Step 1: Provide direct instruction/review of money values and making change.
Step 2: Look at various artworks that have sold for varying amounts of money – large and small. Ask students to look at the artwork like an art investor, a homeowner, or a museum curator and ask what they would pay for each piece of artwork based on their assigned role.
Step 3: Then, create a piece of artwork with a specific BUYER in mind.
Step 4: Pitch the completed piece to the “buyers” in the classroom.
Step 5: Buyers each have a certain amount of money from their organizations to spend. Pick a piece or pieces based on the perceived value and how much money they have to spend.