No, he did not. This site was designed by a team of five youth workers under Industry Canada's guidelines. The team was greatly assisted, however, by Christopher Pratt himself, by staff of the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, by volunteers interested in the project and by an advisory committee. For more information, check out the page about our team.
No, you cannot. All of the images on this site are property of their creators and have been used with their permission. These images, be they works of art, photographs or site specific graphics are protected under copyright and permission has not been obtained for their use outside the site.
The main purpose of this site is to function as an educational tool. It can be used as a teaching tool, as an exploratory information resource or for personal interest. In a broader sense, this site hopes to be a unique resource on the Internet for those wishing to know more about Christopher Pratt, his life and his works. For more information, check out our page about the site itself.
Of course you can. In addition to its use as a teaching tool in schools, this site also serves as the most complete Internet resource about Christopher Pratt. Have fun exploring the site!
The information for this site came from a variety of sources. Much of the information was taken from books on Christopher Pratt, from newspaper and journal articles and from conversations with Pratt himself. A complete bibliography of materials regarding Pratt, his life and works can be found here.
Christopher Pratt currently has two main commercial dealers. In Newfoundland, his dealer is Emma Butler, who has a gallery in St. John's and can also be found on the Internet at http://www.emmabutler.com/. Outside Newfoundland, Pratt's commercial dealer is Mira Godard, who has galleries in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. They can also be found on the Internet at http://www.godardgallery.com/.
At this point, there are no definitive lesson plans to accompany this site. However, check out Connections for a series of educational activities that can be used in conjunction with this site. You can also find out how this site ties in with the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education's curriculum by clicking on the curriclum icons throughout.
One of the purposes this site was intended to fulfil was that of being a research aid in the writing of papers and the general education of students. Use this site as a resource in research, or just learn by experiencing and trying out the activities in Connections.
The media of a piece of art are the physical materials used in a piece of art, like graphite, paper, canvas, silkscreen and lithograph, to name a few. The process behind a piece of art is the steps that are taken to arrive at the finished work. For Pratt's work entitled A Boat and the Moon, the medium is silkscreen. The process behind the silkscreen is much more complex, starting with sketches or studies which involve mathematical computations and move on through the artist's state proofs and finally to the final product. For more information, check out our glossary or our section on media and process.
To find out more about Christopher Pratt, there are a number of options. A few web sites feature information on Pratt. To find these, you can use an Internet search engine like Altavista or Yahoo, or check out our links section. There have also been a number of books written on Pratt and his works. You can find a list of these in our resources section.
If you've come across a term in the course of this site, try checking out our glossary of terms for more help. If it isn't there, there are a number of online dictionaries, such as dictionary.com that may be of assistance.
Of course you can. Part of the site's mandate as an educational tool is to work as an online Christopher Pratt resource. Much of the information you may need can be found in the resources section.
To find out more information about the CDC project, including how to apply for funds for your own project and a complete list of sites within the CDC, check out Industry Canada's, Collections Canada site at http://collections.ic.gc.ca
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