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art 011Here is how I’m handling glue, since it doesn’t often come into SCRAP as a donated material. If you already have a set of class glue bottles that you can refill with one of those wompous gallon jugs, super.

I got this idea from The Art of Teaching Art to Children by Nancy Beal.  Her book describes how she teaches art but many of her lessons involve having classes of 12 kids at a private school in her actual art room, so you might guess much of it didn’t translate to my current situation; however, the glue idea in particular is genius.

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Whitman's art text books the principal dug up for me... published in 1987 but the artwork inside is still good.

Whitman's art text books the principal dug up for me... published in 1987 but the artwork inside is still good.

These books have pretty good art examples in them, they solve the problem of me not having a large personal art library of examples to show kids when discussing the elements of art.  So I can keep sets of 5 in my art closet and bust them out in class when we need to look for good examples of, say, the use of line or warm colors or shape, and then I don’t need to find and store 8 jillion posters. Plus, if teachers wanted to extend art lessons they could use the textbooks as a jumping off point.


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