Thursday, November 8, 2007

Fifth graders are starting their own Plastercraft dinosaur sculptures. Students are in groups of five and assigned a dinosaur to research. They take their sketchbooks with them to the library and they find out as much as they can about their dinosaur. In the computer lab, they're making a Powerpoint slide presentation about their dinosaur. When they come back to the art room, they use a balloon and cardboard to create an armature for their sculpture, and cover it with sheets of Pariscraft. This is a really neat material, that you can dip in water and then mold over the armature. It's similar to what you may have seen a doctor use to make a cast.

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