Leaving by staying: the wonderful journey of the illustrator

The course is open to whomever feels the need to reactivate, improve or deepen the study of the artistic side of her/his own life, in connection to the wellbeing of her/himself  and the others; to whomever wishes to build a business around illustration, to whomever is curious about art but doesn’t dare approaching it, to whomever has abandoned its practive in past and is nostalgic of that solitary and spellbound time of creating with artistic materials, to whomever takes care of people in their growth and wishes to explore the great opportunities given by group work.
The method will be auto-narrative and will develop following an artistic-therapeutic approach, through a continuous silent and verbal dialogue among the participants; the aim is to overcome judgment in favour of a shared joy of doing art.
Fields: Illustration, Writing, Art, Book industry, individual and team art therapy, Book design, art teaching, Methodologies and workshop.
The aim of the course is to provide some tools to the participants in order for them to be able to cross in autonomy and without anxieties the road of self-training and self-narration linked to artistic, illustrative and authorial doing, with a particular attention to the world of book industry, to art teaching and to art therapy.

The course is open to everybody, includig those who approach the world of illustration for the first time. During this course the students will experiment with numerous techniques and will be put  face to face with different themes concerning the use of materials, the chromatic choices, the frame of the image, the birth of themes, the presence or absence of colour, the silent communication of the illustration, the direction of light. The intent of the course will be also to make experimentation easier, so that students will be able to undertake this wonderful trip without performance anxieties. All the themes will be approached with a particular attention to the publishing world, to art teaching, art therapy and in general to self-training.
The days will develop along common threads surfacing from the participants’personal stories and expectations. They will be enriched by video projections, images, books, ex-tempore exercises.
Every participant will be followed individually by the teacher.
Recipients: Students, professional illustrators or absolute beginners, teachers, and more in general, individuals who feel curious or nostalgic about making art.

Typologies and final verifications: the fundamental tool for whomever practices art and illustration is self-evaluation. In fact, part of these intensive days will be dedicated to this important factor, so that it will become simple for oneself and others to understand the path followed so far, and above all, the ones still to be discovered.

The artistic and technical material is at the trainee’s expense.
Paper for tempera color, watercolor and acrylic;
brown sketch paper and commonly used paper;
tempera and acrylic colors;
transparent brown oilbar;
colored pencils, chalks, oil pastels;
black, red, blue, yellow and/or white china;
graphite pencils (H, F, 2B, 4B, 6B), black charcoal, black Bic pen;
watercolors; rags, newspapers, magazines, scissors, liquid glue and sticks;
hairspray to use as a fixative;
drawing wood or plastic board;
plastic plates, glasses, paper towels;
some flat and round brushes;
you can olso bring any material you normally use

Bring a notebook to use as a diary of this journey,  also before the course starts.
Bring a few sketches already realized and particularly loved by the student (it is possible to chose among those realized as a child, as well).

During her courses, Arianna loves to work with people of different origins and formations, since she believes that the team represents a richness in learning and for cultural exchanges. For this reason her courses do not have limits of age, number of affiliates, the latter being decided by the School itself according to the available spaces.. For particular questions, expectations, doubts on the contents of the course you can contact the teacher by email ap@ariannapapini.com

Date Timetables
17 Jun 2019 09.30 – 18.30
18 Jun 2019 09.30 – 18.30
19 Jun 2019 09.30 – 18.30
20 Jun 2019 09.30 – 18.30
21 Jun 2019 09.30 – 18.30
22 Jun 2019 09.30 – 13.00

Location: Scuola Elementare di Montaner

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.