South Pomfret, Vermont
802-457-3500
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Paper Mâché Zoo

We'll paint our animals and enhance them with feathers, fins, whiskers, manes, quills, gills, claws or whatever makes them unique.

Calling all animal lovers!  This multi-week adventure will introduce young artists to 3-D sculpture by helping them create a real or imaginary animal with newspaper, masking tape and clear, silky papier mache "goop". It's a full sensory experience with so many possibilities! We'll paint our animals and enhance them with feathers, fins, whiskers, manes, quills, gills, claws or whatever makes them unique. When complete, your animal will sit obediently and require neither food  nor water, but will always be happy to play!

Lisa Kaija received her BA in Art History at Dartmouth College and her K-6 General Education/Visual Arts teaching certification through the Upper Valley Teacher Institute. During the last thirty years, she taught all subjects in grades K-4 and some subjects in grade 5-6 in various Upper Valley public and private schools. She has trained mid-life career changers to become teachers and raised five children with her husband, Kevin. Lisa revels in teaching art. The question she dodges most often is “Are you an artist?,” since she considers herself a teacher first and an artist second, and elementary art teachers need to know a little about a lot of different art forms. She thrives on challenges and enjoys being creative with people of any age.