School just started three weeks ago and the art work and school work have been steadily pouring in. The fridge only has so much space and considering I have mountains of school work x 4, I knew I needed to figure out something quickly. I HATE clutter and tend to get rid of more things than I keep and even with that mindset, I have piles of artwork sitting in files that never get looked at.
With that said, I found a new app that I have really high hopes for! It is called ARTKIVE and it is for archiving and sharing school and art work.
Artkive is a mobile app that only takes seconds to chronologically store children’s artwork in just three easy steps:
- Each time your child creates a piece of art, just open the app, take a picture of the artwork, and select which child created it.
- The Artkive app automatically tags that image with the child’s grade and the date created. If you want, you can add a title and/or description.
- Choose who in your “Share Circle” to share the art with and/or just Artkive it – meaning it’s now safely stored in the cloud. You’re now on your way towards building a portfolio of art you’ll be able to soon turn into a book or other products.
I love the idea of turning the works of art into individual books every year or so. It would make great Christmas or birthday presents too!
I had a light-bulb moment when I read about the share feature. It will be great to be able to share with grandparents,aunts, etc but I think this is also going to solve the dilemma of having to make sure papers are sent back and forth between houses so the other parents have a chance to see the work. Intentions on sharing are great, but the time it normally takes to make copies, etc, means it usually doesn’t happen. So whether or not you have a blended home, I think this is a great tool to use for sharing (and organizing).
Check out the video to find out how mom gets the day off when dad suggests he take out the kids so she can stay home to organize the kids’ art work!