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Lesson Plans

value of students' work

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San D Hasselman (kprs)
Sun, 06 Dec 1998 17:25:10 -0500

There is a local museum that has an 'invitational' art show for high
school students. Of the 400+ entrants, they only accept 45-55, after a
juried process. When you submit your students work you must fill out
paper work for each piece, and they always ask the value of the piece.
So one year my student and I sat down and figured out how many hours he
worked on the piece,(calculated minimum wage per hour), how much
supplies he used, and then like good old capitalists, we doubled it, and
came up with a figure of $500.00. I bet you know what the curator said
to that! She said, "it can't be worth $500, it's only a student's work",
at which time this guerrilla war fare artist-educator said, THEN WHY ASK

just thought I'd share.

San D