I don't know if I am wise, but I have borowed form art teachers and this is
what I do in elemntary. I have trays that are about 18" x 24" that are hard
plastic. They are old cafetereia trays. I use them for other thigs as
well. But I have one paint trya for every group of 4 students. On these
trays I have little 2 oz cups that I have purchased from Sams club. I also
buy the plastic lids that fit. I place these little cups on the trays and
fill them about 3/4 full of paint. They need refreshed, often, as I sue
them all day long. I place these trays in the middle of the group. I then
pass out flat foam trays also from the cafeteria.( These I have children
recycle as they are being tossed into a recylce ben.) I use scrap paper on
these to create a pallete. The children throw the paper away and the trays
are reused for years. I have cut my paint usage in half by keeping these
large paint trays going. I use quite a few litle cups as they crack and so
forth. I also paint all of the time because it has aided in conveneince.
Susan in ohio (Hope it makes sense. )
From: Susan Holland <Susan_Holland@teachnet.edb.utexas.edu>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2001 8:35 AM
Subject: liquid tempera organization ?
>I need some advice on organizing the use of liquid tempera. I want my 5th
>grade students to be able to choose from all the colors and mix new
>and I want to avoid both wasting lots of paint and having to squirt out
>in tiny increments. What do wise art teachers do?