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From: Diane Davis (dianemdavis_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat May 14 2011 - 08:02:13 PDT


ours is $3000 for a school of 650, two art teachers.
diane
On May 14, 2011, at 10:17 AM, emmi_80@yahoo.com wrote:

> I don't have a budget at the middle school. They tell me to get
> whatever I need, but we are a rarity
> I know. At the elementary it's $400.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 14, 2011, at 2:01 AM, "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> digest" <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu> wrote:
>
>> TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Friday, May 13, 2011.
>>
>> 1. What is your Art Budget
>> 2. Re: What is your Art Budget
>> 3. RE: What is your Art Budget
>>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Subject: What is your Art Budget
>> From: Kimberly Butts <kimberly.butts@gmail.com>
>> Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 17:27:57 -0500
>> X-Message-Number: 1
>>
>> Hi everybody. I was signed up for TeacherArtExchange many years ago
>> and sorta lost touch and stopped posting or reading posts. I would
>> really like to get back into the loop now if I can.
>>
>> I have been at a new school for nearly 2 years now and I have a
>> budget
>> of $100 to fund an art program for about 350+ students. The art room
>> (somehow) seemed pretty well stocked when I got there so I have been
>> trying to just use what we already had. However, I have found that
>> by
>> funds are gone just replacing dried up markers and stubby crayons
>> each
>> year. I turn my big art show into a fundraiser by working with Kids
>> Art Fairs (selling frames). While that bring in some additional
>> funds
>> I still feel like I am scrounging get what I need and adjusting my
>> plans to use less of the few materials (clay) I have left. I have
>> also discovered that the stockpile of clay is terrible (for some
>> reason - maybe brand) this clay seems to dry within about 2-3 minutes
>> of being exposed to air (even when the air is not too dry). With
>> this
>> budget I can not justify getting rid of the bad clay and buying
>> anything better. So, I'm trying to come up with lesson that can be
>> completed super-quick and with small amounts of clay.
>>
>> Anyway...my point is...I need to get a better idea of what a
>> reasonable elementary art budget is for 350+ kids. I need to address
>> the issue with my principal before the situation becomes even more
>> desperate but I must be prepared with hard numbers and averages. Any
>> help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
>>
>> Kimberly
>>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Subject: Re: What is your Art Budget
>> From: Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net>
>> Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 16:58:21 -0600
>> X-Message-Number: 2
>>
>> I'm retired and did not teach elementary - but I'll give some advice.
>> When you go to the principal - go prepared with facts in hand. He
>> or she needs to realize what sort of usage demands a hands on
>> curriculum requires. Have an estimate of how much paper, clay,
>> paint, crayons, etc you go through in an average school year. Have
>> the cost of materials in hand with prices from vendors or the
>> district
>> storeroom to show. Aim high, but be realistic - so they can meet you
>> half way.
>>
>> Also - if other teachers want your department to do things for the
>> school
>> they should come up with supplies from their funds - It's only fair.
>> Perhaps the PTA can supplement your budget - or find businesses
>> in the community to pitch in.
>>
>> I taught Middle School and had a total budget of about $1400 for the
>> year.
>> I served about 130 students each semester. But, then that was over
>> eight years ago.
>>
>> Best of Luck, Woody
>>
>>
>> On May 13, 2011, at 4:27 PM, Kimberly Butts wrote:
>>
>>> Hi everybody. I was signed up for TeacherArtExchange many years ago
>>> and sorta lost touch and stopped posting or reading posts. I would
>>> really like to get back into the loop now if I can.
>>>
>>> I have been at a new school for nearly 2 years now and I have a
>>> budget
>>> of $100 to fund an art program for about 350+ students. The art
>>> room
>>> (somehow) seemed pretty well stocked when I got there so I have been
>>> trying to just use what we already had. However, I have found
>>> that by
>>> funds are gone just replacing dried up markers and stubby crayons
>>> each
>>> year. I turn my big art show into a fundraiser by working with Kids
>>> Art Fairs (selling frames). While that bring in some additional
>>> funds
>>> I still feel like I am scrounging get what I need and adjusting my
>>> plans to use less of the few materials (clay) I have left. I have
>>> also discovered that the stockpile of clay is terrible (for some
>>> reason - maybe brand) this clay seems to dry within about 2-3
>>> minutes
>>> of being exposed to air (even when the air is not too dry). With
>>> this
>>> budget I can not justify getting rid of the bad clay and buying
>>> anything better. So, I'm trying to come up with lesson that can be
>>> completed super-quick and with small amounts of clay.
>>>
>>> Anyway...my point is...I need to get a better idea of what a
>>> reasonable elementary art budget is for 350+ kids. I need to
>>> address
>>> the issue with my principal before the situation becomes even more
>>> desperate but I must be prepared with hard numbers and averages.
>>> Any
>>> help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
>>>
>>> Kimberly
>>>
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>>
>> Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
>> mailto:woodyduncan@comcast.net
>>
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>>
>> Read My 2011 May Blog:
>> http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysBlog11/May.html
>>
>> Read My 2011 April Blog:
>> http://www.taospaint.com/WoodysBlog11/April.html
>>
>> 35 Quality Middle School Art Lessons
>> http://www.taospaint.com/QualityLessons.html
>>
>>
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>>
>> Subject: RE: What is your Art Budget
>> From: San D Hasselman <shasselman@hotmail.com>
>> Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 23:10:24 +0000
>> X-Message-Number: 3
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> I want to add to Woody's excellent advice. Not only come with
>> prices of items, but also stress that a good percentage of your
>> supplies are used up and need to be replaced each year. Personally
>> I would ask the principal how one is supposed to have a quality
>> program at 50 cents a kid, and ask what they expect could be bought
>> for that 50 cents.Remind the principal that art is usually make and
>> take and that parents are anxious to see a variety of projects to
>> see what their child has learned. If the principal turns out to be
>> not sympathetic, as if he/she knows any resources for you, i.e.
>> PTA, Education organizations, etc. Then ask if he/she could help
>> you organize an art supply drive from parents and the community. As
>> these suggestions might make the principal uncomfortable, perhaps
>> that would encourage him/her to find more money for you.
>>
>> San D
>>
>>
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