The 2020–2021 school year is presenting all of us with unprecedented challenges. Regardless of whether students are enrolled in in-person learning or Virtual Academy, we need to ensure that Underwood’s programming remains strong and that our students and staff are supported.
Your purchase of an original painting of Underwood helps the Foundation sustain our school directly in ways the PTA can’t. The Foundation provides salaries for staff our children would not otherwise benefit from, due to a lack of state and local funding.
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If we’re unable to maintain all staff positions, Underwood would have larger class sizes, fewer elective offerings, and less instructional support. Your painting purchase helps to ensure that our school is able to continue to offer excellent instruction in both academics and the arts.
These woodblock paintings are acrylic on (mostly reclaimed) wood and measure 7.25”(h) x 9”(w) x 1.5”(d). You can hang your painting on the wall or display it on a shelf.
Each original woodblock painting is unique but similar. For an additional $25, you can add your child’s first name and “Class of _______” to the right end of the woodblock. Alternately, you can add a thank-you to your favorite teacher, e.g., “Thank you, Ms. Smith!” The left end of the woodblock features “Underwood, Five Points.” 100% of all proceeds benefit the Underwood Foundation.
Current kindergartener: Class of 2026
Current 1st grader: Class of 2025
Current 2nd grader: Class of 2024
Current 3rd grader: Class of 2023
Current 4th grader: Class of 2022
Current 5th grader: Class of 2021
Use the “Add your personalization (optional)” field toward the top of this column to provide us with the text you’d like on the right end of your woodblock painting.
Please allow 1–2 weeks if possible for production, but we do accommodate rush orders. You can use the “Message Elizabeth and Tom” button to confirm that we can provide the turnaround you need.
Tom and his wife Elizabeth are the owners of Archetype Graphic Design & Writing Services, Inc. Located in the Five Points neighborhood of Raleigh, NC since 1999, Archetype is a boutique marketing firm providing the following services: logos and branding; digital marketing; website development; print design; print and project management; and marketing strategy. We recently launched our Etsy shop to facilitate the sale of our original artwork.
We’re now accepting commissions for portraits of people, places, and pets. Please use the “Message Elizabeth and Tom” button to let us know if you’re interested in a painting of a different subject in this style on wood or canvas. You can attach a photo to your message, and we will reply with further information. We appreciate your interest!