douglas wilson

Saturday, January 24, 2009

English School Children Make Their Own Paths


They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and this week I received an email that certainly proved just that:

Dear Sir,

I am a primary school teacher in the UK, I teach at James Watt Primary School in Handsworth, Birmingham. Just before Christmas, my Year 5 class (Age 9/10) spent the day working on a special art project based on your work.

My father had been given a "Make Your Own Path" print as a retirement gift and using that as our inspiration we set about creating prints on old maps. The children chose different motivational messages and made their print blocks out of cardboard. We then rollered paint onto the print blocks and printed it. We watched the video on your website about how you had carried out your printing and compared the differences.

I would like to thank you for the inspiration with which the children were able to create their own artwork and hope you enjoy looking at their homage to your work.

Many thanks, with best wishes,

Oliver Wilson
Year 5 Teacher
James Watt Primary School
Birmingham
UK


Seriously, the biggest compliment my work has ever received! I am SO excited that these children were inspired by my work and I hope they all grow up to be artists, designers, and printers!

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3 Comments:

Blogger katie said...

Aah, that's lovely!

January 25, 2009 11:47 AM  
Blogger paddysat said...

That is wonderful!

January 26, 2009 1:04 AM  
Blogger Foodie said...

How lovely... you must be chuffed with that!

June 24, 2009 3:19 AM  

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