Plaster Relief Art

Plaster Relief… what does that remind you of?

When I first heard of it, I thought it was a Yoga move. It sounds like it has something to do with meditation. But then I heard the word “art” right after it. What can that possibly be? I kept wondering to myself. I wonder how would that look like? 

Mr. Trenholm (Our grade 7/8 teacher) explained to us that the plaster relief art is kind of similar to building a structure. He explained that this art is mainly made of eiImage result for what is plaster reliefther metal, clay, or plaster stucco. It involves the 5th element of art, also known as “Form”.

The form is one of the seven elements of art. At its most basic, a form is a three-dimensional geometrical figure.They occupy space or give the illusion that they occupy space

We use clay or plaster to make that shape of form. As sir has taught us, we have to come up with a symbol or a picture to start off the assignment (or as we did it. We used leaves because it’s autumn and its best time of the year to use them!). For others who are using a symbol or a drawing of some sort, you will have to know what to dimension in your drawing. So what do you want to stand out in your figure? You will have to decide on that before you start on the plaster part.

To me, I think this is an excellent idea that will bring out the best in students and their abilities in the subject art. I think this because a lot of kids are usually better with hands on projects like this one. That might just be me, but I think a lot of others also have this ability. I like the idea and I think I’m going to do one of my own at home… so let me start on mineeeeeeeeeeeee– (i fell asleep writing this)


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