Saturday, April 15, 2017

Art show/FurKids fundraiser

We had another big turnout for our annual Fine Arts Night art show and chorus concert - this year we also raised money for our local animal shelter FurKids. We have been promoting them and raising awareness all year by including the homeless pets in our artwork and sharing around the community and online. The kids have really embraced this community service project. #petpARTners

Artome set us up with a nice presentation of the student artwork the day before the event so that the students could get a sneak peek the day of the event, and get their families excited to attend that evening. It is so nice to get to see families talking about art, and many wrote FAN letters to their students. I also made the letters available to the students during the sneak peek if they wanted to compliment another student.

During the year, when we had extra time, we collected our crayon stubs and melted them into new paw print shaped crayons using a silicone mold. We also used leftover clay after clay lessons to make clay paw charms. We set these out at a FurKids information table and asked for a minimum $1 donation, with all the money donated to the shelter. It was a fantastic night and I have to say a big thank you to all the teacher volunteers, my assistants Samantha and Daniela from 4th grade, and all the students and families! I can't wait to announce our donation very soon... :)

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful event and lots of hard work! I wish I could've attended! Jackie from Miami


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