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Re: liquid tempera organization ?


From: klmvisarts (klmvisarts_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Sep 27 2001 - 18:25:02 PDT

When I was teaching elementary art I purchased clear plastic cups with lids like the ones used in restaurant take-out for hot mustard or tartar sauce. They worked really well for me as I traveled with my cart! I believe I ordered them from Nasco...
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  Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 8:21 AM
  Subject: Re: liquid tempera organization ?

  In a message dated 9/22/01 8:32:24 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

    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 colors--
    and I want to avoid both wasting lots of paint and having to squirt out paint
    in tiny increments. What do wise art teachers do?

  I love your last line ("what do wise art teachers do?")
  Anyway this "wise art teacher" :) has encountered the same problem and I teach high school. I have all the colors on a cart wth the pumps. I use plastic trays for palletes when I want them to do mixing and magazines for smaller things. But most of you who use the pump know that sometimes the pump "burps" and yikes, why is it always the red piant! This year I bought hair coloring squeeze bottles, I have all the colors on a lazy susan on each table, when they need more. it's at the table. They know to only squeeze the size of a quarter at a time.
  Gabrielle ---