Paint Center Update 2014
This center is in flux this year. With the building of my new kiln room it changed my wall set up. So I flipped paint and clay centers. Not sure if it is working out yet… I always observe and modify as we go along. But the basic supplies still exist.
Paint center obviously has all the paint! We have tempera paint in plastic portion cups with lids held in muffin tins. Water color palettes, pencils and crayons are stored in small boxes on a lunch tray. The liquid water colors are in portion cups inside a tupperware. Acrylics are given out to individuals as needed.
Brushes, aprons, water cups and work mats are also stored here. I really need some better signage and menus in this area. The drying rack is close by and some counter space that we use for painted sculptures that are drying.
The nice paint paper is stored in a drawer near by, but students need to ask for this paper. Tag board for experimenting is in the main paper center and up for grabs whenever.
This center is also opened with an “around the the room” activity. This lesson was new this year (2014) and needs some tweaking. I am thinking about adding some color mixing and some brush care directions.