Paper Production at VBISD
is a program for special education students from the Van Buren
Intermediate School District. It provides them with work experience and
teaches work ethics for possible future employment. Our program runs
from September through June 1. During the summer we
can make samples. We like to have a six month notice to make samples and
the invitations but, we can do them in less time if needed.
Students attending the Paper Production program utilize a number of materials, including recycled paper, to produce unique, handmade paper. Flowers, coffee grounds, glitter, ribbon and many other materials can be mixed in the paper to add texture and color. The students then utilize a variety of techniques including rubber stamping, dry embossing, heat embossing, etc., to create products for sale.