Towards the end of each semester, in an attempt to keep the 8th grade classes challenged, I include some 3-d assignments. Here are just a few. The fiber coil pots start out a bit difficult, but once the students get the hang of the rhythm of the stitches, they tend to turn out beautifully. We usually complete these before the holidays so they can take them home and use as gifts.
In the spring, students create a paper mache letter and a plaster mask.
The letters are constructed from tag board with 3 layers of paper mache and then decoupaged with 3 colors of tissue paper. The masks are created from plastic molds with two layers of plastercraft wrap and then painted and/or embellished.
Above is an attempt at using my new hallway display cases.
I am lucky to have them, but I am still getting used to the not-so-secure shelves and the non-corked back wall...any suggestions on using the space better, especially from those of you that are veteran art displayers?