Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Collaborative Art Projects

Wow, I loved getting all the great feedback on my question about selling kids' art.  Lots of helpful input!
I especially like the ideas where you have your students do collaborative art, then sell it.  I think I can do that........
Any pics/ ideas out there for collaborative artworks?
I'm thinking maybe a school of fish or birds in an outdoor setting, flowers, boats on a lake, animals, etc.?????
If you've had your students create a collaborative artwork where the finished product is small enough to be framed, it would be great to see it:)
Thanks again for sharing!  I LOVE Art Teachers!

Wow, I'm seeing tons of great ideas for collaborative art that is being made and sold at various school fundraisers.......  Thanks again for sharing your ideas.  If you have more ideas, please comment and I'll add the link to this post:)
Marcia Beckett shares her students' cool printing art here & school of fish and super great stool here.  (I love the stool art, no doubt it went to a lucky person at the auction.)

I also found this blog showing many art projects created for the Beverly Cleary School 2009 Auction.  Love the Peace Dove, and the origami art.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Have you tried to sell student artwork at your art shows?

For SaleImage by Ian Muttoo via Flickr
Hi There,
It's getting close to our annual art show and many of the same questions/ideas/comments come up every year.  Some of them are easily answered, but this one continues to stump me, "Is there a way that the student artwork can be for sale?"
So far my answer has been, "Yes, but...............",  and after the "but" are all the practical reasons for making this task very difficult and some of the fears I have regarding students feelings toward their art.
With that said, I am at a private school and funds are needed now more than ever.
Has your school ever sold student artwork at it's art show?  Can you share the method used & would you recommend it?

Would love to hear from you, especially those of you who've been teaching art for ages and have been-there, done-that!
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cubism Cats

Big thanks to Marcia Beckett and her "Art is Basic" blog for posting
this Cubist Cat lesson.

My 3rd graders enjoyed it lots!
During the first class, I gave a directed drawing lesson for the cat.  After drawing in pencil, students traced w/ black marker.
Then in second lesson students added shapes by making lines with a ruler.  Then they colored in the shapes.