Paper is an ancient and versatile material used throughout the world. We'll dive into the history of paper and figure out how to make it with a “deckle box,” water, natural plants, and fibers. We'll cut and tear it for collage projects; fold, bend, and curl it for paper sculptures; and sew it together to create a bound journal. No class on November 11.
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.