From notebook to illustrated book: paths and strategies

What is the relationship between notebook and illustrated book? In our personal notebook we take notes on reality, or, in some cases, we draw what our imagination suggests. We try different techniques and graphic styles, we gather ideas, sketches, small seeds that will perhaps bear fruit. It is a space of experimentation and freedom, and at the same time a laboratory that nourishes and strengthens our professional work. This course deals with and develops the dialogue between notebook and illustrated book, following the paths that, from an idea, lead to the creation of the illustrated book.

Objectives
Go through the process of creating a book starting with the first sketches.
Experiment with different techniques.
Work on the text-image relationship.
Reflect on the mechanisms of narrative.

Program
What does it mean to draw?
The graphic diary: work topics.
Reality and imagination.
Techniques.
Experiment in the notebook.
White and black / color.
Monotype.
Themes and concepts.
Visual syntax.
Communicate ideas.
The notebook as a memory.
How to develop a project starting from an idea from the notebook.
What does it mean to illustrate?
Working with a literary text incorporating the experience of the notebook.

Participants are required to bring their own technical and artistic materials.
Oil colors, water colors (gouache or acrylic). Brushes. Ink. Graphite and charcoal pencil. Markers. Wax colors. Paper. Scissors.


Date Timetables
08 Jul 2019 09.30 – 18.30
09 Jul 2019 09.30 – 18.30
10 Jul 2019 09.30 – 18.30
11 Jul 2019 09.30 – 18.30
12 Jul 2019 09.30 – 18.30
13 Jul 2019 09.30 – 13.00

Location: Scuola Elementare di Montaner

Languages: italian, spanish, english

Price: 370 euro

Deadline for entering : The enrolment deadline is one month before the beginning of the course, unless otherwise specified. Late enrolments will be accepted dependent upon available places.

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