From 2-D we logically went into 3-D.
I connected our lesson with the drama teacher who was teaching children about the monologues.
This was a long project because of many steps: building the bust, pulling over the skin, drying this out, adding the features and the hair, drying it out, painting, drying, painting some more, drying some more and finally making the monologues.
The sculpturing part was fun and interesting. Much of glue everywhere. Much of glue nowhere but running to the shop, buying flour, making glue, improvising.
Drying was interesting too. We grew some bacteria and fungi. The classroom had a very specific smell. We were all like weeeeeeeeeaaaaaa.
Skin was complicated because children are having high expectation regarding that and they stand there comparing their skin with what they’ve mixed and are usually not too happy with the result.
The monologues were added after everything was done – no glue or paints in sight any more. Pffffeeew!
They wrote few sentances in their sketch books about something they feel strongly towards. Then they tried to make a shape of what they wrote about on a white paper, cut it out, add the monologue inside, minimalistic decoration with chalk markers and glue it on the box.
I am impressed by the works, I think they came out very beautiful.