I also noticed that a lot of people would glance at the artwork and walk by making comments like "That looks nice." or "How pretty!" And it kind of made me think that because as art educators we are essentially "on our own" when it comes to teaching that not everyone knows the benefits of art or understand the importance of what we teach.
That being said, I decided that whenever I hang artwork that:
A. It needs to be displayed nicely and like a curated show.
B. Needs a description and a prompt for thought or action
|I also try to challenge the reader to go out and make art themselves!|
|I had a teacher actually come and talk to me about the folkloric dancers that had no faces, she was very interested and said she loved the art as well!|
|I would hang this with artwork displayed, which I did not take a picture of unfortunately! Also I left off the standards here, its usually at the bottom of our description.|
|Information next to the artwork hanging.|
|Last year I had a wire strung horizontally in the tile wall. Since we got new walls I'm now using scotch tape, which sometimes takes forever, but it looks nice.|
|From right before Christmas 2013.|
How do you display artwork around your school?