We will use gesso to cover our sculptures in preparation to paint. Students will understand the properties of gesso and be able to use a paintbrush to apply it to their sculptures.
- Plastic cups
Discuss how gesso seals a surface and creates a neutral color base.
Demonstrate coating armature in an even gesso coat.
Have students coat their armatures and let dry.
The class will discuss the steps they followed to make their paper mâché puppets.
Writing Prompt (Optional):
Students will write out the steps they used to make their paper mâché puppets.
Sketchbook Prompt (Optional):
Students will draw out the steps they used to make their paper mâché puppets.
Gesso, cover, dab