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Lesson Plans


Re: Plaster mask project

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bkingman
Wed, 08 Apr 1998 22:33:03 EDT


Do you know of a good place to purchase the pre-made plastic mask molds?
I have seen them in a few art supply catalogs and they seem so expensive
to buy for a whole class. Thanks for any help.

Holly

On Wed, 08 Apr 1998 10:23:07 -0700 Charlotte Griswold
<griswald> writes:
>Christine's use of pre-made plastic mask molds is great. I bought
>them
>last year as I couldn't see how I was going to do it on the actually
>faces. It really worked great. We did some with plaster of paris and
>paper towels, some with plain guaze & plaster of paris, and some with
>paper bags and glue. All methods worked really well, but the paper
>and
>glue, while not as strong was the easiest by far. We spent a lot of
>time embellishing the masks and it was all tied into our study of
>Ancient Egypt in our social studies/language arts core.
>This year I am going to do it at the end of school and students will
>choose the period they want to commemorate by making a mask. We cover
>a
>huge era, Early Humans, Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Palestine,
>Greece and Rome, so I expect lots of outstanding examples reflecting
>each culture.
>Charlotte
>--
>Charlotte Griswold
>OakHill Middle School
>ClearLake, CA
>

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