Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Family Art Night and Silent Auction

Our Annual Family Art Night and Silent Auction came and went. It was a huge success and I couldn't be happier with the turn out as well as the profits from the auction. I did things very similar to previous years. My preparation for this event is massive but I have gotten it down to an "art" and It comes together easier every year. I also have a co-worker that is a tremendous help and I couldn't do it with out her.
 I mount and label all the work then mount it on black butcher paper weeks prior to the show. Then I start with a team of volunteers about 1:30 the day of the show tacking up the sheets of paper onto the walls. It goes surprisingly fast. I like that the kids come back that night and the halls have been transformed.

We set up the lunchroom with tons of art activities for all guests to enjoy. Some of the centers were watercolor, still life, free collage, Legos, modeling clay, zentangles, and free drawing. We set up a little photo booth area for people to take fun pictures. Our book fair was also open this year and that was a popular stop for guests.

We served light snacks and those are always a hit. I mix up a snack mix of Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, marshmallows, and chocolate chips. It tastes like a s'more! I also have juice in the primary colors and the kids can pick two colors to see it change in their cup. Last but not least, we had our silent auction featuring canvas art made by each homeroom. It was a big success and the kids did an amazing job. Now I will go take a nap.