Paper sculpture is a versatile and engaging activity that has become a staple in my studio, making a comeback year after year through different curriculums, from paper-making to toddler art. This post outlines a process-oriented approach to creating paper sculptures, designed to inspire creativity and sensory exploration in young artists. As a process-based activity, this
Printmaking has long been a cornerstone of our studio’s curriculum, perhaps influenced by my time in China, the birthplace of block printing and paper-making. Embracing a patient and optimistic approach, we’ve successfully introduced intricate techniques like block carving and printing to children as young as 6.Still, to this day, one of my aspirations is to
Paper pulp sculpting is a favorite activity in my studio, engaging kids as young as two up to older elementary students. It’s a straightforward craft that doesn’t break the bank, requiring only everyday household items like toilet paper, Elmer glue, and gouache paints. For the little ones, this activity is a sensory playground. They get
Before fidget spinners became a thing, restless students used to torment pens with their fingers. There are some interesting studies that argue that fidgeting actually improves memory and learning tests scores, or at the very least recognizes it as a subconscious attempt to increase arousal in order to improve attention.