Section 1. Art made with mud, kids, & communities Sling mud at walls (Denzer, Topper, Coleman) Mud murals : 1st aid for ailing walls Up from the mud : large scale earthworks A Berlin mud-village (R. Warzecha) Neighborhood mud : 1st aid for intersections (city repair) Earth installations : labyrinth & sundial (Denzer) School & site-specific sculpture (Denzer, Toper, Coleman) Very small hoses (Denzer, Raduazo) Home : a fable (Denzer) Building for birds (Raduazo)
Section 2. Design as process & pattern Process : design as a group activity Pattern murals Finding pattern (inspiration, geometry, fitting geometry to space, 1, 2, & 3) Mirror images to make patterns that move
Section 3. Mud recipes Intro Finding clay soil Recognizing clay Quick & dirty "snake" test Slow & nerdy "shake" test Prep & tools Basic mud recipe Big mud for structural use : "super cob" Mud for walls : plaster basics A plaster recipe Putting mud on walls : "harling," & other tricks to make it stick Mud-drawing tricks Color Re-creation is the best preservation (waterglass,etc.) Concrete : casting stories in stone
Section 4. Making art, continued (how things got done) Slinging mud, cont'd The hands of volunteers, cont'd Berlin, cont'd Designing the Berlin projects / Rainer Warzecha City repair, cont'd Home, cont'd Building for birds, cont'd Labyrinth & dial, cont'd Measure the earth/make a labyrinth Find the four directions Planning your labyrinth Step by step, illustrated Sundial construction, illustration Sundials tell more than time
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