Who knew you had given birth to the next Picasso, Warhol or O’Keefe? The Art Teacher of course. This year she went above and beyond the call of duty and brought out the best not only in your child but every kid in the class.
So how should you thank someone so special? Let us help!
Put that scented candle back on the shelf and grab your phone. Use GroupTogether.com to get all the other parents to chip in for one great gift. You’ll spend less money and get a great gift. Even better, if you volunteer, we’ll do the work. It only takes a few minutes to set up and then you can grab a cuppa, sit down and look through our curated list of Top Gifts for Art Teachers while we do the work.
Really, that’s what it is called, the Time Timer. Granted, this is not the sexiest gift out there. But we did our research and teacher’s and kids alike loooooooove this one. It’s ratings are extraordinary. Teachers get to spend more time teaching and students know exactly how much time they get to spend on a task. Click here to learn more.
A wonderfully thoughtful gift for any teacher really. Whether it’s modern art, portraiture, sculpture or the classics, there is a state or national museum that will bring hours of pleasure to your teacher throughout the coming year. Google your area for the closest museum or, better yet, ask the teacher for the name of his favourite museum. (painting by Dale Frank)
There are hundreds of art books out there but we’ve gone the extra mile for you. These 3 books top the wish lists of art teachers throughout the country. Barney Saltzburg illustrates how every young artist can turn mistakes into something extraordinary in Beautiful Oops. Peter Reynolds helps teachers get across the message that learning to think Ish-ly is far more wonderful striving to get it right. The Multicultural Art Book offers up craft projects from easy to difficult while at the same time introducing students to cultures from around the world.
What art teacher worth their salt would be found without a doodle pad? So what better gift than a paperless doodle pad that can sync with the classroom white board? From the company Boogie Board, comes the Sync 9.7 eWriter that a teacher can use to write notes, sketch, make illustrations for the class and sync to multiple devices or share via social media. Starting around $140 AUD, this must be ordered from the US, so remember to leave enough time for it to arrive.
This one is a no-brainer. An art teacher can never have enough art supplies. A few things to keep in mind. Don’t pick out the supplies yourself, leave that little luxury to your teacher. Make sure the voucher is for a store that is convenient for your teacher to reach (near the school or, if you know, in the suburb where your teacher lives. If possible, since it’s a gift, make it for an art supply store not a store that may stock a few items (like Target or Bunnings).
This last item only costs time, and not even your time but your child’s time! Teachers will always treasure a note from your child. Have them take a few minutes and write 2 or 3 sentences about what the teacher did for them or means to them. You can even use a form like the one in the image to make it easier (and funnier!)
We don’t sell gifts. We take the hassle out of collecting for a group gift. Set up a collection in minutes at GroupTogether. Answer a few simple questions about your collection and we do the rest; collect contributions, send reminders, track responses and transfer the gift funds. Your friends will receive our email or link, click to contribute and sign the card. Easy!
Ideal for thanking the teacher, the coach, farewells, birthdays etc.
By Ali Linz, Co-Founder of GroupTogether and Mum to 4 kids
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