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Re: Purchasing student work


From: Retha Wilkins (RWilkin_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Mar 12 2002 - 05:47:04 PST

We sell work to the faculty on a regular basis. So far the students
have gotten the money unless we have made other arrangements
up front. I don't think you should establish a precedent that student
work is valueless by giving it to the teachers. Whenever we sell
work we establish the value at beginning profesional levels. We
don't have "student" prices. Whatever you do, you should make
sure that it is in compliance with your school district policy.

From: "Marian Colman" <>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
Subject: Purchasing student work
Date sent: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 19:01:29 -0500
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> I have a situation that I am a bit confused about how to handle. I
> thought I would ask all the high school teachers on the list because
> perhaps some of 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 so 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 any advice for
> me? Marian
> ---

Reatha Wilkins
Fine Arts Dept.
Carolina Forest Education Center
High School
Myrtle Beach, SC