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Re: Wire sculptures

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Kurt Hasselman (kprs)
Sat, 19 Sep 1998 13:34:20 -0400

One year one of my students decided to fill a whole showcase with 'little'
people done out of wire. This took a long time, since the showcase is large.
Everyone stopped to look at the 'masterpiece' when it was done, a kind of
lilpeuchen (sp?--Gulliver's Travels) spectacle.

croberts wrote:

> 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.