RAISING CREATIVELY

CONFIDENT KIDS,

with DEBRA FRASIER

Award-Winning Author & Illustrator & Educator


SHHHH....If you are reading this you are a

special invited guest to my secret soft opening of

Debra's Paper Camp!

Thank you so much for coming and helping test this FREE BETA version of STRIPES!


In this STRIPES! course we'll take the technique I imagined for my picture book, Miss Alaineus, A Vocabulary Disaster, and make our own pictures, together. We'll start out with a simple directional stripe and then build up layers for a more complex picture. Our youngest participants might stay and explore at the first level, OR go on to add more parts.




Who should come? All elementary aged kids, or anyone who can handle a pair of scissors. Adults! Please join in! It's easy, fun, and challenging once you get the hang of it. All ages will enjoy it—I do, and I'm a lot older than YOU!



(Note: this is a great class to screenshare via Zoom for Grandparents & Kids to do together!)



In 15 short videos—from 1 minute to 4.5 minutes—I will accompany you through the steps of gathering supplies, setting up your temporary studio, making stripe paper, and creating pictures.


Once you've started the class, please write me

as you go along at:

d[email protected]

and let me know how it is going.


Send pictures of your projects as you make them? And pics of the finished pictures you make, of course!
(Send along your permission and I will add them to the class photo array I am building.)




BETA TESTERS! You will be helping me ENORMOUSLY as I prepare the class for public release. Let me know what works, what was fun, what was a struggle, what needs changing—your comments

will be a HUGE help.



Beta Tester Project Samples:


Winged Being


All Our Hands


Dinosaur Mountain


Pink Forest



Stripe Array


Shark School!


Notecard Array


Dragon Rise


Varigated Stripes


Wendy's Family STRIPES!

Zoom Party


Wendy zooms the family together for a STRIPES! session and Snowmen, Hearts, Gingerbread People, Sword Soldier, Mustached Strongman, Umbrellas, and a page of STRIPES! prevail.

So ends my

SECRET INVITATION TO THE BETA TEST.

This above section will eventually disappear as I learn from YOU!

Below: find my evolving welcome page for people new to me who might find a Paper Camp Class a good fit for their family or classroom:


WELCOME TO

DEBRA'S PAPER CAMP!





What if there was a way to build a creative culture

in your household or

classroom with the help of a super-experienced

author & illustrator!





What if the supplies were

this simple:


SCISSORS,

PAPER,

& GLUE!


What if there was a way to strengthen

Creative Muscles

even if everyone says,


"But I can't draw!"


Leave Your Pencils in the Drawer!

Not Needed at PAPER CAMP!


 


Each course is

designed to boost the confidence of the young

people in your care, all while using only:

SCISSORS, PAPER, & GLUE!


AT PAPER CAMP WE BUILD

STRONG CREATIVE MUSCLES.



If you sense that a child in your care is beginning to feel

pressures that limit their

creative potential, let's try a Paper Camp Class, together.


"Fear of starting" is now a real concern in education as pressures to perform are felt by even our youngest children. One of my primary motivations for starting Paper Camp is to make a space where we simply "practice starting" on a blank page, practice making choices, and learning from things that don't seem to work.



Making adjustments is a much better word than mistakes, as that is how we learn EVERYTHING, from walking to calculus!


The remarkable thing about cutting paper is that it is VERY FLEXIBLE, responding easily to adjustments.


WATCH PAPER CAMP TECHNIQUES IN ACTION!

"I've hosted hundreds of Family Nights with thousands of participants—see the joy!" —DEBRA FRASIER

 


WHO IS DEBRA?

Visit www.debrafrasier.com for more information & activities.





Debra Frasier's first picture book, On the Day You Were Born, became an instant classic. Winner of the 1991 Parents Gold Choice Award, this book continues to welcome children around the world to our Planet Earth.

Debra's subsequent books have won numerous awards, been celebrated as an Oprah Summer Reading Pick, and her book, Miss Alaineus (miscellaneous), A Vocabulary Disaster, annually inspires thousands of kids to dress up as words for memorable Vocabulary Parades in schools nationwide. As a presenter to children and adults, Debra has appeared before thousands of participants as an educator and speaker on the creative process.

Each of her picture books are illustrated
with these three things:

SCISSORS. PAPER. GLUE!


"Debra is just like her books, genuine, warm, and true."

—T. Hamilton, Master Teacher, Tennessee



"Also, I just wanted to mention how inspiring you were to me personally. I know the kids had a great time, but I was surprised that I myself was so touched by your presentation as well…I believe listening to you speak nudged me toward myself abit, perhaps just enough to force my hand, literally."

—Teacher, school visit follow-up note

SIMPLE SUPPLIES

YOU WILL NEED TO BRING

TO PAPER CAMP:



Scissors: Make age appropriate choices (blunt scissors for our youngest participants, sharper with rising age and skill level.)

Paper: Variety pack construction paper packages are found at any store offering basic art and school supplies. My favorite heavier weight construction paper is an assorted brand called Pacon/TRU-RAY, ordered online from Amazon and Mister Art.

Glue: For STRIPES! I recommend glue stick for ease and clean-up. I will demonstrate other adhesives in the Paper Camp 101 masterclass.

Other optional supplies: Ziplock gallon bags and/or file folders for paper scrap storage, box or basket for uncut paper storage, trays for working on, newspaper for table covering, old mail-order catelogs for glue protection pages.

Trash can! Dust pan! Broom!

21 seconds of cutpaper delight:

WATCH THE MAKING OF THE PAPER CAMP LOGO!

 


DEBRA'S PAPER CAMP.


A PLACE TO BUILD

CREATIVE CONFIDENCE




"I am SO looking forward to working together!"


—Debra Frasier



Mesa View Elementary Faculty!



Here is your workshop class file, open for your use until June 1, 2021. Your class includes our Presentation Zoom session for 4th, 5th, 6th (broken into 3 sections (each no more than 15 minutes), Fold a Booklet activitiy with writing and editing prompts, and the desktop art project: Make a 3-D Birthday Cake! Three student PDFs included.