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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Artsonia - An Art Museum for Kids and Store for their Parents

Artsonia is a site that has been around for a while. In fact, I thought I had written about it before, but a search of my archives tells me that I haven't. Artsonia is a site designed for students to share their art work in public galleries. Students and teachers can indicate their school's name when they upload their artwork. Parents and other family members can search Artsonia by school name to find their children's artwork. Then, if they're so inclined, parents can purchase things like coffee mugs, aprons, tee-shirts, and other trinkets with their child's artwork on it. 15% of purchases go to the child's school.

Learn more about Artsonia in the video below.


Applications for Education
For teachers Artsonia offers a community forum for exchanging art lesson plan starters. Currently, there is nearly 4,000 lesson plan starters available for free in the Artsonia community.