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Re: [teacherartexchange] Auction ideas


From: Natalie Sakurai (gnatsak_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Oct 30 2011 - 18:03:41 PDT

Some great ideas!! While we're on this subject, any good ideas for
crafts 2nd graders can make? Our school has a "Craft Fair," and all
of the students are expected to make something to sell. The 2nd
graders are a little tougher to find a craft for because they are more
limited in what they can do.

On Oct 30, 2011, at 8:44 AM, Marcia Beckett wrote:

> Hi there!
> Thanks for all the cool ideas, everyone! I've been doing art for an
> auction for the last couple of years with the kids. I too, don't
> really like the idea of having each kid make something for their
> parents to buy. It puts pressure on the parents, plus wouldn't the
> kid feel terrible if their artwork isn't good enough to buy? Having
> the artwork made in a group takes the pressure off of any one family
> and the kids will still want the art since they had a hand in making
> it.
> Last year, my 5th/6th grade class carved stamps and then we made one
> large picture with each of their stamped images. (actually we made
> two large pictures). They also made their own individual artwork
> which they kept. This fit into our studies of African Adinkra
> symbols. We made the artwork and then we got a frame donated from a
> parent who worked at a printing press shop (which was awesome). I
> wanted a copy of the artwork, so I took it to an office place to
> copy (which cost about $30). The copy is now framed and hanging in
> our hallway at school. My goal is to do this each year and build up
> a nice collection of student artwork for the halls. Blogged about
> here:
> If you can't find a frame donation, you can pick one up fairly
> inexpensively at Michaels. Get a 40% off coupon from online, or
> wait until they go on sale. You can also get a teacher's discount
> (15% I believe) off
> your total purchase.
> Another year, we did the same thing, but made a fish painting. Each
> kid painted their own fish for the picture. Again, I photocopied it
> and sold the original at the auction. That same year, I bought a
> wooden stool (also use a 40% off coupon) and we painted it with
> acrylic paints. It turned out awesome! Here are some pics:
> Another really cool idea for a group artwork is self portraits. You
> draw them on dry wax paper, color with Sharpies and decoupage on to
> a canvas. This is probably what I am going to do this year. It is
> explained on this website, which also has a lot of great idea.
> Good luck!
> Marcia in Wisconsin
> View my blog for art lesson plans, photography and mixed media art.
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