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Re: [teacherartexchange] Colored pencil help


From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Sep 26 2008 - 14:43:38 PDT

I use small metal handheld sharpeners which helps. But the biggest "find" I
have is some colored pencils I purchased from Sax. They are fat and last
forever. I purchased some about 5 years ago and I still have some left.
Colors are great too!

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From: "Donna Pumphrey" <>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 10:37 AM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Colored pencil help

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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