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I have used Sculptamold in the past with great success.
Unfortunately, the cost has become prohibitive for my art budget, since I
need at least 3 50# bags for one grade level. Now I use the plaster gauze
medium. My lesson is with fifth graders when we do a major unit on Pop
Art--the food themes! Our featured artist is Claes Oldenburg and the
students love making food models, starting with an armature of cardboard
and crushed/packed newspaper.
An important tip on using this medium is keep it out of your sink
drains! Buckets for washing up are essential. Also, it helps if the
students do a final smooth seal of the medium by dipping a finger in some
water and gently rubbing over their work before the medium "sets up hard"
This saves on sanding time later, if the students want a smooth surface. I
use the bottoms of bleach bottles for mixing bowls. You are welcome to
e-mail me if you have any more questions or comments.
|This year I purchased some sculptamold for my elementary classes. I've
|tried it out, and it seems like an interesting medium. I especially like
|how it is lightweight yet strong. Do any of you have any interesting ideas
|for using it? Any tips? Thanks ahead of time!
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