This summer I spent 5 weeks indulging in a fabulous online course called PaperLove run by paper artist Rachel Hazell – “The Travelling Bookbinder” and Do What You Love.
I got so inspired by all things papery, learnt so much and had a fantastic time. After the course, I gave an interview to the team about my experience and a little of the history of my own paper passion – you can read it here.
Determined to spread the love, next week I will deliver a whole days worth of papery workshops to each class (from reception to year 6) at my local school.
They are taking part in the National Gallery’s “Take One Picture” scheme and will be looking at a painting called “Beach Scene” by Degas. So we will base our paper making craft around this and while the infants will make their very own seaside bunting, the older children will make unique “holiday journals” using found paper, like these I created on the course.
I can’t wait and hope the children will come away with a whole new perspective on that often overlooked, but absolutely essential thing that is PAPER!