Thanks everyone for great tape sculpture tips!
-Lydia in Toledo
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Subject: [teacherartexchange] Tape Sculpture Tips!
> My eighth graders just finished tape sculpture. It was a fantastic
> Before we began the sculpture, I explained to my students that the taping
> process involved reaching in and around certain private areas. I
> explained to
> students that I expected them to handle this in a mature way , without
> giggles and comments. I also explained that if anyone felt uncomfortable
> in that
> situation that they should let me know ahead of time. I felt it was
> important to nip this in the bud before the situation came up.
> In 50 minute classes, my students completed the lower body one day, and
> upper torso the next. We used utility/safety scissors, like those used
> physicians to remove bandages, to cut through the tape. We wrapped about
> 3 layers
> of tape: the first was sticky side up and the next two sticky side down.
> body parts were taped together to assemble as they were completed.
> did the hands, feet, and heads separately on another day. We used
> head forms instead of wrapping tape on the face.
> We found the Scoth brand packing tape to be the best, but also the most
> expensive. However, we got a pretty good school discount at an office
> store. The cheaper tapes will work too, but are not as strong and may
> take more
> layers. I would estimate about 3 large rolls of tape per figure. My
> students worked on one figure per group of five.
> Let me know if I can answer any more questions!
> Carolyn in Va. Beach
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