Hi Lora, welcome back and a Happy New Christmas to you.
A class of under five children eh? Does that mean there'll be four of them?
Good job I'm not trusted with such projects anymore I'd be tempted to take in a bandit and rob their dinner money off them. I like your idea of vending their pictures and suppose that although they would enjoy the game element of many end of the pier type machines you would be heavily criticised if you introduced them to the gambling element.
You could follow the theme of the Lucky Cat or was it Black Cat (?) vendor of the 20/30s where after introducing the coin it vended a coloured token, which you then compared to a chart. Different colours gave different prizes of varying amounts of sweets, and of course some were total losers.
You could make all of yours winners for a multitude of different prizes and write the colour/pattern/number or whatever on the card your vendor dishes out. That should be fun and keep the anti gambling lobby at bay
haha! very good. sadly not. a 20 strong group of 4-5 year olds
i thought the gum card vendor would be good and i could make designs to put in the panels on the front advertising it as a sort of 'miniture vending art gallery'. with me being a resident artist/art tech i have to do something art related so i thought it would be nice for them to make miniture works for the 'gallery'. also, thought it would be good as the young ones have short attentions spans so if i pre-cut lots of little cards they can do lots of very quick, small drawings, paintings etc. then i can scan and print multiples with the 'artists' name on the reverse.
i ran it by our head of department and he thinks it'd be great to have in school reception so visitors could use it and it would be an interesting way of showing off the community work we do. i also take a special needs class so thought they could do some work for it as well!
even considered making 'applications to the gallery' which our regular 11-16 year old students could fill in with proposals for work for the 'gallery'. a nice way to make teenagers engage with art..as of course most of them are too cool for art, i forget we have xbox's and ds's now!?!?!
your idea is REALLY good though, particularly for the little ones. thanks so so much, thats really helpful! thanks alot
i'll have to have a chat with the other art teachers about it
oh, by the way, when i showed my head of department what i had planned, he dug up a battered copy of Jean-Claude Faudots 'Arcadia' which he gave me! it has made my christmas! because of the snow school shut early for christmas he gave me my christmas presents today, which were lovely and all, but the added bonus of the book has pretty muched pooed all over the other gifts :-)
i am a lucky lady! @&@