We had an optional Plaster Casting meetup at the Seal Beach Pier between 3 & 6pm on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, 2018. Here are a few snaps of the activities:

student digging a hole in the sand at the Seal Beach Pier
Digging a hole
student working with sand at the Seal Beach Pier
Preparing a mold
students on the beach at the Seal Beach Pier discussing their plaster casting projects
Coordinating with classmates
students helping each other make sand molds of their hands
Packing wet sand around a classmate’s hand
student mixing plaster and water in a bucket
Mixing plaster
students mixing plaster and water in a bucket
… still mixing plaster…
Student running toward the ocean with a container raised high in the air
We need more water!
Student at the shoreline trying to dodge an incoming wave
I got wet!
Wide shot of many students on the beach at the Seal Beach Pier working on plaster casting projects
Everybody’s busy!
student carrying plastic folding chairs to the beach
I brought chairs!
student carrying a box of Krispy Kreme donuts to the beach
I brought donuts! Happy Valentine’s Day!
student offering another student a donut from a box
Mmm… donuts!
student posing for the camera
Posing!
student doing cartwheels on the sand at the Seal Beach Pier
Doing acrobatic tricks while waiting for plaster to set
students sitting on the sand at Seal Beach
chillaxin’
a heart drawn in the sand at the Seal Beach Pier
Happy Valentine’s Day!
students standing on the beach
FaceTime
a student knocking another student over at the beach
Wrestling
students digging plaster castings out of the sand at the Seal Beach Pier in Seal Beach, California
OK, it’s been 30 minutes… let’s excavate our castings!
students carving sand away from their casting
Removing sand from around the plaster casting
students examining a half-excavated plaster casting
Did we break it???
Digging a plaster casting of a hand out of the sand at Seal Beach
Digging a plaster casting of a hand out of the sand at Seal Beach
student cleaning a plaster casting at Seal Beach
Cleaning loose sand off a plaster casting of a hand (yay, it worked!)
student holding her hand up against a plaster casting of her hand to compare size and detail
Comparing my real hand to my plaster hand
student holding a large boulder-shaped piece of plaster up in the air
I made a rock!
student holding a plaster casting of his hand and photographing it with his cell phone
Photographing my work
students taking a selfie on the beach
Selfie time!
students taking a selfie on the beach
Selfie time!
students taking a selfie on the beach
Selfie time!
students sitting on the beach and enjoying a large bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos
We did it! (Flaming hot Cheetos time)
student photographing her partner holding his plaster casting
Oh yeah!
Students posing in front of the sunset at the Seal Beach Pier in Seal Beach, California
We came. We cast. We conquered.
student arranging a half dozen plaster castings in the sand
Setting up our pieces for a photo shoot
a snake made of plaster and seaweed slithers around a plaster cast boulder
Plaster Snake slithering around Plaster Boulder

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