lOVE all these! NICE Work, as always.
Hi there, my name is Jessica and I am an art teacher! I actually just realized you had some pieces that said Ithaca NY, where I live! Are you local to Ithaca?I happened upon your texture art, and I absolutely love it. I want to do a project with my 5-8 year olds quite similar to this at the day camp I teach at this summer, and I wanted to ask some questions because I looked into the joint compound and they said it was unsafe for kids to use. But I thought if I had them use gloves when pressing into the compound and we didn't sand it, it would be fine. Also, I was wondering if Acrylic paint would maybe not be the best for kids to smear with their hands, would tempera work?If you are local, would you want to come as a guest artist? Sorry to bombard you with many questions, but I have been very inspired. :)Thank you for your art.
Hi Jessica - Thanks for your enthusiasm! I have done handprints with kids. I didn't know about the dangers of joint compound for youngsters - gloves sound good. You could do the sanding when the students were not around. You would have to experiment with tempera to see what would work and what would not. I think that you would still have to seal the joint compound with polymer medium or some other varnish product. I live in Mansfield, PA. My summer is too full already so I wouldn't be able to be a guest artist this year. Hope that helps, send on any questions that you might have bodie(at)ptd(dot)net.
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