Ann Corley Silverman is a papermaker, and she will invite students to get their hands wet. Plant material and water are the only components of a very simple process. Art, culture, and personal correspondence have all flourished on the surface of a humble piece of paper. Explore the basics of making a sheet of paper and consider the links between nature and culture. Silverman’s works of handmade paper have been exhibited nationally and reside in private collections.
GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Paper’s Simple Magic
Students will be introduced to cellulose, the part of plants that gives them their strength. From the dynamic slosh of cellulose and water a sheet of paper emerges. Papermaking is a simple technology with a 2000 year history. All workshops will begin with making one sheet of paper. After that possibilities are endless.
Special Requirements: Tables and chairs, water and electrical outlet, and volunteers always welcome. Artist will provide: pulp, paper making equipment (to include screens, felts, vats), towels, and drying boards.
Maximum Participants: 20
$100.00 per class/hr.