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Lesson Plans

Re: palettes

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betti longinotti (p-lstudio)
Sun, 7 Jun 1998 14:27:41 -0400

While painting a mural with a student group this past semester I
discovered a great source of palettes....plastic lids from margarine
bowls. When larger plates or bowls are used I find students wasting
paint, through the trials and errors of encouraging color mixing. With
the limitation of the size of the pallette students learn to mix less
percentage of the volume of paint in comparison to the area they are
covering during the work period. It was great and made clean up easier
While reading Art News in a past issue this year, one artist uses sea
shells to hold watercolor pigment. I thought what a great idea. They
can easily be rinsed off and sorted by hue too for long term storage. I
am going to collect my sea shells this summer and start this in the Fall
for this school year. I bet too the kids will enjoy the idea of this!

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Betti L.
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