Re: New Art Classroom
- All I can say is WOW! Thank you for all the great ideas for free and inexpensive supplies. They are amazing. I truly appreciate the information. I try to find the least expensive way to do things whether in the art room, at home or even with scouts. You all have expanded that knowledge tenfold-(keep it coming)! I am so honored to be a part of this group.
Thank you so much,
> You might go to a non-profit thrift store, with a letter from your principle stating your budget- $0- and ask if they have any supplies they are about to get rid of- ribbon, paint, wooden hoops, etc. Having a list of things you need is also helpful to the employees and managers as they can look out for the things you need in the back. Especially if it's a thrift store you frequent, or can get to know the manager, then it's a really good place to get materials for. Sometimes they will give you stuff for free, others times discount it for you, and sometimes just let you know it's there. All the thrift stores around me are different.
> The RE store, A Habitat for Humanities thrift store, has been especially kind to me. They get in SO much house paint, they don't know what to do with it. BUT I do :) We have done a lot of projects using house paint. Jackson Pollack is the reason I first went there. I had to have a large quantity of paint and not break the bank. But they are also good for cheap tiles, glass, Plexiglas- for doing mono prints and etchings, and some other non-traditional art materials. Oh, and my screen and frames for making paper mold and deckles came from them as well. I'm telling you; I love my RE store and give to them whenever I can. Sometimes they give me supplies, like paint, and sometimes they just have the best price in town.
> GOOD luck!
> Or great places to find inexpensive supplies? I already talked with the PTA about supply donations-fabric, ribbon, recyclables, etc.
> > Thanks,
> > Alyssa