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Lesson Plans

Plaster-cast masks

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Michelle H. Harrell (mmhar)
Tue, 11 May 1999 17:44:19 PDT

Hello fellow artsednetters!
For the next two weeks, I'm doing pre-columbian masks with my 7th and 8th
graders. I want to try to use plaster gauze strips as the base to their
masks but I've never tried this before. We have tons of gauze strips and
vaseline but the kids don't want vaseline on their face. I'm going to do a
trial run of suran wrap instead of vaseline tommorow. I know that this can
be a messy and slighty dangerous lesson. Are there any danger zones that I
need to be aware of? I've got one student who said she is closterphobic so
we plan to do another mask for her with detergent bottles cut open as her
armature. Any advice from all of you veteran art teachers about working with
plaster strips?

Michelle H. Harrell
North Garner Middle School
Garner, North Carolina
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