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Re: [teacherartexchange] artsonia


From: KulasFamily (makul9_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat May 16 2009 - 05:49:39 PDT

I suggest that you start small with Artsonia. I began with putting one
artwork per students on the site for the year- then found myself wanting to
add more and more as time went on. As I became more familiar with the
process and learned tricks that worked for me, it became easier. I have
found that it has taken my students and their families a couple of years to
really begin using the site, but now I get comments that reflect real
appreciation for it (far away relatives and friends are able to enjoy and
comment on the kids' work) and a bit of money every year comes in for extra
supplies, too. One father told me his parents, half a continent away,
ordered their Christmas cards using the grandchild's artwork from ArtSonia.
I have to admit I am hooked on doing this even though it is a little over
the edge...

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Sent: Friday, May 15, 2009 10:41 AM
Subject: RE: [teacherartexchange] artsonia

I have considered this and your response confirms my worst and best
fears...I want to do this for specific projects such as the Seurat
inspired pointillist paintings or the Picasso inspired portraits which
turned out incredibly well, they take about 10 weeks (I see them 8 times
during the 10 weeks...we only have art once a week) and are worth the
effort, I would never attempt to put all work up...time is the biggest

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