Programs - Visual Arts › Sculpture

Cast a Kid with Michel Gignac

Grab a partner and cast body parts! In this program the students will be shown techniques and precautions associated with using plaster bandages before pairing up with another and trying it for themselves. Casting the face will be encouraged, but anything goes. After the masks have dried, there will be an option to paint them, or go over the plaster cast with clay and more plaster bandages to make grotesque masks and then paint those.

Grade Suitability:


Maximum Class Size:

Class size

Time Required:

2 1/2 - 4 hours

Material Required:

Plaster bandages, bowls, newspaper, Vaseline, paint & brushes (to be provided by the school or artist)

Material Cost:

To be determined by class size.

Language of Instruction:

French or English





Michel Gignac

Michel Gignac is a bilingual, contemporary, multi-disciplinary artist. Following his passion for visual arts, Michel moved to Calgary in 2008 to attend the Alberta College of Art & Design. In 2012, he graduated with Distinction from the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Sculpture. Michel has shown work locally, nationally and internationally.

Contact: (867) 334-2404


Visual Arts

Performing and Literary Arts

Multicultural Activities

Artist Talks

Extended Projects

Other Programs