MN who visits Hollywood during Spring Break (family)
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 1:45 PM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Art Day
> Hi all,
> I haven't posted in a long time. I currently have a problem that I am
> sure someone has a great idea for. Some background first. We are a small
> Lutheran School. I am the art specialist (I have a masters in art
> education, but I also teach other things.) We have been doing an Art Day
> for the last few years. Grades 1-8 do nothing but art for an entire day.
> I invite artist/ teachers to come for the day. We have presentations in
> the morning where they share their art forms, then in the afternoon, we
> divide the artists and the students up and have a hans-on project led by
> the visiting artists. The students love this day. It is a great way to
> promote the arts and art careers.
> Now for my problem. Last year we couldn't host Art Day because all the
> art teachers I contacted couldn't take off or were afraid to take off with
> the cuts coming on. I am able to offer a small stipend ($300-500) and
> lunch for each artist who attends. I am looking for either artists who
> are interested in coming or suggestions of another way to run art day if I
> cannot find artists to come in. The students get tired of always hearing
> me. They love to get some new ideas from new persectives. Any thought
> would be greatly appreciated. We are located in Hollywood, Florida.
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