Art 7: Family / Mixed techniques

(Group A) The children were invited to work with several techniques: drawing, collage and painting. First we drew puppets that represented our family members, and then we cut them out. After this we transferred them to a new piece of paper, and using rollers and colourful water-based printing inks (yellow, red, green and blue), we were left with white figures upon a colourful background. We also glued the original puppets to the family composition, which resulted in a mirroring effect or contrasting shadows because they had been painted. We used black ink to draw details of faces or clothes onto our figures and also to write their names. Some children finished off with a colourful background that united the family and brought together the final look.