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Lesson Plans

Re: Fees for Supplies

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betti longinotti (p-lstudio)
Mon, 10 Aug 1998 16:55:46 -0400 (EDT)

Reatha et al,
I understand your frustration. However, could you assign students to
obtain the supplies you need them to have and direct them to an outside
source to purchase these? I have had students to purchase a starter
kit- some basic supplies which I listed & discussed on the first day.
I would give them local places where these could be obtained and warned
retailers ahead of time. In my starter kit I asked them to have- 3
drawing pencils of the 'B' family, a 9"x12" sketchbook, & a white
plastic eraser. If students had a problem obtaining these they were to
see me to work out an alternative solution. In most cases this worked
out very well without any problems. It also gave them an opportunity to
have a personal field trip if they went to a local art supply store,
instead of a stationary aisle of the drug store. Students always come
in with conversation about their experience. It also provides a segway
for parents to be involved in helping their children get prepared for
their art learning experience.

In Art & Life,
Betti L.
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