Wow! Please show us this when your kids finish! It sounds doable and wonderful! sounds like your idea of foil under paper mache would work- maybe use white glue or white glue mixed with a little water. Be sure the kids keep their sculpture balanced (or the wood large). Paint w/ acrylics (include gold) and then clear glaze or spray to heighten the shine!
From: Cassie Stephens [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2004 10:56 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Red Grooms Lesson Ideas-THANKS!
You guys are wonderful. Thank you for taking time out of your busy
end-of-the-year day to e'mail me great ideas. Tell me your thoughts on this:
The Grooms exhibit is going to feature artwork (I'm imagining sketches, but
I could be wrong) for his Fox Trot Carousel that he created for the
Nashville waterfront. I believe he even created some mock carousels to give
to the person that cast the actual carousel car. I thought it would be neat
if my students were given the chance to create a paper mache carousel. I was
thinking of giving them a dowel drilled into a block of wood, create a foil
armature, wrap with paper mache and paint. For display, the whole class
could assemble their carousels together on a Lazy Susan to form a complete
My questions now are:
Have any of you ever tried such a thing?
What do you think are the best paper mache methods, recipes, etc.?
Theme for the carousel ideas (Grooms did people and things from TN
You guys are awesome! Thanks again for your help!!