Monday, April 18, 2011

High Fashion & Fibreglassing

The class arrived back from the production break this week and got straight into high fashion. We started out with an explosion of colours doing period-inspired looks, from Egyptian to 1980's. Nat was the diamante queen this week producing beautiful work!

Tuesday, we continued with high fashion looking at more avant-garde catwalk looks and Thursday we had a prep/practice day for our photo-shoot. Experimenting with costume, hair and makeup designs before the big exciting day.

We had a great couple of days in the workshop as we delved into the fibreglassing of our sculptures. We applied layers of polyester coated fiberglass sheet over our plasticine sculptures to create a negative mould. A day later we cleaned out the moulds and they are now sitting strapped up happily in the oven at 45 degrees to remove toxins. We are all so excited for the next stage!

We had a lovely end to the week celebrating Louise's birthday, Mariel's 3rd place at IMATS New York, and Alice now heading for NZ to work on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit.

Alex Guillot - Student