The Paper Playhouse: Awesome Art Projects for Kids Using Paper, Boxes, and Books (Paperback)
Artist Katrina Rodabaugh shares her artistic training and up-cycling sensibility in this unique and inspired book, The Paper Playhouse. With simple techniques including sculpture, printmaking, bookbinding, collage, and even ideas for public art, families work through step-by-step instructions while using imagination and budding aesthetics. This book goes beyond the typical paper craft project to include contemporary design references like Mid-Century Modern dollhouses, VW buses, paper monsters, costumes and masks, and the classic lemonade stand--all made with unique style and flair Focused around surprising and easily accessibly materials like shipping boxes, shoeboxes, junk mail envelopes, newspapers, maps, found books, and other paper ephemera, and with stunning photography by Leslie Sophia Lindell, The Paper Playhouse has 22 projects aimed at inspiring children to create amazing paper crafts. A beautiful gallery provides further project inspirations from Lisa Congdon, Maya Donenfeld, Heather Smith Jones, Courtney Cerutti, Gracia Haby, Mati Rose McDonough, and many more
About the Author
Katrina Rodabaugh is an artist, crafter, and writer working primarily with textiles, printmaking, and found objects. Straddling the divide between art and contemporary craft--her artwork, writing, and designs have been showcased in numerous galleries, special collections, journals, and theaters across the country while her handmade crafts have appeared at pop-up shops, boutiques, and various juried craft fairs including The San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair, Second Storie Indie Market, and the Patchwork Show among others. Her blog, "Made by Katrina" recently won the Country Living 2012 Blue Ribbon Blogger Award in the craft category. She received her BA in Environmental Studies from Ithaca College and her MFA in Creative Writing/ Poetry from Mills College where she also taught and trained in the Book Arts Studio. She's worked with urban arts organizations for over a decade and continues to create small handmade crafts, large interdisciplinary installations, and collaborate with artists to teach, make, and organize. She currently lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and biggest inspiration to date--their young son. For more information about her upcoming projects, collaborations, and workshops visit: www.katrinarodabaugh.comLeslie Sophia Lindell is a food, travel, and lifestyle photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Natural light, pulling forth the beauty that lies within every subject, and sharing how she interprets this through her lens keeps her filled with wonder. Her most recent cookbook, The Stone Edge Farm Cookbook, was nominated as a finalist for photography by the International Association of Culinary Professionals and it went on to win the 2014 Cookbook of the Year Award. You can find her regularly on her blog, www.lesliesophialindell.com, Instagram, and Facebook.