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Lesson Plans

face painting!!!!

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Bob Greaves (
Mon, 11 Aug 1997 14:24:50 +0000

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Here I go again but.... Has anybody ever questioned the process.?
I think the concept of children having access to theatrical makeup to
decorate their faces is a wonderful art idea but the process of
painting onto a child's face is great for the artist but has little
in it for the child. I see children at shows who have had their faces
painted and the paint is cracking, the face looks tired and even
thought the material is "non Toxic" it still must be uncomfortable
and probably closes off the pores in the skin.
Used in conjunction with theatre studies and appreciation of
cultures where radical alteration to the human appearance is the aim
and i guess face makup in human history, it has its
place, but... Only if the recepient is involved in the painting
process and there is no likelyhood of skin reaction.
Bob Greaves.

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