Eileen asked how I can aford to give away art supplies to my students.
Actually the students pay for them. When I decided to try this, I made lists
of the supplies needed for the lessons I teach in each level. Then I figured
the cost and divided by four to get an average for each of the four levels.
I took this figure to the business manager who figured it into the amount to
charge students for what the school terms an "activity fee." The fee is $95
and covers the cost of any class fees, admission to all school functions,
including home games, and even a yearbook. Each student in the high school
pays this fee. I teach in a small (250 students) parochial high school, so
this is possible. Probably it would not be for a larger school or a