On February 2, 2012, ESU #11 hosted an art enrichment workshop for area art teachers. This workshop was facilitated by Chris Dolan from Minden Public School, and was designed for the artist/educator teaching kindergarten through twelfth grade. This year’s project was papier-mache. The traditional method of making papier-mâché paste is to use a mixture of water and flour or other starch, mixed to the consistency of heavy cream. The paper is cut or torn into strips, and soaked in the paste until saturated. The saturated pieces are then placed onto the surface and allowed to dry. Once dried, the resulting material can be cut, sanded and/or painted, and waterproofed by painting with a suitable water repelling paint. In addition to learning this new art technique, the art teachers were also able to collaborate and share other ideas that they were able to take back to their individual schools.
Art Enrichment Workshop
February 3, 2012 Leave a Comment