Frequently Asked Questions
1. MAY I SUBMIT MY ARTWORK TO THE KIDS-DID-IT! DESIGNS® ART COLLECTION?
We try to update the art collection each spring so we're always looking for new artwork. If you are between 3 and 14 years old and you feel your original artwork would match the style of the art that's already on our web site at www.kidsdidit.com ( especially the colors ) have your parents email us copies of your pictures.
So we can contact you, please include the following information in your email:
1. Parent's names
2. Artist's name and age when the picture was created
3. Phone number
4. e-Mail address
2. WHERE CAN I GET PRODUCTS FEATURING ART MADE BY KIDS?
3. DO YOU OFFER ART CLASSES IN MY HOMETOWN?
If we decide to add the picture you send to the collection, we may ask you to mail us the original artwork so we can make a high-quality digital copy. We'll return the original to you along with our art licensing/promotion agreement for both the artist and their parents to sign.
The agreement confirms that the artist keeps full ownership and copyright of the original artwork, which would also be noted whenever it is reproduced.
The agreement also says that we'll pay the artist a ten percent (10%) share of collected royalties or payments made to us for the reproduction of the original artwork. In exchange for this royalty, Kids-Did-It! Properties™ would be the only ones allowed to represent, promote, and authorize any reproductions or copies of the artwork.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any comments or questions.
Thanks for asking! Check out our Kids-Did-It! Designs® illustrated collections featuring Wall Art, Stationary, Home Decor and other beautiful Tech and Lifestyle products along with our book pages: The Kids-Did-It! Cookie Bookie Cookbook, and our how-to picture book, Blue Cows & Happy Fruit: Discovering the Artist in Your Child.
In addition to learning the basics of art and design, each young artist represented in the Kids-Did-It! Designs® art collection also earns a licensing royalty for the reproduction of their work!
Although we'd love to, we no longer offer art classes outside of San Diego, CA – although we've often considered it. Because of Michelle’s professional art and design background she can offer students unique insight and special personal attention, knowing just when to help a student, encourage, or redirect them.
But then the problem becomes "How does one duplicate Michelle?"
The next best thing is to learn from Michelle's book, Blue Cows & Happy Fruit: Discovering the Artist in Your Child, where you'll find beautiful images from our kid's art collection, an art vocabulary, plus art exercises for beginning artist. Preview it here.
4. I’M YOUNG AND I REALLY LIKE ART. HOW CAN I BECOME AN ARTIST?
We want to encourage you to develop your interest in art! A great place for beginning artists to start looking for art and design information is your local school, library or other community center. There may be an art teacher or career guidance counselor at your school that could recommend a professional artist, local design studio or advertising agency that might offer summer internships where you can assist or visit other artists. They also might be able to help you digitize or scan your work so you can display it on the Internet if you want to.
Your school or other local kids organizations may also need someone to help make cards or posters to help raise funds for events or activities, or it may have a newspaper or other publications looking for someone to create images as well.
Sometimes a local coffee shop, gallery or small gift store may be interested in showing or selling original art, or even copies of your artwork. A simple way to make copies is to take your drawings to a place that has a color copier and make enlargements or small greeting card size copies. Then take them to the gallery or store owner and offer to leave them " on consignment ", which means that the store owner may be more willing to show your work because they don't have to pay you for it until after it is sold
We also suggest looking for a local art museum or children's museum that offers art education programs. Maybe they're even looking for a teaching assistant!
In our opinion, the most important thing that you can do is to continue creating artwork. Save and enlarge it using a color copier - even frame your work! Show it to lots of people. And be proud of it.When we were young, both my wife and I were encouraged to attend art and design school and pursue our interest in art. Both of our children, Jessie and Nick , have also grown up to be artists and designers.
We want to encourage you to continue your interest in art and even publish your work!
5. I’M YOUNG AND I REALLY LIKE ART. HOW DO I PUBLISH MY ARTWORK?
If you are interested in submitting artwork to Kids-Did-It! for possible inclusion in our art collection, see question number 1 above.
If you're looking for another publisher for your work, you'll find that most card or book publishers have their own process for submitting work to be considered for publication, and many of them have art submission instructions online. To locate a publisher, we suggest going to your favorite web site, bookstore or library and find books that use illustrations that are similar in style to yours. Look in the book for the name of the publisher and then see if you can contact them. Most publishers have art submission guidelines available online. Here's what I found on Chronicle Books , a US publisher.
If you are interested in self-publishing your work, check out Kindle Direct Publishing.
Whatever you do, don't forget that the secret to success is trying and trying and trying. And trying . Even if you get rejected over and over again, don't stop believing in yourself, or your artwork!
6 . WHERE CAN I GET DETAILED INFO ON LICENSING KID'S ART for REPRODUCTION?
Please see our Stock Image and Art Licensing page for information on available illustrations and licensing categories, active Licensees, promotional materials, sample designs, artwork delivery, artists' credit, trademark requirements and fees.
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