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Re: plaster masks

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elwood p dowd (harvey96)
Thu, 9 Apr 1998 16:03:50 -0400


enough with the plaster masks already !!!

On Thu, 09 Apr 1998 11:21:37 -0400 Numo Jaeger and Michael Miller
<jaegmil> writes:
>I love doing this project with students. I have done it with student
>ranging in age from elementary school to adult school. I gave students
>the
>choice of doing a full face mask or a partial face mask. The partial
>face
>mask is then put on a dowel. I have found that some people no matter
>what
>the age have difficulty with their eyes, nose or mouth being covered.
>
>Instead of using pre made plastic bases I have had elementary and high
>school students use a clay base for their plaster masks. This way if
>they
>don't feel comfortable putting plaster or Vaseline on their face they
>can
>choose another method.
>
>I really like the idea of using plastic wrap instead of Vaseline
>though.
>What a great idea! The Vaseline is really difficult to get completely
>off
>the face and high school students don't seem to like the idea of
>getting
>Vaseline on their faces anyway. Even so, one of my favorite full faces
>was
>a man with a complete beard. We used lots of Vaseline!
>
>When I have done it with adults it is often in conjunction with making
>a
>clay mold. Students back up the plaster gauze with a thick application
>of
>plaster of paris so the face mold is rigid. This makes an excellent
>mold
>for pressing clay slabs into and the mold can be used repeatedly for
>other
>projects.
>
>Numo
>
>Numo Jaeger
>Studio One Art Center
>Oakland CA
>

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