Culture Street
Paul Scott - teachers
You can include ArtisanCam in your teaching in a number of ways, from classroom activities guided by the classroom workshop video clips to research using timelapse, techniques, influences or questions sections or using the interactive online learning tools. Featured artists usually have seven sections and the table below will tell you what you should expect to see:

Through using the site, and being encouraged to discuss, reflect on and modify the work they produce, pupils will know, do or understand the following:
  1. identify the materials used in screen printing [see 'workshops' - 'screenprint workshop']
  2. identify techniques used in producing printed ceramics ['techniques']
  3. identify techniques used in producing screenprints ['workshops' - 'screenprint workshop']
  4. create a print using the techniques outlined on the site ['workshops' - 'screenprint workshop']
  5. create a print using the online screenprint simulator ['workshops' - 'screenprint tool']
  6. realize that there are contemporary artists who create art as a living [passim]
  7. understand the motivations behind the choice of art as a career ['questions']
  8. understand the role of research in the creative process ['techniques' - research]
  9. explain how they made their prints ['workshops' - 'screenprint workshop' - 'finished prints']
  10. to make comments about the work, showing understanding of why these materials are used
  11. to review what they and others have done, say what they think and feel about it and what they might change.
You may find other ILOs equally or more applicable to your pupils' needs.
cross curricular
Paul is working for an exhibition in Copenhagen and is working on a number of objects. He produced some of his virtual landscapes during the Live Watching period including the tree he created during the filming of Techniques. All of this was captured in the timelapse video.
Paul is demonstrating techniques used in the production of his printed ceramic work.
Paul chose to visit The Bowes Museum in County Durham and look at their extensive ceramics collection. To find out more about The Bowes Museum why not go to
classroom workshops

The screen print workshop uses the following materials:
Newsprint paper
White card
White cotton fabric
Water based screen printing inks (those used in the workshop shown were Texiscreen inks by Sericol)
Extender base, water based
Masking tape

The workshop uses the following tools:
Scalpels or scissors
Soft pencil

You may also find these things useful:
Old washing-up brush
Cutting mat


This workshop uses a scalpel to cut the newsprint stencil, the sharper the blade the less likely it is to slip.
A cutting mat will protect your work surfaces.
Ask the children to design a print with three colours in mind.
Remember that the design must fit inside your screen
Over printing of colours requires the previous ink to be dry or to be covered with scrap newsprint.
If you use a window to trace the stencil for the second and third colours from previous prints it will register exactly.
The ink will become permanent if allowed to dry on clothing.
If the screen slips or is not held firmly there is a danger of getting ink on the front face of the stencil this will have to be covered with masking tape or dry before the next print.

Archived video clips from live webcasts with young people
other interesting sites (relating to this terms activity)

Additional information about Paul Scott and examples of his work go to
National Society for Education in Art and Design
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activity - Screen Printer
A virtual printing tool which allows the user
to cut various shaped stencils and overprint colours.

Mathematics KS 2
Opportunities for exploring shape and space.