Online classes can be useful: very useful! After the disappointment of failing entry to a juried show, it was time to take a class and move on! I am temporarily stalled on one new project, so I decided it was time to move on to the next one. So I found and I took a short Domestika class in creating cardboard sculptures.
I struggled to watch even these short and useful videos, and I jumped in to start my project right away. Often working ahead of the lesson, I made plenty of mistakes, but it was fun, and I have a fine Egyptian head to show for my efforts. Cardboard is cheap, but it took a lot of hot glue, and quite a bit of paint!
I do plan to follow up with a second project. If I can be more consistent with the cardboard, and neater with the hot glue, I may varnish it and skip the paint. And after that, who knows! I may take a class and move on again!
Here are photos of the almost final & final read to hang result:
I took photos of some of the steps along the way, per the course instructions. I did not track all the final detailing, or the work on the headdress which I built separately. The dimension of the final piece is approximately 20″ x 15″ x 10.5″. Currently the headdress, which is about 2″ deep, and the 8″ deep head are separate, but I may just attach them together.