Unique gift for teacher

Teacher appreciation gift on your mind?

It is that time of the year again. Close to the end of the school year. The time when we begin to brainstorm ideas for teacher’s gifts. Finding that unique gift for teacher, one that encapsulates our deepest appreciation for all that they do, is never an easy task.

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Neutral bases painted to look like a weathered wall, before the kids’ individual brushstrokes were painted.

Give a custom painting as an end-of-year teacher gift!

This year, why not commission a piece of art as a special gift for your child’s teacher? In my son’s first school year, the parents commissioned me to do three special pieces for our kids’ end-of-year teacher’s gifts. It was a greatly fulfilling project. I engaged the help of all of the kids to make each piece a meaningful, lasting piece of art that the teacher would treasure for years to come.

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The completed canvases with the kid’s expressive brushstrokes and their names beside it for posterity!

In keeping with my non-objective painting style, I created a super-textured graffiti wall base on canvas, and had each child paint an expressive brushstroke in a different colour. I wrote the child’s name beside each brushstroke. I then finished each piece off professionally. The teachers were touched and awed by such a special and customized gift. The kids were particularly proud to have been a part of it too!

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Close up of the individual brushtrokes by the mini Picassos of Mrs Paterson’s class at Kingsway Montessori!

So, please do put this idea into your top ten gift ideas for teachers and others, and contact me to create your next unique gift idea! Browse my galleries for more ideas, including gifts for baby showers and kid’s rooms.

And of course, thank you to my son’s very first school teachers: Ms.Paterson, Ms. Sarah and Mrs. Dee!

Posted in Gift Ideas, Inspiration, Painting Process

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