Using student art in your yearbook, leavers’ book or other publication is a nice way to make the book feel personal and original. Art is dynamic and can be used for an inviting cover, or to fill extra pages in a book. Here are some examples and ideas to try out!
Yearbooks & Leavers’ Books
The Front & Back Cover
Create a book that people want to have out on display by incorporating art on the cover!
Student art makes a publication look more personal and less corporate. This makes it ideal for something sentimental like a leavers’ book.
Display student work on the front or back cover, or choose a piece that wraps around the entire outside of the book!
The Contents Page
The contents page should be informative, but it’s also a chance to entice readers with what’s to come! Student art is a good way to add some colour and personality.
As a Feature
Lots of school yearbooks include art pages to show off the work of talented students. This is a great feature for a number of reasons. Firstly, it helps to break up pages of long articles and provides visual interest along the way. It is also a good way to fill an extra page or two if other content falls through.
In the Background
Simple artwork or patterns can be incorporated through a yearbook or leavers’ book, or even used as a motif! This can give your publication a truly personal and original look.
Fundraisers & Special Books
A calendar filled with student art is a perfect school fundraiser. As calendars are typically hung on the wall, incorporating art makes it not only functional but decorative, too.
Alternatively, if your school is releasing a recipe book, there is no better time to involve some creative students! Photos of food are great but illustrations are a fun and original way to illustrate steps or just to add something extra to the page!