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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What is your favorite artist quote?
03/30/2020

What is your favorite artist quote?

"Artwork is a representation of our devotion to life."-Agnes Martin
03/27/2020

"Artwork is a representation of our devotion to life."
-Agnes Martin

Artsonia has been working hard to support art educators that are struggling to teach their students remotely. Using the ...
03/23/2020

Artsonia has been working hard to support art educators that are struggling to teach their students remotely. Using the new Artsonia app, teachers can post text or video instructions for students to follow. Students can then use the Artsonia app to send an image of their artwork to their teacher and enter an artist statement.

Learn more about how you can teach your students remotely with Artsonia:
https://www.artsonia.com/teachers/remote-learning/

What is your proudest teaching moment?
03/23/2020

What is your proudest teaching moment?

"I just wanna make the world a better-looking place. If you don't like it, you can paint over it!"-Banksy
03/20/2020

"I just wanna make the world a better-looking place. If you don't like it, you can paint over it!"
-Banksy

03/19/2020

"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!"
-Robin Williams

03/17/2020

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Roguewood Elementary Art
03/16/2020

Roguewood Elementary Art

My cat, Elpheba, is ready to take pictures of student art for Artsonia and make some videos from home for students to learn from!

YOU can use Classroom Mode from home to post ALL of the art you are creating during this time to Artsonia. Students can use iPads or similar devices (or even just a browser) to photograph their own artwork, make edits and enter artist statements.

We are aware that many art teachers are planning for art lessons at home due to the Coronavirus outbreak and school clos...
03/13/2020

We are aware that many art teachers are planning for art lessons at home due to the Coronavirus outbreak and school closures.

Keep in mind that students can use Artsonia's classroom mode from home. Classroom Mode allows students to photograph their own artwork, make edits and enter artist statements! As students submit entries, you will be notified to review them before they are published in your school gallery. You can make your own corrections to the image, title and artist statement - or you can send it back to the student for corrections.

We also created a new Artsonia app available for Android and iOS devices that has a couple new features available. We are working diligently to expand our online tools to support remote learning for your art program.

“A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.”― Vincent van Gogh
03/13/2020

“A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.”
― Vincent van Gogh

Who is your favorite artist?
03/09/2020

Who is your favorite artist?

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way... things I had no words for.”― Geor...
03/06/2020

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way... things I had no words for.”
― Georgia O'Keeffe

03/05/2020

Paul Klee's artistic style was inspired by the freedom and simplicity of children's drawings. Teach your students about Paul Klee and motivate them to express their artistic freedom!

Create an Artsonia teacher account to find Paul Klee inspired art lesson plans: https://www.artsonia.com/teachers/default_fb.asp

If you weren’t an art teacher, what job would you choose?
03/02/2020

If you weren’t an art teacher, what job would you choose?

“The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there; I just have to ...
02/28/2020

“The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there; I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.”
― Michelangelo

02/27/2020

Teach your students to capture a moment in time by having them create an impressionistic work of art!

Create a FREE Artsonia teacher account to find impressionism inspired art lesson plans: https://www.artsonia.com/teachers/default_fb.asp

Have you ever pondered the origins of the classic smiley face? 🙂
02/26/2020
The Staying Power of the Smiley Face

Have you ever pondered the origins of the classic smiley face? 🙂

The smiley face was a corporate morale booster and a countercultural icon, and it was given a second life as an emoji. Will it ever lose its meaning?

What is your favorite public art piece?
02/24/2020

What is your favorite public art piece?

“A line is a dot that went for a walk.”― Paul Klee
02/21/2020

“A line is a dot that went for a walk.”
― Paul Klee

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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Comments

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
This is the webpage?
Dziękuję julciu..rysunki są prześliczne...caluski pozdrawiam.
Your doing a nice job amyah. Gramma kitty