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Oriental Hand Papermaking with Helen O’Connor

Oriental Hand Papermaking: A lively and physical process using oriental gampi bark students learn the ancient art of hand papermaking. The bark must be soaked and cooked before being hand beaten to a pulp which is used to make beautiful paper in a vat with screens. The paper is dried flat on boards and can be used for printmaking, drawing, painting or bookmaking.

Grade Suitability:


Maximum Class Size:

Done in groups of 4-6

Time Required:

4 hours for 16-24 students

Material Required:

$20 material fee (artist provides all materials and equipment required)

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Helen O’Connor

Helen O’Connor is well known for her interesting work as visual artist working in a variety of media: watercolour, acrylic, encaustic, willow sculpture, papermaking, printmaking, mural painting and bookmaking. She presents engaging arts programming that always produces enthusiastic learning. Helen enjoys travelling to communities to share her many project ideas with children.

Contact: (867) 334-4292


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