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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.)

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    Yup, the idea came from a conference session I went to - cool, huh? The principal loved the idea!!!! He said we should use school $, but he doesn't know how pricey the stretcher bars and frames will be - so I probably will still pursue a grant.

    Wow, so excited about this!
    2953 days ago
    That is AWESOME! I love it!
    2954 days ago
    That sounds wonderful. Was this from your conference? Can't wait to see what you do.

    Mary Anne emoticon
    2954 days ago
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    It is going to look awesome, so impressive. cant wait to see pictures when it is all up.
    2954 days ago
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