The school of monsters (selection for the exhibition Le immagini della fantasia 37)

A mi-ma-monster is dancing
in ou-ou-our house,
a monster is dancing
right here in our house.
He struggles,
then shakes,
and is screwed like a spring,
the mi-ma-monster is dancing
right here in our house.

(from the book Allerleirausch by H.C. Artmann, illustrations by Linda Wolfsgruber, Sturzflüge, Bolzano)

Real monsters are frightening, terrible, ghostly, cruel, horrible but above all monstrous.
For a child it can be a source of fear and trouble to face a monster that is not suitable for her/his age. During the course students will have the opportunity to create their own adorable monsters. A monster too shy to scare others, a monster too small to be seen, a monster too sweet and desperate to become a real monster.
Then everyone, off to monster school! In order to learn how to become a real monster!
In five sequences the students will be able to create, tell and illustrate a small story of their personal monster.

The students of the advanced course will work on the composition of the theme for the 37th edition of Le immagini della fantasia, the monsters. The students’illustrations will then be the object of a selection for Le immagini della fantasia, in Sarmede, in the section dedicated to the School (from October 2019 to February 2020), which will then tour other locations in Italy and abroad.

This avanced course is subject to a selection process: when enrolling, participants must send 5 of their illustrations (low resolution) or a link with their works to
Those taking part in the selection process will be notified by e-mail about the results within five working days.

The illustrations can be made with mixed techniques: tempera, collage, colored pencils, ink and monotype.


Participants are required to bring their own technical and artistic materials.
Tracing paper
Soft and hard pencils
Sketch pad size A3
Heavy weight paper 300 grams or more, for tempering
Tempera or gouache, primary colors, black and titanium white (brand Talens)
Synthetic brushes n. 3, 5, 7, 12 with point (round), bristle brushes n. 18 and a larger one
Pritt glue in stick
Colored papers to choose from for the collage (tissues, newspapers, photographs, etc.)
Bring your own work (for those who have already realized some samples).

For those who prefer to work with acrylics: yellow, magenta or red, primary blue, white and black
2 porcelain dishes (not plastic)
Colored pencils, chalks, crayons
China (black or other colors) and nibs

For those who prefer to work also with monotype: a rubber roller, oil or water-based oil colors.

Date Timetables
22 Jul 2019 09.30 – 18.30
23 Jul 2019 09.30 – 18.30
24 Jul 2019 09.30 – 18.30
25 Jul 2019 09.30 – 18.30
26 Jul 2019 09.30 – 18.30
27 Jul 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.