Instructions for turning the modeling material known as Plasticine (or a similar modeling clay) into flat pictures and three-dimensional objects.
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Grade 3-8-- This delightful book gives clear, step-by-step instructions for making dozens of plasticine sculptures and bas-reliefs. Reid systematically demonstrates how to combine several basic shapes into increasingly complex creations. Unique to this book are directions for what amounts to painting pictures with plasticine. The technique involves spreading thin layers of well-softened plasticine over flat and solid shapes, and then adding flattened figures to create two- and three-dimensional scenes. The written instructions are effectively illustrated with attractive drawings and photographs. Useful modeling tips are offered along with information on sources, storage, and color mixing. Other modeling books for children are far less detailed, and describe the use of potter's clay rather than plasticine. This excellent offering is a craft rather than an art book. Reid gives directions for making things; she does not suggest exercises for exploring the nature of this particular modeling medium. A logical, attractive layout; many specific instructions; and a sense of fun make this an appealing book. --Cynthia Bishop, Onondaga County Public Library, Syracuse, N.Y.
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Book Description William Morrow & Co Library, 1989. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11068808415X