Art supplies & stipends
Once again, we have to buy new art supplies. New units, new shopping list. The funny thing is that probably I would not use that particular medium since I am more inclined to use clay but I still have to buy it so I can pass the unit. Do I have a choice? No. Do I have money? Also no.
We receive stipends every month, approximately 84 euro. Now if I had to break down the expenses I had for now, it might actually shock the people that don't buy art supplies frequently but on the other hand people like me would sadly nod to the reality of things.
Below is the breaking down of the expenses I've had this month so far;
2 A2 Sketchbooks: 12 Euro
Tile Scribe (Printmaking): 4 Euro
2 Inks (Printmaking): 17 Euro
2 A4 Sketchbooks: 14 Euro
Bus Fare Top-Up: 55 Euro (3 Month Student Offer)
Go Mobile Top-Up: 10 Euro (Monthly Student Offer)
Total: 126 Euro
Amount not covered with Stipend: 42 Euro
Mind you, I need to buy more things. I automatically have to turn to my parents for support since the stipend isn't enough. The Government should increase our stipend since we continuously have to spend on new art supplies. Instead of giving medical students at UOM 120 Euro a month which they don't use for anything since they only buy books once... they should at least increase our amount as well, with reason.