Monday, October 21, 2013

Display Board Duty

A blank piece of paper can be intimidating. Or an empty canvas. An untouched display board in a school environment calls out for a message. "LET ME SPEAD THE NEWS!" It would say.

All too often, a poster or space-filler will be used, to occupy that empty space like an advertisement at a bus stop-- a transient, futile message that remains unnoticed to passersby.
The idea of this simple messenger flier was circulating Pinterest. I post this outside my door. You can only take one if you commit to trying something new! (And I want to hear about it).
Oh, and the dog above? That is my mascot--a schnauzer dog... I am Mrs. Schnalzer after all. 

Don't get me wrong--teachers are the busiest, most multi-tasking people I have ever known. Display boards are time consuming and often feel frivolous compared to all else being juggled in a day's work.

 This is where the art teacher comes in. We have the responsibility of being the central point of the school, like a visual heartbeat of the student body. The work that we make with our students should occupy those empty display boards year round--to advocate for the arts programs within the school and to reflect the personalities of the student body. It is my responsibility to help out as much as I can within the visual aspects of the school.
This display board was created for Back To School Night.  It reads, "Art ties learning to life"
QR Codes of this blog and my contact information are to the right.
850 students and 5 different grade levels per day is PLENTY to juggle, and extra responsibilities can be a bit much sometimes. But here is the thing: what we make today, we can use for tomorrow.  And sometimes good design means stripping things down to its simplest elements. Art is not always embellishment, sometimes it is a sturdy, clean design...like the board above that was made as an advocate for the art education, made for back to school night.


Or reuse old displays! This one I found when cleaning out the art room. A beautiful collage representing our town, Hellertown, PA. I added "We are a community" underneath and vvvvualah! Since it hadn't been seen for a few years, it felt like new to the school environment.
The kiddos all crowded around the morning it was hung.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this post.this is a nice display boardhaving good image quality.its really a good product

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