The nonprofit Fiber College presents a Camp and Create! Artist in Residence program at Searsport Shores Ocean Campground on Route 1 and is welcoming back Angelika Paul. Sunday through Saturday, June 28 through July 4, Paul will offer drop-in, hands-on workshops. No fee is required for instruction.

Paul’s Art From Scratch approach was a big hit last year. Everyone had fun bouncing their own super balls and making colorful, messy art using basic materials found in the kitchen. Paul is mom, scientist, DIYer and camper. Her current adventures include the kitchen, beaches, gardens, forests, libraries, science museums and her basement, where she and her children do arts and crafts at home.

Paul lives in Stoneham, Mass., with her two children, three cats, a dog and (possibly longsuffering) husband. She began making art supplies from scratch after she refused to buy any more Play-Doh. The first attempt was a total fail. Ever the scientist, she started experimenting with different recipes, ingredients and preparation. It took a while, but in the process her children learned some chemistry and a touch of art theory.

Paul and her children are happy to be teaching how to prepare play dough, paint, bubbles, slime and bouncy balls at Searsport Ocean Shores Campground for a second year. For more information, call 548-6059 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or