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[teacherartexchange] Colored pencil help


From: Donna Pumphrey (dpumphrey_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Sep 26 2008 - 08:37:51 PDT

All righty then. I am having colored pencil issues. The kids dearly love to color with them but I have found.

A.) If you sharpen them in the electric pencil sharpener they clog up the electric pencil sharpener. If you sharpen them in the other pencil sharpener then some of them are too soft and they crumble.
B.) Some of them are not made on center and when they are shapened they will not sharpen.
C.) They get used up really quickly.

I bought Faber Castel, because I thought it was the quality of the pencils I was using at school, but they are the same way.

The former art teacher bought Crayola Twisters, but then the kids break them and the pencil part falls out.

I am about to outlaw all colored pencils from the artroom, unless I can resolve these issues.

I'd like some advice please.

Donna Pumphrey
Harmony/Union Grove
+ I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.-Georgia O'Keefe

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