For several years I had a club called the "Art Squad". We met during
lunch hour every other week or when necessary. We raised money, went on
field trips, and did on-site art activities in our area with the help of
local artists. I felt that the onsite painting activities with 4-6
students with one artist was most efeective. Students got new ideas and
techniques that I simply could not cover. We usually did landscape
studies and close-ups of plants. I supplied watercolors, oil pastels,
paper, drawing boards, etc.
We paid the artists a minimal stipend.. like $25 for their involvement.