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> My own experience is that children need to be taught how to use the
> whole page if that is the teaching aim. When Primary aged children
> paint they do the detail first then are unable to fill in the
> background as that would cover the detail. They need to be shown how
> to paint the background first..
Well said...I am having that problem right now with my 8th graders who
are painting. I can tell them over and over to paint the background
first and then add the details and they STILL jump right in and put in
the details FIRST. I tell them that's like "dessert"...it has to come