Environmental care on Post
A school exam in art for the students of HAVO 5: make a design
for a series of stamps. Theme: Take care of the environment.
Look for inspiration in magazines, papers, advertisements,
television, Internet,etc. Ask Greenpeace, the Department of
Environment or other authorities for folders and information. start
making rough sketches and designs.
You are free to choose materials and techniques: painting,
drawing, computers, collage,etc. Having finished the phase of
searching, exploring, sketching and designing, you have to produce
your stamps at a big size. However, if you want to, you may
minimalize the stamps on the copier and put them on a postcard
addressed to yourself. How would the Post Office react? See what
You will have to produce within a seven weekly lessons
(of two hours each) the whole collection. At the end of this period,
as a short exam of four hours (one afternoon) you will have to
produce a so-called "first-day-issue envelope" with the series of
three self-made minimalized and coloured stamps, a first day issue
postmark, and an environment logo which shows the theme of your
postage stamps series.