This week I got to try plaster casting, an art form I’ve never heard of before. Upon some brief research, I learned that plaster casts are usually used to replicate works and are usually done with molds made out of a variety of materials including wood, terracotta, and rubber.
Since I did my art activity at my house, my steps were a little different because I wasn’t at the beach. My first stop was at the Lowe’s near my house to buy the supplies I needed. Here I bought a carton of plaster, a bucket, and sand. Fortunately, I had the other supplies at home.
This week I had the pleasure of having my first “classmate conversation” of the course with Janett Moctezuma, a health science and 5th year student here at CSULB who is getting ready to graduate this upcoming spring! During our conversation, Janett shared with me that she plans on attending nursing school after she graduates, is from Compton, and that she has little art experience except for taking too many pictures as she goes about her day. I found that Janett and I have quite a bit in common. Being from Pico Rivera, I felt like we were both commuting from areas relatively close to each other. Also like her, I have little art experience and have been told I take too many pictures! Janett and I agreed that we’ve never really had any “real” art experience and that we were both open and excited to learning new things in this course!