In this fun exploration of translating plaster into three dimensional forms, you will learn plaster sculpture construction and armature, as well as carving and shaping sculptural forms. You will learn to work with plaster and plaster-like products, as well as recipes for creating textural effects and hardness in the plaster. Various finishing and textural effects using paint, carving, sanding, incorporating paper ephemera and found objects and plaster casting will be explored in depth.
Novice and experienced sculptors alike should expect to get a bit messy while creating a finished sculpture during this exploration in plaster. A take-home booklet of hints, tips and general information for working with plaster at home will help in your future work with plaster.