I have been in your shoes with similar frustartions though recently my
budget has increased-not sure what's up for the coming school year. I
teach near Boston also.
Some startegies are:
-Using as many recycles as possible
newspapers-good for many projects
-buying powder paint-cheap and I can mix in white glue to make
something that resembles acrylic paint
hint:wear dust mask when mixing
Using nature for art-making as much as possible
twigs, stones, leaves
Putting out request letter for donations of items from PTA
Have got some good stuff (not $$$$) doing this
It may not be what you are looking for-but creativity is what it's all
about. Some of my really fun projects were not high cost.
Barbara from Boston
SoQuoting Phyllis Beinart <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I am wondering if anyone writes grants for art supplies?
> My budget has been cut and it was not sufficient to begin with. I send
> out a wish list letter for donations
> which is helpful. I have not done any fundraising because the PTO does
> so much of that.
> Near Boston
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