We welcomed a lively group of friends to our Middle School Studio class this week. We gathered first around clay, getting to know one another and sharing some clay skills.
In the studio, we learned about the process of making paper out of gift wrap scraps. We selected a color palette, ripped paper into smaller pieces, blended it with water to make pulp, squeezed the pulp in basters to make new shapes, pressed the water out and laid our new paper to dry on a screen. It was a multi-step process with many possibilities to make variations and original designs.