(This is the letter that was mailed to all the future Fundamentals of Art students in late July, 2017)
Dear Parents of Fundamentals of Art Students,
Hello! My name is Kim Plagge and I will be teaching your son Fundamentals of Art this year. During the year, your son will be challenged with a variety of art experiences. We will question, experiment and discuss art. The class will enable him to gain a basis in the fundamentals of art and experiment with different types of media and styles, which leads me to why you are receiving this letter. Over the past couple of years, the Art Department has become very cognizant that the cost of supplies can add up easily. We have decided to mail out the supply list before school starts so that you are able to take advantage of all the school sales and coupons that many stores have over the coming weeks.
Each Fundamentals student will need to provide the supplies on the list for class. The biggest thing I would like to clarify for you is that these supplies DO NOT need to be brand new. If you have had a sibling, cousin, or friend who has taken art, they may be able to give you some, or even all, of their old supplies. For example, it is okay to have a set of colored pencils that you may have used in grade school, as long as you have the basic colors. Your son can always add to them as they run out.
Supplies can be found at a number of different locations. Hobby Lobby and Michael’s always have sizable weekly coupons on purchases. Plaza Artist Materials and Suder’s Art Store offer student discounts. Wal-Mart, Staples, Office Depot, John R. Green, even Walgreen’s and Ollie’s carry quite a few of the items on the list for much cheaper prices.
If you have any questions at all regarding supplies or the class, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will never turn anyone away who wants to take art, but is unable to provide the supplies. If you find that it is a hardship to get supplies, please let me know as soon as possible and we will take care of your son.
The supplies are not due until Friday, September 8th. If you do get them earlier, your son is welcome to bring them in before September 8th. The supplies will be kept in the Art room.
I am excited about the coming school year and hope that you and your son have a great end of the summer. I hope to see you all on Meet the Teacher Night on September 6th.
Fundamentals of Art Instructor