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Re: cheap sketchbooks

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Stenger - Judith DiSalvo (jstenger)
Sun, 2 May 1999 09:34:39 -0400 (EDT)

I used the folders with three eyelets. I got them from the school store
and the kids paid .40 each. They could add their own typing paper. They
were required to keep all written work (aesthetics, criticism, art
history, warm ups, movie notes, and handouts, as well as sketches. It was
for me to cart everything home than managing a bunch of loose papers, and
they didn't have to search around for things when they were due for
On Sat, 1 May 1999, Maggie White wrote:

> Hi, all,
> This was the first year all my students had sketchbooks, not just the
> Drawing students. To cut down on cost, we used the English Dept's comb
> binder to punch holes and assemble them. I used illustration board
> for the backing, poster board for the front cover, and filled it with
> white sulfite drawing paper. Cheap, and the students were able to add
> pages as needed, but they were time-consuming to make, and the English
> Dept. wanted their binder back. Plus, a lot of students don't want to go
> rebind their added pages, so now they have a lot of loose pages falling
> out.
> Do you have any ideas for cheap sketchbooks for next year? I've
> considered ring binders so we have the flexibility of adding pages. Have
> also looked at the inexpensive red pasteboard "wallets" which wouldn't
> bind the pages, but they do have a flap with a Velcro enclosure. I
> thought these might be good as Sax has them for something like $1.35 for
> 100 or more 12x18 size; they would be like portfolios, as well as keeping
> work in progress.
> I know someone Out There has a great solution!
> Maggie