A new art program, Silver Graphics, is being introduced to Atwater Elementary School. The program helps support individual schools with single projects like self-portraits printed onto mugs and collective projects such as large wall murals within the school, similar to the fish mural in the front hall of Lake Bluff.
Not only does Silver Graphics print the digital artwork, but it also helps provide a unique fundraiser to support and raise money for the district’s art program. Each collective project produced through Silver Graphics comes with a digital record on a CD, of each child’s submitted work.
In addition to fundraising for schools, Silver Graphics helps fundraise for individual students within the district looking to receive recognition for their artwork. The website allows individuals to set their own prices and profit margins according to what they believe is appropriate for their artwork. Once an account with Silver Graphics has been created, students have access to an online gallery of items to place their artwork on.
According to Angela Hayes, art teacher at Atwater approves the program and its benefits.
“Parents enjoying purchasing Silver Graphics products to give as gifts for the holidays,” Hayes said.
And according to the Silver Graphics website, other schools have also given positive reviews of their experience with Silver Graphics.
“I have been a PTO fundraiser for the past three years. As an urban school, we intentionally set the profit percentage lower than usual so that more parents can participate and buy beautiful products with their children’s’ artwork. Our art teacher is always amazed at the reproduction quality. This is a personal favorite of mine as well as of the rest of the PTO. To top it all off, the order filling is accurate beyond compare,” said Nicole Rosen of Rochester, NY.
Along with being popular with parents and community members, Silver Graphics has also been a way for schools to feature their talented students and bring in extra funds for the school.
“We have worked with Silver Graphics for two years now. They have been great to work with and our tile wall looks incredible. It has become a centerpiece for our school. This has been a fabulous way to highlight the talents of our students and earn some extra money for our school,” says Lakeview Academy, Saratoga Springs, UT.
by Michael Sibila