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Re: Purchasing student work


From: The Austin's (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Mar 11 2002 - 17:05:46 PST

Marian, first I think you should share the details of your project! :-) If
it was me, I would be careful about setting a precedent. If you give the
artwork to the teachers then they may expect it later on. Also, the students
worked hard on these. Do the students get to keep their artwork? Do they pay
fees? If they get to keep all artworks and don't pay a fee then splitting
50/50 is fair on all sales - 1/2 for students and 1/2 for art dept. If they
pay fees then students keep money. If they don't get to keep any projects
then art dept. keeps all profits (although I'm not sure I am comfortable
with keeping all projects and profits). That's how I would look at it!

> I have a situation that I am a bit confused about how to handle. I
> I would ask all the high school teachers on the list because perhaps some
> you had experience with this. My Printmaking class did some incredible
> finger printed portraits of the faculty a la Chuck Close. I finally got
> them matted and hung today. Apparently the teachers in the building are
> excited and want to buy the work. I don't know how to handle this.
> Considering that the students used school materials to create these
> portraits, is it okay to allow them to sell them to the teachers? If so,
> should the students get all the money, part of the money or should the art
> dept. get all the money or part of the money to buy more materials? Or
> should the students give the portraits to the teachers? I want to handle
> this professionally and fairly but I'm not sure what to do. Do you have
> advice for me?

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