Campbellsville High School students recently began making 3D paper mache objects.
Students in Jo Ann Harris’s classes recently watched an episode of “Face Off,” a reality television show that features a competition between special effects makeup artists.
While watching the show, students learned about making special effects, but also about art careers.
To put their new skills to the test, students then discussed Alice in Wonderland, which they study in their literature classes. After choosing a character from Alice in Wonderland or a video game, students went to work making their own 3D sculptures.
The first step of the process is covering balloons with paper mache. After their balloons dry, students will continue to shape their sculptures and eventually paint them to look like their characters.
The goal, Harris said, is for those who see the finished sculptures to not know they started out as balloons.
The project will take about two weeks to complete.
This week, students worked to shape their sculptures. Next week, students will paint their sculptures and add finishing touches.
CHS freshman Isabella Osborne smooths her 3D sculpture.
CHS sophomores Cassie Pipes, at left, and Caylee Shofner dip their newspaper strips into the paper mache mixture.
CHS freshman Jade Tungate, at left, and Summer Edwards smooth their 3D sculpture.
CHS sophomore Nichole Pelcer adds a layer of newspaper to her 3D sculpture.
Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grader Zachary Shaw adds newspaper to his 3D sculpture.
CHS freshman Ben Arachi dips his newspaper into the paper mache mixture.
CHS freshman Isabella Osborne adds newspaper to her 3D project.
CHS junior Jayden Bridgewater tears newspaper to add to her 3D sculpture.