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Re: art class memories


Date: Sun Feb 13 2005 - 04:08:39 PST

In a message dated 2/13/2005 3:00:48 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:

Then we took out our 8 Permapress (hard - not waxy)
crayons and copied the painting on the lined copybook page next to it. We
had to make it the same size so we drew a box first with pencil. I remember
the hardest picture to copy was DaVincis' Last Supper. All those apostles
and only 8 dull crayons! We only got one box of crayons to last us the
whole year so by the time The Last Supper came around, the points were
pretty dull.

This post by Sky sounds like something right out of the book, The Art Lesson
by Tomie dePaola, an autobiography for children in which dePaola describes
his life as a budding artist. He gets in trouble for 'sneaking' his birthday
gift of a box of brand new, 64 Crayola crayons into first grade to replace the
'school crayons' with the 'same old 8 colors'!

"Art is the signature of civilizations."
-Beverly Sills