On Thursday, we welcomed Jim Horton, renowned local artist and printer, into our class. Jim taught us about the history of printing and then taught us how to set and print our own bookmarks. We also inked gingko leaves and used them as illustrations.
Thinking about tools and the way that people have used them over time helps us to remember that our experiences shape our world-views. This thinking gives us an opportunity to try to expand our thinking and ask complicated questions (especially about technology but about other topics, too).
Tremendous thanks to Jim for a delightful and engaging afternoon.