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Lesson Plans

Re: sculpture

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Dennis Golombek (golombek)
Fri, 15 Jan 1999 09:54:39 -0500

I take the weaving a bit further. After the random strips are oven I take a
thinned out acrylic gloss medium or a thinned out Elmers white glue and brush on
top of the weaving. Into the wet weaving I scrape pastel sticks onto the weaving
letting the colored dust settle onto certain areas of the weaving.

A hint is to place the weaving onto wax paper to dry so that it easily peels off.
You can layer the the coats of medium and make a fairly rigid piece, some of which
that can stand by themselves if enough coats are placed on bent edges. They also
make nice wallhangings and reliefs.


Amenay2 wrote:

> Along the lines of paper is an idea I was adapting from a 2D
> project titled Watercolor weaveing.
> Have the student watercolor...random colors and values...some 6X22 lengths of
> wc paper. Then cut or tear the strips into varying widths and lengths. The
> original called for these to be woven together and glued to a piece of paper.
> However I adapted the process and had the students weave a variety of surfaces
> then glue and weave them together...building a 3D artform. Another teacher
> told me she had seen this process done around plastic bottles...etc. to give a
> form base to the project. Can be an exciting and colorful lesson. I was
> doing this with fourth grade and am now preparing to conceptually expand it to
> a high school project.

"Relaxing in a snow bank is cool!"....Dennis Golombek