For formal display, we use a variety of approaches. From printable labels to card stock trimmed to size. More space may be needed if there is a story attached. Giving the work a title or attaching a story to it is part of our look twice approach. The work is then mounted on construction paper or other kinds of paper. The care taken to display work speaks volumes to the child artist. They know, that we know, an important conversation has begun between viewer and artist. We place value on their work and their voice is the one we are listening to.
|Easel paintings are labeled on the back with the child's name while they are works-in-progress|
|Labels include a brief description of how the work was made as well as the date. The child's name has been lifted from this photograph. The title of the work is, "Summer"|
|We place the children's symbols in the lower right corner.|
|Card stock is used for longer descriptions. In this case, the children described their oil pastel maps of Wild Island.|
|Labeling on a drawing is usually done in pencil in order to make sure that the adult's writing does not show through the paper|