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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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Illustrated Puppets

June 22 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the team from Triciclo, a Portuguese micro-publishing house dedicated to children’s zines and artist’s books to make illustrated puppets. Each participant will be guided through this workshop to create individual articulated and illustrated puppets, which in turn will form a peculiar family of their own.

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET

 




Dada Poetry Zines

June 22 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Create a unique zine using a poem made from found ephemera and random newspaper clippings as your inspiration. Students from Brighton University will teach you how to use found materials, Dada inspired collage techniques and drawing to visualise your poem, and bind it into a simple saddle bound A5 zine. Focus on jumping the first hurdle in a workshop that will encourage you to make without overthinking.

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET




Scrap Ain’t Crap

June 22 / 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Get over your fear of the ominous blank white page by transforming the old into the new with illustration students from the Glasgow School of Art. By using language prompts, upcycled drawings and indulging in collaboration, this workshop will help you to overcome artistic block, make fun drawings and tell stories along the way – all of which will be rolled into a glorious zine at the end!

FREE with any  ELCAF TICKET

 




Draw An ‘Oh No’ Comic

June 22 / 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join award winning comic creator Alex Norris for this drop-in workshop as he guides you through making your very own simple, relatable and very funny “Oh No” comic in the style of his best known character who just can’t shake the ‘oh no’ punchline. Attendees will be able to share the groups’ results and take their own away!

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET

 




Global Couture

June 23 / 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Join Araki Koman and her Global Couture collection of 31 illustrations of women from 31 different countries and cultures. Using her minimal colour palette and passion for visual anthropology and illustration, Araki invites you to reinterpret the world, its people and cultures, through your own perspective with mindful colouring and self-portraiture.

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET

 




Screen-printing with Studio K

June 23 / 12:15 pm - 2:45 pm

A rare opportunity to work with artist screen-printers James Jessiman and Luke Overin of Studio-K to learn the process of screen-printing posters. In this workshop you will work with exclusive designs by two of this year’s official ELCAF artists Aisha Franz and Conor Stechschulte, ending with a limited edition two colour hand printed poster that will only be available to attendees of this workshop. Studio-K will take you through the basics of the process, and explain how you can use a similar setup to produce screen-prints of your own at home.

@james_jessiman @luke_overin /  www.studio-k.org.uk

FREE with any  ELCAF TICKET

 




MISS/PRINT

June 23 / 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Discover the happy little accidents of misprint with ELCAF’s resident artist Charlotte Dumortier and her BFF Shamisa Debroey of the Belgian collective YUMYUM. Working together Charlotte and Shamisa will guide you through the colourful process of print, their approach to collaborative drawing and the unexpected beautiful surprises of misprint.

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET

 




Talking Pictures and Toy Hacking

June 23 / 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Following the success of past workshops at ELCAF, Exploring Senses join us once again with two workshops taking over our outside Marquee for the afternoon. In the first workshop Talking Pictures you will have the chance to make and record your own electronic sounds triggered by your own illustrated, interactive conductive ink artworks. Then take part in Toy Hacking with a twist during the second workshop, with 3D pens on hand to help you put together some impressive creations!

FREE with any  ELCAF TICKET

 




The Power of the Doodle 2: The Scribble Sequel

June 23 / 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Artist, illustrator, lecturer and full time doodler Nick White returns to build on the success of last year’s Doodle workshop. Through a series of new and improved games, you will re-re-discover the power and joy of the doodle whilst exploring how these quick and loose drawings can lead to the creation of your own characters, worlds and longer form stories. You’ll also get to draw an octopus who can’t juggle – and who doesn’t want to do that?

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET




Build an Egyptian Shrine

June 23 / 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Join illustrator Joe Gamble to celebrate his recent release with Cicada Books; Draw Like an Ancient Egyptian. In this workshop you will learn how to create and decorate a shrine to an Egyptian God. You will use the hieroglyphic alphabet, card, paper and 3D elements to decorate and fill your shine with all the important things that you might wish to take with you to the after-life!

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET




Space Makers

June 24 / 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Following last year’s workshop ‘Scrap Stories’, graduating illustrators from Leeds Arts University Meg Ojari and Kieran Blakey invite you to create your own pop up space within an A6 book. You will be taught to create a narrative and explore character development within 3D space in order to make a unique home for your ideas.

FREE with any  ELCAF TICKET

 




Gig Poster Workshop

June 24 / 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join illustrator, graphic designer and drummer Dawid Ryski as he invites you to choose your favourite musician or band and create your very own unique gig poster for them. Using a limited colour palette Ryski makes posters that draw on his life as a musician, his favourite artists and a style reminiscent of Polish communist posters of the 50s and 60s.

FREE with  any ELCAF TICKET

 




Dr Frankenstein’s Library

June 24 / 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Have you ever wondered what happens to books when they die? Come to Brolly Lolly’s workshop and assist the Doctor in breathing new life into old pages. A family workshop from the fantastic collective of children’s book illustrators that invites you to cut up and reassemble forgotten book bits to make your own monster books to take home.

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET




Exquisite Characters

June 24 / 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Kingston Illustration and Animation students in creating narratives through playful
character development by using a variety of bold, geometric shapes to create graphic, abstract figures. Using these characters the team will teach workshoppers the basic principles of stop-motion animation to extend narrative and bring these exquisite characters to life.

FREE with any ELCAF TICKET




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