Plaster Casting Activity


While doing this activity, the part I found most challenging was the sand mold. At first, I had made my mold to go up to my elbow because I wanted a cast of my arm but when I would take my arm out my hand wouldn’t fit through the wrist part of my mold so the sand would collapse and fall into my mold ruining it. So I then had to make my mold more shallow and only go up to my wrist which worked out better and only took one try.

I also ended up doing the activity via the no beach option since I live no where near one. I used sand from sand bags that my mom had left over from the rainy days that we used to prevent the water from going into our garage which were free so I didn’t spend any money trying to get sand. Overall it was an easy and quick activity and something that I have never done before. Although I’ve never done an activity like this one it sort of reminded of those wax hand molds that you can get at fairs without the pain of the heat from the hot wax.



Week 1 Classmate Convo: Alexander and Trevor


During this week’s first class meeting for Art 110 which is also my first college art class EVER I met Trevor (on the far right) and Alexander (center). Upon introducing ourselves to each otherĀ I learned that Trevor is a junior and majoring in Kinesiology. He spoke about being somewhat unsure about what to do after graduating from CSULB but what wants to do something related to Physical Therapy or something related to the health/medicine. He also works at the rec center on campus which he says he enjoys.

Alexander is a Biology major and spoke briefly about wanting to become an orthodontist in the future but was still somewhat unsure about this career choice. He is from Northern California where his family owns a winery and was starting up a small brewery business.