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Re: Wire sculptures

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croberts (b2w6w4kn)
Sat, 19 Sep 1998 13:24:09 -0400


Jeryl...after mine complete the foil sculpture, we wrap them with small
pieces of masking tape (and I caution them to press down the edges
carefully) and then we paint them with tempera paint. They add hair using
yarn. We hot glue them to small pieces of mat board. I had one student who
made her sculpture in the position of a skater with one foot down and the
other bent up behind her with her arms out as if she were skating...then she
glued pony beads to the feet for "roller blades".

Carolyn Roberts

>...(snip).... decided I should include some directions for the tinfoil
>man. Using heavy duty foil, regular size, I give each student about a
>12 inch piece. On the top edge, make two tears ( this can be tricky- go
>slow) going about 1/3 of the way down your rectangle of foil. They
>should be spaced apart equally so you have three strips the same width.
>The two strips on the outside will be your arms and the one in the
>middle will be your head. At the bottom make one tear in the middle
>that goes a little more than 1/3 of the way up. This will be your
>legs. Gently crumble the foil together to make the form. You always
>have a couple kids who pinch the foil into a scrunched up mess but most
>are successful. They love to pose their little guys standing by a glue
>bottle or holding a pencil or sitting on the edge of the desk and then
>they draw them in their sketchbooks. If they get the pieces of their
>man too pinched up so they fall off I take a small piece and make a
>"cast" and strengthen the arm or leg or sometimes the poor head!
>Jeryl in S.C.