Parents and students alike were excited to purchase the artwork. The artwork was sold for $4 each, while the stools were sold for $30 (that's what it would cost to replace them + shipping). Believe it or not, a lot of people were willing to pay the $$ for the art stools. I think I may be on to something here :) Many families purchased their own students' work as well as other paintings and sculptures that other artists made. Here are some pics from last night:
This was the raffle basket that I put together for the students complete with a sketch pad, a canvas, markers, crayons, model magic, paint, and colored pencils. They are dying to see who won!
Students working on the Circle Painting mural in the Art Room. The projector was showing the You Tube video 'Circle Painting' on a continuous loop every few minutes to inspire the students and families as they painted.
This was the finished circle painting. I got a deal on the canvas from one of Michael's weekend sales. It's huge, but I know the perfect spot for it here at school.
These were the art stools that my students painted. I do this project every year with a group of well-behaved 6th graders, but this was the first year that I allowed them to buy their art stool at the Fine Arts Fair. The project involved researching a specific artist, writing a paper about the artist, the type of artwork he/she created, and choosing a specific work of art to re-create on an art stool.
Van Gogh, of course :)
These students were working on Circle Paintings in the Art room.
Here are some folks enjoying the art in the hallways. Like the papel picado?
These students were admiring the Oaxacan animals in the display case. There was a laptop set up on top that was playing the Oaxacan Wood Carving slideshow.
Our record bowls were a BIG hit!