Paints for Primary School - suggestions please!
I live in London, uk, and would like to send some basic paints and brushes to a primary school in Liberia. Someone would have to carry them out in their baggage, so they should be as light and practical to transport as possible.
I remember using powder paints at school, which presumably would be the most colour for the least weight, although dreadful if they leaked in transit. Are they still around? and where do you buy them -- I don't think I've seen them in art shops. Also brushes -- are there suppliers for bulk quantities of school-type brushes? I would need to send around forty so that a whole class could paint at one time.
or would crayons be better?
This is a little local self-help school, started during the civil war when all schools were shut, and still the only school in its neighbourhood. Volunteer teachers, and almost no materials. We've helped them get roofing sheets to keep the rain out, and I've just taken them a bag of mixed childrens' book, but I don't think they've ever had the chance to draw or paint. Mixed ages from about four to mid-teens.
I could buy directly from shops in London or on the internet within the uk
All suggestions welcome.