The online magazine, Art of Education (AOE), posted an article recently about pencils and paper. I thought this article might be of interest to those of you who lead sketching and drawing workshops.
Tracy Hare, AOE Content Director and middle school art teacher, wrote How to Choose the Right Drawing Pencil and Paper Every Time. In her post she provides two helpful guides. One is a guide to pencil hardness/softness. The second guide is about the content, finish and weight of papers used in the art classroom. Both guides are free and available online. Download the guides and make copies for yourself and your students.
The Art of Education is a resource dedicated to providing “Ridiculously Relevant™ Professional Development” to art educators. The service they offer includes online professional development classes and an online conference for art teachers.