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ELCAF aims to celebrate the thriving community of artists we work with by making our events as inclusive as possible. Although a number of our talks are ticketed, we try to offer as much as we can for free in the hope that more of you lovely lot will be able to attend. All free talks and workshops are offered on a first come, first served basis. Spaces are limited so if you see something you like make sure you come early! Under 16's get in free.

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ELCAF PRESENTS – STORIES AND COLLAGES WITH JESSE HODGSON

June 1 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join author and illustrator Jesse Hodgson as she reads from her beautiful new book Pip and the Bamboo Path, as part of Dalston Children’s Festival. Jesse will then guide you through a collage workshop where you can create your own bamboo paths for red pandas and other creatures that make their homes in the forests of the Himalayas.

Drop in session, suitable for children ages 3+.

FREE




BRIGHTON UNIVERSITY: MAKE YOUR MARK

June 7 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Try your hand at some experimental mark making with University of Brighton illustration students Helen Ferry, Ella Willson-Smith and Lucia Vinti. With lots of room for experimentation and play, create accidental and interesting collage compositions through collaborative mono-printing, stamping, wax resist and more. Fold your finished pieces into poster-zines to take away with you at the end.

Suitable for all ages

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET

 




PEONY GENT AND MHAIRI BRADEN: PANEL TO PAGE

June 7 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover how easy and approachable comics can be in this workshop with illustrators and artists Peony Gent and Mhairi Braden. Create a collaborative comic with your fellow workshoppers using warm up exercises, straightforward techniques and endless possibilities.  

Suitable for ages 7+

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET




KITOKIA GRAFIKA: FACE TO FACE

June 7 / 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Take part in this fast and fun portrait drawing activity suitable for all ages with Lithuanian comic publishers and creators Kitokia Grafika. Observe your partner’s face for one minute, but once they’re gone, you have only two minutes to draw their portrait! A great introduction to character design and live drawing – see how good/terrible/amusing your visual memory really is.

Suitable for all ages

FREE with any  ELCAF TICKET

 




KINGSTON UNIVERSITY: COM-MIX

June 7 / 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Allow a story to unravel in unexpected ways in this relaxed exercise with the aim of encouraging creativity, storytelling and problem-solving skills. Come and make a loose and experimental comic with a partner/friend/the person you happen to be sat next to, led by illustration students from BA Illustration Animation at Kingston School of Art. Suitable for anyone happy to pick up a pen!

Suitable for ages 7+

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET

 




HOLLY ST CLAIR: PIÑATA

June 8 / 12:15 pm - 2:45 pm

ELCAF is like a big illustration party, and no party is complete without a piñata. Join illustrator Holly St Clair in creating a fun and easy piñata by turning simple illustrations into three dimensional objects. Create your very own characters and use your piñata to tell a story!

Suitable for ages 10+

FREE with any  ELCAF TICKET

 




TOM HAUGOMAT: COLOUR, SHAPE, LAND, PRINT

June 8 / 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Paris-based artist Tom Haugomat will be running a stencil workshop based on his own work and illustrations. Learn how landscapes are created and developed through foreground and background imagery, and make your own stencils and personal compositions.

Suitable for ages 7+

FREE with any  ELCAF TICKET

 




OKIDO: JUNK MODELLING WEATHERVANE

June 8 / 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come and join OKIDO Studio to make your very own weathervane in this junk modelling workshop. Using drawing, collage and modelling techniques, and with the help of scrap and junk materials, create a glorious weathervane for a plant pot with the OKIDO creative team. Sit it on a windowsill at home and watch the breeze come in!

Suitable for all ages

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET

 




HATO PRESS: 2-COLOUR BAUHAUS PRINTING

June 8 / 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

What is ELCAF without riso? Our friends at Hato Press will be running a drop-in riso printing workshop and bringing their riso printer with them for the ride. Celebrate the centenary of the Bauhaus and artwork your own unique riso-print through cutting, pasting, collage and mark making, resulting in a personalised stationary notebook.

Suitable for all ages

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET




CARLES PORTA: THE SILLY BALLET

June 8 / 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Download a free Stop Motion Studio app (via iTunes) on your phone in order to take part in a silly ELCAF animated ballet run by illustrator, animator and graphic designer Carles Porta. Make a cardboard paper puppet and learn how to bring it to life through steps, jumps or dance!

Suitable for all ages

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET

 




NICK WHITE: THE POWER OF THE DOODLE 3 – THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE SCRIBBLE

June 8 / 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Artist, Illustrator, lecturer and full time doodler Nick White returns yet again with his ever popular doodle workshop. These fun collaborative games will see you embrace not knowing what you are doing. Discover new ideas through making, rather than thinking and staring at a blank piece of paper. Enjoy the freedom of the doodle and ask – does it really matter if a drawing is good or bad as long as it’s communicating what you want?

Suitable for ages 10+

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET




TRICICLO EDITORA: IT’S ABOUT

June 9 / 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Join Lisbon based children’s micro-publisher Triciclo Editora in this lighthearted and fun interpretation game. Use postcards, tickets, photographs and other images as a starting point to illustrate and bring the game to life.

Suitable for all ages

FREE with any  ELCAF TICKET

 




AKVILE MAGICDUST: PRINTED PENNANTS

June 9 / 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Illustrator and ELCAF 2018 Award winner Akvile Magicdust invites you into the secret world of flags. Create colourful banners (pennants) of textiles using linocut techniques. Using a bit of designing, sewing and printing, voilà! – you’ll have your own personal banner to take home with you!

Suitable for ages 10+

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET

 




BROLLY LOLLY: PLANET PLASTICINE

June 9 / 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Join our pals at Brolly Lolly to create a colourful world full of plasticine figures and props. Come up with a story, create a cast of characters and creatures, and then bring it all to life in a stop-motion animated video.

You’ll need a mobile phone, the Stop Motion Studio app (download this for free before the workshop via iTunes), and your imagination!

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET




BÁRBARA MALAGOLI AND BLACK SABA: ART ON THE MOVE

June 9 / 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Take part in this considered comic making workshop on identity and migration with Brazilian artist Bárbara Malagoli and Black Saba Press. Highlighting how specific the mundane can be when you are far from home, develop a story based on your memory and the places and faces of your own life. In a world of migration and movement, consider what it means to call somewhere home, and the associations attached with it no matter how far away you go.

Suitable for ages 10+

FREE with any ELCAF ticket




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