Friday, September 11, 2009

Our Artist Trading Card Collection

Our trading cards that we have designated as part of our schools permanent  collection are housed in binders.  Our largest binder has cards of all topics.  Shown here are just our cards from the color themes only.  I will blog about our monochromatic cards today.  The binder system works so well because it is a reference to student artists as they are creating for their own collection.  They love seeing cards made by older brothers and sisters.  
     Each binder is filled with cards that were design specifically with an emphasis on that special color. The artist thinks of an idea that can be interpreted in predominately just one color and different values of that same hue.  It is a lot of fun to draw, paint and collage with such a limited color scheme.                                                                                                                 
The black and white binder has some of our all time favorites!  This color combination is so classic and has the best contrast.  Many of the cards started with the inspiration from black and white scrapbookers paper or even a crossword puzzle.  The children were so creative when they put these cards together.  Don't you just have to love the eyes peeking out from the mask on the ATC in the lower left corner?   Some of the value shaded cards turned out spectacularly well.
any school out there willing to plan a trade with grades 3, 4, 5, or 6???
Please let me know in the comment section or by e-mail on my profile.
Thanks for looking!

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