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3rd Annual Homeschool Art Show

The THIRD ANNUAL Homeschool Art Show at Red Dutch Barn is a celebrated evening, where homeschool students may exhibit up to 3 very special pieces of art. The art will be available for viewing and presentation to our artists' friends and family. This year's theme is SUSTAINABILITY.

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3rd Annual Homeschool Art Show
3rd Annual Homeschool Art Show

Time & Location

Sep 21, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Greer, 902 W Gap Creek Rd, Greer, SC 29651, USA

Guests

About the event

Please join us for our 3rd Annual Homeschool Art Show. It will be an evening of art exhibitions in many forms, created by our talented homeschool students of Upstate South Carolina. There will be music, special guests who will be teaching us many aspects of sustainable living here in the upstate, and our artists will be individually invited to the microphone, to present their work to the audience. A professional photographer will also be available to take family holiday sessions, and we'll have food trucks available, with dinner and beverages available for purchase. More to come!

This special evening will be from 5:00-8:00 at Red Dutch Barn in Greer (https://www.dutchbarnsc.com) on Thursday, September 21. 

This year’s theme is …. SUSTAINABILITY! 

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We're going to have different areas set up at The Red Dutch Barn, for students to exhibit 4 CATEGORIES OF ART:

Student Artists are invited to exhibit in one or more of the 4 categories above (up to 3 entries per student). As usual, students will be invited to come up to the microphone to present their art to all the guests during the show.

CATEGORY 1: Canvas Art Using ONLY Natural Materials

Students can bring a canvas (up to 11" x 17") and decorate it using only organic materials. Please use flowers, petals, seeds, grasses, bark, natural dyes, natural glues, etc. Much like the Rose Parade floats on New Year's Day, these should be all-natural.

Want to take this a step further? Think about making the paper, and then stretching it onto frame (to make your own canvas). Making the canvas yourself is not a requirement.

CATEGORY 2: Upcyling | Reimagine a purpose for an item/items that would have otherwise been thrown away.

The sky is the limit. Make any type of machine/statue/craft/household item you would like out of recycled materials.

CATEGORY 3: Biodegradable Garden Boxes (arrangements of flower, veggies, herbs planted into a cardboard box). The goal is for these boxes to be planted in your home gardens after the show. We actually recommend putting worms in the soil to help them decompose in your garden faster. Please use THIS box from Walmart. When these boxes are displayed right next to each other at the Art Show, they’ll  have a living quilt effect. 

CATEGORY 4: “Imagine a Sustainable Future” (a collection of photographs, digital art, blue prints, watercolors, charcoals, sculptures, maps, robots made of boxes, paper mache, etc. which represent whatever you imagine that a more sustainable future could look).

Some ideas are: regenerative farming, eco-friendly housing or new ways to live, automobiles, vacationing and eco-tourism, eating, bicycling, visions of the forests, renewable energy sources, etc. etc. etc.)

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ADMISSION FEE FOR STUDENT ARTISTS: $10

ADMISSION FEE FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS OF EXHIBITING ARTISTS (ages 5+): $4

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MAKE GREENVILLE GREENER (makegvlgreener.com) has offered to host  a "Trash-ion Show" which is just a fun name for a runway fashion show, but wearing recycled/repurposed materials (made of scrap materials, recycled materials, misc. repurposed items, items from thrift shops, reimaginings of past Halloween costumes, fabric from clothing they've outgrown, etc. This is an alternative to "fast fashion" and will provide such a fun opportunity for the students to rock a look they made themselves!  

With SOO many creative kiddos in this group, and Halloween not long after the show, we thought it would be SO MUCH fun to make Halloween the theme of our fashion show! We'd love for the kiddos to CREATE THEIR OWN COSTUME!

If your child likes to sew, they could consider sewing their costume! By the way, we've had some generous parents in this group offer to host a sewing party and teach our kiddos how to sew!  BUT if sewing isn't their thing, it's totally fine for them to use fabric glue, hot glue guns, etc. They could also take a costume they already have, and maybe add wings to it, or make a mask, or any other idea they can dream up!

To stick with the Art Show theme of "Sustainability" please try to repurpose fabrics, use scraps, use outfits they've grown out of, shop for pieces at thrift shops, and make choices that would be more environmentally-friendly than buying a costume online!

NOTE: Make Greenville Greener can provide scrap fabric, if needed.

CHECK OUT SCENES & DETAILS FROM LAST YEAR'S ART SHOW HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/591538509154455

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SCHEDULE

4:00-4:30 

ARRIVALS & ART STATION SETUP 

(artists - when you check-in you'll be directed to your area) (please bring a folding table if you have one)

5:00-7:00 

ART SHOW 

- Friends and family of the artists will walk through the show to view each artists' station (indoors and

   outdoors) and meet with special guests of the evening to learn and discuss sustainability practices.

- Dinner and desserts will be available through onsite food trucks.

- Artists will be invited to come up to the microphone (inside the barn), carrying one selection of art with

   them, and present to the audience.

- Pre-booked family photo sessions through Celeste Drake Photography will take place at your 

  appointment time, during the show.

7:00-7:30

CLEAN UP & FLIP THE BARN

- Artists please plan to clear off your stations completely. Please remove your art, signs, and anything else 

  you brought as part of your exhibit. We'll need to work QUICKLY to clear out the barn.

- During this time, we'll flip the barn from art show to trash-ion show.

- Participants in the trash-ion show may use the barn restrooms to dress.

7:30-8:00

TRASH-ION SHOW

- Students will walk up the center of the Red Dutch Barn, while friends and family are seated on the

  surrounding benches. We'll have a DJ, fun music, bright lights, and a lot of fun!

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STUDENT ARTISTS: Each artist will set up a shared 6 or 8 ft folding table. Please bring a table from home if you have one available. Table runners will be made of rolled recycles kraft paper. Each artist will have about 2-3 feet of surface area to exhibit up to 3 pieces of artwork. Alternatively, if you have a standup piece (such as a large sculpture, robot, furniture, etc.) please email whitneypersonal@gmail.com or @WhitneyWD (FB) to discuss the logistics. We'd love to display it! Please do not bring more art than will fit in 2-3 feet of surface space, unless you have made prior arrangements with Whitney.

IMPORTANT: Artists are encouraged to bring a sign with their name on it, in addition to smaller signs that display the title and medium of their artwork(s). They can also write down this information on the paper table runner their art will be on.

Student Artists should arrive to set up between 4:00-4:30. Please do not arrive later than 4:30, as our show begins promptly at 5:00. 

Tickets

  • Student Artists

    This ticket type is for homeschool students who are interested in exhibiting up to 3 pieces of art in the show. Students may come up to present their art at the microphone. All art submissions should fall within the 4 categories of "sustainable" art described in this invitation. Artists are also welcome to take place in the "Trash-ion Show" from 7:30-8:30. Please let us know if you're interested on the next screen!

    $10.00
    +$0.25 service fee
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  • Friends, Family, and Guests

    This ticket type is for friends, family members, and other special guests of our student artists. Kids age 5 and under do not require a ticket.

    $4.00
    +$0.10 service fee
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