Thanks to everyone who came out to make these remarkably talented students feel special at their art show yesterday. It was their first time exhibiting at an art show. Not all of the 13 students showed up. It took a lot of courage and I am so proud of all my students. Every single student made a sale. Some of the top earners went well over $300. No greater feeling than to see 8-13 years olds making money doing what they love! Much credit goes to the parents for encouraging and believing in their children.
The second Junior ARTrepreneurs class is underway and we are looking for an office/class room space to rent now. The new curriculum will be amazing, all new projects. For the Winter art show, we will be working on having the event hosted in a local art gallery.
I visited the gallery space today and it was inspiring to see. I am looking forward to a great show. Announcements will be made during mass and help drive some traffic to the art show. I will continue to invite local business and media to try and attend. This is the last week, so make sure that you are still creating some art pieces. Create things you enjoy to paint. Think about the audience that will be at the church and the type of work they might be into. Think about the type of work your family and friends are into and make sure you have a little bit of everything! Whether you make 1 sale or no sales, the experience and knowledge you gain from stepping out of your comfort zone is what will give you the advantage. I am super proud of all the students this year. I am excited about Class #2 and am still working out the details for the next class! Stay tuned!
The Art Show will be held inside Slattery Hall #3. When you walk in through main entrance, make a right and walk towards the back (Near the double glass doors) There will be signage to help direct some traffic. It is directly across the gift shop. The show begins at 10:30am - 2:30pm. Please plan on arriving at 10am so that you can set up your table and price your work. Print out some custom order forms and have some change available for those customers paying in cash. You can buy small circle labels at office max and put prices on the work. None of the tables have table cloths, so feel free to bring a table cloth large enough for a 6 foot table and dress it up as you wish. I will provide each of you with a 5x7 table stand with your name on it.
I am in the process of developing the curriculum for the second Jr. Arts workshop. Class One has been an amazing experience. There will be some changes to the second class. The previous class offered over 4 major projects and there just wasn't enough time to complete them all. This time, I may either extend the class time from 1.5 hours to 2 hours in length, or add 2 additional days. Also, Instead of adding 4 major projects, I will focus on 2-3 major projects. Stay tuned for updates.