Wow - what a great opportunity for you to get art into the community.
I only have two horror stories on how this didn't work for me. So I will not share those...Times are different now and folks will buy student art - Thanks to companies like Square 1. Marty, we all owe you (smile). I don't regret my card projects in the least. Both were great opportunities for the students....and I am proud for the clients we did receive. You know your community better than I do...I wish you the best on this project. Honestly, my card project at that private school is one reason I was hired by my former school district.
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Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 11:52 PM
Subject: Tricky challenge: can anyone make art project work out of this......
I am probably way up there in debt by asking for help from you all, but here goes another sticky situation.
I teach at two campuses/ one private school, 20 miles apart. The smaller school has roughly 90 kids and is k-6. It is struggling financially.
I was asked (right before school started) to have a Christmas card competition fundraiser. The winner from each grade will have their art printed, made into cards and sold at school.
Next pickle: I am supposed to come up with a present in mid-Sept for Doughnuts for Dad day.
The dads apparently always come and are treated to breakfast and get a present.
Do Any of you know how I can salvage this project?