Nice idea--I have just 54 students right now, enough for a deck with two jokers. I think we'll do this. Thank you.
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>Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 18:40:52 -0500
>From: "M. Austin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] idea cards: Woody
>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <email@example.com>
>If you like the playing card idea (they sound similiar to altered trading
>cards) there is a project I did with my students that was very successful.
>After studying images of playing cards - some are VERY elaborate and the
>historical images are fascinating - each student creates a playing card of
>their own. I took cardstock and cut it to 5.5"x 8.5" - then stamped the
>symbols on them so I ended up with an entire deck. As students created their
>cards they scanned them onto the computer. I digitally shrunk them to 2.5"x
>3.5" - the standard size of a playing card, and put them on a word document.
>I then posted the documents to a web page, and students were able to go to
>the site and print off a deck if they wanted them. We lost that school
>website, but the kids really enjoyed it. I later did this online by creating
>a Yahoo group and artists signed up for the cards they wanted and then
>posted them to the site when they were finished. It was a fun way to "share"
>artwork, and students were able to keep their own artwork. I let them work
>abit larger since even the 5.5 x 8.5" was smaller than they were used to
>working. I did offer to print a deck of cards for any student who brought me
>$3 to help pay for ink and cardstock.
>K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
>> Could you give me the address to this website.....
>>> This was from Michael Bell's site, originally, but
>>> while he has mostly his own art on his cards, my
>>> students usu. have very few images of their own art.
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