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Re: paint mixing with acrylics:


From: Madeline Fersko (maddy74_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Nov 18 2004 - 03:36:57 PST

Thank you so much:)
I really enjoyed looking through all the links you sent. I think the site
you set up on color is glorious:)

I personally am also looking for a good book for myself on color mixing with
illustrations perhaps....of recipes for certain paint color combinations.
If you know of anything I'd love to find out:)


>From: Woody Duncan <>
>Reply-To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
>To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
>Subject: Re: paint mixing with acrylics:
>Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 17:56:24 -0600
>Half way down this web page:
>is a pic of the way I set up acrylics in the classroom
>for my 7th and 8th graders. The arrangement of tubs of
>colors was done partly to reinforce the color wheel.
>It was also done to provide a wide variety of values
>as well as a selection of hues. The inner circle is just
>white added to the color next to it. Students would
>dip the needed colors out using the appropriate tongue
>depressor on to paper plates which we used for
>disposable palettes. This method seemed to cut down
>on wasted paint as well as encourage students to
>widen their choice of colors. It made cleanup quick and
>easy as well. The also did a lot of mixing
>after taking colors to their tables. I was a very lazy
>teacher. I had student helpers keep the little tubs
>ready for the next class. At the end of the day we
>put the tongue depressors in a bucket of water to
>soak. We washed, dried and recycled them. Then we
>moved the little tubs closer together and covered
>them with a sheet of masonite so they would stay
>moist overnight or over the weekend. I originally
>got the tubs from Dick Blick with lids. We never
>used the lids. I hope this description makes sense
>and is of some help to another art teacher out there.
>You really need to come up with little methods
>that make sense and that work for you so you can stay
>sane and have time to teach.
> Happy Painting,
> Woody, Retired in Albuquerque
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