Plaster Landscapes

22 Oct 2011

Category: Art Lesson Plans

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This project took a lot longer than anticipated but I must admit it was pretty fun – and the Year 9s loved it (I think).
We basically created a landscape out of play dough, covered it with plaster bandage, removed the mould, filled it with plaster and removed the cast when it was set.

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The plaster casts were then sanded (which took ages!) to a smoothish surface and then we added colour.
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The great thing about this task was that the students learnt many different techniques through one project. They learnt how to model a 3D landscape, created a mould, mixed plaster to create a cast, carved and painted.

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These pics are of a few of my faves. What do you think?