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Lesson Plans

Non-objective plaster sculpture

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Bunki Kramer (
Wed, 20 Nov 1996 20:28:24 -0800

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>Do the kids have a drawing, sketch, or something to follow before they start
>carving? I also do alot of plaster with students....I love it! even though it
>is messy... and cheap too....'Leni

Hi, Leni....Well, with my lesson plan they don't have an idea of a finished
goal piece but rather the emphasis is on "seeing" with the fingers (like
with eyes closed) and having smooth avenues for the fingers to roam over
and into the piece. More kinetic than visual...though the visual is
important too in a non-objective way with balance and form. We don't paint
them but rather leave in a smooth, natural state. The way light plays on
the white plaster in filigree form and casts shadows is interesting in
itself. Otherwise, half of them will make toilets!

Bunki Kramer

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