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Re: [teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: April 04, 2011

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From: Gayle Parent (gayleparent_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Apr 05 2011 - 17:52:09 PDT


Could vinegar do the same job of killing the mold with less toxicity?
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On Apr 5, 2011, at 7:55 AM, Dianna wrote:

> Yes, mold is good in clay. Promotes plasticity. Use 1 tablespoon of chlorine bleeach to kill bad mold and erase odor. Best of luck.
> Dianna
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> Sent from my iPod
> Dianna. Mammone
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> On Apr 5, 2011, at 3:00 AM, "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group digest" <teacherartexchange@lists.pub.getty.edu> wrote:
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> TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Monday, April 04, 2011.
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> 1. Moldy Clay
> 2. Re: Moldy Clay
> 3. Kurt Schwitters and Romare Bearden Collages - NY Times - nice slide shows
> 4. Re: teacherartexchange digest: April 03, 2011
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> Subject: Moldy Clay
> From: "Paternoster, Dana" <dpaternoster@seaford.k12.de.us>
> Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 12:19:45 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 1
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> I have a clay question. I have clay in my classroom that was bricks when I got here six years ago, and that I have recently been reclaiming. I seems to be molding very quickly. I may be mixing different kinds of clay together too.
>
> It smells really bad, and I have been telling the kids that the clay is old, and could be moldy and that is why it stinks. They are just grateful to get to use it, and have not been complaining, but I am also not requiring them to use it, either.
>
> Is there a way to kill the mold? It does not seem to be just on the surface, but going through the clay. That is unless I have a grey clay mixed with the other, but the grey parts of the clay stinks worse than the rest.
>
> Am I in big danger of making us all sick?
>
> I don't have money to buy new clay.
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
>
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> Dana Paternoster
> Visual Art Department
> Seaford Senior High School
> Seaford, Delaware
> (302) 629-4587 ex. 248
> Department Web Site
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> Subject: Re: Moldy Clay
> From: Marvin Bartel <marvinpb@goshen.edu>
> Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 10:12:44 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 2
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> Dana,
>
> I was a clay teacher for over 40 years. What you describe is common problem with rework clay, and even with new clay that has been in moist storage for long periods. In all my classroom years this a problem for only one student who happened to have an allergic reaction to the mold. She was hypersensitive to molds, and could not be in the room. For everybody else it was a bit smelly, but to my knowledge it was never a health risk. I believe you can safely use the clay. Some ventilation is always good. In my opinion, clay and glaze dust can be a greater problem, but there are good ways to control those by using only wet smoothing and wet cleaning methods. Avoid sanding, counter brushes, brooms, and vacuum cleaners.
> You can search Hazards in Ceramics and/or Cleaning and working with less clay dust for more information.
>
> Marvin
>
> On Apr 4, 2011, at 8:19 AM, Paternoster, Dana wrote:
>
> I have a clay question. I have clay in my classroom that was bricks when I got here six years ago, and that I have recently been reclaiming. I seems to be molding very quickly. I may be mixing different kinds of clay together too.
>
> It smells really bad, and I have been telling the kids that the clay is old, and could be moldy and that is why it stinks. They are just grateful to get to use it, and have not been complaining, but I am also not requiring them to use it, either.
>
> Is there a way to kill the mold? It does not seem to be just on the surface, but going through the clay. That is unless I have a grey clay mixed with the other, but the grey parts of the clay stinks worse than the rest.
>
> Am I in big danger of making us all sick?
>
> I don't have money to buy new clay.
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
>
>
>
> Dana Paternoster
> Visual Art Department
> Seaford Senior High School
> Seaford, Delaware
> (302) 629-4587 ex. 248
> Department Web Site
>
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> Subject: Kurt Schwitters and Romare Bearden Collages - NY Times - nice slide shows
> From: Judy Decker <jdecker4art@gmail.com>
> Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 12:05:46 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 3
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> Greetings Art Educators,
>
> Somehow I missed these articles - and thought maybe some of you did
> too - articles ran March 31 (don't know what I was doing that day....I
> try to check the art news in NYTimes every day).
>
> Versatile Collagist, Dangerous Times
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/01/arts/design/kurt-schwitters-exhibition-at-princeton-museum-review.html?_r=1
> There is a nice slide show with the article.
>
> Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage - at Princeton University Art
> Museum - now through June 26.
> An interdisciplinary study of Kurt Schwitters and found poetry works
> well for high school students. Maybe you could get an English teacher
> on board? My hubby did it at his school. The art teachers are always
> so thankful for all of the connections he makes to art - and often
> stop by his room just to see what new stuff he has on displayed.
>
> On the same day, a Romare Bearden article ran -
> Visions of Life, Built From Bits and Pieces
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/02/arts/design/romare-bearden-at-michael-rosenfeld-gallery-review.html
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> Also - with a nice slide show. Romare Bearden has always been one of
> my favorite African American artists. If you ever have a chance to see
> his collages in person - DO! They are amazing! I saw one in Columbus a
> couple weeks ago with my friend, Ann - VERY impressive. The small
> scale prints that we show kiddies do not do them justice.
>
> “Romare Bearden Collage: A Centennial Celebration” is on view through
> May 21 at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery.
> http://www.michaelrosenfeldart.com/exhibitions/exhibition.php?m=ip&i=11b
> Do check out works in the exhibition. Some of them are "new-to-me".
>
> Enjoy,
>
> Judy Decker
>
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> Subject: Re: teacherartexchange digest: April 03, 2011
> From: "L. Green" <letiime@earthlink.net>
> Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 09:36:31 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
> X-Message-Number: 4
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> You can use hair spray on the charcoal works of art. Just a fine coat. Regards, Leticia
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