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Re: paint storage


From: Judy Nagel (jdnag_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Apr 28 2002 - 05:45:27 PDT

FYI If you look on pages 101-104 in the Sax catalog you will find many different containers for paint. BTW I'm sorry I am sending so many messages but have been behind due to some family matters.
Judy Nagel
Sax Arts & Crafts
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  To: ArtsEdNet Talk
  Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2002 7:28 AM
  Subject: Re: keeping acrylic paint

  In a message dated 04/26/2002 1:24:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

    Does anyone have a good idea for keeping acrylic paint from one day
    to the next for a painting class? I tried the plastic paint palettes
    with lids. They are not working very well for us. Tend to dry out.
    I have some larger covered palettes but they are expensive. Is there
    a creative alternative that is not expensive. I am anxious to hear
    of any ideas.

  If your district has the money for supplies, I suggest ordering the clear plastic cups with lids. Lids are sold separately. They come in three sizes (I get the middle size-5oz.?) and they stack beautifully. The paint lasts for months stored in them, and then, I dispose of them when the projects(s) are finished. Sometimes, kids mix their own custom colors and even write their names on the lid so they have the paint from week to week. At present, I have four trays in my room with stacked with these these plastic cups: one for tempera, one with acrylic, another with glazes. I am also using them to store a variety of dried beans as 4th grade are designing "dried bean masks". Easy, each week have been putting the cups with the different beans on the table.

  I am almost sure I get these from Sax and order them by the hundreds. Judy, more information, please.
  Susan on Long Island