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Re: [teacherartexchange] teaching oil painting w/limited classroom space


Date: Sun Jul 26 2009 - 05:37:44 PDT

Are you required to teach OILS as opposed to ACRYLICS? You need a room with
excellent ventilation. How will brushes be cleaned? How will the turpentine
and thinners be disposed of? Is your admin aware of these issues, and are
they prepared to provide the support you need to teach successfully?

I taught painting for many years, but it was acrylics. We did our preliminary
exercises on heavy all-purpose paper, and paintings on canvas boards. Neither
take up much room.


> Hi everyone -
> I will be teaching a high school 2-D class for students that will be
> majoring in art. <snip> My room is pretty small,
> with minimal storage (8 shelves of flat storage, 4 tall utility shelves
> mostly full of supplies, and a rather dreadful old drying rack that
> accomadates paper around 20 x 24). I will need to do oil paint for at least
> part of the year with these more advanced students, <sni

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