A. I compiled our studio photos taken throughout the year and made a slideshow that I had playing on the large screen throughout open house.
B. I also made slideshows of class exhibitions. I have limited space to display work and I found this to be a successful way to show large amounts of work in smaller spaces. I had one set up for third grade O'Keeffe inspired flowers and kindergarten portraits. These slideshows were a big hit with parents and students.
C. I also had traditional displays of class artwork in the hallway. This was a kindergarten project that we had just completed.
D. My welcome board for students and their families, encouraging them to come down to the art room.
E. I have students make large folders to act as storage for their artwork. We keep all of our artwork in these throughout the year and keep adding to them. I put out the boxes of portfolios for easy access for students to pull there work out to show their friends and family. I ask that they keep their artwork and portfolios at school until the end of the year. (I write more about portfolios here and here)
F. I encourage friends and families to write compliments to students and leave the note in their child's portfolio to find later.
Like I said above, I put out the boxes of portfolios, organized by grade and class for students and families to leaf through. I also leave out compliment slips to encourage parents to write down words of praise or encouragement for their child. Below is a link if you would like to use the compliment slips in your art room.