Students in Mrs. Goolsby’s Anatomy and Physiology class have been studying the human muscular system. To make a creative connection, the class participated in an arts integration project. The project introduced students to the art of scientific illustration, revealing how artists have illustrated the various systems of the human body for centuries. Students were then introduced to life-casting sculpture through the art of George Segal, an American artist who used plaster to cast the bodies of his family and friends to create life-size sculptures.
Students then participated in casting parts of the body using plaster gauze.The class divided into teams and cast legs, arms, abdomen and head from various students.The plaster casting from the appendages were removed (not the actual body parts) then the surfaces were painted to the likeness in the muscles of the human form. The completed body parts will be assembled to create a full bodied human muscular system.