Ways To Save Money In An Art Class

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A lot of people want to save money after an art class. But how do you do that?

How do you go about it? What do you need to know? How much can you save? What kind of art supplies are cheap and which ones are expensive? What are the best ways to save money on art supplies when you need them?

Here are some ways to save money on art supplies:

Always try to find coupons for your art supplies. You can find coupons in flyers by going around town to different stores or by looking at the Internet for manufacturer coupons. Always look for deals on your art supplies. Go through those ads carefully and see what is on sale and get it.

How can you cut down costs in an art class? Use less paint than the teacher suggests. If you only use half of the paint, then you will have twice as much money as if you used all of it. You should also see if there is a cheaper supplier for any materials that you need. Maybe they have a sale going on, or maybe they are having a one-day special deal. Finally, see if there are any free resources that you could use instead of buying your own stuff. Maybe there is a park near where you live with some really great scenery

In addition to the money spent on art classes, I spent a lot of time in my art room. There are a lot of ways to get inspiration as well as save money in an art class. This article explores some of those methods and may give you good ideas for your own art room.

TIP 1:  Use free online resources to help you with your artwork. There are many great sites out there that can help you with inspiration, techniques, and ideas. I have listed my favorites below.

1             My Modern Met

2             We Heart It

3             Tumblr

4               Flickr

5               Behance

6               DeviantArt

7               Pinterest

8              500px

9               Deviantart Tips and Tricks

10    Google Images (I am sure there are more than 10 but this is what I came up with) I hope this article helps! 🙂 Please leave a comment if you have any questions or if you would like other types of articles about saving money in an art class! **Please note that these are all just suggestions for ways to

How can you save money in an art class?

If you love art and want to learn more about it, you should be willing to pay for your classes. But if you are looking for a way to cut your expenses, here are some ideas that can help.

1. Check the Internet for free activities. You will be able to find some good tips on how to learn about art for free.

2. Use your own supplies if possible. You can buy pencils or brushes in bulk, which will save you money over buying them individually. You can also buy your own canvas and paint if you want complete control over the final work.

3. Use used supplies if available. You can save a lot of money by using old brushes or old canvases instead of new ones when possible.

4. If you have any friends who are artists, ask them to teach you what they know for free! They may not have time during the week but could do an impromptu lesson on the weekend for no cost whatsoever!

5. Look online or at stores like Wal-mart or Target for great bargains on materials such as canvases and paintbrushes! There is no reason to pay full price when there are always sales going on somewhere!


There are many ways to save money in an art class. Here are some tips:

1. Buy your own materials.

2. Look for discounts.

3. Make your own supplies using things around the house.

4. Use the supplies at home that you have been saving for a special project.

5. Share your supplies with friends who are taking the same class as you, or plan to take it in the future

Saving money in an art class is not easy. But it can be done.

1. Ask the teacher if you can make a trip to the local hardware store for supplies. If you have time, go twice and buy extra of the items you need. You will pay a little more than at the school store, but it is worth it because then you have an item that is free and untraceable.

2. Ask your parents to pay for any extra items out of your allowance or gift money.

3. At the right time (when you are near the end of the class) approach a student who has been in trouble with the teacher or who is otherwise unpopular and offer him or her a trade: a lower grade in return for some of your supplies.

4. Befriend someone who works at the school store and see if they can get you things at cost, or even better, for free if they are about to throw them out (water colors dried up, broken clay pieces).

5. Shoplift. No one will notice – everyone does it. Walk up to the cashier with a table leg in your pants and say, “That’ll be $10.” They won’t check since all students look alike anyway.*


Art is one of the most loved school subjects. Many times students need to buy tools, art supplies and more in order to keep up with this class. However, there are many ways to save a lot of money in an art class, so that you can have more money for spending on other things that you might need.


No matter how much you want to be an artist, you still have to live. However, as an artist, you are likely on a tight budget. So how can you keep your basic needs of food and housing, while being able to gain in your artistic endeavors?

There are many ways to save money while being an artist. First off, everyone knows that starving artists are just pretentious people who don’t have jobs. So what if you’re working a part time job to keep up with your basic needs? For example, I work at a café at the local university. By working here for 8-10 hours a week I am able to afford my basic needs of living in my own apartment and buying groceries.

By keeping some money aside from your art supply budget, you will be able to buy the necessities such as toothpaste and shampoo so that when it comes time for art supplies and what not, you have more money for them. Also there are places that will give out free or discounted supplies if you tell them that you are an artist or student. Lots of schools will give students and teachers discounts on their supplies as well as many art supply stores if you tell them you’re a student or artist (this works especially well if they already know that because they

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