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Re: foil sculptures

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Bunki Kramer (
Tue, 5 Nov 1996 19:33:02 -0800

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>-- . If you are interested in how the figures are cut out on one large
>> sheet of foil, let me know and I'll tell you more about it!
>>Hi Bunki!
>I always enjoy your messages--and learn from them. Thanks.
>Is this the foil people technique you were talking about?
>Start with a rectangle of foil. At the top cut down 2x to about 1/3
>(divides the top third into thirds). From the botttom cut up once about
>The middle section of the top folds down in half to create the head; the
>two side pieces become the arms and the two bottom strips become the
>legs. To shape, simply scrunch starting in the middle to form the body.
>I've had some kids do some marvelous things with this technique (which I
>usually precede with action drawings and very quick action sketches.)
>I've also used it with stiff paper (use a longer rectangle) and one
>little first grader got totally involved creating "soldiers" using this
>technique with clay.
>If this isn't what you were talking about--and I've no idea where I
>first got the general idea--please let us know.
>Lily Kerns (CWKerns)
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Bunki Kramer
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Road
Danville, California 94526
sch.# 510-552-5620

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