Looking After Your School Paints:

School paints that are designed for use with children can easily become contaminated with bacteria or mould, this also can lead to a very strong sickening odour.
Looking After Your School Paints:
Some school paint I found for sale in a shop that was contaminated. The paint is seperated in the bottle.

School Paint is very different to crayons and pencils as “all children’s liquid paint is an alive product” until it dries on your paper.  No matter what brand type or colour it will need some care to prolong its workable life.

Just like canned food in the supermarket a preservative is added to a paint formulation to keep the paint in top condition.    As this type of paint often contains organic materials that can decay if not stored properly or if stored for a long period of time.

School paints differ from house paint as it is used once for one project but using School Paints we are using the same paint day after day and again and again.   Extra care is needed to keep your products in good condition.

Here are some tips to help you store paint safely and keep it usable for as long as possible:
http://www.schoolpaints.com/2012/07/how-to-thicken-school-tempera-paint.html  http://www.schoolpaints.com/2012/07/what-is-tempera-poster-paint.html

Colours & the colour wheel explained

Using and reading the Colour Wheel:
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The colour wheel is a great guide used to understand the theory of colour and of mixing colours that go well together. So how does it work?
Find the 3 Primary Colours - Red, yellow and blue on the wheel. 

Notice how they are evenly split around the wheel.

Find the colour directly in between any two primary colours on the wheel. Example: Find - Yellow & Red the colour in between is Orange.

This colour (orange) is made my mixing two primaries either side. 

The same can be done with the other primary colours
ed & Blue = Violet
Yellow & Blue = Green

How to Teach Art to Children

How to Teach painting to Children
How to Teach Art to Children
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Kids love art and crafts from a very early age. 

Art and craft is used in the classroom in so many ways – as part of learning to read, as a follow up on social studies lesson and of course an art lesson.
I found this simple and short video by waysandhow that outlines some great basic ideas for art and craft in the classroom.  It’s worth watching as you never know you may pick up even just one basic tip that might help you.

How to Teach Children Art

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Tony Parker

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