Posted by: csdailyblog | March 3, 2011

Conserve School Students Sculpt with Paper and Clay

India, Danielle, Amber, and Koty create clay molds for paper sculptures in one of the Conserve School art rooms.

I enjoyed watching Earth Art students create clay molds for paper casts a few days ago when I was subbing for Nancy Schwartz, Conserve School Art Teacher, who was off campus a few days this week. For this paper sculpting process, students used natural objects like branches, dried grass stalks, or pine needles to make designs on clay. Later on, students will mix up paper pulp from plant material and scraps of cloth and lay the wet pulp on their molds. As the pulp dries, it retains the shape of the mold. Once the pulp is completely dry, the paper sculpture releases easily from the clay. Watch for photos of the finished products in a  week or two.

Mary Anna

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