SchoolArts Magazine

March 2015

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T his is a "bear" of a project, based on the work of Ross Bonfanti and his concrete stuffed animals. The con- cept seems deceptively simple: Fill a stuffed toy with concrete, let it dry, rip off the fabric, all done. When I attempted this project with my stu- dents, however, I found that it was much more nuanced than I thought. If students do not fill their figures properly, the results can include voids, breaks, and crumbled Eric Gibbons Not Your Average Toys Eathan S. schoolartsonline.com 33 All Levels Studio Lesson

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