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Re: printmaking project try this angle, :)

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Tue, 28 Oct 1997 04:57:01 -0800 (PST)

When I was student teaching, the lesson that I came in on at the jr/sr high level was similar to what you described.
No great thrill for the class, as well as what I was observing artististically.
I had them take it one step further ! Hand coloring and 3-D
Manipulation of their original images. Their prints seemed to come alive.
They layered different parts of the print to create a shadow box effect. A print with a dog and a brick wall had a leash added coming in from outside of the picture plane. A clay fire hydrant and some sticks. Push the boundaries!!!!!!!
Turn the print into a mobile, print it on fabric and stuff it,
print it on clay or reinterpret it in clay or fiber. Enlarge it
and turn it into a billboard design.
I tried to make them see that a piece of artwork can take many different roads, from inception to cration and it was up to them to unleash the myriad of possibilities. It was extremely successful.
Whether or not they went back to the standard print it and hang it method ------ and that's,it I don't know . But the ideas that the students came up with were truly inspiring.
Hope it helps someone else to push the limits !!!! :)
We have the responsibility to inspire when boredom or apathy rear their ugly heads !!!!!!!!!!!!