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Activities for schools

The main objective of the activities that we propose for schools is to create spaces for comprehensive learning by exploring an essential element such as paper.

These workshops, designed for all educational levels, are intended to explain why paper has been an essential material for the transmission of knowledge, technology and the feelings of the humanity throughout its history. In turn, we claim the possibilities of crafts today.

Each of the workshops has been designed so that the students broaden their knowledge and develop their creative skills through practical experience. They are workshops based on learning-by-doing, development of multiple intelligences and enhancement of creativity.

If you want, we can also go to your school to do the workshops!

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WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS*

(Estas actividades se acogen al programa INDIKA de la Diputación de Girona, el qual subvenciona a las escuelas la mitad de su precio!)

LET'S DISCOVER FIBERS EXPERIMENTING WITH PAPER

A sensory journey through the fibres, the papermaker's tools and the paper. We'll touch the cotton in different states (flower, iron, pulp, made paper) and other fibers such as esparto grass, hemp or the jute. We will get to know the stationery tools, we will tell you the history of paper and We will experiment (tearing, wetting, folding, painting…) with everyday papers (newspapers, folios, wrapping paper, kitchen paper…)



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PAPEL: OFICIO Y TRADICIÓN

A journey through the history of paper, from its invention to the present. We will show you the mill La Farga stationery maker and we will talk about the region's manufacturing industry, the role that played the water of the lake and we will value the heritage of traditional trades. We will know the Different types of paper and their uses. Then you will make your sheet of paper while we tell you how we make the paper by hand; When you finish, you can take it to school or home.



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ROLE AND SUSTAINABILITY: WHAT IS YOUR ROLE?

We reflect on the environmental cost of using paper and what we can do to reduce it following the sequence of the three R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. with a game we will learn to classify the “waste paper” to facilitate its separation and we will learn to recycle it making new paper from waste paper that you will have brought from school. we will share some secrets of the trade to obtain a good recycled paper.



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BEFORE PAPER: PAPYRUS AND HIEROGLYPHS

The need to communicate emotions, knowledge, our vision of the world, etc., and to experienced by our most distant ancestors. Before the invention of paper, many cultures they looked for materials in their environment that would allow them to bequeath their knowledge. The Egyptians found the papyrus plant on the banks of the Nile… We delve into Egyptian culture reproducing a papyrus and translating our name into hieroglyphics.



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PAPER WITH SACKS: THE TRADES OF PLA DE L'ESTANY

The sack factory Les Saques (1914-1989) is one of the most important exponents of the industrial manufacturing tradition of Banyoles, as were the paper mills distributed for the region. The jute, the material with which the sacks were made and excellent fiber bin, it is the link between the two trades.

We will prepare a piece of paper (which you can take with you) to from old sacks as it was done in the past, while we remember the industrial fabric that has defined the identity of the region and has allowed its development.

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DESIGN AND PRODUCT: CRAFTSMANSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY

We will go through the entire process of elaboration and commercialization of an artisanal product, from the studio prior to product presentation and final labelling. With paper from the mill we will manufacture the object that we choose (a shade for candlelight, a puzzle, a notebook, a figure with volume, etc.) and we will design the best strategy to present it in the market.

A reflection on the role of crafts in the XXI century and an approach to the process of marketing a product.

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*¡Estas actividades estan subvencionadas por el programa INDIKA de la Diputación de Girona, que subvenciona a las escuelas hasta la mitad de su importe!

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