Thursday, March 11, 2010

Art Night!

Tonight there was an Art Exihibit at the
elementary school.


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I used to be an art docent at our elementary school in California and was part of starting a night like this there.
We displayed  a piece of mounted artwork created by each child in the auditorium, had musicians playing for ambiance, and sold art supplies.
So, I was happily surprised to find out that the school here in Montana had an
Art Night too.
Who knew it was so popular?

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Here, there were a few differences and I couldn't help but compare.
They had the art displayed throughout the school.
They also had each grade level create a piece of art that was similar to a work by 
one of The Masters.
For example...

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Can you guess what piece Jackie Boy was imitating here?
I was happy that I guessed it right away.

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Mister Luke's grade learned about another artist-
can you guess?

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Of course you artsy people can.
Who doesn't love the French Impressionists?

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I missed having the music tonight and everyone gathering in one room, but I loved the artwork the kids produced and they had an even better fundraising idea than selling art supplies.
They work with  Kids Kreations, a fundraising company that sells things like mouse pads, coffee cups, jewelry, notepads, etc. with your child's artwork printed on it. 
Fabulous idea in my opinion. 
I can't help but want to order from them, knowing I will have an artwork keepsake and will raise money for the school at the same time.

Here is my own artwork from the night. 

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My "Neon Boyz" at Art Night!

What do you think is the best fundraising idea for schools?

6 comments:

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

kid art is always so entertaining!! ps we both live in Montana how cool is that?

Double Wide Mom said...

Good m orning, TM! Good to see you today and all that art is amazing!. I love your blog and forgive me for not personally saying "hi" sooner!

Heiress to the KINGDOM said...

fundraising ideas? definitely concerts, bake sales and maybe a car wash

Farmgirl Paints said...

I love art night. It's amazing how talented kids are!!! Holy cow I don't remember making mini masterpieces when I was in grade school. Love your neon artwork. That was super groovy girl!

Our school has tons of fundraisers. I guess I like the art night best. They have a silent auction the same evening and you get to bid on stuff. Cookie dough sales are great too. I love having tubs of cookie dough in the freezer. So easy for bunco nights etc... Have a great weekend Brigetta.

Brigetta's Mom said...

Really loved your artwork:-)

Foursons said...

I love the book fair because well...I love books.

My son's art teacher does AMAZING things with the kids.