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CLIP 9080

Printing

Printing
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Key Info
  • Printing
  • Duration: 03:35
  • Artist Lynn Flavell talks about how she draws inspiration from fresh fruit and vegetables. She talks about the markets in Spain, where the market sellers arrange their produce in patterns. Lynn shares her sketchbook of patterns that she has collected to remind her of the markets. She demonstrates ways of making a repeated pattern using a template and paint with a fruit shape, asking questions of the audience as she works. The next repeated pattern she makes using felt tipped pen with a stencil of an apple shape, cutting them out in rows of three, finally sticking the cut outs on to a contrasting background colour. Lynn encourages the audience to find patterns inside fruit and vegetables alongside images of several examples before showing how to paint on vegetables cut in half to create repeated printing patterns as well as experimenting with different colours. Finally she introduces the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who painted fruity faces and encourages the audience to create their own pieces of art using fruit or vegetables.
  • Subject:

    Art and Design

       Topic:

    Printmaking

  • Keywords: printing, paint, repeated pattern, patterns, fruit, vegetables, felt tipped pens, stencil, sponge, contrast, pattern, Arcimboldo, fruity faces
Ideas for use in class
  • Printing activities, fruit patterns, observational drawing. This is a very good clip for inspiring the children to choose their own items to print with. It could be used to help create wallpaper patterns.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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