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RE: [teacherartexchange] water vs. space


From: San D Hasselman (shasselman_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu May 01 2008 - 18:12:38 PDT

I have taught in many situations, some without water. Right now I have a huge room with a dinky small sink. If you have a "slop" closet nearby, then a room without a sink is doable. Otherwise if you work without a sink, a cart with buckets on it filled with water, is your choice. Right now, I have a system that I put a bucket of clean water on a small table next to the sink. Everyone just drops their brush into the water, rinses out any containers, washes their hands and goes back to their table. At the end of the day, I clean all of the brushes at the sink. The system works for me and my tiny sink.

San D

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> Subject: [teacherartexchange] water vs. space
> Date: Sat, 3 May 2008 09:36:02 +0900
> Hi everyone,
> I was wanting input from teachers who have worked in a classroom with no
> running water. How did you manage? Any tips for working with paint with no
> water?
> I have been teaching middle and high school art with an awesome classroom
> (lots of light and space, a storage closet and five sinks), but next year we
> are expanding our middle school and I will only teach middle school. I will
> be moving over to the middle school section of our school and will be
> getting a new room. We are trying to find the best option... my choices are
> a small room with one sink, a small room with two sinks, or a much larger
> room with a storage closet, but no running water (bathroom is down the
> hall). They are still searching for different options, but I wanted to ask
> those who have been there, how to work without water. I know it is possible,
> but is it worth it? I will probably have about 15 middle school kids in a
> class.
> Would you prefer more space or water?
> Chantal
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