Olde Creek Elementary
Dear Olde Creek Parents,
Thank you for your interest in the OCES Art Walk. The success of the event depends upon the preparation of the artwork and the involvement of parents. We will be matting and hanging approximately 900 pieces of art, so we need as many volunteers as we can muster. Please consider volunteering for more than one time slot if your schedule allows. The directions below may seem a little intimidating if you have never participated before, but it is actually quite easy, and you get a sneak peek of all the beautiful artwork our children created this year!
Here's how you can help:
May 6-10: Help the students in your child's class (or any class) pick their two favorite pieces to be displayed during the Art Walk. We need two parents per class for grades K-2, and one or two parents for grades 3-5 (we do not require volunteers for grade 6). Also, remember to send a large brown paper bag with your child so they can take their remaining artwork home.
May 13 - 24: Mat the artwork -- all supplies provided, no experience needed!
Ms. Margo will have different color matting paper, tape, and name labels ready in the back of her classroom. There will also be paper cutters to help you cut down the mats, if necessary. Please place labels only on mats, and not on the art pieces themselves. The white frames are reserved for the largest pieces of artwork. To keep all the art pieces organized, we mat them in grade/class order, starting with Kindergarten. When you sign up, please state in the comment section what time you will begin and end your shift, so Ms. Margo knows when to expect you.
May 28 - June 4: Hang the matted artwork in the first floor hallway. In order to make it easy for the children and their families to find their masterpieces, we hang the art by grade and class, starting in the lobby. Artwork is hung with masking tape (provided), and we position them on the wall to minimize spacing between pieces. According to the Fire Marshall, we can only hang as high as the first block from the ceiling, and as low as the second block from the ground.
June 4: Come enjoy the Art Walk (5:30 to 8:00 pm) and Chorus Concert (7:00 to 7:30 pm). Dinner, dessert and beverage options will be available for sale from the Food Trucks set up in the OCES parking lot.
June 6-7: Take down the artwork and return all pieces to the art classroom.
If you have any questions, please contact Emmy Cade at [email protected]
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND SUPPORT!
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