Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Our industrial/graphics design teacher has this amazing machine that will print posters, banners, etc. - on a wide variety of materials. It's all computerized, so it's pretty easy to come up with things to print.
One of the conference sessions I went to was all about how the National Gallery of Art in London printed some of their master works of art, framed them, and hung them outside in the city of York. There were brochures with maps so you could take a "grand tour" or a variety of abbreviated tours.
So I had a nice chat with Mr Graphic Design teacher, we'll talk to the principal, and our classes can work on researching artwork on line, getting info, printing on canvas and stretching and framing, and put up the art around the school with info cards (just like a museum).
Imagine going to the cafeteria and seeing still lifes by Dutch artists all the way through to the French Impressionists. Or a Vermeer (Woman Sewing) in Home ec. Or any of the music-oriented paintings in music classes. Or works by Velazquez, Goya, el Greco, Picasso in your Spanish class.
This could be SO COOL!!!!!!!!
(Copyrights on artwork are only good until 70 yrs after the artists' death, so we'd stick with "old" artists.)