2/3 Degas Sculpture

We began by doing gesture drawings of each other so we took those drawings as inspiration for poses for our sculptures.  We created our people out of aluminum foil and tape.  We then covered them in plaster strips and painted them to look like bronze sculptures.  We were inspired by Dega’s sculpture:

We began with our aluminum foil,

and twisted it into a human form.

Using our gesture drawings and our freeze dance party as inspiration for poses, we can up with many different ideas.

Next class, we added the plaster.  New materials are always the most fun!  Students were so quiet and focused during this part.  They were really, really into it. This is going to have to be one of those lessons that I keep repeating every year.

And then paint:

Can you guess what the artists posed their sculptures doing?


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