CAD & Perspectives Partnership @ Hyde Park Art Center
This school year (2011-12) the Chicago Art Department (CAD) & Perspectives Charter School has had the great opportunity to collaborate at the Hyde Park Art Center (HPAC). HPAC is an amazing art-making facility and has a full functioning darkroom that has provided the opportunity to teach Lumetype with Caro D'Offay and Laura Gilmore to grades 6 -12.
Teaching the process in a three hour class has been a good challenge. We've focused on making beasts, funny characters, and most successfuly, mask-like faces. The students love working with the glow-in-the-dark paint, getting challenged by having to design their plates in the negative, then getting to experience the magic of the darkroom.
(Caro helping the Senior class improve their designs)
(Multiple Lumetype prints using the same plate at different exposure times and backgrounds)
(Eight grade student, Rueben, with his Panda Print)
(Rueben's Panda Lumetype print next to his printing plate)