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RE:[teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: February 18, 2010

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From: Daniel Murren (djmurren_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Feb 19 2010 - 13:17:17 PST


I am still looking for ideas for using Kid Pix with 3rd. Grade art class.
Any ideas?
Sue Murren

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TEACHERARTEXCHANGE Digest for Thursday, February 18, 2010.

1. New Art Room
2. Re: teacherartexchange digest: February 17, 2010
3. RE: New Art Room
4. RE: New Art Room
5. Re: New Art Room
6. RE: Paper cutter recomend
7. 5 day blind challenge

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Subject: New Art Room
From: Betty B <bettycarol_40@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:13:54 -0800 (PST)
X-Message-Number: 1

With my concerns for budget cuts at the forefront, I am all the same
possibly getting moved to a larger classroom next year.

The "New" room is long. One end has the smartboard and the other end has two
very small rooms - one is a walk-in storage closet and the other has
standing -height counters on three sides with several counter-height
electrical outlets. Between these two rooms is space for a sink. I am asking
for one deep double sink with a trap I can clean myself.

Besides shelves, the one new thing I want is a small platform with wall
support for spotlights for still life and life drawing. A designated still
life/ life drawing area.

Is there anything I'm totally missing that I should plan for? I can't do
ceramics here, and I'm trying to keep it as cheap as possible. I'll be doing
the moving/painting, etc. myself.

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Subject: Re: teacherartexchange digest: February 17, 2010
From: "Bill Sechler" <BillSe@fsusd.k12.ca.us>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:21:02 -0800
X-Message-Number: 2

Cutting Back:
Our district in Fairfield California is cutting Elementary Music and Art, if
qualified, those teachers are allowed to move to open positions in the
Secondary level and in some cases bumping out lower seniority teachers.
Supply budgets have been cut and may be cut further next year as well.

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Subject: RE: New Art Room
From: <Laura.Drietz@k12.sd.us>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 13:38:18 -0600
X-Message-Number: 3

I would request more then one sink. In my previous classroom, I had the one
double sink, and it was a nightmare when I had 20 kids trying to wash out
brushes at once. My current classroom has 3 single sinks, and seems about
right. If I had my choice, I'd have another sink! If you have a choice, have
two separate sinks with some space between them, so large groups can clean
up at once.

Another thing to consider is MASS STORAGE. You can never have enough storage
shelves, drying racks, paper cupboards, etc. That is my only complaint about
my current classroom, we don't have counter or shelf space for drying
sculptures or clay. It just gets so cluttered when we have many projects
happening at once.

Finally, an exhaust fan! Even without a kiln or clay, just the smell of
markers, drying paint, etc. can get overwhelming at times. (One of our
school's major building "savings" was windows that do not open. Our room
gets SO stuffy at times!) There is an exhaust system, with filters in the
vents, but it just doesn not really cut it at times. We have to be very
careful with materials because of it.

---Laura Drietz

From: Betty B

With my concerns for budget cuts at the forefront, I am all the same
possibly getting moved to a larger classroom next year.

The "New" room is long. One end has the smartboard and the other end has two
very small rooms - one is a walk-in storage closet and the other has
standing -height counters on three sides with several counter-height
electrical outlets. Between these two rooms is space for a sink. I am asking
for one deep double sink with a trap I can clean myself.

Besides shelves, the one new thing I want is a small platform with wall
support for spotlights for still life and life drawing. A designated still
life/ life drawing area.

Is there anything I'm totally missing that I should plan for? I can't do
ceramics here, and I'm trying to keep it as cheap as possible. I'll be doing
the moving/painting, etc. myself.
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Subject: RE: New Art Room
From: SUSAN STEVENS <suestevens@rogers.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:20:18 -0800 (PST)
X-Message-Number: 4

I agree about the sinks....I have 3 - one large deep industrial sink with a
trap (which I do not clean) and 2 regular kitchen type sinks....

I also agree about the storage....the more the better! Cubby holes for
storing still life object, skinny drawers for samples, etc.....do you do
portfolios with the students? Do they need to keep those somewhere?

What about large drying racks? Somewhere/somehow to hang things to dry?

Something else that I would LOVE, but can't get in this school because we
have old high cement ceilings.....a newer school in our area added
retractable extention cords in the drop ceiling of the art room...I think
they had 8 of them which could be pulled down so that students could use hot
glue guns, etc. without having cords all over the floor, and when they were
finished they were retracted back up into the ceiling (yes, about 2 feet of
the cord dangled from the ceiling above the height of most people, but
that's better than cords on the floor). I just thought that it was a
brilliant idea!

Good luck!

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Subject: Re: New Art Room
From: "Sidnie Miller" <SMILLER@elko.k12.nv.us>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:24:32 -0800
X-Message-Number: 5

more power plugs!! and maybe more sinks if you can work it.

>>> Betty B <bettycarol_40@sbcglobal.net> 2/18/2010 11:13 AM >>>
With my concerns for budget cuts at the forefront, I am all the same
possibly getting moved to a larger classroom next year.

The "New" room is long. One end has the smartboard and the other end has two
very small rooms - one is a walk-in storage closet and the other has
standing -height counters on three sides with several counter-height
electrical outlets. Between these two rooms is space for a sink. I am asking
for one deep double sink with a trap I can clean myself.

Besides shelves, the one new thing I want is a small platform with wall
support for spotlights for still life and life drawing. A designated still
life/ life drawing area.

Is there anything I'm totally missing that I should plan for? I can't do
ceramics here, and I'm trying to keep it as cheap as possible. I'll be doing
the moving/painting, etc. myself.

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Subject: RE: Paper cutter recomend
From: trish ackerman <dacke8175@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:39:21 -0800 (PST)
X-Message-Number: 6
Does anyone have a brand or type of paper cutter they would recommend to
hold up and stay sharp decent? I wanted a med size one.
Thanks
      
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Subject: 5 day blind challenge
From: play2cre8 <play2cre8@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 21:14:28 -0500
X-Message-Number: 7
I always think it is so funny that I get so much from Quilting Arts
magazine and web site... because I really don't sew.  But the issue
out now has an article on a 5-Day Quilt Challenge.  Members received
directions each day and had a task to complete that day.  They had to
upload a photo each day and in the morning they would get the next
step.
This would be a great on-line activity for a group or even a couple of
high school classes - and it wouldn't have to be sewing  - it could
just be altered art/prepared papers.  There are pictures online - you
have to be a member (free).
Day 1
A piece of altered fabric was created.
Day 2
The fabric was quilted to a background material with decorative stitching.
Day 3
The fabric was cut up into six individual pieces and reassembled into
anything but a rectangle.
Day 4
The piece was embellished with stitching, beads, etc.
Day 5
Fold, tuck, bend, stretch and mold the piece into a vessel or vase.
Ellen
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