Pooling Ideas on Art and Imaging

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Trentham Books and NSEAD, 1997 - Art - 52 pages
Art works created with conventional materials reflect the hand of the artist. Artists with physical disabilities such as muscular spasms, weakness, or limitations of mobility impedes efforts to produce works of art. An experimental program uses computers to introduce art curricula into two British schools: (1) Thurlow Park (a school for children of all ages who are physically disabled); and (2) Chatham Park (a school for visually impaired students). Using Deluxe Paint and Fantavision software, students were able to produce outstanding works of art. The art teacher involved in these experiments presents successful lesson ideas and suggested teaching strategies for using computer graphic software in art programs designed for physically and visually impaired students. Color illustrations of student works are provided and discussed in terms of motivating influences, concept development, problems encountered, problem solving procedures, and solutions arrived at by the young artists. (MM)

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David Nicholls was born in 1966 in Eastleigh, Hampshire, United Kingdom. He studied English literature and drama at the University of Bristol. When he graduated he won a scholarship to study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. He appeared in plays at the Battersea Arts Centre, the Finborough, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, and had a three year stint at the Royal National Theatre, understudying and playing small parts. During this period he took a job at BBC Radio Drama as a script reader/researcher and he developed an adaptation of Sam Shepard's stage-play Simpatico with the director Matthew Warchus. He also wrote his first original script, Waiting, which was later optioned by the BBC. Simpatico was turned into a feature film in 1999 which allowed him to start writing full-time. I Saw You won best single play at the annual BANFF television festival. He has been twice nominated for BAFTA awards. His first novel, Starter for 10, was featured on the first Richard and Judy Book Club. His other novels include The Understudy, One Day, which won the Galaxy Book Award, and Us.

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