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The Importance of Art in Education

The Importance of Art in Education

Above image by art advocate and teacher, Brandie Pettus, http://createartwithme.blogspot.com/ Art education is at risk. There’s no doubt about it, public investment in schools has declined dramatically. As schools focus limited resources on standardized test subject areas, funds for art education have taken a big hit. Whenever school budgets are tight, the arts are vulnerable…. Read more »

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How to Use Notes as a Scanner

How to Use Notes as a Scanner

The best part about using Notes to scan your artwork is you already have this app on your phone as long as it’s iPhone 6S or newer. Follow these easy steps! STEP 1: Adjust your Settings This will save your scans as jpgs instead of  pdfs. You cannot upload pdfs. Go to Settings and select… Read more »

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How to Use Google Drive as a Scanner

How to Use Google Drive as a Scanner

On most Android phones, the Google Drive app should already be installed!  If not, you can simply grab it for free from the Google Play Store.  STEP 1: Open the Google Drive App Click on the “plus” icon Tap the “scan” button (camera icon) STEP 2: Scan your Art  In the screenshots below you can… Read more »

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Art Shows Make Awesome School Fundraisers

Art Shows Make Awesome School Fundraisers

Hosting an Art Show is a great way to build community and student pride. It gives students a chance to show off their work and allows you to highlight your art program. Here are a few tips for creating a stellar event: Make it a reception, like a gallery opening. Ask the PTO to get involved and… Read more »

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5 Ways to Celebrate Youth Art Month

5 Ways to Celebrate Youth Art Month

The month of March is Youth Art Month! It was founded by the Crayon, Water Color & Craft Institute, Inc. with the National Art Education Association. It was first celebrated in 1961 and was originally called Children’s Art Month. The purpose of Youth Art Month is to promote and celebrate the arts in schools. We put together a few… Read more »

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Art In Unexpected Places

Art In Unexpected Places

               PHOTOGRAPHER: PAULA RAND OF POST-DESIGN In the 10 plus years that SilverGraphics has been operated out of Schenectady, we have watched nothing short of a renaissance for the Electric City. New restaurants, a thriving off-Broadway theater and a casino have all been part of the rebirth of a… Read more »

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Adding Art to Stem

Adding Art to Stem

Like us, you care about art and recognize it’s crucial role in education. But in recent years, we’ve all seen schools cut art programs, even with years of research showing the link between the arts and academic achievement, social and emotional development, and critical thinking skills. We believe in adding Art to STEM and transforming… Read more »

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When Science Meets Art

When Science Meets Art

Hillside Elementary ran a SilverGraphics fundraiser and added a really unique tile project inspired by microbiologist, Dr. Sam Bowser. Students studied organisms that live in the deep waters of Antarctica as inspiration to create paper collages that were scanned and transferred to ceramic tiles by SilverGraphics. The tiles were grouped aesthetically and framed in sets…. Read more »

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Art Matters!

Art Matters!

At SilverGraphics, we know art matters. It influences intellectual development. It stimulates creativity. It inspires and moves us in unexplainable ways. Our studio walls are filled with artwork… our own, our kids, our customers. It makes us happy and reminds us why we do what we do. Our products are a canvas for student artwork,… Read more »

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