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Lesson Plans

Re: Sculpture ideas

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Charlotte Griswold (griswald)
Thu, 15 Aug 1996 20:13:10 -0700

Great cheap sculpture idea is to use plaster of paris for the bas and
before it hardens, insert previously formed coat hanger. I usually go
for the very abstract, but students are allowed total freedom in making
After the base has dried, ( by the way, I have found that all sorts of
interesting containers can be used to make bases, such as cut-down liter
bottles or even school lunch milk containers) students fill in the
spaces made by their wire looping with colored tissue paper, or papier
mashe. The former is sprayed with fixative, and the latter is painted
with tempera. I usually restirct the student to two or three colors,
but if they want to explore, I always let them loose.
I have also had students achieve great sucess with woodshop
scraps...since our school just reopened this week, I have a huge
stockpile of wood scraps, and all my kids (6th grade) have seen the
sculptures in the office and are already begging for their chance to
really do their own thing.
Good Luck....Griswold