We began our Spring semester with three new groups of kids. In the spring, the Book Arts Program welcomes 5th – 8th graders. So the level of maturity, creativity and hand skills changes with each level, but everyone begins with the same project: paste papers. We have each kid make at least 6 sheets of paste paper which will be used to cover their projects over the course of the semester.
The kids used an mixture of rice paste and acrylic paint with the combination of various paste paper utensils to develop different patterns and textures. I wanted to capture some of the kids in the process of making their paste paper, but my hands were deep in a bucket of water keeping all those utensils clean. I can’t wait to see what these kids come up with over the next few months.