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Maker: Album Art & Creating with Casein

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Album Art & Creating with Casein

Week of 2/2/15

On Tuesday, we took a musical direction in Maker this week. Our group began by making harmonicas together and then branching out into a variety of creative directions. Some took to making more instruments and others began creating album artwork. We ended up with a whole discography of albums from their band, Crazy Music, albeit only one recorded track -- "Fake Mustache." I'm convinced that once the recording companies see the amount of creative energy in Crazy Music they'll allot them the proper studio time that they deserve. Until then a few pictures and one track are all that remains of this young and aspiring collective.

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F. begins painting the band's first album Play Along.

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E. collaborates with F. on an eye-catching design.

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Potential B-Side to "Fake Mustache" -- "Dorito Birthday Cake."

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The perfect blend of percussion and rhythm guitar - E. presents the Maracitar.

Then on Thursday we discussed plastic: the advantages, disadvantages, and the many uses of this chemical creation. It is believed that Da Vinci used a method of extracting casein from milk to create a moldable yet durable substance. By heating milk and adding vinegar, the casein is separated and the excess liquid can be strained to leave only a solid substance. Our group first created molds out of cardboard to shape the casein as it dried. They ranged from basic cubes to complex triangles. Once these dry, they can be sanded and painted to add the finishing touches on a surprisingly solid material pulled from a glass of milk.

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M. adds some yellow food dye to her bowl of milk and vinegar.

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The group in various stages of the process.