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Re: a plea for auction ideas, please


From: KPRS (KPRS_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Mar 15 2003 - 16:16:22 PST

a plea for auction ideas, pleaseOne of my gifted and talented students started her own T-shirt business by designing a logo that kids would like and silk screening them in her bedroom (much to the chagrin of her parents--rug damage..) Anyway her business has taken off to the point where she is going to 'jobbing' it out to a professional printer! My point? How about one of a kind shirts,handpainted and embellished? Or perhaps silkscreening shirts but only a limited edition. Photosilkscreeing (using the light sensitive emulsion) is sooooo easy that my student used her original drawing for the back, and computer generated (only on WORD) words on front. Just looking at Ken's site, I would love to have any of his block printing (nine's I think he called them) on a shirt.

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  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Bunki Kramer
  To: ArtsEdNet Talk
  Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2003 11:08 AM
  Subject: a plea for auction ideas, please

  from: Bunki Kramer (
  Los Cerros Middle School
  968 Blemer Road
  Danville, CA 94526

  Some of you lately have been sharing some wonderful ideas about auction items you've done in the past successfully (and even unsuccessfully which is worth hearing too). I am on the Academic and Tech Booster's committee with several top-notch parents who are really business savvy (I have no clue why I'm included..duh) but we've STARTED discussions for an auction next fall which is definitely going to happen.

  I like the idea of painted mirror frames which would be easy to set up with a frame per table and have several classes work on them. The painted chairs are a good possibility too. My questions to those of you who have attempted this...what was your process? Sanding? Gesso or primer first? What kind? Kind of paint used? Sealer? Michal...I love your pictures of this. Where would you find unfinished frames cheap enough to work on? I know...thrift stores...but where ELSE?

  Could we bounce more ideas around about auctions? I'm so green when it comes to what will sell or attract parents. My principal mentioned our selling some of our artwork but she means getting it professionally framed which costs $$$ and who knows if it'll sell or even if a student WANTS to sell it and give "us" the moola.

  Some good, cheap, smashingly wonderful ideas would be most welcome. Please help with some ideas we can work on. Thank you. Toodles....Bunki ---