Many students add Artsonia Keepsakes to their holiday wish lists. Items are on sale now in the Artsonia Gift shop if you would like to order your child's artwork on a keepsake. The products are of high quality. See pics of students with their Artsonia keepsakes below.

Personally, I am loving the "Snappables"!  I purchased the necklace, the ring and three snaps with student work and my own art as well.  I like being able to change the magnetic art snaps to match what I'm wearing.  You can see my Snappable below in my necklace featuring a 3rd grade "Wise Owl". 

Visit the B.A. Artsonia Gallery here:

One of the many wonderful things about Artsonia is that they donate 20% of all purchases to our B.A. art program.

Important Information: Regarding Your Child's Participation with Artsonia and our District  Web/ Media Non- Consent Policies

Dear B.A. Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the new 2012-2013 school year! 

Please read the following information carefully, as it may affect your child's ability to participate in Artsonia as well as other online opportunities this year.

Over the years I have taken great pride in and derived much excitement and pleasure from being able to share student work and creative achievements online.  It is important to note that last year our district Non-Consent Forms were updated.

Parents, your child/children will be receiving Media and Web Non-Consent Forms to bring home to you. Please note that if you sign and submit the 2012- 2013 South Brunswick School District Media and/or Web Release Non-Consent Forms to the school, your child will 
NOT have artwork featured on Artsonia _  this year.  This means that your child will not have any artwork published online and will have all current artwork hidden.   Even though you may have granted permission last year, the return of the Non- Consent Forms this year will remove your child from Artsonia and will prohibit publication on all and any district-hosted or district-approved websites.  If you submit a Non- Consent Form, your child's gallery will be hidden by mid September. 

However, if you do not submit a Non-Consent form, then your child's gallery will remain on Artsonia and your child will continue to have artwork published. 

In addition, if you submit a Non- Consent form, you will eliminate the possibility for me to post photographs, selected work, and videos of your child working with other students and me in the art room on our  B.A. Art Website (link to B.A. Art Website below) that will feature our B.A. Artsonia Gallery, a B.A. Vimeo Channel,  the B.A. Art Blog, Engaging Art Activities, and our iPads in Art Website. 

If you do nothing, and do not submit a Non-Consent Form, then you may possibly have the opportunity to see photos and/or videos of your child working with other students and me in the art room on our B.A. Art Website,  B.A. Artsonia Gallery, B.A. Vimeo Channel and/or our B.A. Art Blog/News! (Link to B.A. Art Website Below) 

Submit a Non-Consent Form = No Artsonia for Your Child and you will not be able to see your child in art related videos or working with other children and me in the art room. An override form can be offered to you if you submit a non media/web form. Learn more about this form below.
Do nothing and do not submit a Non-Consent Form= Your Child Will Continue To Have Artwork on Artsonia and you may possibly have the opportunity to see your child in art related videos and photographs working with other children and me.

Preview the new South Brunswick Media and Web Non-Consent Forms here:

Override Form: An override form can be made available to parents who want to only give permissions for me to post artwork and or photos/videos of students. This form would be made available to you if our records indicate that you have submitted a non web/media consent form. If you sign the override form, this means you only agree to allow me to post your child’s work and/or photo and video but do not grant general consent.

There are a lot of new and exciting things happening this year for our artists! Please be sure to check out our B.A. Art Website and sign up to receive automatic email alerts.  In doing so, you will receive an email when I add a new blog post.  Our B.A. Art website offers a variety of ways to celebrate student's accomplishments, share art related news, and provide access to engaging art activities that students can access in school and at home.    

There is already exciting news on our Blog/News page! 

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at

I hope the first day of school was wonderful for everyone!   I am looking forward to another fabulous year!


Suzanne Tiedemann
Art Teacher
Brunswick Acres Elementary School

Congratulations to all B.A. 5th grade students!  I've been working with many of you since you were in kindergarten and will miss you next year.  Please know my door is always open and I hope you will come back and visit!  

Since I will no longer be uploading artwork for you, I've joined your fan clubs on Artsonia and hope that you and your families will continue to upload your incredible works of art in the future.  I have already received emails to let me know that some of you have already added new works of art to your galleries! This is so wonderful to see!

One of the many very special things about Artsonia is that you will literally be able to have your entire art portfolio available to you from the time you are a very young child into your adult years! 

I look forward to following your progress and keeping in touch by sending comments to you as much as possible. 

Have a wonderful summer and best of luck to you at Crossroads School!

By the way.....Your end of year "Mixed Media Peacocks" are absolutely beautiful!!!
Watch the video by Tricia Fuglestad below to see how Snappables work!
Have you noticed that our Brunswick Acres Artsonia gallery is currently #1 in the entire state of New Jersey in total comments received?  So far 750 comments have been sent to our artists!  How does it feel to have so many people admire your work? It sure does make me feel happy to read all of the thoughtful and supportive words sent to you by your families, friends, fans, students from other schools, and even from people you may not know.  Students, please be sure to thank those who have taken the time to reach out to you on Artsonia.  

B.A. parents, thank you for supporting your young and talented artists!  They enjoy receiving positive feedback and your enthusiasm and encouragement helps to build self esteem and a greater sense of pride!  

Click this link to read the most recent comments sent to our artists

Directions on how to send a comment to your artist:
1. Click on the "Artsonia" tab at the top of this page.
2. Find a gallery that mentions your son's/daughter's teacher
3. Find your child's name/artwork
4. Click the speech bubble.
5. Click" enter web comment" and write your comment
6: Send your comment.
7. Check your email to approve the comment so that it can be publicly posted online.
8. If you have not yet registered as the parent, contact me using the form on the home page of this website or at so that I can assist you.  Please provide the name of your child, your child's grade, and homeroom teacher's name.
Hello Parents!  
Thank you for visiting the art room at Back To School Night!  It was a pleasure to meet with you.  Some of you mentioned that your children enjoy art so much that you think they would be interested in participating in art outside of school too.  Below is a list featuring a few extra art opportunities that are pretty local.  These are merely suggestions, as I do not personally know the people who run these programs. 
Vanessa Emanuele (private art teacher with studio):
recommended by another student who takes lessons with her)
    908. 285. 5331
 Location details provided by Vanessa:
 Her studio is located on the corner of Route 518 and 601 (Great Rd). It is a quick drive with easy access from Routes 1 & 27.  She is on the 2nd floor of the corner building with teal awnings. 

Art Classes
  Private lessons by Vanessa Emanuele

The  Grounds for Sculpture: Hamilton NJ offers workshops for kids.

Red Green Blue, located in Princeton, is a glass studio for all ages and a lot of fun.  They have camps too.  They accept walk ins as well if you just want to pop in and make something.

Princeton Arts Council

The Place to Bead/ Princeton

Color Me Mine

The Pottery House/Matawan

Hot Sand Glass Studio, Asbury Park

Zimmerli Museum/ New Brunswick

Philadelphia Museum of Art/ Children’sClasses

Metropolitan Museum of Art/ New York

“Back to School Night” is this Tuesday evening.  The beginning of the school year is the perfect time to discuss the importance of art education and to learn about the art program at Brunswick Acres School.  Parents, feel free to visit me in the art room.