Jun 16, 2014

“Art Hall of Fame”

I’d like to share a new program that I started at my school this spring called the “Art Hall of Fame”. It came about from seeing some breathtaking student work that I didn’t want to see just disappear into backpacks. I’ve learned that these pieces of art don’t always get made right before official art shows, so I started choosing 1 or 2 pieces a month myself, and had them scanned and printed in a large format at Staples. They have new color printers that make really true color vinyl prints, and cost $5 a square foot. This piece cost $20 to print, will have the artist’s name added underneath, and stay on display in our school office for the year. I like how it puts a spotlight on how incredibly beautiful kid’s art can be, with color and charm that can rival any professional. Not always, of course, but more often than most realize.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing and beautiful! Do you have an art lesson for this project?

Unknown said...

That is a great idea! Do you scan it or does Staples scan? Thank you for your wonderful blog.

Kathy Barbro said...

Yes, the drawing is done in the style of Modigliani, one of my favorite lessons I do every year.

http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/2012/08/modigliani-style-portrait.html

As for the scanning, I did it myself but I bet that Staples would do it too. I think I scanned mine actual size at 300dpi.

Beth Carter said...

I have discovered that Walgreens prints a really nice poster print of student work too.

Kathy Barbro said...

I didn't know that about Walgreens, Beth, that's good to know.