Saturday, August 30, 2008

Duval Art Teachers Association is raffling off Origial works of art on Palettes

The Duval Art Teachers Association is raffling off 8 differenat art palettes that have been painted by local artists in Jacksonville. These one of a kind works of art are worth hundreds but can be bought for $1. Raffle tickets are $1 each OR 25 tickets for $20. Each ticket can be labeled for a specific palette or can be spread amoung several palettes. The drawings will be January 16, 2009 and winners will be notifyed so you don't have to be present to win. All money from this goes to fund the Leslie Beddard Foundations which supports and encourages excellence in Art Education through workshops, education, advocacy and grants. For more information on the Art Palette raffle call 904-390-2677.

Art To Remember Project Underway

We have started off the year with our annual Art To Remember fundraiser, which helps to raise funds for the Chets Creek Cultural Arts fund. This fund helps to provide quality presentations and performances by guest artists of various talents to enhance our students' education and experiences. It also helps to fund activities during our annual Cultural Arts Week and Arts Extravaganza evening event, which is held in the Spring. Monies have also been used to furnish special materials for our various resources. This activity is a wonderful way to effect all our students' lives during the school year.

When you recieve your Art To Remember envelope, it will include an original piece of artwork by your child, a picture list of over 30 items on which you can have your child's work reproduced, an order form and price list, and instructions on how to order. What better Holiday gift for family members than an item adorned with your child's artwork. It is definitly a one of a kind gift. We would ask that each family consider purchasing, at least, a magnet to help bring in quality presentations to Chets Creek.

Start watching for your Art To Rememeber envelope to come home in late September or early October. Revisit this blog to find out the deadline date on which to turn in orders.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

We are in need of your garbage and donations!!!!!

We are getting ready to start another exciting year in art as we continue to explore a variety of media, techniques and precesses. I am always anxious to see the wonderful work that will be created by our young artists as they discover how line, shape, and color work together to evolve into a beautiful composition.

To start our journey, the Art Lab could use a few items to recycle into a variety of art projects. These items can be dropped off at the Art Lab door.

old CDs and DVDs
clean soup/veggie cans
Styrofoam egg cartons
small pieces of scrap wood or metal
bottle caps (metal and plastic)
old broken jewelry
ribbon scraps
silk plants and flowers
imitation fruit and vegetables
old calendars
anything that might be fun and interesting to glue into art projects.

The following are items that are needed in the art lab. Any thing that you may wish to donate will be GREATLY appreciated and will be used in certain art projects and/or used in the day to day functions of the Art Lab.

Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
wax paper
baby wipes
bars of Ivory soap
liquid starch
copy paper
hydrogen peroxide (for cyanotype photography)
rechargable AA batteries (new)
staple gun and staples

Thank you, in advance, for any and all contributions!