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One thing we did at our coordinators meeting was have a raffle every
year(free) the local art stores would donate matt cutters and Bases
and a school would receive one each year. We also promoted the local
frame stores who would matt and frame kids art work for $9.00 a
piece,just for them to have at home on the walls of for relatives.
D. kain wrote:
> So many art teachers don't have a clue as to how important this is to your
> job! I see many teachers slap the work up, and because they arrange it OK,
> they think it's great. Well, every year I get raves on the kids' work
> because I take a little more time. The result is the WORK looking so much
> better! I always back the work, always. I usually crop a little and back
> with black. I order a lot of black paper for this reason. If I used black
> to work on, I pick a color that's in the picture. Sometimes, I offset the
> background paper. I print out labels with the student names, so that
> people know who made the picture. There's nothing worse than trying to
> figure out who the artist is, especially in a year-end art show. And if
> there's a lot of different work, different colors, all together, I don't
> use a color on the board itself, I leave it blank cork. That way, it
> doesn't distract. These few things make a big difference, try them. People
> especially love the names clearly on them, with grade level.
-- john barrick Sandra Barrick astroboy http://home.fuse.net/astroboy