Rodney and Barbara Boville wrote: > > Marcia, I have ordered multicultural paints in the past because I work with > a very divierse population and thought it would be a great hit with the > kids. I made skin charts so that the children could match their skin to a > tone on the paper and select paint from the numbered bottle.Well, when it > came to painting self-portraits (which were drawn beautifully by the fourth > graders) they all in a class of 28 , but one chose the lightest creamiest > skin tone. This is a class of southeast asians, native americans, hispanics, > african americans and two anglo children. Clueless!!!! After the money > spent, I now order all of the regular crayola peach and mix my own skin > tones. It has worked very well. My budget is about $2.80 per child per > school year, and I hear it is going down, and with 500 students my $$$have > to stretch. But....another company with very good quality of paint and good > prices is Nasco. The are advertised in the School Arts and Arts and > Activities. There is a 800 number and an e-mail address. Barbara in Green > Bay p.s. the multicultural crayola markers are very nice! > -----Original Message----- > From: Scurfield <scurfield> > To: artsednet.edu <artsednet.edu> > Date: Saturday, March 13, 1999 12:34 PM > Subject: Multicultural skin tone colors > > >I am going to be ordering some sets of tempera paints, markers, > >construction paper, etc. in multicultural skin tones. The only brands I > >am at all familiar with are Crayola (markers and paints) and Pacon > >(construction paper). Does anyone have any imput on which brands you > >think have the best (i.e.true-to-life) colors? > >Marcia Scurfield > >
Thanks for your imput. I have a budget of an amazing $1 per student per
year, so I am learning "salvation through grant writing"--hence money
for special skin tone colors. Heck--those should be a standard district
catalog supply item!
Are you familiar with Teaching Tolerance magazine? If not, check them
out at http://www.splcenter.org/splc.html
They have a wonderful new book and video program called, "Starting
Small" which makes very good use of the skin tones.