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> Dear Leah,
> I have used Sculptamold in the past with great success.
> Unfortunately, the cost has become prohibitive for my art budget . . . 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.
> use the bottoms of bleach bottles for mixing bowls. You are welcome to
> e-mail me if you have any more questions or comments.
> Ann Heineman
Thanks Ann, for the tips.
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