In a message dated 11/25/2003 8:56:10 PM Eastern Standard Time,
I am teaching a Sculpture and Ceramics class next semester, and am thinking
about having students (HS) doing life sized sculptures a la George Segal. Has
anyone done this,m and how have you done the skiin/faces?
I didn't think there is anyone left who didn't know about "Georgina", the
life-size George Segal like sculpture, that sits in our school lobby as a
permanent display. I've "talked" about it many times on this list and would be glad
to repeat the EASY detailed instructions, however, they are in the Artsednet
achives. If you look up George Segal Sculpture, I believe you will find them.
Please e-mail if you need help after reading them. Basically, we used
plastercraft over stuffed shirt and jeans, and sneakers. Add a stryo wig stand for
the head, hot glue to the front one of that a generic plastic face mask, and
plastercraft over yarn for hair. My 5th graders had no problems doing this and
loved creating this, so high school should be a breeze.
Susan on Long Island