ARTS AND CRAFTS

Superintendents - Ethan Chitty 237-6417

Kenya Ferrand 765-301-0645

MANUAL – NONE – Arts & Crafts Record Sheet required. (See link below.)

4-H CRAFT CARD – 4-H - 618A – W – Attach to ALL CRAFT projects with description of work completed on the project. (See link below.)

GENERAL GUIDELINES

1. Record sheets must be completed and entered in Green Folder.

2. Ceramic molds need not be exhibited.

3. Paint-by-number kits are not acceptable in Painting & Drawing.

4. Pictures or wall hangings must be ready for hanging to be considered for Champion or Reserve Champion. Examples of ready for hanging include: saw tooth hanger, triangle, wire, etc.

5. A craft exhibit with more than one article and titled a "set" must meet the following requirements: a "set" will be two or more items obviously together, matching or coordinated in design.

6. During check-in on the day of judging a special name sign will be provided to you for the item while it is on display at the fairgrounds.

7. Projects entered after judging has begun will be considered LATE but will be judged. It will not be considered for Champion or Reserve Champion. Projects received after that project category judging is completed will receive only a green participation ribbon.

8. Projects are to be completed by grade level. Grade level is determined as of February 1. If you are repeating a grade you must enroll in the grade you are in as of February 1.

9. After signing up for your Arts & Craft projects you may not change your project choices past the official drop/add deadline (May 1). Example: if you sign up for Painting & Drawing, you stay in Painting & Drawing. Each 4-Her may only take a maximum of TWO Arts & Crafts projects.

10. All projects are not to exceed a maximum size of 36" x 36" x 36". Anything larger will not be eligible for Champion or Reserve Champion.

11. If multiple pieces make up the exhibit, a photograph of the complete exhibit should be attached to the exhibit so the total exhibit can properly be displayed. For safety purposes any craft exhibit that resembles a sword, knife, or look-a-like weapon will be judged but will not be displayed.

PLASTER CRAFT

ALL PROJECTS ARE NOT TO EXCEED A MAXIMUM SIZE OF 36 X 36 X 36 INCHES.

General Rules

1. Clean up of object is very important. Seams, rough edges and bumps must be smooth.

2. Base Coat – Recommend two base coats to be sure object is completely covered.

3. When finishing the project, paint bottom or back of piece and cover with felt or felt circles.

4. No bare spots on object. All places inside and outside are to be covered.

5. Air brushing is not acceptable for any grade.

Grade 3 & 4

Exhibit one article. Use simple 1-2 part molds. Finish the article with a simple color scheme of 1-2 colors of paint.

Grade 5 & 6

Exhibit one article. Use simple 1-3 part molds. May use metal, wood or stone finishes. May apply antiquing techniques. A complex color scheme of 2-3 colors of paint is required.

Grade 7 & 8

Exhibit one article or set of articles. Use 2-complex part molds. May use metal, wood or stone finishes. May apply antiquing techniques. A more complex color scheme of 3-4 colors of paint is required.

Grade 9 & above

Exhibit one article or set of articles. Use 3-complex part molds. May use metal, wood or stone finishes. May apply antiquing techniques. A more complex color scheme of 3-4 colors of paint is required with emphasis on details and craftsmanship.