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Airball Sculpture Project at The Costumer's Manifesto Costume Design & Construction I '''Airball Sculpture Project (5D+10C)'''
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Project at The Costumer's Manifesto: Making a UAF Alaska NativeGraduation Stole  Costume Design & Construction '''UAF Alaska Native Graduation Stole
  
Airball is a method of making large strong sculptural objects like hats, masks and props, that are also very light weight and cheap. Airballing simply consists of sculpting an object out of foam (usually mattress type foam) and covering it with a skin of cheese cloth and glue to form a somewhat stiffer stronger surface that takes paint well. You can use this skin covering method on cardboard, crumpled newspapers taped together, and other light but weak bases as well. The number of objects one can make this way are innumerable, and you may choose to design and make any sort of costume property using this method that you see fit. Below are a sample of some objects we at UAF have made with this technique.
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Making a Stole (Academic or Clerical)'''
  
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'''The Project: '''This project shows how to make a simple stole in singles or quantity, which may be embellished or not as your use dictates. It is a very simple beginning sewing project.
  
[[File:254images254photos1Feltairball3.jpg]]
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'''Background of this project: '''Annually volunteers use the Theatre UAF Costume Studio to make 100-200
  
[[File:254images9Pict0229.jpg]]
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[http://www.uaf.edu/commence/2005/gallery/source/mh-05-1530-133.html|simple red satin stoles] for the students and faculty of Alaska Native and First Nations descent to wear to graduation at UAF. This visible badge helps to show year by year the increased percentage of Native American students graduating from UAF, and also gives students a simple canvas on which folks from home can do traditional forms of needlework considered suitable for important celebrations. While many students at UAF
  
[[File:254images9Pict0230.jpg]] Lorraine Pettit, my costume shop manager made this Banana hat using Airball, and
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[http://www.uaf.edu/commencement/2004/gallery/source/gra-04-1341-005.html|opt out of academic dress ]entirely in favor of their ancestral forms of traditional dress (Kuspuk,  
  
[[254pagesProjectsCraftfeltsculpt|craft felt sculpture]] techniques. The central banana is foam, with an airball skin, the coconuts are foam with a craft felt and glue covering, and the head cap and banana peel are also craft felt.
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[http://www.uaf.edu/commence/2005/gallery/source/mh-05-1530-105.html|skin dress]
  
[[File:254images254photos1Feltairball4.jpg]]
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[http://www.costumes.org/classes/uafcostumeshop/images/graduation2000/MVC-014F.JPG|Slovenian peasant gear]
  
[[File:254images254photos1Feltairball5.jpg]] Foam is also used, without covering, inside the hat to cushion the head.
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[http://www.uaf.edu/commencement/2004/gallery/source/gra-04-1341-025.html|Norwegian Bunad], kilt and sporran, etc.) Most choose to wear the "required" academic dress, with only small nods to family tradition like Hawaiian Leis, an eagle feather attached to a cap tassel,
  
[[File:254images254photos1Feltairball6.jpg]]These photos illustrate in-class demos of the technique:
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[http://www.uaf.edu/commencement/2004/gallery/source/gra-04-1341-031.html|Mardi Gras beads,] an
  
[[File:AdvancedcostumeDisk1Mvc-011f.jpg]] A design is drawn onto the raw foam to be a guide for carving.
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[http://www.uaf.edu/commencement/2004/gallery/source/gra-04-1341-248.html|Athabaskan leather vest], a  
  
[[File:AdvancedcostumeDisk1Mvc-010f.jpg]] A foam carving is covered with cheesecloth and glue to form a stiffened skin.
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[http://www.uaf.edu/commence/2003/gallery/source/gra-03-1142-126.html|traditional dance headdress], or some other small acknowledgement of where they come from, in addition to where they are going.
  
[[File:ImagesCostclass2Mvc-021f.jpg]] This student made a Airballed cat mummy. The cartouche says "Kitty" in hieroglyphics.
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Related Links:  
  
This Statue of Liberty mask, made by Kelly Stables
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[http://www.news-miner.com/Stories/0,1413,113~7244~2870942,00.html|News Article on UAF graduate and her Athabaskan Moosehide dress.]
  
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These stoles are one of the ways that Native students at UAF have to do this. If you are an Alaska Native student at UAF you may want to do this project in red satin to send home to grandma so she will have time to decorate it for graduation. Or you may wish to decorate it yourself in order to learn traditional needlework. (A good place to get beads and advice is at , downtown at 537 2nd Avenue.) People also make these as part of Catholic, Episcopalian, and Lutheran priest's vestments.
  
[[File:PhotosDisk5Mvc-022f.jpg]] also for
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[[File:254imagesAkstoleAkstolepattern.jpg|Beads and Things]] Cut out fabric according to the pattern (pattern by Lorraine Pettit).
  
[[Shows100pagesYahoo_nation|Yahoo Nation]], has the crown of spikes done with cardboard, covered with an airball type skin. The face is
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[[254imagesAkstoleAkstolepattern|Click here for printer-friendly PDF version.]] Note, some church stoles are done in a pattern of an 8' long straight strip, or
  
[[254pagesProjectsPlastermask| plaster bandage]], foam, and a skin of plaster bandage over the foam.
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[http://www.victoriousrobes.com/stole.html|other forms]. If you are making a stole for church, ask your pastor what size and shape is considered appropriate to your denomination. Colors of liturgical stoles change with the  
  
'''The Project:'''
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[http://www.geocities.com/skalbers52/Patterns1/seasnstole.html|seasons]
  
Make a sketch of the costume property (mask, hat, cane, etc.) that you wish to build to work from. Using foam, cardboard, crumpled paper, hot glue and/or masking tape, build a light weight 3-D sculpture of the costume property. This sculpture need not be strong at this point, but should be lightweight.
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[[File:254imagesAkstolePict0001.jpg]] If you are making multiples, use a ruler and pencil to mark a series of strips.
  
[[File:200510Pict0140.jpg]]
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[[File:254imagesAkstolePict0002.jpg]] Fold the strips to prepare to cut the notch.
  
[[File:200510Pict0141.jpg]]
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[[File:254imagesAkstolePict0003.jpg]]
  
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[[File:254imagesAkstolePict0004.jpg]] Using a ruler, cut the notches in each strip at a 45 degree angle.
  
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[[File:254imagesAkstolePict0005.jpg]] This shows how the ruler is angled.
  
When the shape is to your satisfaction, coat the object with acrylic glaze, white glue or flexible glue, and stick cheesecloth over it. Depending on the shape of your object the cheesecloth may be put on as a single sheet, or cut into smaller sections which overlap.
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Put the two right sides of the fabric together, and sew the strips to one another along the "V" of the notch:
  
Using a craft paint brush, tuck the cloth into the crevasses, and overcoat with more glaze or glue. Dry.
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[[File:254imagesAkstolePict0006.jpg]]
  
Paint the completed object.
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[[File:254imagesAkstolePict0007.jpg]]
  
When it is finished, photograph the object as jpeg files and post them to your File folder at the class  
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[[File:254imagesAkstolePict0011.jpg]]
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[[File:254imagesAkstolePict0012.jpg]] Lay the strips flat on a table and clip in the center of the notch as shown.
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[[File:254imagesAkstolePict0014.jpg]]
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[[File:254imagesAkstolePict0016.jpg]] Press open the seam allowance. Do '''not''' press in a crease along the length of the strips.
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[[File:254imagesAkstolePict0017.jpg]] When your strips look like this, you can now sew them along the outer edges as shown in the pattern diagram.
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[[File:254imagesAkstolePict0018.jpg]] Make sure you leave the indicated areas open so you can turn the stole right side out when you are done.
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[[File:254imagesAkstolePict0019.jpg]] A volunteer helps build the stoles for the 2005 Commencement.
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Turn the stole right side out and press. Decorate to taste.
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When it is finished, photograph the stole and post the photos to your File folder at the class  
  
 
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Project at The Costumer's Manifesto: Making a UAF Alaska NativeGraduation Stole Costume Design & Construction UAF Alaska Native Graduation Stole

or

Making a Stole (Academic or Clerical)

The Project: This project shows how to make a simple stole in singles or quantity, which may be embellished or not as your use dictates. It is a very simple beginning sewing project.

Background of this project: Annually volunteers use the Theatre UAF Costume Studio to make 100-200

red satin stoles for the students and faculty of Alaska Native and First Nations descent to wear to graduation at UAF. This visible badge helps to show year by year the increased percentage of Native American students graduating from UAF, and also gives students a simple canvas on which folks from home can do traditional forms of needlework considered suitable for important celebrations. While many students at UAF

out of academic dress entirely in favor of their ancestral forms of traditional dress (Kuspuk,

dress

peasant gear

Bunad, kilt and sporran, etc.) Most choose to wear the "required" academic dress, with only small nods to family tradition like Hawaiian Leis, an eagle feather attached to a cap tassel,

Gras beads, an

leather vest, a

dance headdress, or some other small acknowledgement of where they come from, in addition to where they are going.

Related Links:

Article on UAF graduate and her Athabaskan Moosehide dress.

File:H.t

These stoles are one of the ways that Native students at UAF have to do this. If you are an Alaska Native student at UAF you may want to do this project in red satin to send home to grandma so she will have time to decorate it for graduation. Or you may wish to decorate it yourself in order to learn traditional needlework. (A good place to get beads and advice is at , downtown at 537 2nd Avenue.) People also make these as part of Catholic, Episcopalian, and Lutheran priest's vestments.

Beads and Things Cut out fabric according to the pattern (pattern by Lorraine Pettit).

Click here for printer-friendly PDF version. Note, some church stoles are done in a pattern of an 8' long straight strip, or

forms. If you are making a stole for church, ask your pastor what size and shape is considered appropriate to your denomination. Colors of liturgical stoles change with the

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254imagesAkstolePict0001.jpg If you are making multiples, use a ruler and pencil to mark a series of strips.

254imagesAkstolePict0002.jpg Fold the strips to prepare to cut the notch.

254imagesAkstolePict0003.jpg

254imagesAkstolePict0004.jpg Using a ruler, cut the notches in each strip at a 45 degree angle.

254imagesAkstolePict0005.jpg This shows how the ruler is angled.

Put the two right sides of the fabric together, and sew the strips to one another along the "V" of the notch:

254imagesAkstolePict0006.jpg

254imagesAkstolePict0007.jpg

254imagesAkstolePict0008.jpg

254imagesAkstolePict0009.jpg

254imagesAkstolePict0011.jpg

254imagesAkstolePict0012.jpg Lay the strips flat on a table and clip in the center of the notch as shown.

254imagesAkstolePict0014.jpg

254imagesAkstolePict0015.jpg

254imagesAkstolePict0016.jpg Press open the seam allowance. Do not press in a crease along the length of the strips.

254imagesAkstolePict0017.jpg When your strips look like this, you can now sew them along the outer edges as shown in the pattern diagram.

254imagesAkstolePict0018.jpg Make sure you leave the indicated areas open so you can turn the stole right side out when you are done.

254imagesAkstolePict0019.jpg A volunteer helps build the stoles for the 2005 Commencement.

Turn the stole right side out and press. Decorate to taste.

When it is finished, photograph the stole and post the photos to your File folder at the class

[2]. Post a message to the group letting everyone know you have posted these pictures so you can get feedback.

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