Papermaking for Preschoolers: Pulp Masterpieces!

with Ellen Ferrari
Saturday, January 27; 10am–12pm CT

Meet two painters in When Pigasso Met Mootisse by Nina Laden. Learn to make paper with a mould screen, deckle frame, and cotton paper pulp. Then, “paint” pulp masterpieces using eye droppers and paint in a rainbow of colors! Use colorful yarn, flower petals, and paper pieces to create additional artistic effects. 

In this in-person workshop, preschoolers learn how paper is made; work with specialized tools like a vat, cotton pulp, moulds and deckles; and build fine motor skills by forming, decorating, and pressing sheets of paper. They also grow their interest in books and visual arts and feel pride as they engage in artmaking in a book arts studio regularly accessed by working artists. Ellen designed this workshop to meet preschoolers where they are both developmentally and in their interests.

Please wear clothing/shoes fit for wet work (e.g. rain boots, clogs, water resistant shoes).

One registration includes one adult and one child. This workshop is ideal for children ages 2–6.
Caregiver tip: Sign up with your preschooler’s friend and caregiver!

All skill levels welcome

$45/child and their adult caregiver (10% discount for MCBA members) + $10 materials fee
$23 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship child and their adult caregiver* (10% discount for MCBA members) + $10 materials fee
MCBA offers two scholarship types for workshops—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the Adult/Child pair rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships available.
*If either person in the pair (child or caregiver) is eligible for a scholarship, choose the scholarship option at registration.

Masks are strongly recommended for program participants working close to others in MCBA’s studios. See our Covid Safety Guidelines for more information.

Please note: Registration closes 1/22 at midnight (CT).