Today I explained the casting process and I mentioned that it takes 6-8 hours for one polyester casting to cure. I was right about that. What I messed up was not taking that time into consideration. It would take weeks to cast 7-8 pieces during class. So I am making a slight change. See below.
Everything stays the same as what I said today except now I want you to make the putty mold and the blue rubber mold at the same time. Then incorporate both cast elements into the same sculpture. With at least 2 molds you will be able to work twice as fast.
So now find or make an object for the putty AND make a different object out of oil clay for the blue rubber mold.
The 2 different objects will be a part of the same sculpture.
I have oil clay for you to use.
You will need 1 piece foam core. They have it at the bookstore or any office store and even that big store I despise. You will also need 3 - 4 large wax paper or Styrofoam cups. Ask for extras the next time you get a drink. An old plastic, mixing spatula will also be needed.
Think of how the 2 objects will affect one another visually and conceptually.
Be prepared to start this on Thurdsday.
Materials for Thursday:
1 - 2 objects for putty mold
plastic mixing spatula (Dollar Store)