Various Assignments done are mentioned below:
1. Hands as Form Maker:
• Divide in to two or three person teams. Have one person mix a thick plaster solution.
• Pour the solution into the negative area formed by your cupped hand. Let the plaster cure.
• Observe the concave/convex form created by the negative area of the hands.
• Compare your form with those created by your classmates.
• Students concentrate on the form they want to achieve from their hands.
• All forms are in single family because of the patterns formed by the fingers.
• Due to the type of holding, there is variations and hence generate expressions in the form.
2. Hands as Form Maker within Constraints
Items Needed :
• Long funnel
Stretch a balloon by pulling and inflating several times. With the help of a partner, insert a funnel into the neck of the balloon, hold the bottom, and pour a plaster solution into the balloon until it is quite full. Tie it off. Develop a concave/ convex form by manipulating the balloon until the plaster cures.
Experiment with several form relationships during the curing period; be sure to have the balloon in its final form when the plaster starts to set. You may also consider multiple forms or nesting forms.
Manipulatiethe form to enhance the balloonness and come up with interesting shapes.
All the plaster models exhibit a strong sense of balloonness and at the same time the manipulations with the hands create interesting form transitions.
Understanding & creating forms using the balloon as a constraint and how the constraint of the balloon leaves lasting impression on the final plaster model is the basis for all product forms arising from various manufacturing methods.