I've never been drawn to sculpture in the same way I'm drawn to two dimensional artwork. This is partially the result of my own limited exposure to the media and partially because of how I think and see as an artist. Today's activity may have brought me around a bit.
Artist, Bruce Lindsay, worked with our group to create plaster casts of our hands. We used a kit manufactured by Casting Kits that allows you to create a mold and cast simply and easily. The results are pretty awesome and would work great with students.
In my opinion the benefits of professional development such as this are twofold... First, I'm exposed to new techniques and ideas that are revitalizing to my teaching practice. Second, I'm able to make personal and professional connections with other artists and educators. In talking with Bruce today I found a possible co-conspirator in my pursuit to give my school a sculptural mascot. I also found a valuable resource who may be able to help me pursue a sculptural project of my own that has been waking me up at night. Stay tuned, I see big, three dimensional things in the future.
Middle School Art Educator. Adjunct Art Education Professor. Non-Profit Arts Organization Board Member. Artist. Arts Advocate. Dog-Mom. CrossFit Enthusiast.
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