I'd bring in visiting artists to teach workshops. We've had incredible
success with the program here. The students get fresh ideas, and
inspiration from working artists, the teacher gets a bit of free time to
catch up, and the artists get some regular income with that extra zing
of the reward of passing on what they know.
We have an exhibit currently in the gallery that features work by the
students of teachers of arts as an alternative to anti-social behavior.
Consider $250 for supplies, and $750 for 30 hours of the artist's time.
It's a wonderful investment that the students can see.