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Re: [teacherartexchange] artsonia. used to be "end of year art project"


From: Gayle Parent (gayleparent_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon May 26 2008 - 18:06:01 PDT

Thank you Marcia. I'm going to forward your email to our PTO
president. This year we produced products with children't art on
them through "Original Works". I think they liked the products, but
PTO thought there was too much work involved for them. They might
like this better.

On May 25, 2008, at 1:09 PM, marcia wrote:

> Artsonia is an awesome website where you can easily
> load your kids' artwork. I use that for our school's
> art webpage. It does take a little extra of my time.
> I tend to photograph artwork during the study halls I
> supervise or while the kids are working. That way the
> kids ask about it and I tell them what I am doing and
> where the images will be uploaded to. Artsonia makes
> it very simple to let parents know about the website.
> It is also a small fundraiser where the art dept. gets
> 15% of all products purchased. Parents can buy mugs,
> t-shirts, etc. with their kid's artworks on it. We
> earned about $200 this year. Not a lot of money, but
> every bit helps! I use the site mostly as a PR tool
> for the art program. Parents love it and comment
> about it all the time to me. They send the links of
> their kid's art to their grandparents and relatives.
> Visitors can leave comments for the kids. I also use
> the site a LOT to find ideas of successful art
> lessons. P.S. I don't work for Artsonia :)
> Marcia in WI
>> Subject: Re: End of Year Art Project to be used for
>> open house display
>> From: Gayle Parent <>
>> Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 07:59:25 -0700
>> X-Message-Number: 2
>> Wow, what is artsonia? Your student work looks
>> wonderful! The
>> opportunity to buy something would be so cool, and a
>> great
>> fundraiser. I spent 17 years at schools for
>> impoverished families,
>> and am now working at a school where most families
>> are living in the
>> land of plenty. I wouldn't trade my first 17 years,
>> but the change
>> has been amazing.
>> Gayle
>> On May 23, 2008, at 6:46 AM, marcia wrote:
>>> The last 2 classes of my 4/5th grade classes I am
>>> showing them the video "Dropping in on Matisse"
>> (25
>>> min.) and then they will be Matisse paper cut out
>>> collages. They look kind of like this:
>>> That's not our school's webpage, however. Our
>>> school's webpage is:
>>> Have fun!
>>> Marcia
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