In August I decided I wanted to celebrate National Youth Art Month. I thought what a better way to celebrate than to put on an art show. In September I asked my principal if I could and he said Yes! So, for the next few months it was kind of slow going. Now that March is here and the show is in a week, things are finally starting to make me anxious. I am worried that I might not pull it off. I am worried that I will in fact pull it off.
Things that I had to do for my show:
- collect student art…check (this should be done through out the year and by both art teachers)
- mount student art…check
- get written up in local paper…check
- print and “mount” labels for all artwork…check
- get culinary students to help with refreshments…check (now this was a tough one to figure out how many people to figure for. I said 100. I feel that is high, and that makes me a little sad.)
- send invitations to parents of those students with work in the show…check
- figure out tables and table coverings…check (I had a ton of burlap, so that’s what I’m going with)
- figure out how to hang work in a place with no walls that will take tacks…check (I bought a bunch, and probably not enough, sticky tack for the lighter pieces and I plan on hanging the framed pieces around the stairway columns. Let’s hope it all works.)
- make a poster and announce the show…check (it’s on the website, in the lunch announcement powerpoint, an all-call is going out to parents on Wednesday evening, and the principal will announce it in the morning announcements)
- spotlight the Senior artists…check (for this I created a google form that asked the seniors a few short questions. From there I found a free QR code program and made codes for each student. I will hang a code by one of the senior’s artworks and guests can scan the code and find out a little artistic tidbit about that artist. I think this will be a great interactive addition for the show.)
- set up the show during the day… not there yet. Friday is the day. I took the day “off”, but I will definitely be working. I plan on pulling students from various classes to help me set up. I hope it goes smoothly. Who knows.
I hope I can pull it off. It all comes down to Friday. I don’t know who will show up. I hope at least half of the students with work in the show will come. Many students have said their parents have expressed an interest in seeing their child’s work. As I said before, I am nervous that I might not pull it off. And, I am nervous that I might. Wish me luck.