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Newspaper Products - Recycle newspaper and make colorful products such as baskets,...

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Old Airport Road, Bangalore

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Old Airport Road, Bangalore

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Sheena Dhanaraj

Self-taught artist and craftsman

About Sheena Dhanaraj

As an artist, I like to dabble in various media right from graphite, acrylics & oils etc. All I wanted to do is paint and my passion for painting got me converting waste into interesting objects. I would paint on almost every surface I could find, right from pebbles, stools, pots, discarded bottles etc. This penchant for painting ignited the creativity to make products out of waste that can be useful as well as beautiful. I started creating quirky and funky flower vases out of discarded liquor bottles and then moved on to making attractive gift and storage boxes. Always endearing to learn more, I realized that newspapers are always in abundance and creating something from them would be an excellent idea. Initially, I started making newspaper bags and then loved on to making twine to make products such as baskets, coasters, pen stands etc. The pleasure received in creating something quite extraordinary and sharing this knowledge gained with like minded individuals doubles its intensity. All my products and artwork is sold under the banner of Shae and you can view them on my facebook page.
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About the Course

One man's rubbish is raw material for another one's product. There

is money in waste if only one follows the three R's of green goodness

- REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE. Also it is important to REFLECT before

REFUSING. In that, I mean that always 'Think before you Throw'.

Having said this, this course will be all about how to recycle

newspaper and make exquisite products out of newspaper, such as

fruit baskets, waste paper baskets, coasters, table runners, pen

stands and even jewelry. This is a basic course, where you will

understand the means of rolling newspaper into twines and shaping

them into coasters. This course is approximately 3 hours long and at

the end of the course you would have learnt how to make a painted

and varnished 3-piece coaster set with a holder.

Topics Covered

- Cutting & Rolling of the newspaper
- Shaping the newspaper twines
- Gluing the individual shapes
- Painting the finished product
- Varnishing the painted product.

Who should attend

It is open to almost all age groups. Children above 7 years are welcome.


Anybody can attend this course; all you need is a penchant for learning a new craft.

What you need to bring

You will be provided with a 'Newspaper product making tool kit'.

Key Takeaways

- You will learn to think before you throw
- Increase your creativity by utilizing products that you will normally

- Make a product which is both aesthetic & has utility
- Learn to hand craft products
- Learn to paint
- Once you have learnt the trade you can encourage your kids and

friends to create these products
- Have fun while preserving the environment


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