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reply to gail regarding tempera and Andrew Falvey re:block scheduling

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Pamela W. Lackey (
Fri, 06 Mar 1998 09:32:08 -0500

To GAil: I do a lot of tempera painting at middle level and high shool
art and I like to use oaktag. It has a nice skick surface and the paper
doesn't buckle. Don't let the kids mix their paint with water. Also,
for a paining that gets warped no matter what you do, try painting a big
"X" on the back. When it dries it pulls the paper the other way and
straightens the work.

To Andrew Falvey regarding block scheduling: We are in our third year of
block scheduling at the High School and it is working very well for most
subjects, but especially for art. The longer classes allow us to do
better studio work. It is ideal for project oriented subjects. Of
course with Outcome based education, which we have here in Pennsylvania,
all subject areas are now doing more projects, building portfolios,
etc. The biggest problem for teachers has been how to fill 80-90
minutes of time when they are so used to only going for 50. But I don't
think any teacher or student would go back to a day with 7 periods
again. Hope that helps.
Pam L. Boiling Springs H.S. Pennsylvania