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Re: Anyone have a "George Segal" Sculpture lesson?

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Susan Bennett (sbennett)
Sun, 3 Oct 1999 23:33:36 -0400

Hi My fifth graders made life size people oout of papier mache. They could
have easily been wrapped and left white. We used large balloons for heads ,
coffe cans for necks, stuffed into a stuffed grocery bag for the upper
torso, an inverted half stuffed paper bag for the hip part of the torso.
Legs were either coffee tins then wrapperd in newsparper for form, or
completely formed from newspaper and wire. Arms were coat hanger wire bent
and formed with newspaper for mass and muscle. They stood they sat. They are
still standing and sitting . Susan in Ohio
-----Original Message-----
From: ricki fromkin <fromkinr>
Cc: <>
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 1999 10:05 PM
Subject: Re: Anyone have a "George Segal" Sculpture lesson?

>ARTNSOUL12 wrote:
>> Hi, fellow art educators! I am thinking about inspiring my 5th graders
>> create a George Segel-style lifesize figure in plastercraft(the plaster
>> impregnated gauze that you wet, mold and that hardens as it dries). Once
>> 6th graders created an Egyptian Sarcofficus by covering a volunteer in
>> class with plastercraft. The model was lying on his back, so the form was
>> only the front half of the model. I'm thinking about 2x4s and chicken
>> for this full-figure armature. Does anyone have any other ideas for a
>> and relatively easy to make lifesize armature? Any suggestions would be
>> appreciated! Thanks, Sue.
>How about making an armature from wood? You can wrap newspaper around
>it and then cover it with the gauze strips. Personally, I don't think
>making anything life size is "easy."