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Sculpturing and Texturing

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I just love sculpturing and texture in paintings....and going about it is also messy and fun! and Children just love getting down and dirty!

The learning objective of this tutorial is that the students will learn the basics of sculpturing and texture.
Children will also be improving their mortar skills and learn about the color pallet.

First have a discussion about various art and sculpture...ask the students what they like about it...
Explain about  relief sculpturing which is 2D sculpture and texture which is the perceived surface quality of the art piece...
Sometimes texture in a painting can be given by painting in different ways ...but by giving the art texture in 2D form gives it more depth and beauty.
Perhaps you could go to an art museum and preview a few relief sculpture.....ask your students to keep those pictures in mind...for you want them to recreate some of those texture.
 
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Step 1: Things you need

Picture of things you need
wall filler/ stucco
Card stock
aluminum foil /fork / any sculpting tool

Step 2: Playing Texture

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Now it's time to get dirty and play texture...
get your card stock and apply a generous amount of filler on it...spread it evenly and then tell the students to go wild!
They could use the best instrument God has given them (fingers!) and design their picture or use what ever they want..
we used a fork and a toy rake.
Show them the texture they can get by just slapping the picture side to side..with the fingers....this gives a raised wave look which is great for sea waves or mountains in relief sculpture.
At the  end of it ...you would be amazed at the amount of texture the students came up with...even pebbles were embedded!
stharper1 year ago
Did you let the wall filler dry before painting or paint while still wet?
shazni (author)  stharper1 year ago
As I was doing with kids I let the filler dry and then painted. This method is good when you are not sure of colors. But the disadvantage is if pieces are broken... The white would show.
Mixing the paint with the filler ( water based) will prevent this ...as it would be colored inside as well.
Hope this helps :-)
There's practically infinite texture possibilities in this, even pressing your hands in the wet joint compound/gesso/whatever a bunch of times can result in an interesting texture as well, and kids aren't the only ones that like getting messy, grown-ups can have just as much fun making a mess as kids can.
shazni (author)  CreativeGeek1 year ago
Oh sooo true..haha..when .my husband sees me all messed up...he says 'Hmmm I see you seem not to have out grown your kiddy stage!'
-giggle- Nice! :)
That looks like awesome fun, and could make for some pretty cool texture art.
shazni (author)  CreativeGeek1 year ago
It is fun! and yes...I use this technique quite often for art :-)