South Pomfret, Vermont
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Cardboard Construction

Use your imagination and build your own awesome projects in cardboard using specialized techniques!

Dream up an amazing creature or structure or usable object and we'll do our best to bring it to life in cardboard. Folds, bends, braces, slots, flanges, tabs, hole punches, lacing, notches--there are SO many ways to build! We'll first practice attachment techniques and create a sample board for reference, and then we'll get to work on a project of your choice. You'll learn skills that you can transfer to other materials as well. Cardboard is a great material--easily accessible and extremely versatile. Let's see how we can maximize its potential!

Lisa Kaija received her BA in Art History at Dartmouth College and her K-6 General Education/Visual Arts teaching certification through the Upper Valley Teacher Institute. During the last thirty years, she taught all subjects in grades K-4 and some subjects in grade 5-6 in various Upper Valley public and private schools. She has trained mid-life career changers to become teachers and raised five children with her husband, Kevin. Lisa revels in teaching art. The question she dodges most often is “Are you an artist?,” since she considers herself a teacher first and an artist second, and elementary art teachers need to know a little about a lot of different art forms. She thrives on challenges and enjoys being creative with people of any age.