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>Fellow artsednetters, I am not usually a pouter, but you will have to
>me for today. I have had an awful afternoon. I am teaching an art camp this
>week. Yesterday my students molded masks over balloon armatures. They were
>beautiful! Some of the kids did an amazing job, spending much time laboring
>over their artwork. This afternoon when I went into my classroom to check
>the drying process I noticed that three of the balloons had popped and the
>masks were no more. They were a combined pile of multicolor paper pulp.
>I just feel sick! I have only had these children in my class for a week.
>do I tell them the work they did is ruined. I know that they enjoyed the
>process and hopefully learned something with the experience, but these nine
>year olds really wanted that mask to take home. I feel as though I have
>broken a trust. I try so hard never to lose work or break other people's
>work, because I know how it feels.
>I realize that this is a learning experience for me, but it still does not
>take away having to disappointment three talented young people.
>Sorry to vent.
>Heather in GA :)