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Re: [teacherartexchange] Help need a new fundraiser!


From: judiej (judiej50_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Aug 09 2006 - 07:00:28 PDT

I've made ceramic bowls with my art club each year and had a pottery sale during the holidays.
You could check on the Empty Bowl project and see how they do this and have a soup dinner
and those attending buy their bowls for their soup, then keep the bowl.

Maybe someone has an old car to donate for students to paint and auction.

Good luck.


-----Original Message-----
>From: Joe & Vickie Magee <>
>Sent: Aug 5, 2006 6:01 PM
>To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group <>
>Subject: [teacherartexchange] Help need a new fundraiser!
>Hello all,
>Our school is implementing a new policy that will not allow the sale of
>'unhealthy' foods as a fundraiser. In the past the art club has always done
>well by raising funds through a pie sale, but due to new state policy we no
>longer will be able to do this. I have come across many great ideas but run
>into obstacles when getting the kids to do the work. Our Art Club is small
>because we have a very small student body (less than 400 students K-12). In
>addition our community is small and very rural so to get younger students
>and businesses involved is like getting water from a stone. Businesses are
>constantly getting bombarded for handouts from so many other school
>organizations. I have considered creating a district calendar that would be
>entirely illustrated by students in grades K-12 but this idea has now fallen
>into the hands of the new PTO.
>Another idea I thought would be unique is purchasing a retired chaise or
>accent chair that could be primed. Assigning a theme such as "Rural
>America" and allowing each student in grades K-12 to add their artistic
>expression until the chair was completely covered. Once complete the chair
>could be fine tuned by more advance students and auctioned on eBay. Would
>it sell? I really don't know, but what would I have to lose, in additon the
>kids would really have a neat experience in collaborating the design of this
>chair by building off of one another's ideas. Does anyone have any
>thoughts, suggestions, or inspiration on some of the fundraisers your
>departments have done?
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