Week Two – Activity – Plaster Casting

This week in Art 110, our assignment was plaster casting. This activity is something that I was previously unfamiliar with but was overall such a great experience.

Unfortunately, I was unable to join the class for the group trip. Instead, I was excited to head to Seal Beach on the afternoon of Friday, September 4th with a couple of friends. It was such a beautiful day! We arrived around 4 p.m. from which we parked and got settled in a nice spot to the left of the pier.

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Then we got down to business!

First, we went over the instructions a few times just to be safe. I dug a hole deep enough for my hand while my friend, Kristina, helped bury it and mixed together the plaster. As I slowly and carefully removed my hand from the mold, Kristina filled up the mold with our plaster mixture. Since we had extra plaster mixture, at that point, we decided to make some more hands and feet!

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We had to carefully watch over our mold-filled projects for a half an hour as they dried since quite a few seagulls wanted to taste the plaster. Our results were great. Hi-fives to the epic plaster castings we made 🙂

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