Recognizing Students in Art Education

A little special attention and praise can go a long way to build self esteem and confidence in a child.  Showcasing a student’s artwork is a great way to call attention to their hard work and creative thought on a project.   In the Mendon Upton Regional School District in Massachusetts, artwork from twenty students from

Fundraising for a Cause

We do what we do (art fundraising), to support art education programs in schools.  Sometimes we are in a position to support other causes as a result of our programs.  One of our most popular products, the Grocery Tote, has been supporting breast cancer research for the past 2 years.  To date, we have donated

Pinwheels for Peace

One of our customers has told us about this wonderful project and we can’t wait to display our pinwheels this Friday!  This project combines your art education program with a broader message of peace and hope.  You could even sell the pinwheels as an art fundraiser or to raise funds for another cause.    What

Art Education at It’s Best at State Art Conferences

Fall is such an exciting time as you head back to school and meet new students.  If you’re an Art Teacher, you may also be planning on attending your state’s art education conference.  Most states across the country hold an annual conference each fall so art teachers can gather to share ideas, learn new lessons

Why an Art Fundraiser

Why an Art Fundraiser? As you begin to think about your fundraisers for the upcoming school year you could stick with the same old programs you have done in the past or you could consider a new idea that will make your students and families jump at the chance to buy! The list of reasons

Does Your Fundraiser Make the Grade?

From cookies to candy, wrapping paper to catalogs, the number of fundraising options for your school are endless.  Art fundraisers bring a unique program to your school that also promote art advocacy your  parents.   But whether you are considering an art fundraiser or not, it’s important to evaluate the companies you are considering from all

Infuse Art into All Areas of Education

The lack of an art program at a school doesn’t mean the end of art for students!  If school administrators and staff develop curriculum that infuses art into various subjects, students still have the opportunity to think creatively and express themselves.    Champion Creatively Alive Children, formed by Crayola, The National Association of Elementary School

Art Fundraising – Because Children Learn Differently

I have been reading a bit about Howard Gardner and his theories of multiple intelligences. According to Gardner “an intelligence is the ability to solve problems, or to create products, that are valued within one or more cultural settings.” Gardner claims that we all have multiple intelligences which can be nurtured and strengthened or ignored

Let Them Be Creative!

This video really gets you thinking about the evolution of education in our country.  There are many interesting points raised including how art education programs “have been the victims” of increased emphasis on standardized tests.  In this video, Sir Ken Robinson defines creativity as “the process of having original ideas that have value.” Any art

Art to Remember School Fundraisers – Because the ARTS MATTER!

We all know our schools are under constant pressure to cut budgets, do more with less and focus on core curriculum.  I could provide dozens of links of such stories, but you can find a good one here.  There is a line in this article that “most people seem to agree that in tight fiscal