Artsonia

Artsonia We work with teachers to create online school art galleries and student art portfolios. As part of our mission, we donate 20% of revenue to art ed programs
Artsonia is the world’s largest online collection of student art and a destination for thousands of art educators in over 100 countries worldwide. We work with teachers to create online school art galleries and student art portfolios. Parents and relatives can view the art online, leave comments and order keepsakes featuring the artwork. As part of our mission, we donate **20%** of revenue to local classrooms. Create your teacher account today: http://www.Artsonia.com/teachers/default_fb.asp
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06/18/2020

Saturday is the first official day of Summer! Don't forget that parents can continue to build their child's online gallery this Summer using the Artsonia app.

https://www.artsonia.com/apps/

"One must spoil as many canvases as one succeeds with." -Vincent van Gogh
06/15/2020

"One must spoil as many canvases as one succeeds with."
-Vincent van Gogh

"You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and thi...
06/12/2020

"You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life."
-Joan Miro

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06/10/2020

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A global pandemic cannot stop our BBES Art Traditions!
We held virtual art shows, we installed our annual Legacy Project AND we continued our framed art tradition too! Congratulations to Ellie, Luke, Matthew, Kallie, Avery and Ashley! These framed pieces and printed canvases, all purchased through Artsonia’s Gift Shop, will be awesome additions to our BBES Gallery!
Big Bend Elementary School Mukwonago Area School District #cantstopwontstop #luckyteacher #amazingstudents #onemukwonago

According to Picasso’s mother, his first word was “piz” which is short for lápiz. Lápiz is the Spanish word for pencil.
06/09/2020

According to Picasso’s mother, his first word was “piz” which is short for lápiz. Lápiz is the Spanish word for pencil.

"To draw you must close your eyes and sing." -Pablo Picasso
06/05/2020

"To draw you must close your eyes and sing."
-Pablo Picasso

Andy Warhol’s real name was Andy Warhola. After he completed his bachelor’s degree and moved to New York State to pursue...
06/03/2020

Andy Warhol’s real name was Andy Warhola. After he completed his bachelor’s degree and moved to New York State to pursue a career in the arts in 1959, he dropped the ‘a’ at the end of his last name.

"Nothing can be accomplished without love." -Henri Matisse
05/29/2020

"Nothing can be accomplished without love."
-Henri Matisse

05/28/2020

Wassily Kandinsky is known as one of the pioneers of modern abstract art. Teach your students about Kandinsky by having them create a piece inspired by the artist.

Sign up for Artsonia to find Kandinsky inspired art projects:
https://www.artsonia.com/teachers/default_fb.asp

Don't forget that parents can continue to upload artwork over the summer! Parents can easily build their child's home ga...
05/25/2020

Don't forget that parents can continue to upload artwork over the summer! Parents can easily build their child's home gallery using the Artsonia app.

"Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons." -Al Hirschfeld
05/22/2020

"Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons."
-Al Hirschfeld

Read the stories behind the worlds most iconic skyscrapers!
05/20/2020
The Stories Behind 11 Iconic Skyscrapers

Read the stories behind the worlds most iconic skyscrapers!

In honor of Skyscraper Day, we've stacked up the details on some of the world's most famous buildings.

How did you decide to become an art teacher?
05/18/2020

How did you decide to become an art teacher?

Wonderful segment on WDRB News covering Heather Duffy's Art Education Leadership Award win! It is amazing to see art tea...
05/15/2020
Oldham County art teacher wins national award

Wonderful segment on WDRB News covering Heather Duffy's Art Education Leadership Award win! It is amazing to see art teachers get this kind of public recognition for their hard work and perseverance!

South Oldham High School’s Heather Duffy earned the Art Education Leadership Award from Artsonia, an Illinois based scholastic non-profit organization.

"Everything starts from a dot."-Wassily Kandinsky
05/15/2020

"Everything starts from a dot."
-Wassily Kandinsky

Did you know parents and other users can leave you compliments? To view your compliments log into your teacher account, ...
05/11/2020

Did you know parents and other users can leave you compliments? To view your compliments log into your teacher account, then select the 'compliments’ link located under 'extras.'

Address

1350 Tri-State Parkway, Suite 106
Gurnee, IL
60031

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(800) 869-9974

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Our History

Many years ago in the year 2000, co-founders Jim Meyers, Eric Meidel and Kishore Swaminathan were colleagues at Accenture (called Andersen Consulting then). One day, while chatting with a colleague in his cubicle, Kishore noticed a cheerful rainbow in watercolor – a masterpiece by the coworker's 8-year old – attached to the wall of the cubicle with a thumbtack.

Why can't this art be on a website so everyone can see and enjoy it?

With that simple question, the concept of Artsonia was born.

The enthusiasm and support from art teachers was overwhelming. Within 12 months, Artsonia had over 25,000 pieces of artwork from schools, even though teachers had to use old-fashioned digital cameras and scanners (this was before the age of smart phones and iPads)! Encouraged by the response, Artsonia set its sights to become the world's largest collection of kids' art anywhere!

There was a small detail to be worked out. How do we fund the company or feed ourselves?

In 2001, we purchased a heat press, learned how to make custom merchandise with kids' artwork and began selling them to parents, donating a portion of the sales back to the school's art program.

In 2006, we were overjoyed to reach two important milestones. We reached one million pieces of artwork published on our website. More importantly, we were recognized by the National Arts Education Association with an award for outstanding service to art education, validating that we were indeed doing something important within the arts education community.

Today, we are very proud of what Artsonia has become: a place where teachers and students publish over 8 MILLION pieces of artwork EACH YEAR; a place where parents and family leave comments encouraging the kids; an educational resource for art teachers with thousands of lesson plans; a showcase for over 50 million pieces of art with a permanent digital portfolio for students; a company that raises over a million dollars for school's art programs each year.

We are humbled by the incredible dedication and support from art teachers, school administrators and parents, not to mention the millions of young people (many of them are not kids anymore) who grace the pages of Artsonia with their artistic talent. And the dedication of our workforce of 20 full-time employees.

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Xu Nicole, representando el amor en su exitosa pintura.
That's very creative and a very good job that Sasha drew or painted
Walk proud people! This child’s talent exceeds her over the top cuteness as well as the cuteness of her puppy.😉
My students are uploading their at-home art to Artsonia!! School is closed, but learning and creating won’t stop! Thank you Artsonia for this platform! My assignment is just to create art, any art and upload to Artsonia.
Love your artwork Avery
Alexa, the city scape with TALL buildings and a portion of the beautiful sky is amazing! Grandma Judy L.
My great grandson has joined this art class. I am looking forward to seeing his art and share with friends.😍
My girls art work
Me encanta la artesanía.
Way to go, Camrin.
Witaj julciu moja wnusiu,twoje prace są przepiękne,pozdrawiam Cię ściskam i mocno całuje babcia ania