Submitted by Oswego County BOCES
Now parents of students at Fulton’s Fairgrieve Elementary don’t have to wait until a special school event to see their children’s artwork.
Kelly Allen, Fairgrieve art teacher, has teamed with Artsonia, artsonia.com — the world’s largest online kids’ art museum — to display the students’ artwork.
Anyone can view the school gallery online at: artsonia.com/schools/Fairgrieve1. Visitors can browse the artwork in the school gallery by grade level, or by specific exhibits.
Fairgrieve School students join thousands of students from over 130 countries whose artwork is showcased on Artsonia. “This program is a wonderful way to get parents and family members more involved in art education,” said Allen.
All of Artsonia’s pieces of artwork (20 million and counting) are viewable online, and any teacher or parent can create an online art gallery for their child or school.
Artsonia provides several online features such as fan clubs and personal guestbooks, as a way for families to encourage the creativity and imaginations of their young artists.
In addition, family members can purchase keepsakes imprinted with the child’s artwork, with Artsonia donating 20 percent of their annual product revenue back to school art programs.
Headquartered in Gurnee, Ill., Artsonia was established in 2000 as an online kids’ art museum providing free, educational resources for kids, families and schools to create art projects.
Since its inception, Artsonia continues to integrate technology in the classroom, develop multi-cultural understanding through art and increase family involvement in children’s education.