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Training days for teachers in Primary and Secondary Schools Jonathan Korejko is a full time,
Training days for teachers in Primary and Secondary Schools Jonathan Korejko is a full time,

Training days for teachers in Primary and Secondary Schools

Jonathan Korejko is a full time, freelance artist who specialises in Papermaking and Printmaking. He has taught 1,000s of young people all over the UK how to make paper and enjoy themselves whilst learning about this fascinating craft. He has run many projects in schools, youth centres, museums and craft centres with children to help them create paper, books, wall hangings, 3- D objects and lanterns, all based on simple procedures using recycled paper and plant material from the local environment .

This one-day workshop covers many aspects of papermaking, including:

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Recycling

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The history of papermaking

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Papermaking and the National Curriculum

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Plants, flowers, and the natural world in papermaking

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Papermaking Science

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Examples of good practice of papermaking in educational settings

Papermaking is an excellent activity for schools, because:

It is very cross curricular

It embraces Key Stages 1,2,3, and appeals to all ages and ability levels

It is economic to set up and run a papermaking unit in school

It has a good health and safety profile

It is hands on and tactile

health and safety profile • It is hands on and tactile J. Korejko ©2011 T: 01526

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This programme is designed to give teachers insight into the papermaking process by offering practical experience, theoretical understanding, and examples of how papermaking can transform a young person’s perception of the wider issues involving paper and the role it plays in our everyday lives.

involving paper and the role it plays in our everyday lives. The Practical: We will be
involving paper and the role it plays in our everyday lives. The Practical: We will be

The Practical:

We will be using flowers, leaves, seeds, and stems of plants from the artist's garden to make distinctive and unique papers. This is an opportunity to learn about paper fibres, how to obtain them from recycled materials, plants and cloth. Finished pieces can then be used for writing, drawing, or painting projects. Handmade paper can also be made into greeting cards, printed on, and made into books or wall hangings.

cards, printed on, and made into books or wall hangings. Course Outline:  Introduction : basic

Course Outline:

Introduction : basic materials, tools and equipment

Recycling and preparing raw materials

Getting wet: forming, pressing and drying handmade paper

Adding organic materials

Changing and mixing colours

Laminating : making double sided papers

Embedding : making double sided paper with objects sandwiched inside

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The Theoretical:

This section of the training day will help participants gain a wider understanding of how fundamental paper is to a child’s appreciation of their world, and how teachers can exploit a rich variety of activities associated with the craft. Short slide shows with excellent illustrations will be shown to help teachers gain insight into:

Paper from Old Rope: National Curriculum course KS1 and 2 Unit B. Designed and run by Jonathan Korejko with primary school children at the Ropewalk Gallery in Barton on Humber.

PowerPoint presentations:

The History of Papermaking The Science of Papermaking Examples of good practice highlighting the achievements of children around the UK

The Tools for the Job:

of children around the UK The Tools for the Job: You’ll be motivated and excited by

You’ll be motivated and excited by the end of the day, and you’ll have a selection of lovely handmade papers to take home with you to dry and show pupils when you get back to school. But it doesn’t stop there: you will also have an armful of practical information, tips, and handouts, including:

How to set up your own papermaking unit in school.

Factsheets about plants, how to gather them, use them, and learn more about them, including ideas and recipes.

Lists of interesting websites about paper to visit on your own or with your children about the papermaking industry, hand papermaking, and contemporary papermaking artists.

And if that’s not enough, you’ll be given a reading list to help you find some useful books where can discover other aspects of papermaking techniques, history, experiments, and new ways to use handmade paper.

history, experiments, and new ways to use handmade paper. J. Korejko ©2011 T: 01526 378222 E:
history, experiments, and new ways to use handmade paper. J. Korejko ©2011 T: 01526 378222 E:

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Course Objectives:

You will work in a professional environment in which you can efficiently and safely explore the craft of papermaking. You will gain the necessary skills to use the materials provided to produce multiple sheets of interesting and innovative pieces of paper. You will be given explanations of the technical applications of the materials used, as well as the recipes and the chemistry involved in making successful handmade paper with your children. You will be provided with factsheets to help you make/procure/purchase the tools and materials needed to set up your own papermaking unit in school or at home. You will be working in a fun, social atmosphere in which friendship can be established and future contact maintained to foster an ongoing exchange of ideas and experience.

to foster an ongoing exchange of ideas and experience. Every child should be given the opportunity
Every child should be given the opportunity to make paper at least once in their
Every child should be given the
opportunity to make paper at least
once in their life before they grow up,
and every adult should make paper for
the rest of their life to make sure
that they never grow up.

A quote from Jonathan’s article in Hand Papermaking Magazine: Jonathan Korejko & Winnie Radolan: A Cross- Atlantic Conversation on Teaching Papermaking to Children. 2011.

J. Korejko ©2011 T: 01526 378222 E: jj.ck@zen.co.uk

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