OK…December is here. Now, before all your colleagues go home for winter break….write the following on the lunch room whiteboard:
“Can I please have your old photo calendars?’
All art teachers should have a bunch of reference photos. I can’t tell you how often a kid comes up to me and asks what a coyote/gorilla/panda/dolphin looks like.
Calendars are a great free source of reference photos. Don’t let your friends throw them away! You want 12 months of horses, dogs, dolphins, flowers, etc. You will separate the pages and sort them
A lot of people have art calendars featuring 12 months of Monet, Van Gogh, etc.
You will get a second chance to build your reference photo collection in late January: all the new calendars will go on sale! By February, any leftover photo calendars should be dirt cheap.