ARTNSOUL12 wrote: > > Hi, fellow art educators! I am thinking about inspiring my 5th graders to > create a George Segel-style lifesize figure in plastercraft(the plaster > impregnated gauze that you wet, mold and that hardens as it dries). Once my > 6th graders created an Egyptian Sarcofficus by covering a volunteer in the > 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 wire > for this full-figure armature. Does anyone have any other ideas for a sturdy > 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."