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Re: sand in plaster

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From: The Austin's (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Dec 02 2002 - 05:58:36 PST


If you are concerned about gang symbols how about having them do their
initial in sign language?
~Michal
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
http://www.geocities.com/theartkids

> I believe you can mix glue along with the water and sand. I like the
> idea about the hands in the sand for plaster sculptures! What
> limitations do the students have for hand gestures? I am afraid at the
> middle school level I may have someone throw a gang sign? I guess I
> will have to preapprove the hand positions before the lesson.
> I want to try this with my 6th grade rotation wheel and have them build
> clay figurines(self-portraits) in their hands...maybe hanging on a
> finger, or sitting in the palm. I thought the students could write a
> paper about what they want to be when they grow up or maybe a small poem
> or an "afterthought" engraved into the plaster mold (maybe at the base)

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