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Re: [teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: materials fees, theft, and vandalism

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From: Betty (bettycarol_40_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jun 09 2010 - 05:35:03 PDT


When we are having brush washing issues I do three things- 1. Start cleanup five minutes sooner 2. Require all washed brushes come to ME for check 3. Worst case scenario Stop using Acrylic paint. I make it very clear I am not required to teach painting with acrylics, it can go away if not treated with respect.

I keep a jar of primo acrylic brush cleaner and stick in any unwashed brushes I find until I have a batch to really clean.

I do not hesitate to tape a dried brush onto the artwork in the matching color and class period. I do not mind the time it takes because it Works like a charm.

If you have a student store you might consider selling a really nice brush there, like in a different color than what you have in your room -- so wasteful kids with money to burn can purchase and then abandon them everywhere for you and other kids to rescue. I'm considering this myself.

     

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