I think you should tell your administrator that there is no such thing
as a typical art budget. They must be able to tell you at least a ball
park figure for what you can spend so that you can create and stay
within a budget. Is this their first year for art in this school? See
if you can find out who the last art teacher was. I would be wanting to
know more than they are telling you, for sure. I think that there are
"typical budgets" that are ample, and "typical budgets" that would have
you using paper and pencils throughout the year, scrounging constantly,
having bakesales, etc. Good luck!
Visit our student's web art gallery at St.John's School
click on "Stories of SJS," click on "Arts Stories," click on Linda
Woods' name. View artwork by Lower, and Middle School students as well
as our art archives.