James Paxton has kindly taken the time this term to run a relief printing workshop with 12 lucky Year 6 students. James is a parent at the school and is a practising artist. He used to work as a secondary Art teacher and he studied print making at university.

James ran the project over two afternoons. He began the project by showing the group some examples of his own work, then, using Polynesian art and pattern as inspiration, pupils designed their own Maori masks and created card relief printing plates. They printed from the plates the following week. It was a great experience.

Thank you, James!