age: 4-7 years
ACTIVITY: During this worrshop children learn and explore the basic elements of letterpress printing by tinkering and experimenting with ‘four colour’ printing. This workshop encourages creativity and self-expression through the creation and printing of a word or shape using A3 paper, large traditional wooden type and inks for full colour printing – Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black (CMYK).CMYK is used in the printing industry today and anything we see printed – posters, comics etc. have used these inks overlapping to produce all the colours of the rainbow. During the workshop, all printing by the children is done by hand, using a bamboo baren.