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[teacherartexchange] I'm about to cry...


Date: Fri Aug 05 2005 - 19:49:02 PDT

Okay, I know that some of you work with a very small I need some
creative solutions. I got my art supplies today. After two weeks of
bothering you guys and everyone else i knew and researching to come up with a huge
list of needs and a list of watns, this is all I have to work with for the year:

class set of crayons
6 boxes chalk pastels
class set of oil pastels
some erasers
small construction paper (9X12)
tissue paper
18X24 cheap drawing paper, newsprint and manila paper
small stack of 18X24 watercolor paper
tempera paint
tempera cakes: 8 trays
small group of brushes
india ink
skinny markers
THAT'S IT!! That's all I have to start off an art program!

that's about it. They didn't even get me drawing pencils!!! What good are
the erasers?
I'm so upset about this. I feel like I"m going to have a Mickey mouse art
class. I mean, no pencils, no charcoal, no clay, none of the art posters to
hang up, one little set of brushes!!! I guess I'll have to send home a supply
list so they can at least get pencils and colored pencils, but I don't think
these parents have much money. What do you guys suggest? I start with the
middle schoolers. I'm collecting cardboard to have them make portfolios. I guess
they can cover them with newspaper or color them with crayons. I'm
embarrassed. Any amazing solutions?

Thanks, Stacie

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