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Re: [teacherartexchange] Need advise for painting lesson


From: Rebecca Burch (mamallama_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Feb 07 2006 - 08:16:07 PST

As far as wasting paint goes, I have two suggestions.

The cafeteria donated a carton of flat, plastic "lids" like you get on
the top of those small, tin carryout containers. They are really good
for mixing paint because you can see through them to your canvas to
match paint exactly. Also, they don't hold a lot of paint, so kids
typically don't get more than a drop or two (and they're always amazed
at how far that paint will go, too! If you only give them a small
"palette" to mix on, they can't get much paint.

Also, for kids who are using more paint or who need to mix a color to
use for a few days, I like to use those new, sqare baby food "jars."
Have you seen them? They're like little, tiny Gladware containers,
and they stack much better than jars. Ask around -- just about anyone
who has a baby wouldn't mind saving them, because they're too nice to
toss, but you end up with a bajillion of them if you save them.
(They're also great for storing beads, Fimo clay, etc...)


On 2/7/06, KPRS2 <> wrote:
> Gridding helps with beginner students in terms of getting the image of their
> hero recognizable. I don't know what your time frame is, but if you don't
> have time for a full blown "do it in layers, don't forget the light source,
> where are your values?" lesson, you could always do the Andy Warhol thing,
> and keep it flat, more graphic design. I would suggest you look at Chuck
> Close faces, and Leroy Neiman action paintings (although he's not one of my
> favorites..he might be appropriate for this assignment).
> San D
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Cox []
> Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 12:33 PM
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] Need advise for painting lesson
> Hello Everyone
> I am in need of some advise. I have committed my beginning high school
> students to an art contest/show where each student will do an acrylic
> painting on a 24 x 30 stretched canvas. The sponsoring organization got
> supplies donated to the teachers so this was an opportunity to receive free
> supplies and I got 79 canvas, acrylic paints, lots of brushes, markers and
> other assorted supplies. When I signed up I didn't realize that I would
> receive such a nice donation, it is a bit overwhelming. The paintings the
> students have to do is "Their Hero in Action". They have to paint someone
> who is a living person or has lived that they feel is their hero. Now this
> is a beginning art class so the skill levels vary greatly. Therefore, I am
> having a hard time figuring out how to approach this lesson so that the
> student won't feel overwhelmed. If you have any suggestions please send
> them on I would love the help.
> One other question. How do you keep students from wasting paint? For
> example squeezing a whole puddle of paint when they only need a little bit
> and then washing the what they don't use the drain?
> Blessing,
> Joe
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