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Lesson Plans

our experience with student art calendars

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Jimmye Livingston (
Tue, 19 Oct 1999 08:27:12 -0500 (CDT)

A number of years ago, our community was raising money to move the public
library to another larger location. I was approached by the "Friends of
the Library" (the committee inchage of fundraising) to submit my high
school students works to be published and then sold as part of the
fundraising. I took photographs of historical places in town and the
students did pen and ink drawings from the photographs. Then we had a
contest to choose the best of the pieces for the 12 slots in the calendar.
It was a cool project for the well received that we did it
the second year.

Another project we did around the same time was to design banners that were
hung in the downtown district. The winner was chosen by the council and
me, and a total of thirty some banners were printed to be hung in our town
area and down the "main drag".

Both projects were nice because the school was not responsible for the
financing of the project. If you can get a group to help, then these types
of things are wonderful for the students to have their work "published".
Good luck

Jimmye Livingston
Cameron High School
1022 South Chestnut
Cameron, MO 64429