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Merging old and new contemporary art techniques

Menahga 8th graders created self-portraits by first preparing the paper with color, using monoprint techniques. (Shannon Geisen / Enterprise)

Menahga 8th graders created self-portraits by first preparing the paper with color, using monoprint techniques. “They then use the old technology of a VU-Graph machine to project their image and trace off the black shapes that create their portrait,” explained art teacher Dawn Rossbach. “It's a fun project that utilizes very contemporary art-making methods with old, but still useful machines.” Above, Isaac Huotari, Madison Alajoki and Emily Ziegler.

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