a sea of new thoughts


At school we use the frottage technique to create a sea of colour, pattern and effects.


First year Middle School pupils used leaves and other materials to create a forest of new ideas!


We began with some research into the work Max Ernst, the artistic protagonist of the frottage technique. We examined some of his finest pieces and then got to work with our personal choice of materials and subject matter.


Frottage never fails to amaze, as the movement and manipulation of traditional and unconventional surfaces produces magic through the act of rubbing paper with wax crayons, charcoal or lead pencil.


The only rule of this technique, is to rub – and don’t draw!

Fantastic frottage folks!



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