Oh my John Nagy!
I had a John Nagy Paint Box and charcol set. Watched him religiously! Then
gave him up for the McCarthy hearings. Judge Welsh was my hero!
You are all bringing back ancient memories!
On another note... will any one be in New york this coming weekend? I think
I may be having a one day visit to see Christo and Jean Claude's Gates in
Central Park. Meeting George DiBouno and taking the train back on Sunday.
I'm getting a ride down. Don't know when we're leaving on Saturday. If I
take the train I'll get to NYC at 10:30.
Fountain Street Studios
From: Heidi McElroy [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2005 12:10 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: art class in the dark ages
My nuns must have been related to your nuns because we had art on Fridays
with those same reproductions. Only we didn't copy them. We just pasted
them into our notebooks.
We did have the " 1 inch border "(must have been
universal ). My nuns would draw the picture on the board and we would have
to copy it. I especially remember the fall harvest picture. I think it was
copied from Jon Nagy. Now does anyone remember him? You had to be a New
Yorker, I think. He came way before Bob Ross...in days of black and white
As for mimeograph machines , were those the ones where you cut the stencils
with a stylus? I used those on my high school newspaper .
I started teaching with ditto machines and was thrilled to
find that dittos came in colors besides purple. Thanks for the memories.
I became an art teacher because I knew I could do better than that.
Heidi in VA