Posted by: csdailyblog | March 10, 2010

Students Cook Up Paper Art Projects

Hannah forms pulp into a sheet of paper.

Nancy Schwartz, Art Teacher writes:

Students are making paper from recycled clothes and plants in some of these photos. Each student right now is working on a signature paper from something they find. Katherine has made pineapple and is working now on one with just pineapple leaves, Hayden has cooked autumn leaves to work with tomorrow, and Hannah has cooked citrus peels. Others are using banana leaves from the greenhouse, and onion skins, cucumber peelings, and tomato skins from the dining room. Some of the other photos show paste printing, which is like advanced finger painting. We make beautiful, patterned and colorful paper to use as book covers, end papers and other book structures. It’s a wonderful, tactile process and produces some exquisite decorated paper.

Di prepares to dip a deckle (a paper form) into the vat of paper pulp.


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