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Teaching as an artist in residence (question)Long

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John & Sandra Barrick (astroboy)
Sat, 27 Mar 1999 11:57:06 -0500


Hi Guys,
I have a question about the pricing of teaching as an artist in
residence for k-8th.
There are 450 kids, multiage classes. they teach Expedition ( which
is to focus on a topic by semester-i.e.-Animals). I have been
contacted by their PTA( although they use a very long name that
means they same thing). She was totally unaware of DBAE or getty.
They do not use art literacy in schools here. The parents are trying
to get artists in residence at the school for art music dance etc.
They would like them to come in once or twice a month and teach a
class or give a performance. The funding has dropped for the arts at
this school and they were told the kids regular teacher had art as
part of their education and were capable of teaching art, so they
decided to keep the music teacher instead. I felt really bad for
their art teacher who is loosing his job ( of course they were not
thinking of using him) Especially for the ignorance in the statement
"the regular teacher could teach art".
How much should I charge and for how long. Do any of you teach
like this and do you charge a daily fee even if you teach 4 hours? I
assume there will be prep. I'm also told they don't have material-
although I am puzzled by- where could the supplies they now have be
going? They have crayons, paper and pencils. I don't want to be
responsible for buying supplies for a public school and then get
refunded. It should not be the responsibility of the artist to get
the supplies and I did tell her that generally was not what was
included- her response was possibly add it to the bill. Now my other
problem is they want to integrate it with their lessons but don't
know what they will be doing by next year. They need all the
proposals from artists by their meeting April 12th for next year.
Can anyone give me a general cost they bill for such a class. I need
to send in the proposal by the 7th. Oh I can't teach in another
capacity at a public school ( or it seems private too) because I am
not certified to teach art. Although as most of you know I've been
teaching for 15+ years and rangeof age preschool- high. I prefer
pre- 3rd. I laughed when she asked me to write down skills and said
I can't just say painting or printmaking etc.

Sandra Barrick
http://home.fuse.net/astroboy/Sandra.html

astroboy