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Lost Wax Found Bronze
The National Museum of Wildlife Art
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Lost wax bronze casting is an ancient and complex process. It can be hard to visualize what goes on inside the molds. Lost Wax Found Bronze reveals the major steps in bronze casting by following the creation of wildlife sculptor Gerry Balciar's work, Little Bear. High quality video showing Balciar and foundry artisans at work, along with close-up images of each mold and model, documents the process from start to finish.

eduweb's role: Concept development, interactivity design, research and writing, graphic design, illustration, media production, user testing.

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Interactive Reference
2007

Screenshot from Lost Wax Found Bronze
"The process of working with eduweb on the production of Lost Wax/Found Bronze has been a pleasure. We have worked with eduweb on four interactive programs and look forward to future projects with them. Their professionalism is unmatched, their skill unbounded, and their product unequaled."

Amy Goicoechea
Associate Curator of Education
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Learning Through Art
Guggenheim Museum
New York, NY

Learning Through Art encourages teachers and teaching artists to design art projects that support student learning across the curriculum. Recent research shows that this combination of activities helps students build important critical-thinking, art, and literacy skills.

This website provides two sets of tools for the classroom. The first explores how to facilitate class discussions around works of art, an approach we call "Inquiry with Art." The second is a database of selected Learning Through Art projects, or "Art Explorations," with links to additional related resources. Used individually or together, these resources can support teachers in creating an environment in which students are challenged to think, learn, and communicate.

eduweb's role: Information architecture, visual design, programming, and production.

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Teacher Resource Site
2006

Learning Through Art screenshot
Architect Studio 3D
Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
Oak Park, Illinois

Architect Studio 3D offers a unique opportunity to explore architecture and the design process by designing a house online—and then touring it in 3D. With Frank Lloyd Wright as your guide, you first review the needs of your client and the particulars of the building location. Then start designing, taking your ideas from floor plan to final 3D model. Share your house design with the world in the online gallery, and discover Wright's own story and his innovative buildings.

eduweb's role: Concept development, interactivity design, content development, visual design, programming, and production.


Winner, AAM Muse Awards
"An ambitious and creative learning experience with a lighthearted tone and interactivity that fully realizes its goals with flair. Although created for ages 11 - 14, it will be useful to people of all ages."
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Creative Play Web Site
2005

Architect Studio screenshot
Street to Studio:
The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat

The Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York

eduweb collaborated with staff at the Brooklyn Museum and its partner museums to develop this web site and kiosk program for a traveling exhibition about the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. This extraordinary artist created paintings and drawings filled with imagery that describes his ideas about life and the world around him. He drew upon a variety of skills and interests that he employed and expressed in complex ways, and he created his own rules about art, demonstrating that there is not one "right" way to express oneself or to approach art. Through interactive explorations of Basquiat's paintings, an interactive biography of his life, a digital painting tool, and online discussion forum, teens can gain insights into Basquiat's life and worldview—while reflecting upon their own.
Note: This site has occasional mature language as is recommended for teenagers and adults.

eduweb's role: Interactivity design, content development, visual design, programming, production, and user testing.


Bronze MUSE Award for Art Interpretation
Jim Blackaby Ingenuity Award
2006 MUSE Awards
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Kiosk and
Web Site

2005

Scene from interactive timeline about Basquiat

"We feel lucky to have chosen eduweb to design our educational website about the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Dave Schaller, eduweb principal, was the greatest professional to work with. He understood his medium well and was more than willing to help us achieve our vision. The site is visually exciting. The hundreds of submissions to the virtual gallery tell us the 'Create Your Own Artwork' section is working. We couldn't have asked for a better partner than eduweb. They managed this process with ease. Our only question is when can we work together again?"

Radiah Harper
Vice-Director for Education and Program Development
Brooklyn Museum

The Renaissance Connection
Allentown Art Museum
Allentown, Pennsylvania

eduweb collaborated with Allentown museum staff on this multi-faceted Web site that explores Renaissance visual arts and innovations and their role in the making of the modern world. Applying research into learning styles and user engagement, we developed a suite of online activities and resources for middle school students and teachers: Explore a timeline of Renaissance art and innovation, commission an artwork as a patron of the arts, design your own innovation, and much more, all enhanced with quirky visuals, irreverent humor, and engaging interactivity that reveal the ways that Renaissance life and culture resemble our own.

eduweb's role: Concept and content development, visual design, illustration, animation, programming, production, and user testing.


Winner, AAM Muse Awards
"This design clearly states that history is not boring! The Monty-Python-esque animation is particularly attention-getting and inviting and especially effective when the visitor becomes a 'Patron of the Arts.' This site hits the mark for younger teens!"

Finalist, Best of the Web
Museums & the Web 2004
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Multi-format Web Site
2004

Being a patron of the arts in the Renaissance Connection
"How do you make Renaissance art and culture relevant and meaningful to today's middle school students? We turned to eduweb, which clearly understood both the goals and the challenges of the project. eduweb helped define the big idea, establish objectives, develop the themes, and define a humorous personality for the site that would bring the Renaissance into the 21st century. We are delighted with the results and thank eduweb for their vision, creativity, and dedication to project."

Lise M. Dubé
Director of Education
Allentown Art Museum

Picturing Women
Picturing Women Project
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bringing an art exhibition to the Web requires more than creating virtual galleries, especially when the exhibition is as provocative as Picturing Women. The project team wanted a highly participatory site which would invite viewers to discuss the objects and themes communally, and even to curate their own mini-exhibition online for others to view and discuss. We proposed using juxtapositions as the core element of the site. Anyone can create and publish object juxtapositions online, blurring the traditional line between curator and public. Online forums within each juxtaposition encourage conversations among viewers and the project team. These features, along with other interactives, e-cards, and lesson plans, provide multiple ways for people to deepen and extend their experience with the exhibition.

eduweb's role: Information and interactivity design, visual design, animation, programming, and production.

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Interactive Reference
Community Collaboration

2004

Picturing Women home page

"Working with David Schaller and his team at eduweb has been an exceptionally rewarding professional experience through and through. Dave's sophistication, wit, his deep grounding in the literature and practices of interactive learning, and his ability to grasp the essence of a project in record time are wonderfully matched by the elegant design work of his colleagues and their incredible capacity to make a vision a workable, engaging reality. I would recommend eduweb without reservation (and have done so a number of times already).

Susan Shifrin
Project Director and Curator
Picturing Women project

The Artist's Toolkit
Minneapolis Institute of Arts & Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN

Artists use visual elements and principles like line, color and shape as tools to build works of art. Learn about these concepts in a variety of ways. Explore the Toolkit with animations and interactive modules. See Artists in Action as they create compositions using the visual elements and principles. Delve into the heavily illustrated Encyclopedia to learn more about the elements and principles.

eduweb's role: Concept development, site organization and visual design, illustration, animation, programming, and production.


Winner, 2003 MUSE Awards
American Association of Museums

"A great introduction to basic concepts in art...should be every classroom teacher's essential tool...Very nice how the producers tried to appeal to different learning styles."

Finalist, Best Educational Use
Museums & the Web 2003
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Multi-format
Web site

2002

Color animation, from The Artist's Toolkit

"Museum staff are enchanted by the imaginative—and appropriate—ways in which eduweb brings works of art to life. They are highly gifted educators with a repertoire of creative strategies that engage diverse learners."

Kate Johnson
Chair, Education Division
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

World Myths & Legends
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis, MN

Myths are stories that explain why the world is the way it is. Throughout history, artists have been inspired by myths and legends and have given them visual form. Explore myths and legends from around the world with these great works of art and in-depth interpretation and interactive features. (Middle and high school teachers and students)

eduweb's role: Site organization and interface design, illustration, animation, programming, and production.


Best of the Web, Education
Museums & the Web 2004

"A fantastic resource for classroom teachers as well as lifelong learners of all ages and intentions. A fabulous museum education website, an exemplar for this category."
"An elegantly designed site with lots of thinking and teaching going on."
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Interactive Reference
Web site

2003

Hydria page, from World Myths and Legends
Surrounded by Beauty
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis, MN

In Native American thought there is no distinction between what is beautiful or functional, and what is sacred or secular. For many native peoples, beauty arises from living in harmony with the order of the universe. This Web site is based on a slide curriculum but adds many contextual images to aid understanding, and lets users zoom in closely on each artwork.

eduweb's role: Site organization, visual design, image research, illustration, programming, and production.

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Interactive Reference
Web site

2001

Shield page, from Surrounded by Beauty
Art of Crime Detection
Sanford
Bellwood, Illinois

You witness a crime, and the police ask you to help identify the culprit, using their new PDArtist tool. Learn how your left and right brain work and the best ways to use your brain as an artist. Can you create composite portraits that help identify the culprit?

Use the PDArtist tool to create composite portraits of two (innocuous) crimes—or just play around with this open-ended drawing tool! This interactive was originally developed for Sanford's "A Lifetime of Color" website, which is now defunct, so we are making it available here.

eduweb's role: Concept and content development, visual design, illustration, programming, and production for the entire ArtEdventures site, including lesson plans and classroom activities, reference content, and art games.

Awards include:
Cool Site of the Day
Best Art Site of 1999
Education World A+ Reviewed Site
Ask Jeeves Silver Platter Site

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Interactive Mystery & Creative Play
1998-2004

Screenshot: The Art of Crime Detection
"Eduweb masterfully helped us make our Web goals a reality. We receive dozens of comments daily from artists, teachers, homeschooling parents, and students showinering praises."

Dina Cooper
Product Manager for Art & Education
Sanford
A Brush with Wildlife: Create a Composition with Carl Rungius
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Jackson, Wyoming

eduweb and NMWA staff were eager to tackle another project after our first collaboration, Art Tales, won the "Best of the Web: Educational Use" award at Museums & the Web 2001. The topic now was art elements and principles—a fundamental of art education. Museum staff wanted to focus on Carl Rungius, one of America's finest wildlife artists and a mainstay of the museum's collection. We developed an activity which, like Art Tales, is open-ended and involves creativity and personal meaning-making. A Brush with Wildlife complements Art Tales by focusing on visual rather than language creativity. Users learn how to use art principles like balance, contrast, movement, and proportion to compose a powerful art composition. They can create their own composition and submit it to the Critique Gallery for review.

eduweb's role: Concept and content development, visual design, animation, programming, and production.


Silver Medalist, 2002 MUSE Awards
American Association of Museums

"The images were beautifully illustrated,
the text was clear, and the activity was creative."

Finalist, Best Educational Use
Museums & the Web 2002
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Creative Play/Reference
Web Activity

2001

Screenshot: A Brush with Wildlife

"My experience working with eduweb has been nothing but extremely positive. They combine professionalism with educational innovation. They have their thumb on the pulse of what makes online programs fun and dynamic as well as educational. Their technical and graphical skills brought our learning objectives to life in an exciting and effective manner. I highly recommend eduweb as a web consultant that can make learning fun."

Kathy Turner
Web Curriculum Coordinator
National Museum of Wildlife Art

Art Tales: Telling Stories with Wildlife Art
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Jackson, Wyoming

With this project, we wanted to offer users an opportunity for thoughtful creativity using artworks from the museum's wonderful collection to tell a story. To foster motivation and an imaginative approach among users, we added a role play element—users choose to be a frontier explorer, field guide writer, or museum curator and then work with artworks to create something meaningful and original.

eduweb's role: Concept and content development, visual design, programming, and production.


Best of the Web: Educational Use
Museums & the Web 2001

"Excellent activities to stimulate observation and thought. The reward of being published on the web is an added bonus."

Top 100 Educational Web Sites of 2002
Homeschooling.com

"A select group of the most informative, innovative, and educational sites on the Internet today!"
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  Creative Play/Role Play
Web Activity

2000

Storywriting page, from Art Tales

"Working with eduweb was truly a wonderful experience. They were creative in their ideas, yet respectful of our art collection."

Charlotte Reynolds
Youth Education Coordinator
National Museum of Wildlife Art

Kinetosaurs: Putting some teeth into art and science
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indiananapolis, Indiana

This online complement to a traveling exhibition mixes art, science, and technology for a multi-faceted exploration of dinosaurs, biology, and kinetic sculpture.

eduweb's role: Content development, visual design, illustration, animation, programming, and production.

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Interactive
Web Activities

1999

Kinetosaurs home page
Building Surprises
Weisman Art Museum
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Frank Gehry's amazing architectural designs have become world famous. This site explores a key building in his portfolio—the Weisman Art Museum. Explore the building inside and out. Learn about the design process and other remarkable buildings designed by Gehry.

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Interactive Reference
Web Activity

1998

Gehry's design, from Building Surprises
A. Pintura: Art Detective
eduweb
St. Paul, Minnnesota

Pintura was one of our first projects but remains very popular for its film noir approach to art history. Step into Pintura's shoes and try to solve the Case of Grandpa's Painting.


Top 100 Educational Web Sites of 2002
Homeschooling.com

"A select group of the most informative, innovative,
and educational sites on the Internet today!"

"Outstanding, clever, and stimulating."
The American Library Association

"One of the coolest games on the Web.
Selected for display in the Digital Experience gallery."
J. Paul Getty Museum
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Role Play/Mystery
Web Activity

1997

The plot thickens in A. Pintura
Inside Art
eduweb
St. Paul, Minnnesota

What if you were trapped inside a painting and had to solve a mystery to get out? This site developed in-house during eduweb's early days explores a painting from the inside out.


Top 100 Educational Web Sites of 2002
Homeschooling.com
"A select group of the most informative, innovative,
and educational sites on the Internet today!"

"Great Web Sites for Kids"
The American Library Association
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Role Play/Reference
Web Activity

1997

Talking with Trish the Fish, in Inside Art

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