Create your own Word Bird, a paper machè character with something to say! Using newspaper, masking tape, wire, colored tissue paper, bits of map or old book pages, and a few feathers, you will create a bird ready to stand or hang, just in time for spring migration!

This is a beginning level 3D sculpture project. No previous experience with paper mâché is necessary. You will learn to make a simple form with newspaper and masking tape, then apply finish layers of torn papers, which may be colored tissue, maps, or pages from old books. If you are willing to roll up your sleeves and get your fingers into the goo (dissolved cellulose in a medium called “art paste”) there is no end to the fanciful forms you can create!

All materials are provided.  Sign up on The Folk School Fairbanks Website.

Date of class: Thursday, May 12, 2016

Time of the class: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor: Mary Maisch

Maximum number of students: 12

Minimum number of students: 5

Age of students: 10 – 100

Prerequisites: none

Cost of the course: $20 (Folk School members), $22 (non-members)

Materials fee: $5 (Paid directly to the instructor. Please bring cash or check to class.)

Location: The Folk School Fairbanks