I work as an IT in a school that teaches trades - my specialty being design.
This week we gave the kids a bit of a history lesson on printing presses. We (we being the instructor and I) explained that before printing was available as a tool to create mass amounts of books, men of the church would hand letter books while including illustrations with painstaking detail. Most could not afford the high cost of books so only the rich owned them. The lesson continued on with examples of Illuminated Manuscripts, introducing them to the Book of Kells, explaining what the process will be for brainstorming their own ideas for an illuminated word or quote.
Today a student walked up to me and asked if he could illustrate the word "Gonorrhea". I told him I think he needed to do a little more brainstorming.
This is a space separate of my house blog. Here is where you'll find a little bit of everything. I'll try to avoid vapid posts - but no promises.