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Lawrence Education Center

101 East Laurel
Springfield, IL 62704

The Art of Learning By Doing! - Painting with the Principal

January 5, 2009

Painting with the Principal workshop was held in December. The workshop was made possible through a generous grant from the Springfield Public Schools Foundation. Kathi Lee, Principal of Lawrence Education Center, taught the workshop.

The students were taught painting on glass techniques, developing design, and applying conceptual design onto glass surfaces. They were shown how to mix paint to make different colors. Also, Brush strokes to create different effects were demonstrated to the students. The students first practiced on glass bottles and then completed the final project of painting on a set of two drinking glasses. The glass is then baked in the oven to set the paint.

The students created many interesting designs, and many planned to use the glasses for gifts to family and friends. Also, through learning and interacting the students built positive relationships with the principal and other students.