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Re: disappointed with colored pencils


Date: Mon Dec 02 2002 - 19:50:54 PST

HI All,

I've tried all sorts of accomodations regarding colored pencils and athought
I HATE seeing my beginning level art students use (abuse?) the Prismacolors
there is nothing like them for blending. I am now giving each of my 6 tables
an assortment of Prismacolor colored pencils in a covered container with a
yogurt tub containing two hand held sharpeners to use for sharpening. This
is working pretty well--they are not sharpening them down to stubs in
seconds! With my Art sequence students, I have been using process colors
(aquamarine, process red or magenta and canary yellow) with black and white
(on occasion) and assigning lots of blending to achieve colors. Currently we
are carrying it over into still life painting with process colors in
acrylics. If nothing else, they will know how to mix colors...I hope. Do
any of you find colorless blenders to be useful?

Kathy Fiske