Bass Arts Students Create Giant Heads!
This summer, Bass Arts Students channeled The Bread and Puppet Theatre as they built their own giant heads!
The students began with choosing a pop culture figure like Harry Potter,
Marilyn Monroe, and Wonder Woman. Using their reference images to mirror the features of the icon they had chosen, they created a clay base which they then sculpted and covered with saran wrap.
Next, they added a several layers of paper mache and after a day of drying time, they lifted them
off the clay and painted them with bright and vivid
colors, using their printed images as references
The final product? Lightweight, wearable heads crafted and personalized by each student that are
instantly recognizable and striking.
So what’s next for these colossal craniums? A parade? A puppet show? That’s up to the students to
decide! Each of them will bring home their mask, and new knowledge of sculpture using different