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Re: disappointed with colored pencils/colorless blenders


From: gail kizis (smokealarm7_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Dec 02 2002 - 22:21:22 PST

hi guys,
we use liquitex for the not serious about art art classes and even for the
studio classes. prismas are for art 2-4 and other really skilled kids on
an individual basis. the colorless blenders are used for art 2-4 also.
liquitex has just enough wax in them to blend much better than crayola or
cheaper too.
nancy in north texas
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Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 9:50 PM
Subject: Re: disappointed with colored pencils

> HI All,
> I've tried all sorts of accomodations regarding colored pencils and
> I HATE seeing my beginning level art students use (abuse?) the
> there is nothing like them for blending. I am now giving each of my 6
> an assortment of Prismacolor colored pencils in a covered container with a
> yogurt tub containing two hand held sharpeners to use for sharpening.
> 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
> (on occasion) and assigning lots of blending to achieve colors. Currently
> 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
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