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Re: Post Card with ARt

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Karen Korteling (kkorteling)
Wed, 28 Jul 1999 05:46:32 -0700 (PDT)


I buy tons of postcards from the Art Institute of
Chicago. They offer a discount for members and
teachers. I also ask colleagues, family and friends
to collect postcards for me from any museums they
visit. I probably have collected about 150 to 200 by
doing this. There are also postcard books (tear out
sets of postcards) that can be purchased at book
stores like Barnes and Noble. (Can I give store
names?) I think some supply catalogs have them. Also
- I hate to admit this - have you seen the racks of
free advertisement postcards that some restaraunts
have these days? Some have great pictures. I collect
those when I can find them. A few years ago, one had
a cool picture of Chicago on it with the words "Local
artist wanted..."

I like your give away idea! I do not give them away.
I laminate them and students do critiques for extra
credit. They also do critiques based on a Helen Hume
idea in *Survival Techniques for the Secondary Art
Teacher* (I think that is the name) where they choose
3 to be their own provate art collection. They answer
some questions and explain why they selected the card.
This year I am going to have some students do
projects inspired by a card of their choice. Also, I
would like them to choose two (perhaps with a partner)
and find similarities and differences.

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