What Paint Supplies Do You Have in Your Classroom?

What Paint Supplies Do You Have in Your Classroom?

Below is a Facebook post I wrote after hearing from a few teachers.

What’s in your classrom?

“Hi!

I’ve just had a message from a fantastic teacher who mentioned her class (and many others) don’t usually have access to acrylic paint.

She said in elementary schools, she and her colleagues “…are dealing with poster type paint, washable paint sometimes, the hard kind puck style, but more often a liquid tempera type of paint…”

about paints excerpt from How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner what's best for the beginnerI’d like to know what you (all the great teachers out there) are using in your classrooms- PLEASE leave a comment and share your experience.

In the meantime, check out this excerpt ABOUT PAINTS from How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the absolute beginner: http://acrylicmuse.com/paints-handbook/

I know for certain, much of the information and many of the techniques covered in the How To Paint with Acrylics paint series can be applied to use with other kinds of paints, but I want to see exactly what you’re working with in your classrooms, so am planning getting my hands on some tempera paints in the next while to do some experimenting. –

Have a great weekend everyone!”

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About Paints: An Excerpt from How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner)

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What’s Best for the Beginner?

When you arrive at any art store you may be overwhelmed with the selection of acrylic paints on the shelf, where you will find multiple brands of varying quality.

Which type of paint is best for you?

As a beginner, you can ‘invest’ in highest grade, best quality (most expensive) paints or you can develop a collection of more affordable, lower quality paints.

Consider the pros and cons of each type of paint and make your own decision about what’s right for you…

My own first collection of paints was a set of dried and crumbling watercolour pucks in a plastic tray and a stiff acrylic-handle brush.

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I used them every Saturday morning as I sat in front of the TV watching ‘How to Paint with Oils’.

Each lesson was a struggle as I tried (unsuccessfully) to emulate the professional oils artist on television; my watery paints creating no more than disappointing washed out, wrinkly images on newsprint that looked nothing like the painting on TV.

I did keep at it however, and I think now, how remarkable it would have been to have started with even the lowest grade of today’s acrylic paints…

 

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Lesson Video #5: Painting Foreground & Background

Lesson Video #5: Painting Foreground & Background

Does it make a difference if you paint the background of a painting before you paint the foreground? What if you paint the foreground first?

Experiment with Foreground & Background, as you watch and paint along with this 4 minute, 20 second video at Teachers Pay Teachers, that encourages you to look carefully at an aspect of painting you may have never before considered.

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This Lesson Video presents ideas for homeschoolers, students in grades 7 & up, and teachers who are learning to paint.

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Painting a Colour Wheel VIDEO LESSON #4

Painting a Colour Wheel VIDEO LESSON #4,

Painting a Colour Wheel VIDEO LESSON #4, is a step-by-step lesson, that will show you and your students, how to create your own colour wheel through careful observation and colour-mixing practice.

Now you can practice the Basic Colour Theories you learned in ‘How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner”!

Use this 8.53 minute video on its own ,or as support material for the e-books, ‘How to Paint with Acrylics LESSONS for the Absolute Beginner’ and ‘How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner’.  Books and Videos are available at the ART SPACE store at Teachers Pay Teachers.

Painting a Colour Wheel Video Lesson

Buy, at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LESSON-4-Painting-a-Colour-Wheel-2995883

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New VIDEO on Teachers Pay Teachers

New Video Post on Teachers Pay Teachers:

LESSON VIDEO #2: Mixing & Applying Paint

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If you’re a new art teacher or absolute art beginner, here’s what you need to know to start painting-

Mixing & Applying Paint LESSON #2 takes you through the basics of mixing techniques, with a brief discussion of colour ratios and managing paint thickness.

This 4.02 minute video can be used on its own or as support material for the e-books, ‘How to Paint with Acrylics LESSONS for the Absolute Beginner‘ and ‘How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner‘, also available on this site.

Bite-sized lessons for accessible and efficient learning.

Suitable for curious students age 13-113.

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AcrylicMuse & TeachersPayTeachers

AcrylicMuse & TeachersPayTeachers

acrylicmuse teacherspayteachershow to paint with acrylics acrylic paintingHow to Paint with Acrylics videos and ebooks are now available online at TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS! Conveniently presented in bite-sized sections, How to Paint with Acrylics lessons are affordable and accessible to teachers and students around the world.

Check out my store ArtSpace at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Art-Space for available products- with more on the way.

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