Sears, Ellen wrote: > > This is the > worst year I have had with my middle school students and cleaning brushes. > I also spend a period on brush construction, expansion, contraction etc... I > don't know what is going on. I still find brushes everywhere. Wet, with > paint, in water etc.
This may or may not be feasible for your situation, but I used to have
the same problem with my HS students. It wasn't until I gave them
temporary ownership of the brushes (with their initials on a masking tape
"flag" on the handle) that they started taking much better care of them.
We do the same with palettes, palette knives, drawing pens...anything
that needs a thorough cleaning at the end of class.