Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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This blog will keep you up to date on what is going on in the Art Studio at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy.
This post features my "3D Art" course for Middle School students. We are currently working on two projects : "Paper Casting" and "Sculpting Paper Straws" . The images above show a few examples of the pieces students are making using 18" paper straws . Wire, yarn, hot glue and beads are playing a supporting role in their structures.

These images show the process of casting paper into a plaster mould. "Cast Critters" were first made in clay , a plaster mould was then cast from that prototype. After the mould was dry , wet paper pulp was pressed into the mould hollow. Students are making three casts from each mould design. Watercolors will be used to stain the surfaces. Additions made of wire will be added to pieces that require antennae, legs and the like.

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