Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dolvin parents: Art News you can use!

News from the Art Room

It’s the end of the first nine weeks and students are excited to begin sharing the artworks they have created in art class. Although the actual works of art are being collected in student portfolios until the end of the year, there are several ways parents can enjoy and share the artworks all year! The first way is through Artsonia, our online gallery and digital portfolio. Artsonia allows families to share artworks online, leave comments for the artist, become fan club members, and even purchase products printed with the artwork all year long. It is a fantastic resource and the students are learning to use our class iPads to photograph and edit their art, as well as create artists statements, all online. We are beginning uploads this week as students select their favorite piece from the first nine weeks, and all should be available online in the next few weeks.

Another great way to stay up to date with our art learning is through  the art class Instagram and Twitter pages. Instagram is my current favorite social media - so quick and easy and really shows a lot of the great things we do daily. I post pics here almost daily, as I enjoy reflecting on the day in the evening while posting. Mrs. Knight’s students also get updates through Class Dojo using the Class Story feature – an Instagram-like feed of pics and updates. All student portfolios will go home with the students by the year’s end after all art shows and special displays are complete for the year – we love showing off our accomplishments!

Here are all the links you need, and thank you for your support of our art program at Dolvin:

Instagram - @smartestartists

Twitter - @MKSAfaf

Class Dojo – parent codes for signing on were sent home with students. Here is what Class Story looks like:


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