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Re: [teacherartexchange] Toilet paper roll sculptures - Masks - French artist


From: Rebecca Burch (mamallama_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Apr 11 2009 - 13:51:31 PDT

Oh and I'm really more interested in the technique of making the
cardboard "sculptable" than anything else. It really looks like
ceramics. That could open up a lot of possibilities.

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On Apr 11, 2009, at 4:21 PM, Patricia Knott <>

> I'm loving this link. I'm starting a new class next year that will
> replace our traditional Crafts program. My intention is that is a
> about "Green Art" -- lots of recyclables and thinking about what we
> can do with "waste."
> I intend to have many projects that require group cooperation and
> installation type ideas-- I'm just imagining what can be done
> with toilet paper and paper towel rolls. ??!!??
> I will be writing this curriculum this summer. My idea is an art
> class that defies "traditional" and challenges creative problem
> solving. I'm in a bit of dismay about how inadequate our youth is
> at "solving." I'm very tired of lessons that present a
> "formula." I want to see thinking process - not mimicry- so
> I'm going to take the toilet paper roll, and all the other stuff we
> throw away and ask "What can it be?" My assessments will be all
> about process and not necessarily about product. I may spend a
> semester finding that experimenting can be valuable as an end .
> I am not not sure the value of re-producing what this artist does.
> I do see the value in asking what can YOU do with a tube of cardboard?
> Patty
> On Apr 11, 2009, at 2:54 PM, Judy Decker wrote:
>> Greeting Art Educators,
>> Thanks for posting Junior's work:
>> You can see more on his web site (in French)
>> The only click-able link is below - "cliquez ici" (click here to see
>> a catalog of his work)
>> I imagine the small masks (using toilet paper tubes) are done by
>> soaking the tubes first in water - then manipulating them. There is a
>> blurb about them in the pdf file that opens, but my French is more
>> than rusty. Miss Ann Heineman (Getty list) could translate it for us-
>> I will ask her to tell us what is says about the tube masks.
>> Regards,
>> Judy Decker
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>> On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 10:32 AM, Carolyn wrote:
>>> Check this out...what a fun idea!
>>> Carolyn Roberts
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