SchoolArts Magazine

OCT 2010

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts since 1901.

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Circle No. 193 on Reader's Service Card Teacher-Tested New products tested and reviewed by art teachers just like you! AMACO Balsa Foam Teacher: Marisa J. Main, Cabell County Schools, Huntington, West Virginia Level: Middle School Review: AMACO Balsa Foam precut pieces are the perfect material to introduce relief sculpture or simple printmaking to your students. Combining the ease of plastic foams with the aesthetic appeal of balsa wood, it is conveniently cut into usual sizes and easily carved with household items, such as straws and cookie cutters. The material readily holds any impression made on it, making detailed reliefs as easy as pressing an object into it. The pre-cut sizes save on teacher preparation time and the lessons from the Craft Library on www. were fantastic and easy to follow. Furthermore, the low level of resistance to carving makes this a wonderfully safe medium for younger students to practice carving without the risk of using sharp tools. Circle No. 349 on Reader's Service Card 15

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