Making Worlds: Experimenting with Writing and Illustrating Children's Picturebooks
Workshop series with artist and educator Dahlia El Broul
Dates: Saturday, May 13 & 20, June 3 & 10
Do picturebooks reflect your experiences or that of children around you? Making Worlds is a workshop series consisting of four sessions that explore the art of writing and illustrating children's picturebooks through personal experiences. This workshop is open to anyone interested in exploring experimental writing and illustration, regardless of their prior experience in crafting stories or creating visual art. Each session will centre around a specific topic, such as discussing picturebooks: words/images and how they make us feel, exploring poetry and experimental writing techniques to identify missing elements and create our own stories, utilising found and archival material to create illustrations, and printmaking using linoleum blocks or gel printing.
During the first workshop, participants will have access to a variety of books to examine, and they are also welcome to bring books in any language from home. Alternatively, the group may visit the Kontula Library together to check out books for discussion.
All workshops will include time for socialising, music, and snacks, as well as a lunch break.
Language of the workshops: English
Max of 10 people
Please RSVP by May 8, to confirm your attendance. (email Dahlia.Elbroul@gmail.com)
We hope to see you there!
Dahlia El Broul is an artist and educator from New York City, and has lived in Finland for the past ten years. Her artistic practice investigates children’s picturebook production and critical pedagogy—crisscrossing the terrain of illustration, collaborative practices, theory, education, critique, and imaginings of the possible to support the social conditions for collective work.