Thursday, January 30, 2014

Artome Projects Begin!

Over the past two months I have been so ridiculously busy. Designing our school's yearbook from scratch (and heading several fundraisers in support of it) has been a VERY time consuming process. But the show must go on! :)

Picture from our artome show LAST year.
These past couple of weeks I've begun working on my artome projects with my kids. If you don't already know, Artome is a youth art show provider (and a great fundraiser for your school). First the company sends you "artome paper" (which is actually a nicely weighted paper which holds paint well), you create artwork on it with your students (at my school every student creates a piece - so in total this year we will have over 2,000 pieces of artwork), you send the artwork into the company (they pay shipping), they frame EVERY piece and it deliver back to your school on the day of the scheduled art show and assemble your art gallery. During your art show parents have the opportunity to purchase their child's artwork in the frame it's been placed in. The frame itself costs $19 (as reported on the artome website as of today) but you set the final price for your parents. At my school the past few years we've sold the framed artwork for $35.. so we've made a profit of $16 on each frame sold (which goes back directly to our art budget). At the end of the art show, the company dissembles the gallery and sends you back all of the artwork that was not sold (to be returned to the students). You only pay the $19 frame cost for the artwork that sells.
So anywayyyyy.... I've started working on my artome art projects with my kids. :)
For kindergarten I am doing my Lupine painting project, 1st grade is doing variety flower paintings, 2nd grade is doing cityscapes, 3rd grade is doing a Georgia O'Keeffe inspired tissue paper collage (more to come on this one soon), 4th grade is creating seascapes, and 5th grade is creating Australian dot art paintings.
Below are some of the pieces created this year so far...

Kindergarten Lupine Painting
Kindergarten Lupine Painting
Decided to create a display with this before I glue them onto the artome paper. :)




4th Grade Seascape
4th Grade Seascape
4th Grade Seascape
4th Grade Seascape
Wanted to make a display with these first too. :)
Wanted to make a display with these first too. :)
Wanted to make a display with these first too. :)

5 comments:

  1. Trying to decide if I should use this company...do your students have to paint/draw directly on the Artome paper?

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    1. They can either work directly on the paper or you can glue their work from another paper onto the artome paper.
      I only worked with this company for 2 years because we weren't bringing in enough revenue for them (this was a SUPER title I school).

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  2. Was your show on a weekday? What times did it run? I am elementary and would like to open my show 5-7 pm on a Wednesday.

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    1. Honestly I can't remember those details. I'm so sorry.

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