Kathy, I love your lemons to lemon aid attitude! I really think your on to something! As a private school art teacher here in Texas, we're use to raising money for our programs. Consider holding a student auction, family art night, or parents night out to earn extra funds. Not sure if Art Pace is available in CA, I heard they will come to your school prepared with 2 free art classes, as well as supplies. Let me know if you have any questions.
On Jul 25, 2011, at 2:01 AM, "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group digest"<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Sunday, July 24, 2011.
> 1. Art Show for LAUSD teachers
> Subject: Art Show for LAUSD teachers
> From: Katherine Purdy <email@example.com>
> Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 13:19:00 -0700
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> Hello everyone-
> I have been a secondary art teacher for 9 years with LAUSD-and these
> last two years have been especially difficult-
> and it's not the kids!
> I am sure many of you in LAUSD have felt the demoralizing effects of
> budget cuts to the arts, layoffs at our schools,
> and teacher bashing all over the media. The mood of uncertainty and
> negativity is especially depleting to us all.
> So after decompressing during the first few weeks of summer I had an
> idea. Years ago while I was earning my Masters degree
> and teaching credential in San Francisco, I worked as an artist in the
> public schools through a program called Arts in Action.
> For several years we did a faculty Art show-sometimes with our
> student's work and sometimes without- and it was very well received by
> the community and even received local media attention. I really liked
> the way the show honored us as artists in our own right-not just as
> art teachers
> and I think it enabled our students and the community to better see us
> in that way too.
> I would really like to do that same concept of an Art show here in Los
> Angeles with other LAUSD art teachers who are interested.
> This idea is in the extreme formative stages so feel free to jump on
> board with all of your great brainstorming feedback and ideas!
> Hope to hear from you soon.
> END OF DIGEST