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Re: [teacherartexchange] Advise needed on finishing sculptue project


Date: Thu Oct 19 2006 - 06:31:31 PDT

---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 20:01:37 -0500
>From: "M. Austin" <>
>Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Advise needed on finishing sculptue project
>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <>
>I think alot of this is a maturity issue. They don't really care about the
>finished product, they just want to use every color there is! What I do is
>to offer 2-3 ways of finishing their project. Letting them paint their
>project a solid color (black) and sponge gray or gold to simulate marble or
>stone is one technique. Yours could be another. By offering limited choice
>they still get a choice, maybe not the one they originally wanted, but a
>choice all the same. When they know you will only allow them to use limited
>finishes they will be more willing to accept those choices that "aren't
>pretty", which interprets to "new and foreign concepts". They'll come
>around, but you have to convince them! :-)
>> So my question is does anyone know of a good finishing treatment for red
>> earthenware sculpture that would appeal to both teacher and students. Or
>> how do I develop an appreciation for something that is organic when all
>> the studnets know and want are things that look bright and colorful and
>> massed produce.
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