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Papermaking Workshop for Kids
Papermaking Workshop for Kids

Sat, Nov 18


Morehead City

Papermaking Workshop for Kids

We're sorry, this course had to be canceled. The minimum class size was not met.

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Time & Location

Nov 18, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Morehead City, 1702 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557, USA

About the event

We're sorry, this class is canceled.  The minimum number of class participants was not met.



Saturday, November 18 10:00AM-2:00PM

Grades 3-8

Maximum: 15

Minimum: 10

Fee: $40 ACC Non-Member’s child  $35 ACC Member’s child  Less$5 for second child of same family household

Instructor: Arts Council of Carteret County member

Carolyn McDearmon, Art Educator

Description/What to expect:

Friends and family will say “WOW!” when they receive a one-of-a-kind handmade paper card created just for them to treasure. Children will be led through the processes of making handmade paper by recycling envelopes and paper scraps to create pulp and how to handle it to make unique sheets of paper.  A variety of techniques will be used such as using a screen and deckle, a square screen and creating directly with pulp. The same process will be applied to using cookie cutters to make ornaments to decorate. Embellishments including flowers, string, glitter and others can be added to mixtures. Once dry a variety of art medium such as stamping, drawing, and printing can be used for designs or along with other techniques such as collage /mixed medium. Ornaments may be strung together to hang for seasonal decorations or a mobile. The possibilities and ideas are endless during this exciting introduction to making paper together.

What to bring:


     o Rubber aprons will be supplied. Bring rubber boots or old shoes/sneakers to change into.

     o NO CROCKS or flip flops are allowed

     o Children are to be prepared to get their hands wet!

     o Children are to dress to work with a variety of art medium such as paints and inks

     o Children are to bring their own lunch and a drink, preferably in a refillable water bottle

     o Children are to be informed ahead of time that no foods are to be shared with others. Please do not make or bring foods    to share with the class.

Parents are to fill out a “Participation Information” form, a Condition and waiver of claim form, medical emergency action alerts form and program waiver form. Parents will sign in and sign out each student.

Carolyn McDearmon lives in Swansboro, NC with her dog, Hershey. Carolyn has extensive teaching experience certified as both an Early Childhood Educator and Art Instructor, Pre-K – grade 12. Carolyn received her BA and first teacher certification from Stephens College, MO and her second from Philadelphia College of Art, PA. Her printmaking concentration led her to her passion for all things paper and to an established career as sole proprietor of a Boston-based graphic design studio. Rapid changes in technology at the time gave commercial printers the ability to run multi-colored presses allowing designers to mix exciting papers and textures into their work. For Carolyn, it was an exciting time to be a designer who loved paper! A life-long learner, Carolyn returned to teaching in both formal and informal settings. She has coordinated after-school programs and worked as a town-wide event coordinator and museum exhibit design assistant. Carolyn’s second passion is the science behind and processes of creating art, from culinary arts to visual arts. As an independent art educator, Carolyn has been teaching Summer Art in the Afternoons for the Town of Swansboro Parks and Recreation Department. She attended Penland School of Craft for papermaking. Carolyn is a former member of the boards of Rotary International and The America’s Boating Club of the Crystal Coast. Carolyn is co-founder and director of BE INSPIRED, INC. a 501 (C) 3 raising funds for scholarships in art education for youth and adults.

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