Monday, July 23, 2007

Making Casts from Molds to Make Art like the Ancients Did

Casts from Molds
Last winter we had fun making casts from molds, replicating the art technique of some of the ancient cultures we had studied.  

First the dc sculpted a form out of sculpey.  We did not bake this.  We wanted it to stay flexible.

Making the Mold from Sculpey Clay

Then I mixed up plaster of paris to pour into the molds.

Pouring Plaster of Paris

When they were dry, the dc painted them with copper paint to represent some of the ancient art.  This is actually how some of the art was done, even back then.

Mold and Cast

We kept both the mold and cast for the history presentation to explain the process.

Mold and Cast

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