Saturday 20 June

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10:00 – 18:30 (LAUNDRY GROUND FLOOR)

Combining beautiful illustrations with digital outputs, come and try out Hato and animation-director Mak Ying Ping’s interactive installation which will be running throughout ELCAF weekend. Hato (formed of Hato Press, an independent printing and publishing house; Studio Hato, a design studio, and Hato Labo, a digital production house) is based in East London – their profits are directed into purchasing new equipment for the workshop and making new books.



This man refused to open his eyes

11:00 – 13:00 (LAUNDRY WORKSHOP)

Based in Barcelona, illustrator and designer Joan Casaramona enjoys producing a wide range of visual work through drawings, sketches, digital techniques and animation. Design your own criminal character in Joan’s ELCAF workshop and add to a growing group of devious bandits.




Folding Stories

13:30 – 15:00 (LAUNDRY WORKSHOP)

By folding a poster into a small book, create a short story or comic to take home with you. Join Spanish illustrator and comic artist Cristina Daura in this fun workshop inspired by her own unique style of illustrations.




Games We Play 

Epinal/Loughborough book-making project

15:30 – 17:30 (LAUNDRY WORKSHOP)

Take part in a large collective drawing and help to transform it gradually into beautiful illustrated books. Originating from a collaborative project with students from Epinal and Loughborough universities and book publisher Benoi^t Jacques.



Sunday 21 June



10:00 – 18:30 (LAUNDRY GROUND FLOOR)

Pick up a fold-able worksheet from Arts and Science kids magazine OKIDO throughout the day. Beautifully illustrated by contemporary artists and designers, Okido will draw inspiration from their own pages to create something that can also be made into a small book, especially made for ELCAF 2015.




Comics and How To Make Them

11:00 -13:00 (LAUNDRY STUDIO)

Join illustrator and Nobrow/Flying Eye art director Ben Newman in discovering the art of visual storytelling together with the Ministry of Stories. Create crazy characters using your imagination and learn how to tell and draw stories in comic strip form.




Keyword Storymaking

11:00 – 13:00 (LAUNDRY WORKSHOP)

A girl buried in burgers is saved with amazing super eating powers…pair up with a pal, draw each other’s portrait and invent your own superpower in order to get out of a variety of pickles with Spanish illustrator Juan Díaz-Faes.




Animaux Animals

11:00 – 13:00 (SPACE ANNEXE)

Illustrator and print maker Margaux Carpentier – of Animaux Circus studio and Puck Collective – is inspired by folk tales, extraterrestrial creatures and conversations with evil cats. Get involved in her unique style and paint your own wooden animal to take home with you.



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Toy Hacking

13:30 – 15:00 (LAUNDRY STUDIO)

Back by popular demand, get involved in deconstructing and reconstructing toys of all description with Exploring Senses’ much loved Toy Hacking workshop, plus extra digital activities – a first for ELCAF 2015. Give your old toys a new lease of life as hybrid creations, make toy hack accessories, create your own 3D drawings and watch a 3D printer demonstration in the process.




Masks of the Cloud Beasts

13:30 – 15:30 (LAUNDRY WORKSHOP)

You’ve probably seen cloud beasts – drifting along, shapeshifting into pianos and islands, snuffling around behind mountains looking for jam. This is your chance to become one, by creating cloud beast masks with children’s illustrators from Brolly Lolly collective.



Paint Your Own Flag

13:30 – 15:00 (SPACE ANNEXE)

Ricardo Cavolo is a Spanish painter and illustrator who recently published 101 Artists To Listen To Before You Die with Nobrow and created an incredible installation for ELCAF’s event at NOW Gallery. Make your own flag in a workshop that originated from NOW Gallery’s event and get inspired by Ricardo’s colourfully unique style.





15:30 – 17:30 (LAUNDRY WORKSHOP)

Join artists Malgorzata Gurowska and Joanna Ruszczyk in a workshop that will continue the themes of their book Locomotive/IDEOLO. Help to design additional pages for their book and get inspired by watching a screening of a stop motion animation and listening to a poetry reading in the process. This workshop is supported by the Polish Culture Institute.



Charlotte Mei

15:30 – 17:30 (SPACE ANNEXE)

Charlotte Mei is a ceramic artist, illustrator and member of Day Job studio who is inspired by popular culture, Japanese Manga and Pokemon. Join her in an air dry clay making workshop and take home your very own unique creation.



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