Holy cow! Who said that their art also belongs, at least in part, to the
teacher that instructs them? I think not! Children own their artwork the
same as adults. I took a workshop last year with an internationally known
basketmaker. Was that Nantucket Basket partially his because he caught me?
No way. And, for the teacher who stuck up for the kid on the $500 price, I
applaud you! There are a million ways our society undervalues art, talks
down to children's creations, and views art as only "child's play". If we
are going to move their views onward & upward, we have to move our own
views upward first.