
Making their own postcards should encourage them to communicate with their family and friends in a way that is slowly dissapearing from today’s society.