Making our paper instruments.

There is a long history in Sistema inspired groups of making paper violins. Initially, there weren’t enough instruments to go around. Now, the process continues, but for different reasons. By investing their time and energy and working together to create art, the students learn how fragile their instruments are, they learn to respect and care for them, and they come to realize that they are part of something larger.

Thanks to the Tom Thomson Art Gallery @tomthomsonartgallery for hosting us.  What a terrific space to create.

It is also a lot of fun!!

 

 Putting the pieces together is hard work,

 but painting is fun, and

 much to our surprise, jumping is also an integral part of building a violin!