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Lesson Plans

Re: how to display work

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John & Sandra Barrick (astroboy)
Thu, 27 Aug 1998 12:49:59 -0400

Yes everyone would benefit with a logan(or other brand name of Matt
cutter to not offend those in the field of art materials). Teaching
a student how to mat/frame and conservation would be an asset ,in
the following years. Does anyone have classes on conservation etc.
in their
curriculum? Or do you just touch upon it when you have a show?

One thing we did at our coordinators meeting was have a raffle every
year(free) the local art stores would donate matt cutters and Bases
and a school would receive one each year. We also promoted the local
frame stores who would matt and frame kids art work for $9.00 a
piece,just for them to have at home on the walls of for relatives.

D. kain wrote:
> So many art teachers don't have a clue as to how important this is to your
> job! I see many teachers slap the work up, and because they arrange it OK,
> they think it's great. Well, every year I get raves on the kids' work
> because I take a little more time. The result is the WORK looking so much
> better! I always back the work, always. I usually crop a little and back
> with black. I order a lot of black paper for this reason. If I used black
> to work on, I pick a color that's in the picture. Sometimes, I offset the
> background paper. I print out labels with the student names, so that
> people know who made the picture. There's nothing worse than trying to
> figure out who the artist is, especially in a year-end art show. And if
> there's a lot of different work, different colors, all together, I don't
> use a color on the board itself, I leave it blank cork. That way, it
> doesn't distract. These few things make a big difference, try them. People
> especially love the names clearly on them, with grade level.

john barrick
Sandra Barrick