How fortunate you are to be asked for suggestions on renovations and budget.
Last time I saw any numbers, the national average budget was $3.00 a student
at the elementary level. High Schools have other options like a fee
NAEA guidelines recommend 55 square feet per student exclusive of storage
area, teacher space, computer areas, etc. NAEA publication, "Design
Standards for School Art Facilities" would be helpful.
My wish list for additions to older room - more than one sink, more storage,
lots of electrical outlets, improved lightening especially if the use of
computers are available to students, adequate ventilation (exhast fan),
fiber covered wall for display and critiques.
>Does anyone know what the recommended amount of money is to spend per
>child for art supplies in a public school? The NAEA used to give this
>statistic but I can't find it. Also, what is the recommended square
>footage for an average art room? Any thoughts also on what type of
>improvements should be made to an older art room that is going to be
>renovated? Thanks in advance. :-D