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  1. Kids in Book Arts No. 2

    February 29, 2016 by Erin Fletcher


    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.


  2. Kids in Book Arts No. 1

    February 8, 2016 by Erin Fletcher


    The kids just finished up their final project of the semester. In the Turkish Map Fold project, we asked the students to draw us a map to an imaginary location complete with symbols and a key describing those symbols. One of my favorites came from our student Rocco. Each island is connected by a long, wooden bridge (well except where sea monsters have destroyed the bridge). The waters are also inhabited by dangerous pirates navigating around Monster Island and Trident Island (shaped like a trident, of course).

    We also got a collection of Thank You’s from our students! Some included pop-ups, cut-outs and flaps, such a great and innovative group of kids.


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