Each year the Upland Heights Art Department hosts an annual fundraiser. Instead of selling cookie dough, candles or the other usual suspects, the students use their talents to sell what they work so hard on: art.
Framed student artwork is put on display in a professional style. Students and their parents, friends and families can browse the artwork and purchase their professionally framed piece. This year, many students created mixed media artwork and students spent several weeks on their work.
Proceeds from the show are designated for more supplies for the art room. Because of this fundraiser, students have to opportunity to create with a variety of mediums such as paper mache, scratch paper, paint sticks, and metallic water colors that are not found in the typical elementary art classroom.
“The sense of accomplishment at the art show is palpable. Kiddos beaming by their framed art work as their parents take their photo makes me smile. I always have it set up where the Kindergarten art is placed in the front and then the show progresses by grade,” explained Upland Heights art teacher Cristy Jeter. “The ‘fundraiser’ aspect is nice, and certainly helps, but the pride I see in my artists is priceless!”