paper making art science

PAPERMAKING INTENSIVE

This is the most fun and natural integration of ecology, science, art, and history.  Based on the ancient 2,000 year old Asian practice and invention, you become part of the entire process of re-using old to make new from beginning to end--tearing paper, blending pulp, and pulling your own sheet of paper to take home.

This is labeled INTENSIVE due to the preparation, set-up/breakdown, and the simple yet structured process.  Working in small groups or pairs, participants rotate through a series of "centers" or chores.  Time needed to rotate through all participants will vary, and 1-3 adults helping is suggested.  Some preparation and basic materials are required.

2 - 2 ½ hours depending on group size
Best for age 5 years +

BUILD A SERIES WITH:
Egypt

Fantastic Trash

Fibers & Fingers

India: Palm Leaf Books

Japan: Craft & Folk Art

Olmec, Maya, & Aztec

Plantable Seed Papermaking

Southern China