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Re: Paper Sculpture

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John & Sandra Barrick (astroboy)
Fri, 15 Jan 1999 15:58:47 -0500

This reminds me of a sculpture hat lesson I've done for years and is
in the book-"Doing art Together". It's a pretty neat way of showing
young children how to manipulate their material and to solve
Lilly I just so happen to have this lesson on computer with a few
alterations from me.
Hey just got through copying a really good out of print book titled-
"Paper Sculpture", by Mary Grace Johnston I have the third printing
1955 by Davis Press orig. 1952 There isn't an ISBN # on it. I have
to give it back soon but copied it at my husbands work on a high
density copier. The basic exercise is valuable with shadow folds,
basic forms, etc. the second half is sort of "let's sell the book"
and has angels and cherubs. Still the format is in portfolio form
and on hard card stock.

Lily Kerns wrote:
> My favorite paper sculpture project is to take a sheet of paper
> (construction will work, heavier is better). Have the students cut a
> meandering line into it. They must not cut anything off and the lines
> should stay an absolute minumum of an inch apart. (May want to have them
> draw the line the first time.) Then they twist the long irregular shape
> that results until they get a sculptured shape that looks good from all
> sides. Glue the shape together at the ends only. (Paper clips may help til
> the glue dries). These may stand on a desk or hang from the ceiling. Being
> light weight they move very nicely with air currents.
> Optional: make additional cuts (better if using large sheets).
> Start with a large irregular oval (works better iwith larger paper and keep
> the areas wider apart.)
> Use up watercolor experiments.
> Use duo-colored paper
> Color is interesting, but I still prefer the all white effect of lights and
> shadow--they make great subjects for value drawings.
> My normally blase 7-8 found this almost addictive....
> Lily
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john barrick
Sandra Barrick