So often at AOE we share new ideas and aim to inspire teachers to try something new in the art room.
But, we all have our weaknesses, our failed attempts, and our embarrassing moments.
Today I want to confess mine to you: I am horrible at washing brushes! Horrible!
I didn’t realize how awful I was at washing brushes until I had to share a room with another art teacher. She, rightfully fed up with my paint crusted brushes, finally had to bring it to my attention. We got along flawlessly, so this wasn’t a point of contention, but I was embarrassed because it is so utterly true. I had been using her clean brushes and leaving her grimy ones to use with her students!
At my home or in the classroom, this is one thing that I really, really need to work on. It isn’t that I don’t know how to correctly wash out brushes, it is just honestly not very high on my “things to-do” list, so they get pushed to the side and when I remember them, sadly, it is often too late. So, moving forward, I have set a goal for myself to do a better job washing out my brushes, lengthening their lifespans, and saving me some money in the long run.
Honestly, it feels pretty good to get that out in the open. You should try it!
Go ahead and confess: What is one thing that you secretly stink at when it comes to art room tasks?