'Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.'
The children have spent this half term studying the life and works of William Morris.
William Morris originally was going to become a priest, but decided to devote his life to art instead. His career in designing started when he decorated his own house in London. He was famous for his wallpaper designs. He was an environmental campaigner who created designs of floral patterns, inspired by flowers and plants. He used block printing techniques on large pieces of paper to make patterned wallpaper.
The children have recreated his patterns onto paper and are going to make their own printing block based on his design and print from it to create their own wallpaper.
Representations of motifs from William Morris's wallpaper designs