Between the 14th of April and the 16th of June 2018, Kopin (VO/0200) will be offering free paper craft sessions to children aged between 8 and 12 years old at Studio Solipsis, Rabat.

The 8-session course, facilitated by Maltese artists Glen Calleja and Sarah Mamo, will introduce the young participants to the fundamental principles of recycling paper and transforming it into various sculptural works, including figurines, bowls, plates and everyday objects.  This process will lead them to explore various techniques and skills, among which making papier-mâché, making wheat paste and gesso, decoration techniques and the use of various tools and objects related to paper crafts. Participants will also get a glimpse of turning paper into small books and the bookbinding process involved, whilst getting familiar with the basic principles and different types of printing, including transferring and ‘mark making’.

Taking part to paper craft and printing activities facilitated by two professional artists, children will be exposed to working with their hands, exploring creativity and enhancing their skills.

The project aims at contributing to the children’s personal and social development through activities that will also support the development of their self-confidence and mutual understanding.

The two-hour sessions will be offered to a total of 20 participants, and will be co-facilitated by Kopin’s dedicated team of volunteers. At the end of the course, the artworks realised by the young participants will be exhibited to their families, friends and the general public.

Attendance to the course is reserved for participants who registered before the 6th of April 2018.

This project is financed by the Small Initiatives Support Scheme, managed by the Malta Council for Voluntary Sector, and is endorsed by the Valletta 2018 Foundation.