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Re: Making cards with student work


From: Judy Decker (jdecker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Aug 27 2003 - 07:59:24 PDT

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.

Judy Decker
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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?