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Re: plaster masks

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Stenger - Judith DiSalvo (jstenger)
Fri, 10 Apr 1998 11:10:43 -0400 (EDT)

Would someone please pass Elwood the prune juice?

On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, elwood p dowd wrote:

> 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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