Parents - I'm pleased to announce that I will be setting up a Roosevelt Artsonia Gallery. Artsonia is an online art gallery of student work. I have been using Artsonia at my other buildings for a few years now and the response has been very positive. Check out Washington Elementary's Gallery.
Here's how Artsonia works -
After I receive signed permission slips I will register the students and you for the site. Artsonia creates an id name for the student using their first name and a number. Privacy and security are very important to Artsonia and myself. Never will a student's last name or photo ever appear on the online gallery. I will then photograph student artwork and upload it to the site. If you have provided an email address on the permission slip then you will be notified when your child had new artwork published. You can then send out your child's gallery page to family and friends around the world. It's a great way for grandparents living far away to see the child's work. Visitors to the gallery are able to post a comment to the young artist - but as the parent - You have complete control over what comments are posted. You will receive an email if there is a comment waiting approval. Take look at some of the positive comments given to students of Washington. It's a real confidence booster when students get comments from friends and family.
Another great thing about Artsonia is that your child's work will be there for a long time. It grows with your child each year. It's there own personal portfolio of work. If an artwork is destroyed, damaged, or you simply have no room on your fridge for it, it can always be found on Artsonia. You can even purchase items with your child's artwork on it. (Another great grandparent gift!)
So please be on the lookout for the Artsonia permission slip coming your way soon. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. There is a contact form on the home page of this website or you can email me at tgillesp@molineschools
I'm very excited to be again teaching at Roosevelt this year! The students and I have such fun, creative classes together. I love the enthusiasm of our Roosevelt Bears!
Click here to visit Roosevelt's Artsonia Gallery.
Continue to help us earn funds toward art supplies and technology in the art room with your Artsonia purchases!