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An Art Class with CHAP - Let’s make stationery!

Community event

Join us to make homemade stationary with artist Jo Brody.

Potatoes cut in half and carved to create stamps

What will this class include?

Together we will draw up a short list of some lucky mail recipients from our friends and family near and far, gather up some leftover paper and make our own handprinted stationery. Using a humble potato, a table knife(adults can choose to use a small paring knife), some paint and anything from copier paper, to leftover card stock to recycled brown craft paper, we will carve up a stamp, brush it with acrylic or tempera paint and stamp it on our paper. I will teach you how to come up with a straight edged design for easy cutting, together we will carve two potato stamps, and then I will guide you through the printing process. 

After we have some letterhead and maybe even a card or two, I will teach you how to make an origami paper envelope from a rectangle piece of paper and stamp it with our potato print for a matching stationery set. 

Next, we'll tape the back of the envelope closed with pretty “washi” tape(available at every craft store) or regular scotch tape for security, stamp them and mail them off! 

If you like your stamp you can even take some paper grocery bags, cut them up and hand stamp some homemade wrapping paper for early holiday gift wrapping. 

Parents needed for cutting if kids are under 12.

What supplies will you need?

  • 1 big baking potato
  • Found household papers,
  • Acrylic or tempera paint
  • Small paring knife
  • Paper towel
  • Brushes or cosmetic sponge
  • Copier paper for envelopes
  • Stamps for mailing a letter.

What is CHAP?   

At CHAP, children are known for their creativity and ingenuity - not by their disease, diagnosis, or disability. Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) brings the Healing Power of Art to children and families facing medical challenges.  

This free event is brought to you by #SundayParkwaysatHome, presented by Kaiser Permanente.  

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