<< if that is what
they allow for art...then work with that....do not take extra supplies.
It really depends on your situation whether you can do this or not, like if
you are scared of loosing your job and the art program bombing. I have
taught in situations where I have spent up to $800 of my own money on
supplies. (Dumb, right?) In more secure times, I have done just what was
recommended and worked with what we had. And when the students complained, I
nicely told them we could only have the supplies we were allowed. They
decided themselves to speak to the principal and their parents on the matter
and money became "available" for more art supplies.