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Lesson Plans


Art Budget

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Karen Ruberry (kruberry)
Sat, 9 Oct 1999 21:29:04 -0700


I teach at a Catholic school, and the art dept gets the same budget money as
all other curiculum areas - $900.00 plus $100 (paper and repairs to
machines) already budgeted for xerox copies from the school office. I teach
about 750 students in grade K-8, and I must admit it is a challenge to buy
art supplies and media every year on this budget. I try to buy some
reuseable supplies each year. For instance this year I bought plastic face
forms to use for mask making etc. This year we've also added an Art Club,
and no extra money! Last year the parents had a pizza sale, and gave the
profits - about $350 to the Art dept. for this school year so the students
could do some clay projects.

Having students bring in materials does not always work. I either have to
provide for those who don't, or find alternative ways for them to complete
the project.

Several parent have been nice enough to donate things like 2" wood blocks so
we can make block prints, stiff paper, paper plates and old shirts for
smocks.
I would like to present to my principal and the school board a suggestion
for the minimum dollar amount needed for supplies per student. Any
suggestions?