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Re: drying racks

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Michal Austin (whest177)
Fri, 01 Oct 1999 22:57:26 -0500

> I bought a one-sided drying rack to use with my grade school students - I had
> this dream of making it work on my cart (what can I say... it was my second year
> teaching! *L*). If you plan on doing anything "runny", the slanted shelves will
> not work. Any glueing project will run terribly, making a mess of the projects
> and the table underneath. I tried this once when we drew with glue, and the
> second time glittering. Now the rack is in my high school classroom, next to my
> two sided one. When we are doing projects that require alot of drying space, I do
> like Woody does and take them off as a class. I am fortunate enough to have small
> classes, so another thing I like to do it to issue a shelf to each student - I
> just write their name on a piece of paper and tape it on. I'd get the largest one
> you can, and be flexible with it's usage! Lucky You!


> Lynda Brothers Matthew wrote:
> >
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I know we have talked about drying racks before, but the parents at my
> > school are going to pitch in and get me one for the art room and I want to
> > be sure I get a good one. I am teaching 7 classes (3rd, 4th, 5th) a day of
> > 30 kids each and we plan to do a lot of painting and printing this year. I
> > usually have the students work on 12" x 18" paper for painting and 6" x 9"
> > for printing. There are several racks in the Nasco and Sax catalogues some
> > much more expensive than others. Any recommendations? What is anyone else
> > using and how big do I need? The parents can go about $400 tops. Also the
> > ones I see in the catalogues seem to have slightly angled shelves. Does
> > this make the paint run a bit? Any help is always appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Lynda
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