Lower Years History of Art

On Monday, Year 4’s budding Art Historians were visited by Howard Vie, who gave the class a practical demonstration of intaglio printmaking using copper plate. The students encountered this process while looking at the works of William Hogarth, an 18th century painter and engraver in an age before mass printing and photography supplanted hand-made printing methods. The students all agreed that the process of incising an image into a piece of metal using a sharpened tool was, in fact, much harder than it looked! Many thanks to Howard for giving us his insight into this process and bringing his knowledge and skill into the Year 4 classroom.