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You haven't given your student number? I get about $1,200 for a full year for
620 children. $200 of it by generous donations. I purchase mainly from a
school warehouse. And I'm very selective with my purchases. Many art supplies
are inferior. Keep away from the crafty projects, their too much money. Stick
with drawing, painting, clay work, and sculpture of found objects. I
photographed my own slides from art history books this summer to provide the
students with a art history background. Anything to cut costs. I purchased
lots of pencils, entremely large erasures, 50 lb. drawing paper, crayons,
chalk, miller's clay in bulk - 500 lbs., tempera paint in cases (mostly the
primaries and white), crayola watercolors in sets of eight colors - they come
with brushes, brown lunch bags for packaging their art work, and paper plates
for working in clay - clay sticks to the tables. Also ask for donations of old
fabric, beads, yarn, egg cartons to hold paint in, plastic frosting containers
to hold water, sponges for sponge painting, plastic bags in case you run out
of lunch bags, and spray bottles for dye projects. You'll be surprised what
parents have laying around the house. Also an old iron for batik projects.
Hope this helps a bit.