Directions for Using the Artist Statement Templates The first template is an artist statement to print and Xerox for use in the classroom. The 2nd and 3rd templates are to be used to input digital images of your students and enter text for their artist statements. You may find it helpful to print the following directions for the 2nd and 3rd templates, so you can refer to them while you are working on the file. 1. Save this document with a working file name so that this original template file will be available should you need it later. 2. The next two pages of this document include one-per-page and two-per-page versions of the Artist Statement Template. Choose which version you want to use depending on your needs. 3. Insert the text for the artist statement by typing or cutting and pasting the text into the right column slot where it says “Insert artist statement text here” and delete this placeholder text. Save your work. 4. Insert the identifying information for the artist statement in the left column below the sample photo where it prompts you—Name, Grade, School, District. This information can be customized to reflect important information such as teacher name, program name, artwork title, etc. Save the file. 5. There are two ways to replace the sample photo with your digital photo. If you have the image saved to your computer or cd as a jpg file--Click on sample picture in the left column to highlight it and then insert your student picture by choosing the “Picture” option on the Insert menu. This will allow you to browse your computer or cd to find the photo jpg file. If you have the photo in another Word document, open the document and then cut or copy the photo from that document and click on the sample photo below to highlight it. Then use the Paste command to replace the highlighted photo with your photo. Save the file. 6. If the photo you inserted is larger or smaller than the sample photo, you can change the size. By double clicking on the image or by choosing “Picture” from the Format menu, you will gain access to the “Format Picture” dialog box. By clicking on the Picture folder you can access the cropping options. By clicking on Size folder you can access the resizing options. Save the file. 7. To create a red or black border such as in the original sample, choose “Borders and Shading” from the Format menu. On the left of the dialog box, change the setting to “Box.” In the center of the box choose a solid line for style. From “Color” choose red or black and for the width choose “6 pt.” Click OK in the bottom right corner. Your choices will be applied to the photo. Save the file. 8. Delete these directions and any other extraneous material from this artist statement. Save the file. 9. Print! 10. Questions? Contact Art IS Education Coordinator, Violet Juno at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-282-4697. Name: Teacher: Grade: School: District: * Insert artist statement text here. Name: Grade: School: District: Name: Grade: School: District: * Insert artist statement text here. Name: Grade: School: District: * Insert artist statement text here.
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