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This did not escape notice…

  I tried to imagine the artist who designed this clever – yet not clever at all – use of a symbol in place of a letter. I wondered how the fact that the symbol actually looks very much LIKE THE LOWER-CASE LETTER A, escaped his notice entirely. Or maybe the original file was accidentally deleted. Then some intern who knew nothing about typography but was all, “hey, I’m pretty cool with photoshop”, had to recreate the thing in the last 5 minutes before the presses started running. Maybe it wasn’t deliberately ridiculous. I don’t know. Whoever is to blame escapes me. I do know it was easier to just show how it should be, rather than to explain it:  ...

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VIDEO – Setting up & Painting Acrylics

Slideshows and videos are in many of our lessons, but we also publish each one separately so you can find them without wandering through old posts aimlessly. Just enter text into the “search the site” field over to the right, for something you remember. It can be something that was in the photos or written in the text. Description Here’s how to set up for acrylic painting, and also how to mix and work with them on your palette.  V I D E O Working with Acrylics • Tap to open - Tap the ArtSquish logo to...

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Saving Acrylics on your palette

Use science to keep your water-based paints fresh for weeks and more. There you are, putting down your phone after being told you’re needed somewhere. You look down at your palette and the huge gobs of paints you’ve put out and mixed up. Plans change – you’re used to that – but what’s the best way to save all that paint? Some people use those big plastic palettes with a sponge in it, and a lid. You almost bought one recently… but regrets won’t save these paints today. You don’t need a fancy palette. They work because they take...

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SLIDESHOW – How to set up canvas

Slideshows and videos are in many of our lessons, but we also publish each one separately so you can find them without wandering through old posts aimlessly. Just enter text into the “search the site” field over to the right, for something you remember. It can be something that was in the photos or written in the text. Slideshows are presented as a vertical stack of photos with captions, which are easy to zoom in on using your fingers to pinch on a touch screen or touchpad. Just scroll down to advance. How to set up canvas sheets from a canvas pad...

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SCROLL & TEACH

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We’ve even included a SUBMIT YOUR SUMMARY text. Just copy & paste and you can send to your principal. It’s an abbreviated lesson plan, with standards and learning targets.

READY, SET, GO!

Look for the READY, SET, GO! section at the bottom of each page. There’s background info, lists, and a printable Prep Page so you don’t have to write down a thing.

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