Wednesday, August 21, 2013

IVP4402 - Three Dimensional Exploration (2)

This course will provide primary teachers with the opportunities to work in an extended, in-depth manner with aspects of 3D studies. Participants will be able to learn a range of 3D processes and techniques, including time-based and site-based installation works. 

Lesson conducted by Leng on every Tuesday at 1030am - 130pm in NIE-3-B3-01


lesson 2 - 20 August 2013 

apparently many materials can be casted: plaster, clay, wax, cement, resin, bronze, plastics etc etc 

sculpture artists whose works were introduced during the lesson and which had caught my attention .. =)  

(1) Rachel Whiteread - famous for casting negative spaces 

Ghost (1990)

House (1993) 

(2)  George Segal - famous for his 3D snapshot of life-size figures doing daily activities 

one of his most famous artwork - holocaust:

(3)  Antony Gormley - famous for self casting

(4) Marc Quinn - famous for casting a FROZEN sculpture in his own blood


Our favourite part of the lesson - HANDS on time ... =) 
medical plaster bandage as art material for the class... =)  

leng/Mr Tay was very thoughtful to write the contact details of the supplier on the board... =).... Mr Tay said that it cost about $40 for a box of 12

Step 1:
cut the plaster bandage into squares for the larger area and strips for the smaller area

Step 2:
'moisturise' the face with plentiful of vaseline 

Step 3: 
Wet the bandage plaster and lay them onto the area to be cast 

Leng doing a demo on Zuby
starting from the forehead to the eyes

all the way down to the neck

making sure not to cover the nostrils and adding an additional layer of bandage plaster to the nose for more support

The first layer of plaster is the most important as it gives the definition of the surface (face details) while the second and even third layer of plaster (for the fragile area - nose) is to secure the structure when it dries and is being removed. 

posing with the 'sleeping' model

Step 4: 
allow the plaster to dry for 5 - 10 minutes and remove the cast gently 

Step 5: 
smoothen the the edges with a pair of scissors then create the base with more pieces of plaster

We turned the studio into a 'beauty parlour' .... heeee
dosen't it look like we are applying mask for our clients???

My piece of art 

Mr Tay decided to cut my plaster bandage for me after seeing how slow i was at cutting it one by one ... =(  

Homework for the day : 
we got to bring home a roll of bandage plaster to make another cast and me made one with Mr Ang's face... =) 

face coated with plenty of vaseline

with the first few pieces of plaster on

super chillax!!!

oopx.... not enough vaseline at the eyebrows.... 

the completed work

completed work with the cute model 

the little busybody who was buzzing around the whole time while i worked on Mr Ang's face.... she even attempt to drink from the container where i soaked the plaster sheet.... =S


this is part 2 of 7 parts to the series "Advanced Diploma in Primary Art Education". A series of blog posts that are updated weekly (from aug - nov) to document the activities, progress and learning point(s) from the week's lessons... =) 

Part 1 - IVP4401: 2D Exploration (1)
Part 2 - IVP4402: 3D Exploration (2)(3)
Part 3 - IVP4403: New Media Exploration (1), (2)(3&4)
Part 4 - IVP4404: Visual Literacy (2)
Part 5 - IVP4405: Artistic Development of Children
Part 6 - IVP4406: Methods and Materials (1)(2)(3)
Part 7 - IVP4407: Curriculum Development and Assessment 

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