Happy fall! The autumn is the season to harvest what you’ve planted. Or in the case of kid’s artwork, it’s the time to collect everything that has been made over the summer (or throughout the previous school year(s)) so that you can make space for new artwork to be created. For many parents, this can be a totally overwhelming chore. If your kids are prolific artists, your walls, shelves, and surfaces are probably populated with masterpieces. At some point, your home will reach a point of saturation. At that point, art making will no longer be fun. Your kids may be feeling the saturation burn-out, or they may be sensing your feelings of overwhelm. They may reach of a clean sheet of paper, only to realize that all the “clean paper” is mixed in with paper that’s been drawn on. They can’t find their supplies, paint is dried up, markers have lost caps, and there are googly eyes everywhere. What to do?? In this post, I’ll talk about storing art supplies, creating a usable work area, exhibiting artwork, and most what to do with all the artwork that’s accumulated. I have both undergraduate and graduate degrees in art, so I know a thing or two about art supplies and proliferating artwork.
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By Jean Prominski, Certified Professional Organizer
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