Thursday, April 4, 2019
One of the presentations in the Art of Education Winter Conference was sculpture donuts presented by Sarah Engel. I immediately knew this was a definitely project to include in my Art club plans this winter. Sarah suggested referencing Andy Warhol and Pop Art as a historical connection but it really spoke Wayne Thiebault to me. So that is the approach I used. This took two 45 minute sessions. Week one they formed the donuts out of newspaper and covered them with Rigid Wrap. Students created 2 or 3 donuts. Week two they were painted with a light brown paint, iced with the glue and shaving cream mixture and covered with art foam sprinkles. To finish them off, after they had set up a little, we placed each donut on a doily and 6" plastic plate. The kids were so excited with anticipation of pranking their families into believing they were really donuts!