Our mission is to match the unique and wonderful artwork of children as they perceive the world and all its wondrous
resources, with unique products that make a statement as gifts, promotional products, or for personal use.
We hope you enjoy this art as much as we do -- and the importance of the subject matter, even though some of it makes you smile and laugh -- for it is the earth in all its wonder that is the basis of life. And it is by those who sustainably, thoughtfully, and with so much work, take of the earth that provides for the rest of us. Children capture in art their interpretation of this wondrous process and the plants and animals involved.
The artwork comes from the Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Program (AITC). The more successful this website, the more we will donate to AITC! Feel good about shopping by helping support hands-on learning, agricultural literacy, and teacher training. Help us go viral!
June 20, 2013 -- We have been busy starting up our small farm, Shelley's Fresh Produce & Cut Flowers. You can get a bit of an idea of what we're doing from our website, http://shelleysproduce.com It's been an adventure, to say the least. 1.5 acres with nearly 5,000 feet of drip line, dozens of crops, and gazillion weeds to fight! We're putting our efforts where our mouth is when it comes to issues about food and agriculture. If you're in the area (Shelley, Idaho), stop by and have a look, get some produce or flowers, and have a chat.
January 2, 2013 -- 'Tis a new year, and new savings. 20-50% off through Friday, January 4 on select products. Electronic ware -- cases for iPhones, iPads, and other accessories. Code word "MAKEYOURYEAR".
December 19, 2012 -- The year is winding down. Holidays are here. Wishing everyone festive time with family and friends, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We hope you'll find something on our site for any occasion or need.
November 30, 2012 -- Yes, it's been a while since we've posted anything here. We're in the process of moving and the pace of that has kept us less engaged than we would like. Holidays -- yes, Thanksgiving recently past. And how blessed we are to live in a wonderful nation, with a mouthful of food at any time for most of us -- thanks to our nation's farmers and ranchers and all the others up and down the line that make it possible! Upcoming are Christmas and Hanukkah and other traditions. Joyous season and a great time to wish peace on earth.
Of course this wouldn't be a blog about EarthArtbyKids without plugging some gift ideas or ways to share your feelings through products from our catalog. Browse the categories (or here), enjoy the artwork, and mesh it together into something you'll love to give and someone will love to receive.
September 14, 2012 -- New iPhone 5 cases! Click on the iPhone.
September 11, 2012 -- 11 years later, we pay tribute to the victims and responders of the New York Trade Center attacks, and the other attacks on the Pentagon and elsewhere. Violence is no remedy for disagreement; it usually perpetuates the situation. Yet, the U.S. must protect its citizens and we pray for peace throughout the world.
We invite anyone in the vacinity to attend the Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Fall Harvest Dinner and Auction on October 27, 2012 at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center in Albany, Oregon. http://aitc.oregonstate.edu/training/dinner.htm
July 12, 2012 -- It's sizzling summer, and a baseball cap (or trucker hat or farmer hat as they are sometimes called) from zazzle.com/earthartbykids are ventilated and fun to wear! And all orders over $50 are free shipping. Code: FREESHIPFORU
May 1, 2012 -- 15% off ALL PRODUCTS for Mother's Day on anything ordered through our Zazzle store! Use code MAKEMOMSMILE. You can order pre-designed products: http://www.zazzle.com/earthartbykids, or design your own with other artwork from this site. Just click on the artwork you like, the products you like and use the code to order through zazzle.
March 28, 2012 -- Still got the winter weather blues? Check out these long-sleeve T-shirts and Hoodies! Snuggly warm, and sporting some great artwork from students featuring animals, earth, farming, and food! More at our CafePress.com/Earthartbykids Storefront.
March 10, 2012 -- Need a unique gift for someone special? Anyone is going to love something from our site with artwork that makes you smile! How about totes, accessory bags, clutch bag, or field pack? Everyone needs to carry things.
More carry cases and bag/tote ideas: http://www.cafepress.com/earthartbykids/8448942
February 15, 2012 -- Place an order originating from our site (for any amount) using the EarthArtbyKids.com artwork, then give it as a gift for any occasion. Let us know the reaction of the person to whom you gave your EarthArtbyKids gift. You may submit a short video (less than 1 minute), photo, or simply a text narrative. We will choose from submissions the entry we feel best exemplifies the spirit and purpose of EarthArtbyKids -- bringing smiles to faces by viewing the world through the eyes of children's art about farming, food, forestry, fishing, gardening, and related topics. Entries must be received by March 30.
Winners will be announced by April 10. First Place will receive a gift certificate of $30 merchandise redeemable on http://www.EarthArtbyKids.com. Second Place will receive a $20 certificate, and Third Place will receive a $10 certificate. Send all entries to email@example.com.
February 4, 2012 -- posted by Brent Searle... We ordered 2 ties off our site for Shelley's dad's birthday; the fish tie and the tree tie. He loved them! We wanted to test the time from order to delivery and the quality. We ordered on a Saturday and they arrived the following Thursday. Pretty good turn-around for custom-print products. And the fact that he was so pleased made it even better!
Just the Beginning — posted by Brent Searle on January 25, 2012
I've been looking at student artwork for years -- thousands of them. The Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) program calendar contest brings in over 1,500 entries each spring. Try narrowing that down to 13 picks for the calendar (with cover)! Not easy. So what to do with all the other good art? After many years of running this around in my brain and talking with the AITC Board, we finally arrived at an agreement for me to try commercializing the art in order to share more of this fun, plethora of talent, to raise awareness about Agriculture in the Classroom resources, and to bring a smile to the faces of those who see this artowrk on distinct products they purchase.
It's been quite a project putting this website together. I'm not a webdesigner by craft, and largely self-taught with the help of my son, Jacob. I only wiped out the website once, but with help got it restored. I hope all the links work! If you like what you see, please share the word with others. And give us feedback anytime.
On this page we hope to provide you with unique ideas and concepts in using this art with fun projects, gifts, promotional items for your business or organization, feature new art added to the site, and share interesting events.
Idea: Think Cross-product coordination for your room or office... so, if you like cows...
Matching framed art for the walls, pillows for the sofas, and even a super cozy fleese stadium blanket to go along.
Feel good- Support Education:
A portion of all sales will be donated to support the Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Program.
The original art on this site was created by children, Grades K-6, for the Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Program. To learn more about hands-on, applied learning about our natural world and the food it provides, visit aitc.oregonstate.edu.