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Economizing on Materials for Touch Drawing

This is a place to share ideas on how to gather and use materials inexpensively and ecologically. Also share ways of holding workshops that can be more minimal in use of materials.

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Latest Activity: Nov 30, 2012

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Comment by Deborah Koff-Chapin on February 9, 2010 at 9:09pm
Franziska, As far as I know that paint squeezing tool is called a paint crimper.....it allows you to get every last bit of paint out of a tube - so glad I discovered it! Also, if you go to the main website, you can find a couple of Frequently Asked Questions about economizing on materials, with lots of ideas.
Comment by Franziska Vömel on January 17, 2010 at 2:03am
Yes, this is a good idea to share ideas about that. What kind i.e. of instrument is this on the picture squeezing out the coulour? Franziska
Comment by Deborah Koff-Chapin on January 25, 2009 at 7:37pm
Kathleen, I think this is a big issue, which is why I began the group. I wrote up a new FAQ on the subject with a bunch of ideas for the next e-newsletter, and wanted to open the conversation after it is out in this group. I have already posted a FAQ on economical use of paint, and updated it a bit, on the website. I give the link to that in the new FAQ. There is a tech glitch right now so I think hyou will have to waint a day or two to access it.
Comment by Kathleen Horne on January 25, 2009 at 3:08am
I am very interested in talking to others about this. It is difficult to keep the workshop fee reasonable because of the expense of materials. As more people in our community are introduced to Touch Drawing, we encourage people to buy their own supplies and bring them to sessions. For a 2.5 hour session we (at Expressive Arts Florida) charge $35 ($25 if you bring your own supplies). We look for sales on the paints, but they are still costly.
We have switched from 16x20 boards to 14x18; this takes up less space and paint use will be reduced. We have also used clear mylar/acetate/transparency film taped to the table to do TD with a large group. Also, encouraging people to use less paint than they think they need....
would love to hear from others!
Kathleen
 

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