Nov 1, 2010

36 Strathmore Art Journal Kits Giveaway!

I recently tried out a great new art journal, the Art Journal Kit made by Strathmore® and designed by Artterro®. They've teamed up to create these inspiring journal kits, complete with examples of how to make your own beautiful pages.

Strathmore will send one winner 36 Art Journal Kits, with a retail value of $400. This prize will make a wonderful gift for any classroom or art journal party.

To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment that includes your plans for using the journals and your contact information. This giveaway is limited to the continental US and one comment per entrant, please. Comments must be posted by Wed., Nov. 9th at midnight PST.

For more ideas on how to use these journals, I will be posting my own Art Journal Kit pages through Wednesday. Good luck everyone and thank you to Strathmore for this fabulous giveaway!

159 comments:

Camille said...

I would love to have a set of art journals to use with my class! I would love to take my class outside on a regular basis to sketch. For example, when we study trees, we could sit outside and sketch the trees that are on our campus. When we are studying weather, we could sketch the clouds.
Camille
An Open Door

Marna Ford said...

I am an art teacher and I work at 5 schools (3rd - 6th grades) a week. I would use the journals to use in an after school enrichment class for those students interested in doing more art. These after school students could use the journals for planning new projects, for extra practice at home, for sketching and contour drawing, for collecting ideas for projects. Our state is wanting to see more integration with other subjects and I would have writing assignments to go with their art pieces.
Love your website and use it to inspire my lessons!
Marna Ford
Ford.marna@ lusd.org

Kristyn DeMint said...

I just started an art club with my middle school students. These journals would be a great way to get their creative juices flowing :)
~Kristyn
http://herdabbles.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

I have been wanting to start a book project with my middle school students using a variety of media and reviewing the elements and principles of design. These journals would be sturdy and my students would appreciate them. I wish I could afford to purchase them myself, my current budget does not allow for it. Thanks for giving so much valuable information on your blog!
Karen

sarah k. said...

I would use the art journals for an after school club for middle school students. The journals would be a great way to explore new media, have a place for self expression and to continue to learn about art on a personal level.
sarah dot kerns 3 at gmail

rennbridy said...

I am a self-taught art teacher in a small (240 students) K-8 parochial school in Center City Philadelphia, PA. We do not have an art room and have a very small art budget. To be granted a giveaway like this could provide one of the classrooms with an art adventure I know they would value.
Thank you for offering such a gift! donnabridy@aol.com

Steffi said...

Hi kathy, I have a 8th grade with 35 students and i would love for them to use the journals to show a writing/reading/art collaborative unit. We live on an isolated island and the unique qualities of this project would be spectacular. i am also open to sharing their work with everyone including stathmore. thanks so much Stephanie Needham SFNeedham@aol.com

sadie said...

I would love to win the journals for my art enrichment class- what a great way for them to see their progress! Thanks for the opportunity Kathy!

Herbal Tonya here said...

HI there

I look forward to checking these out! I would give these to the attelier at my daughters school. The Hilltown Cooperative Charter School in Haydenville MA. I think they would love them!

Thanks

-t

Maria said...

OH my gosh, these are wonderful!! I homeschool my daughter and it can be so easy to get caught up in the 'work' stuff and forget the art. I would love to use this with her and our homeschool art group.
Fabulous kits!!

Mrs E (in Texas) said...

WOW...I am journaling with my after school art club, and these would be great!,,,

Jessica said...

I am a homeschooling mother of two. I run a weekly Artist/Writer's Journaling class from my home every other week. I have used your journaling ideas for this class. They can be seen at www.teachablemoments-jessica.blogspot.com.

As homeschoolers, we have to create the opportunities for our children to learn as a group. Our writing group now includes 7 children. If I were to win this giveway, I would hold a journaling event at our local library for the homeschooling community. Our library is generous and rents us their gathering space for $5. Having the chance to create art, in a journal format with a large number of children would be a blessing. My children do not often get that type of opportunity.

jvsnajder@gmail.com
~Jessica

Susan said...

Hi there,

I work in a with in a district that has no art in 7th and 8th grade, we are losing the retention of what we have taught the students during those years. I would use these journals as a record for art terms, and how those terms are used in the graphic media of today. We would also included our art history studies, and mini masterpieces that go along with these studies.

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

This would be a great prize to win for an art coop. We have several families that have met in the past for art. I would love to be able to put something together!

Anonymous said...

These journals would be a fantastic start to the art and creative writing after school club I have started with my 7th and 8th grade students. They are always asking to explore more creative options outside the formal art class, and I think these journals would be the ticket!
madeline mcor1@verizon.net

Nora said...

I would love to use these journals to inspire my art students to work independently and look at the world as artists. The journals look great for inspiring self expression and creative thought as well as prompting more reluctant artists. I would use the journals in my art classes as well as encourage students to use them outside of school. My students would treasure these journals.

Nora@madriver.com
www.faystonart.blogspot.com
www.waitsfieldart.blogspot.com

M--- said...

We are part of a large homeschool group. I would love to have these for an Art Co-op for many students from many families to use.

jmiaromero at gmail dot com

DellaRae said...

I have done art journal projects with my students in the past, but I would love a guide to spark their creativity. I have art club every morning for forty minutes before school and this would be a great project for them along with thier other artwork.

Anonymous said...

Strathmore Art Journals?!!! As an artist, I have always loved using their papers. I am also an art teacher of 650 students. I also have a Wednesday morning art club of 38 kids. I was so inspired by your art journal/sketchbook pages that we have been doing fun little projects in our sketchbooks each art club (along with some service based projects). Not all of my students can afford sketchbooks. This would be a wonderful gift for these students, as well as a boost for those artsy kids who sometimes just need a sketchbook.
Jill
jday@lps.k12.co.us
http://wilderpaintsplatters.wordpress.com/

KackyK said...

I am a 4H leader and these would be a wonderful foundation to an art project for our Cloverbud crew. Thanks so much for this chance!

Nellie Mae said...

Wow! What an amazing giveaway. The journals look like they would supplement a variety of objectives. In a world where 'text books' are practically non-existent in art education, a fun, beautiful workbook/sketchbook/journal would be an amazing thing for any art teacher.

I would use the journals for open-ended, exploratory, art journaling. It might be fun to designate one or two journals per class and let each student contribute a page in a circle journal activity for the entire class.

Shelly Stewart said...

Wow, these look wonderful!

I'd use them with our homeschool coop group and friends. We'd have a few left over that I would donate to a local school or library.

Thanks!

teebo said...

Hi Kathy these are awesome! Every year I request students to bring in a sketchbook so we can have a collection of work in one place. Yet money is so tight with the parents they always ignore my request. These sketchbooks would be use for my middle schoolers. They would be so proud and I know their work will go home and be kept for a long time if it was in one place. Thanks for the great work and the chance for a great gift.

Ashley said...

This would be a fantastic resource for my fifth graders who are craving art beyond class. I have had multiple requests to do an art club, but with their tight schedules it cannot be worked in. This would be a wonderful tool to have my students bring work back and forth from school to home to keep them creating every day!

Aaroy85@yahoo.com
aaroy85@gmail.com

artteacher said...

I work in an inner city school where the kids appreciate everything given to them and I know they would love to use these art journals.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Charlene

wocketinmypocket7@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would use these journals with 3rd grade students to introduce the idea of an art journal/sketchbook. Currently, our school does not have the funds to buy sketchbooks so I have a makeshift sketchbook of scrap paper stapled together. I use these for our daily warm-ups, sketching before projects, drawing at the school forest, writing new art vocabulary in them, adding mini-collages, practicing new techniques, etc. I would love to be able to give students a REAL artist sketchbook! They would be THRILLED! :)
Sarah Ford
sjford@mosineeschools.org

Claire said...

Oooooooh the things I could do witha a journal...I'm constantly doodling so this should be fun....My friends and I have been trying to get together and do something fun...maybe we could all make journals!
~thanks, claire

claire.negus@gmail.com

Kathryn said...

My 10 year old has been wanting to start an "Art Club" at her school. The district has been hit hard by budget cuts and there just isn't money to formally support such an activity. Winning these wonderful journals would be an amazing way for the students to have an opportunity to learn to art journal!!

upmomto4 at gmail dot com

Carol P. said...

I teach after school classes and would love to use these as an art club project. We are supported by the PTA and this would make the classes accessible for more students!

Denise Livingston said...

At my son's school, his art teacher's hours have been cut due to budget cuts. As a parent, I plan to set up an after school art journaling class to continue enriching our students with art. Because this will be an volunteer effort, I could really use these art journal kits to start this project. Thank you for the opportunity to enter the giveaway!

Jenn said...

These look so great! My family and I help out schools in East Palo Alto and it would be so great to get to donate these journals to a deserving teacher who could use them to expose kids to the wonderful world of creativity and art! Thanks!

amy said...

I teach art at a nonprofit school on the east side of Austin, TX. The art department (me) depends on donations to be able to purchase supplies (as does the whole school to remain open!) It is quite a challenge, but knowing that these kids are getting an education they would otherwise not have the opportunity to receive is very fulfilling. I have more than 36 students but I know that 36 of them would be completely overwhelmed to receive on of these awesome journals and that they would use them very well! Some of my kids ask me for homework because they want more practice! I am so blessed by their thankful hearts and their amazing artistic abilities. They make my job so fun, and I would love to give them to my students to use well at home and at school.

cmooretech said...

Chris Moore
We have just set up a program for jr. high student who are having a hard time fitting into the general population during recess. Jr. high can be a hard time for students. We call it the Art Guild. The Guild is starting with a furniture refinishing/collage project and this book would be a perfect go along. Students could work on it when they are done with their main project for the day (like watching paint dry) or it could become the next project.
thank you

Heather said...

I would love to win the journals and share them with our homeschool group. I have two wonderful girls that love art very much. Since we do homeschool we pay for all of our school supplies and that is hard to due sometimes. This would be a great help to us.

Welcome to our nest said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I could find many uses for these journals - my daughter attends a public charter art school and her class would probably benefit from these if they are age appropriate or I would donate them to the art teacher to use or my partner teaches at the school and could find a use for them. Lastly, I would put aside some of them to use at the hospital I work at for kids whom are admitted and also kids whom are visiting family members. So many wonderful uses for such a wonderful gift!

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Nikki said...

These art journals would be AWESOME to win....I am a volunteer at my children's school and they have removed art from the curriculum. I hated to see it go, so I stepped up and have been working with the teachers and bringing art to 1st,2nd and 3rd grade. I'm so thankful for your blog it has given many ideas to do with children and since there is no money in budget for art. I supply what I can and we ask for donations to help out. This would wonderful to bring to the students. Thank YOU for all you do!!

larnichole@yahoo.com

Lindsye Ostafy said...

I teach elementary art at 2 schools for Colonial School District in New Castle, Delaware. Our schools are all low income, and the students would LOVE these! My contact info is:
Lindsey Ostafy
4050 Wranglehill road
Bear, DE 19701
302-562-3386
lostafy@colonial.k12.de.us

Traicee said...

Hi, My class is partnering with an older class for a sketch buddy program. Both classes are are very creative, and the multiage interactions have been very powerful. Right now they are sketching in lined spiral notebooks, so having special art journals would be very apprciated by both classes. Thank you for making this opportunity available!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

how wonderful. Well, some of these would be grea to donate to my local library for their children programs. either that, or i'd give them to a friend of mine who is student-teaching for her class

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm the Fine Art Coordinator at the Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor, Michigan. I work with children ages 6 through 14 on a daily basis after school. We would happily except Strathmore Art Journal Kit! Currently, I keep "drawing folders" for the children in the classrooms file cabinet. The children feel a sense of ownership, plus when art display opportunities arise we have artwork to choose from. Having the children sketch, draw, collage all in one journal would be a great addition to this practice. It would be an expressive outlet and way for them to see their own progress artistically. Thank you for the opportunity. Allison Haynes

Our Deli-Sub said...

Our school district's art program is volunteer baised. If I won these I would use them in one of the classes that does not have a volunteer this year as a help for their teacher.

Ms. S said...

Kathy,
What an amazing opportunity! I am a first year art teacher in Carelton, MI. I see 570 students every three days in their classrooms (I teach art on a cart). I have been inspired for years by the beautiful journal ideas you post. This year our art dept. has been given a $0 based budget and am only allowed to use 500 pieces of paper (printing paper) per year. These journals would be a great creativity starter while I wheel in and set up. Kathy and Strathmore thank you for this opportunity!

Ms. S

Mrs. Erb said...

I've always wanted to create an after school art club but didn't have the resources to do so. These Journaling Kits would be a great start to help me create an art club theat my students have so desperately wanted. I would also give students who enjoy art an opportunity to have an extra-curricular art class.

Mmartello said...

My children attend a parochail school. This year due to budget cuts they planned to cut art. I am a stay at home mom, and decided to volunteer to teach art to save the program. This is my first experience teaching art, and I have to say it has been a joy. I would love to be able to expose the children to these materials. I feel like they can foster a love of drawing, that can be inspiring for these kids.

Mmartello said...

Cmmartello@verizon.net

Unknown said...

Hi there- I run the after school program at Creative Arts Charter School. We have been discussing the idea of art journals for the past week coming up with different themes centered around what children need to feel safe in a city. As a program that usually relies on recycled materials for our art projects it would wonderful to put something brand new, that didn't need fixing first, into the hands of the children in my program. We would love to have these Art Journal kits to do our journaling project with. And we would be happy to document our process for you as well. Eileen McCann-Kingston
After School Director
Creative Arts Charter School
San Francisco CA

Molly Callahan said...

These would be so great for my art club kids! We're trying to go the entire year without having to buy supplies ( partially bc of budget cuts and part bc we are " being green " by doing many recycled projects). This prize would be great reward for their hard work!

Kate said...

Hi! I love your blog and have used many of the ideas in my classroom. My students look forward to art every Thursday. I teach art to two special day classes for children who are emotionally disturbed ranging from K-6. They love art and the diversity of your projects allow for each child to be successful. It also shows us the hidden talents of students who struggle in other areas. We would love the art journals, but mostly I just appreciate all the ideas your site has to offer.

claudia said...

I've just completed an attempt at handmade tunnel books with my students. We have no "budget" so the funds come from my Christmas bonus or parents doing a rummage sale. So, this would be so helpful for our next phase of personalized books.
claudiad@chorus.net

Yellow bobby pins said...

Way cool!! Thank you Strathmore and Kathy for putting this together!

Drawing and collaging! My two favorite loves! My students are participating the the Sketchbook Project out of Brooklyn NYC this fall. These journals would be a fantastic spring unit to continue the process of journaling, sketching, collaging, painting and just generally falling deeper in love with the process of art.

Mz. Scott said...

Hello!

I am a K-12 art teacher and I would love to introduce art journaling to my middle school students. My students are in desperate need of a creative outlet and I think that adding journaling to my classroom will help them work through issues and also integrate reading and writing into the art room.

mclouthart at gmail dot com

Erin Scott
Art K-12
McLouth, KS

redt2play said...

If I were to win these journals, I would love to share them with my daughter's art class (6 girls), her girl scout troop (10 girls) and use the other 20 books to begin an art class with our homeschool group or the local 4H Club. I know these books would be a great gift to all the girls who receive them. Sadly, art has taken a back seat to so many other activities. I think these journals can be used to engage many young women in our small rural community with a new love of art. Inspiring their inner artist! Thank you so much for this opportunity.

Theresa

theresa@rakov.net

tishalou said...

I teach art to 500 students K-5 in Fauquier County, Virginia. I also organize and schedule an elective program for the 4th and 5th graders which involves getting volunteers to offer classes and scheduling each student in the classes they choose. This year I am offering a 2D mixed media jounaling class and would love to be able to give them these kits. I also have an art club who would love them too!
Contact me at tishalou@hotmail.com
or
http://tishalou.blogspot.com/

Hannah- Art.Paper.Scissors.Glue! said...

Would love to implement these in our new Middle School Art Club this year!

http://art-paper-scissors.blogspot.com

h_mazzuto@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

I currently teach 73 students art in a small school in Denton, TX. My budget is around .68 per student. I have often shared my own art journals with my students, and encouraged them to start their own. This would be the perfect opportunity to help them track their own artistic journey. Our school would never be able to make such nice things available to the students. Thanks for the chance to win them!

Megan E. S. said...

Currently, my kids keep a "sketch file" (a manilla file filled with drawings on computer paper because it is cheap and usually donated by local offices in my town) all year long to help them see their development over the entire school year.

I think I would pick the older kids- 5th or 6th grade and spend 15 minutes at the beginning of each art class letting them work on their journal. I would provide an open ended prompt and limit the supplies for each prompt. For example: "Make a list of places you would like to go in your life. Pull one magazine and find an image that represents one of the places and draw an environment around your image." This would be a good way for them to continue their thoughts from class to class, work independently, and I feel when the kids have nice supplies they tend to value them and get more creative with them. I would end up being a wonderful keepsake for the upper elementary kids!

Thank you for the opportunity to provide these for my kids!

Margot said...

I run an farm-based education program and am always looking for ways to work with kids outside and incorporate art.....I would love to won these journals to give to the kids that come to work in an alternative environment! Thanks for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

Hi!
My middle school art students would love to have a different avenue of creativity to explore! These Art Journal Kits would be a great addition to our financially strapped art program!
Thanks!
:~)

Char said...

Wow! Thank you for such a great opportunity. I would love to put these Art Journal Kits to use in our homeschool coop. Thanks!

AudreyR said...

Hi Kathy,
I work in 5 Special Ed schools for Autistic, MD and ED students. I have almost 700 students total (many low income) with a very small budget. We create many of your projects, though I must adapt them to my students. I would use the journals with my older ED students ( a smaller school of 57) for several art projects, including valuable self expression. They have never had the kind of art class I am trying to provide for them, and are just now learning elements and principals of art. Just this week one of my older students said to me "I never used to like art, now I do" What a compliment!! They would so love this!

Anonymous said...

I teach in a title one school in Cheyenne Wyoming. I would use these journals as a tool for my students to explore and express themselves. Being a title one school our art funds are very limited and to be able to share with my students a amazing kit would be such an exciting moment for me and them. Our third graders create a self portrait for an assessment piece, this is accomplished by students using various way to express self...this could be an great tool for that assessment.
Patti Krakow
Hebard Elementary
krakowp@laramie1.org

Anonymous said...

I teach summer camps and would love to have these journals for the kids to work with. Especially for the art camps that I do. Thank you for the opportunity!
Pauline
fiberlooney@yahoo.com

mrspicasso said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would use the journals as an enrichment exercise with my gifted and talented artists.
Denise

Smarts63 said...

This would be amazing in my classroom!! I am an K-12 art teacher and I am looking to start an art club for my middle school and high school students that would touch on Art Journaling. I am also always looking for new ideas, tools, and resources to support what I am already teaching the students within my class and that would really support the weekly sketchbook assignments that I am already having the students do! Thanks for this opportunity!! You can contact me at ericagorzen@gmail.com! Thanks again!

Jennifer Gregory Miller said...

We're really trying to encourage art journaling, combining with nature journaling, so this would be a coup to encourage this with our students.

amanda anderson said...

Oh, what an incredible opportunity! I would love to use these journals with two classes of kids at my homeschool co-op. We have children ranging from quite tiny to early teens and I have at LEAST 36 older kids who would enjoy a class dedicated to art journaling!

amanda anderson said...

oh dear, I neglected my contact information!

mandykittie at yahoo dot com :)

ginigin said...

Thanks to you and Strathmore for a wonderful giveaway. I work with kids and encourage them to journal to help cope with traumatic experiences. One of the greatest barriers is resources, as their families don't have the funds to get nice journals and I don't get reimbursed when I buy them to give away. It would be so great to have this quality of journal for my kids instead of the cheaper ones I can afford. I have 38 kids that I work with, so this would be perfect! Can't wait to see more about what you do with yours. you can reach me at cooper at swva dot com.

smash_byrd said...

Oh, wow. What a great resource this journal kit would be for my after school art program!
contact info: smash_byrd@yahoo.com

Carolyn del Rio said...

I would love to have these journals for my GT students. We are currently involved in a year long study of art history, artists, and techniques. This would be a wonderful addition to our program. Plus, we are starting an after school art club, and they could be used there as well. Especially since we do not have the luxury of an actual art teacher as a regular part of our elementary curriculum at our campus.

Ms. W said...

My fifth graders would absolutely LOVE the Art Journal Kit. Consisting of mostly African American students from low-income homes, these students need an outlet in which they can express themselves. I think the journals would be a creative means in spending their time outside of school, as well as, a motivational tool inside the classroom.

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Reagan said...

The older children in our homeschool co-op would LOVE this (not to mention I would too!) I've used several of your ideas over the last few semesters in my classes! We would use the journals to introduce different techniques and encourage the kids to be creative and show their individuality.

collumacademy at g mail dot com

Patricia said...

I would love to win those Art Journals. With all the budget cuts in CA, it would be so nice, to have something that wonderful for our school. I would donate it to our Art teacher.

Grace said...

I would love to win this to use with my homeschool group. We've been talking about an art and a writing class so this might make a wonderful place to start. Thanks for the chance.

myyearinhaiku at gmail dot com

Laurie said...

Our school is starting Friday morning clubs, to accomodate those students whose parents' work schedules make after-school clubs impossible. I'm hosting an art club based on this website and would use these 36 journals to host two rotations of art club. yay!

Emma S. said...

I am part of an art docent program for my children's elementary school. Every time I teach, I am amazed by the imagination of the kids and by just how engaged they become in the art. I've seen the lessons pull children off of the periphery and into animated discussions. I've seen 'problem' kids put everything into a project. The teacher gets to see a side of the kids that perhaps she would not have. The program has helped the school understand how integral art is to a good curriculum. I believe the Strathmore Art Journal Kits would be a wonderful addition to a very necessary part of life in our school.

Shelbz said...

I would love to win these journals for my Art Journal class. We use a number of ideas from your wonderful blog and I am so thankful that I found it.

haitian art history said...

Wow! Thank you for such a great opportunity. I would love to put these Art Journal Kits to use in our homeschool coop. Thanks!

bethbelmondo said...

This sounds great. I would love to use it as a guide for my young kiddos (kindergarten) to introduce different types of art. Many times my students think of art as painting, and it is always fun to try and inspire different types of artists to grow!
Thanks for the opportunity!

contact info: bethbelmondo@gmail.com

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mylien said...

What a great idea. I would give them to our 5th graders so they can document their last year in elementary school. The extras will be given to our foundation to be handed out as presents this winter to kids in need.

Mylien

mylienm@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I would love to use these. I teach art for my daughter's Montessori class. They would love to have these to help the children continue to creat

Jennifer

fuentes25@msn.com

Dru said...

What a great giveaway!! I work at a Boys & Girls Club in Northern Arizona and I would give these to my kids there and at our sister club in the next town over. I've been wanting to start an art journal program there and this would help jump start that program! Since we live on grants and donations and I buy supplies on a small budget, this would be a welcome addition to help the kids explore new mediums and ways of expressing themselves through art.

Anna said...

Wow! What a wonderful giveaway!!! I am a homeschool mother of 6, soon to be 7. I was an art minor in college and teach a twice monthly art class as part of a co-op. I would put these journals to great use! In addition, as a former inner-city school teacher, I have many friends with whom I would definitely be sharing these with - should I win! :) What a giveaway!!!!

Anna said...

opps, I forgot to add my contact info. I can be contacted at peterson1499@gmail.com
Thanks!

momstumpf@hotmail.com said...

It would be such a blessing to win this art journal set. I'm part of a homeschool organization and I teach art to the kids, they would love this! momstumpf@hotmail.com

Tammy said...

I have wanted to get my girls to journal. This might do the trick. I would also give them to my numerous niece's, nephews and cousins.

LindaM said...

I would give these to my daughters (12 and 10) for Christmas. I could also use them in the 4 art classes I teach at Skye Chase Academy. Thank you for your great blog!!!

Enthusiastic Teacher said...

What an incredible blessing to anyone that recieves this bundle of art inspiration! I have a class of 25 and would utelize the books to help explore the art of illustrators. They would use the materials to complete the illustrations for their end of the year book - which is published and bound in hardback. With the extra copies, I would organize an after school art club for kids in the neighborhood (and get them out from behind electronic entertainment!).

STEPHEN said...

what an insperation to the youth group at church

Melanie said...

I would use them for the kids at our homeschool coop. The kids would love something they can use like this.

Mary said...

What a great giveaway. Thanks for posting information about these journal kits.

Tiffany Bodge said...

Would love these for my homeschool art class...such creative kiddos that would love to have these! Thank you for sharing your ideas on this blog!

Still Life With Coffee said...

Wonderful journals! Thanks for the great give away. I would use them with my son's 5th grade class. I volunteer to do art and they have been interested in doing more journaling type projects in addition to the big art projects. They would just love this.

samantha said...

I teach at an afterschool program for low-income, ESL, special needs, and behaviorally challenged students. Our art budget is very low but the kids are always excited to have the opportunity to do anything creative. I'd love to use these journals in my classroom - the kids would be so thrilled.

beam.samantha@gmail.com

Patty Heath said...

Help! I found your site in a state of panic. I am due to present a Meet the Masters presentation to a kindergarten and 1st grade class, and I am looking for some inspiration that I can share with these beautiful, but oh so finicky, minds. While I will do my best to present an interesting and educational demonstration, please, please help me with the perfect incentive of the art journals.
Additionally, 36 is the exact number that I need for both classes of 18 kids each. I think that it was meant to be.

Anonymous said...

I run an afterschool program for elementary school aged children. I have a deep passion for art and love sharing that passion with the children in my program. I think there are quite a few children who would bennefit from the experience these journals could bring to them. I would love to start the new year with this project and then share with their parents at the end of the school year.

Tate Family said...

I teach 1st-8th grade art. This is my second year teaching and this year I have been intentional about giving art journal assignments. I am starting to realize that journal assignments are excellent ways in which to teach the elements and principles of art. Once these concepts are explored in the journal then the student is more likely to incorporate it into their general artwork. I also feel that art journals help kids to see themselves as actual artists. Every artist needs a journal! These journals look fantastic and I would love to incorporate them into my classes. ctate@racsonline.org

Patti said...

What a wonderful giveaway!

As a former art teacher and now independent artist, I would love to use these at my daughter's charter school for the art club! It is so fun to volunteer and share creativity with the children there!

Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great kit!
Patti Holcombe

patti at dreaminggigglesdesign dot com

Francie Horton said...

These are awesome! I would love to use them with my afterschool art program and my churchyouth.

CCA0924 said...

Hey, I am the Arts Educator at the recently opened Mississippi Children's Museum (We are celebrating our first birthday in December).We get requests all the time for more art programs, I am swamped trying to get everything together and find the funds for it too!!! These journals would make an incredible camp/program for us to offer as an after school option.

Easiest way to get in touch with me is at CC@mcm.ms!

CC Allgood

PS I use your blog ALL the time for brainstorming and activities. LOVE IT!

Tin Tipi said...

I would use them in our homeschool and would happily share the extras with homeschooling friends :)

Mich said...

WHOA!!!!! Yes, I could SO SO use these with my worship arts club!!!!!! Thanks for all you do!!

mdecantillon@gmail.com

kimbalika said...

I would love to have these for my two Girl Scout troops. My girls love doing art projects. Having something they could work on a little at a time through out the year would be really fantastic! Troop funds are always tight (it takes a LOT of cookie selling to make enough money to run the troop), so we are always happy to receive donations. These journals would be put to great use! Thank you!!!

Kathy Lou said...

I would use them with my third grade class at school- they love art and would make great use of them.

Chirstine said...

I would love to win the journals for my art enrichment class- what a great way for them to see their progress!
Thank you,
Christine

Angi said...

Wow! These are beautiful. I use art journals with my kids now and we LOVE them! I am a homeschooler and only have 2 of my own but 36 art journals could supply many of the families in my homeschooling group. Last year, at our end of the year party, we had an art show. All of the kids did such wonderful work. It would be amazing to give them these and see what they could create! Thank you for the chance to win these kits.

grayangi at yahoo dot come

Angi

GoodShepherd.YouthPrograms said...

I am a graduate student who runs an after-school arts program in Baltimore City. I would love to encourage my group to keep art journals as we progress through our projects. Many of the kids really enjoy story writing, and the journals would be a great way to develop their writing skills and tie in their animations and drawings. Thanks so much!!

GoodShepherd.YouthPrograms@gmail.com

monyart said...

What a great surprise this would be for my kids at school! I have many students that have not been able to afford a sketchbook, so we made one (cheaply). Another idea is to give them to my more "serious" art students and work with them on additional assignments. Lastly, my yearbook club kids, who happen to all be artsy/creative would love these. They would make a great bonding project and help them release their creativity! Who knows, maybe their work in their sketchbooks could be a part of the yearbook!
Cool!
:)nancy

Anonymous said...

What an interesting idea! Sounds like it could be so much fun for different age groups!
I am just starting my art teaching career and I am looking for art supplies ,activities and ideas to help me and my students with creativity.
Kids always like to try something new and I think that Art Journal Kits could easily become kids favorite art activity.
Thank you for the opportunity to win the kits.
Hope that my students will get a chance to use them.
Egle

Anonymous said...

I teach art to grades 3-6 once a week in a small school. I have many budding artists who enjoy art more than anything--some stay in from recess to work on art and others are habitually late to their next classes-- so I offer an Art Elective to these students. I know they would absolutely love these Art Journals and would undoubtedly inspire others with their creations!

Thank you for the opportunity and for sharing all of your great ideas!

Mary Jo
chapelst-mj@charter.net

Anonymous said...

Hi!
I work in a high needs school in Calgary, Canada. I have the opportunity to take our class to Nature School, thanks to a generous grant from a few organizations. Our goal for the year is to prepare by journalling, so that we can sketch and draw our memories in various forms throughout our week. It will be our "Life Museum" for the week! This book would be an excellent addition to our class and a great starting point to focus my own learning to prepare the students.
Thanks!
Meagan
meaganwitter@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win these beautiful art journals for a friend of mine. She teaches art and science to low income students. She always posts pictures on Facebook and I am amazed with what she comes up with.
For example in Science they dissected squid and in Art they created pictures using the squid ink. What a gift she is giving these children. She is someone these kids are going to remember for a lifetime! Love your blog. I'm making the recycled turkeys, with my daughters class, next week!
Christina
sillylkid@aol.com

Tammy R. said...

I am the Art Awareness co-chair at an Elemenentary school. I also teach art classes for 1st and 5th grade. Our art program is completely parent funded so we are always on the lookout for materials that will inspire our kids to integrate art into their school and home lives. Our parent teachers often struggle to come up with ideas that will really resonate with the kids and develop a love of art. I would use the journals to create some new and exciting directions in our art lessons.

Beth said...

I am a homeschooling mom to a 6 year old girl who hates to write. This kit would be an awesome way to incorporate her love of art with her dread of writing. Obviously we wouldn't need all 36 kits, so I would donate the rest to our fellow homeschoolers. Thanks!

Heather said...

I would love to win a set! Art journals are the must fun.

Heather

Lisa said...

I would love to use these art journal kits to bridge the generations in my church family. Initially, I considered how they could benefit my children and others through our homeschool connections, but after further soul searching, a truly unexpected idea began to blossom. I plan to begin an intergenerational art journaling group that will meet regularly to explore the art forms presented in these kits as well as share completed pages of those young and old. I cannot imagine the life lessons that will be learned nor the relationships that will be fostered through these meetings! What a great way to inspire the development of self-expression and self-confidence while also building a sense of community between members of every generation. Thank you for motivating me to think outside of the box!

Kristy said...

WOW! What a fabulous giveaway! I would use these with my own children and our local homeschool group! This would be a great project to start the first of the year and we could come together periodically and share our progress. Thanks for the chance!

rashad said...

Hi my name is Rashad Collins, and i work for a non profit organization called Blick clinic. It is a clinic for MRDD adults with behavioral problems. I recently started an art journal group with some of the group memebers and they love it. I get a majority of my ideas from your page and they just eat it up. i think if i had more examples from the kit it really would develop this group even further and i really think it has benefited them in ways i never imagined. Rashadrcollins@gmail.com

Jessica Northup said...

I would love to use these in my art classroom - the bright pages look very inspiring!

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Anonymous said...

Every year, my second graders do several art projects that they can choose from to use as Christmas presents for their parents/family members. These art journal kits would greatly expand the art projects we could do for the gifts. We also do an illustrator study every week and when they kids illustrate their writing pieces, they have to mimic our illustrator's technique. The pattern paper would be great for our Eric Carle week!

Eden said...

I would love to have this set for my daughter's upcoming art party in April!!! What a great idea!

steve_n_eden2003 at yahoo dot com

Shannon said...

I would share them with the very deserving students at Garner Middle School!

Crissy said...

Wow those are incredible journals, I would love to use those with my after school elementary art club. We could sketch out our project ideas, do portraits of each other or work outdoors at our local park. My students come from a low poverty area and I would love to be able to provide them the opportunity for such a great tool. Thanks so much!

~Cristin
perthcr@gmail.com

Annalea said...

What a great journal! These would make an awesome journal party for the homeschooling families in my little community. Fingers crossed . . .

Becky said...

Hi! Due to the unfortunate budget cuts recently, our art program at our elementary school was cut. I teach 25 third and fourth grade students in my multiage classroom. These students are very interested in art, but do not have the opportunity like they did in the past. I try to incorporate art weekly into my curriculum (science, math, social studies, writing, etc). I would love my students to use these journals to continue to tap into their creative sides and to show them that art is still very important.

Unknown said...

I teach a 4th grade/5th grade combination class with some really talented artists. It would be amazing for the students to have a place to keep all of their artwork and then add to it as the year goes on.

Art is one of the only activities the students can do as a full class. These journals would add a little extra excitement around art and a way to unify the class as a whole. Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

Sincerely,
Stacy Weyer

AudreyR said...

Hope you will choose my students to receive the journals. See my comments from AudreyR Nov.7 at 4:54pm

Contact info: ajroderman@aol.com

reyne said...

I am an art docent for our local elementary school. We dont have an art teacher so our docent time is the only art time they get. I would love to be able to have the kids do art journaling on a regular basis. thank you. reyne

Anonymous said...

This would be an AMAZING opportunity for my school. I am a second year art teacher teaching at a very low income urban catholic elementary school. I have started art journals this year at my school thanks to your ideas. We work on them once a month and they are loving every second of it!! This would be an incredible tool for us throughout the year and they are also talking about creating smaller trading card versions of their journals to trade and share. Your ideas have lead to so much creativity in my students and myself. Thank you!
butterflydmbfan@aol.com

Kate Miller said...

My 4th grade students in Santa Maria have limited opportunities to work with quality art materials. Many of them are very talented and all of them enjoy art. These journals would be used to practice cutting, gluing, pattern, design and many other basic art skills and concepts. The goal would be to have students create a journal of their work that they would value and keep forever. Thank you. ansaluli@att.net

Jen said...

I am a homeschooling mommy and would love to share these with my homeschool group, as well as using them with my girls. I really enjoy the use of art journals as a way to document growth in creativity. And they are great as keepsakes. Thanks for the chance.

Monica Utsey said...

I would ask all of the kids in our homeschool co-op who "hates" art and give it them and start an art class with our resident artist moms. When I enrolled my son in the Corcoran ArtReach program 2 years go he told me that he "hated" art. Just 2 years later he is an artist. My 11-year-old is creating masterpieces. I believe as Dr. Suzuki, all children are artists. I would use the art journal to help them pull the art outside of themselves.

Lynne said...

I would share them with our under privileged sister school, Sterling Elementary

Jennifer B said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win! I'd give these to my daughter's teacher (4th-5th combination highly capable classroom in Washington State). We have no official art program at her school, only volunteer art docents that work in the classrooms, and like everywhere else, funds for extras are tight these days!

Lisa Matlosz said...

Hi Kathy -
We lost our funding at our elementary school 4 years ago (Richmond St). A group of parents have gotten together to run the art program. We've also started an art for lunch option where the kids can come and do art instead of recess once a week. We look to your website often for inspiration and project ideas. These journals would be a great addition to our program. Thanks (and thanks for turning me onto pinterest - I'm addicted!)
Lisa
lisamatlosz@yahoo.com

Amy Utzig said...

I teach in the inner city where supplies are limited and the students have little artistic resources at home. This would provide my students with the opportunity to use a ketchbook of their own, something my art club would treasure!

Anonymous said...

Hello,

My name is Berangér and I am the art director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond in Virginia. We are funded entirely through private grants, occasional donations, and the creativity of our staff. Our club alone serves up to 150 students a day, so it is always a challenge coming up with educational, effective and fun art lessons. We are currently in the process of setting up an art show for our members through the generosity of a local gallery. These journals would be a very special treat for our club members, and would certainly continue to garner interest in our art program.

Thank you.

The Alchemist said...

These look awesome. We're homeschooling, so I'd gather up all of our friends and family (home, public and private schooled) and have an art-journal party. This would be such a fun way to start out the New Year.

Jennifer N.
jennebeker at gmail dot com

Marlene Cherry said...

Would love to work on this with my Kindergarten group!
Thanks,
Marlene

Anonymous said...

I teach my grandchildrens classes art at least twice a month, mostly at my own expenses. This year it includes 40 children. These journals would be so wonderful for them to have. The children would have a year of memories and knowledge all in one neat package!
Lee

Kathleen said...

Geez, there are so many neat artist applying for the opportunity I feel like I'd like to give them my chance too. I teach both at school and w/ homeschoolers. This year's focus is on 'drawing' and each child has made their own sketch books to use...I thought your book would be an opportunity to enhance and bless their commitment to drawing, creating, and exploring ART!! THanks for all you're doing!! It's so great to share our ideas....as I've gotten older in years it's one thing that you never tire of doing "Creating"!!

Kim said...

Art Journaling, because of you, has become a favorite of mine!!! I would love to win the journals for my homeschool coop class. This January I will be teaching my second class of art journaling to a group of homechoolers....I taught 3-6 graders and will teach 7-12 graders. You have so inspred me that I love passing this skill onto these kids!

Amy said...

We are a homeschooling family, so 36 would be a lot for us. Fortunately we are a part of a large group too with whom we'd be happy to share these wonderful Art Journals. Art is my kids favorite subject! Thank you for so many great ideas!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE teaching art with my students. Everyone says that I do amazing things with my grade 1 and 2 students that they think normally they wouldn't be able to do. I would love these wonderful ART Journals to start up an afterschool Art Club for my lower income school; however, I am from Canada.

C. Carlsen: Alberta, Canada

Julie Dargart-Willet said...

These tools would be a wonderful addition to our community art classes. We target the rural Appalachian community who don't always have quality supplies. Thanks for the opportunity and love your blog!
--Julie Dargart-Willet, Chillicothe, Oh

Denise Ferrell said...

A set of these journals would be a treasure for a third grade class. Our state has adopted the Common and Core and one of my classroom goals is to give the reflection element more attention. I know it's important. Money is tight. We are a title one school. I would really use these with our art classes.

Tracye said...

We would love these!!! My Sister-N-Law and I, homeschool our children and we each take a turn teaching together once a week. She teaches music and I teach art. We have 5 children that are school age that I know would LOVE to get busy in these books! I art journal myself and they are always wanting to do one. Actually my own Daughter packs her art journal around just as much as Mom :)

Victory said...

Wow! I would love to give these journals to my son's 1st grade class. I would keep one for myself, too. It would be so fun to do this along with my son!

Shady Dawn said...

My daughter Kamari age 10 is involved in her school art club and suggested to the teacher that the students start trading art cards. Her art teacher did not know much about it and asked for more information so we went to the local art store and bought a few packs of paper to get them started. If I won these art journals I could donate them to the art club in my school district.

Sarah Anne said...

I started volunteering at my children's elementary school last year teaching art. It seams that schools have become so incredibly academic and usually don't have time for artistic creativity. I have had a passion for art all my life and love sharing that passion with the kids. I enjoy watching their eyes light up when they create. I feel strongly that through art, children can express themselves, grow academically, and have fun. I would love to use these art journals for the second graders at Wasatch Elementary in Ogden, Utah where I volunteer. What a great opportunity for the kids to work in these journals throughout the school year and have a collection of their creativity to always cherish and inspire future art.

The beautiful thing about this giveaway, is that no matter who receives them, there will be children using them to create art.

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Creative Minds said...

I have a Non-Profit Art Company.. Creative Minds Arts.. I hold classes once a week at several schools in low income areas that have the need to allow the children from 3 - 13 to experience the amazing, limitness expression of them selves through art.. I loved all your ideas for the art journals. What a blessing the journals would be for the children. My Artist's look forward to their one day a week I arrive to enhance their after school stay while their providers work. encouraging them to be free through art expression.
I beleive that today it is recognized that to be truly well educated one must not only learn to appreciate the arts, but must have rich opportunities to actively participate in creative work. The arts are languages that most people speak, cutting through individual differences in culture, educational background, and ability. I know that God has a plan for the journal kits and He will guide your decission.. Eather way I would like to thank you for sharing such useful creative ideas on your web site. Cheryl Woebke burninbyfaith@gmail.com,, 954-647-6403

Rachel Stelzer said...

I'm a volunteer art teacher at my daughter's middle school. We are starting a new "Creativity Journal Job" at the Montessori school to help the kids feel more comfortable with different mediums. I then incorporate that into the classes. This would be a great help for me to get different things into their hands!

Jill Cuttone said...

Common Core. common core, common core. The push to implement common core in our school has begun- full-speed ahead. With this is the recent resurgence in getting our students writing. I have recently begun writer's notebooks in my classroom with plain old Moo cow books. Students can draw, doodle, and free write to their hearts content during this very limited time. I purchased one of your Art Journals and we have fallen in love <3. Unfortunately, I can not afford for the whole class to have a their own. I have decided to begin a "Creative Journaling" after school club at my Title I school and would love to receive these journals to really get the kids excited and to unleash their buried imaginations. The only way to become a better writer is to write and your beautiful journals will be just what these children will need to spark their interest And curiosity again...and to bring back the fun in writing and art! Thank you! Jill Cuttone Jcuttone@horrycountyschools.net