Q: We are on a tight budget, what affordable paint do you recommend?
A: Definitely go for tempera paint - especially for a 3 year old child. It is $2 a bottle or less. It may not be as beautiful as acrylic paint but it still makes beautiful paintings and is great for young learners!
Q: I am a little bit behind, how am I going to keep up next week?
A: I realize that I packed a lot of information into one week - I wanted to give parents options so they could choose their favorite projects or the ones that applied to their child's age following along. I hope you do not feel like you have to do all of them! My good friend - who knew I would way over-pack the class told me that I needed to simplify because some parents are good with making only one project per week. Believe it or not this is as simplified as I could go, I had so many more ideas that I wanted to share! Just pick your favorites and save the rest for the summer!
Q: Art supplies are expensive, what do you recommend for teachers on a classroom budget?
A: Honestly, I think one good quality art project is worth more than a bunch of cheap projects. I am going into my son's Kindergarten class the week before Mother's Day and the kids will all be making paintings for their moms on canvas panels. I am paying for all of the supplies myself and I am doing it for less than $40 for 25 paintings that their moms will LOVE! I wish every child could paint at least 1 nice painting every year at school.
Q: We are going to be following along with a group of 10 kids, where do you recommend laying artwork to dry?
A: HA! That is a great question! You should see my house at the end of an art class! There is artwork covering every inch of my counters and floors in my kitchen! I really need to invest in one of these drying racks!
Q: How long will your PDF be available to purchase?
A: It will probably be available through the end of April, maybe longer!
I love your questions and comments!
Check out this poster made by one of the DADs following along. It totally made my day. This guy must be a hairy - chested hunk! And look at that house, I would buy it!