Comics, posters and portraits are just a few of the themes that are explored during a workshop session at Warsaw's Theatre Institute. The art of illustration combines elements that span from graphic design and fine art.
Agata Endo Nowicka, ABBA, drawing, photo: press material
Comics, posters and portraits are just a few of the themes that are explored during a workshop session at Warsaw's Theatre Institute. The drawing and illustration sessions are guided by a group of professionals within the field such as: Agata Endo Nowicka, Bartek Arobal, Anna Halarewicz and Tymek Jezierski
The art of illustration combines elements that span from graphic design and fine art. Each illustrator possesses their own, distinguishable style. The works by Endo, Jezierski and the others often appears in advertising and on numerous occasions their illustrations replace photographic images in magazines. The artists use various types of techniques and workshops participants get an opportunity to familiarise themselves with many of them. By combining and adopting these skills each participant is able to choose something for themselves, all within a friendly and experimental atmosphere.
The workshop program encompasses basic aspects of illustration: principles of proportion and perspective, creation of character, portrait, comics, poster and their choice of materials. The sessions will become a source of valuable knowledge, skill and inspiration for all those who want to pursue a future in illustration and want to get to know the 'in's and out's' of the craft.
For participants the organisers are providing full artistic guidance including all necessary equipment to work with and numerous sources for inspiration, such as slides, films or magazines, all are onsite.
The workshops end with an evaluation of the works and diplomas will be rewarded to the most inspiring works.
Additional information about the workshop coordinators:
Agata Endo Nowicka - illustrator, creator (together with Bartek belle Felczak) of the first ever Polish drawing blog, komix.blog.pl, where she posts her comics (usually contained within a single frame). Her drawings often depict herself and portray common everyday situations. These 'scenes' contain a bitter humorous commentary on life. She is the author of the Lampa magazine covers and her illustrations appear in Ha!art, Elle and Aktivist Exklusiv. In addition, she is the creator of posters (including posters for the From Poland with Love theatre production directed by Michał Zadara and the film Oda do radości / Ode to joy). In 2005, her drawings appeared for the first time in international magazines - the Canadian Eat Your Friends and New York's NY Walker.
Bartek Arobal - studied political science at the University of Wrocław and philosophy at Cardinal Stefa Wyszyński University in Warsaw. He has cooperated with numerous magazines, including A4, Bluszcz, Dik Fagazine, Exklusiv, Glamour and PANI. His illustrations have also been published in international press: Crushfanzine (USA), Lube (Spain) and The End Magazine (Italy). Recently, his work could be seen at various exhibitions: Rośnie Ochota / Ochota is growing up (portraits of children from the suburb of Ochota in Warsaw) and Włosy / Hair (series of illustrations about how hair styles shape the identity and image of pop artists). In autumn 2009, published by Latarnik, his first illustration of a novel appeared - titled Omega and written by Marcin Szczygielski. Since January 2010, he is cooperating with the Dramatic Theatre in Warsaw as a poster designer (till now he has produced posters for Madame Bovary, Don Kiszot / Don Quixote, Klub Polski / Polish Club, Glissando and Plac Apokalipsa / Apocalypse Square). He is also the author of the cover for Krystian Lupa's book Persona.
Anna Halarewicz - is a graduate from the Graphic Arts department at the Acadamy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. As an illustrator, she cooperates with most of the major Polish magazines, including Twoj Styl, where she creates highly aesthetic, light drawings with a light brush or watercolors, often depicting beautiful woman in stunning attire. In opposition to her commercial works, she develops her drawing and painting, here often taking her inspiration from the exaggerated world of fashion, which enslaves its victims with the notion of happiness, and ultimately bringing its subjects to the role of victim and slave. In her work, from an array of confusing blotches and lines, overwhelmed by the pursuit for latest fashion trends, an image of a decomposed being often emerges.
Tymek Jezierski - illustrator, poster designer. His work regularly appears in many Polish magazines. He is the co-author of a comic book on Warsaw's Uprising and the author of posters that advertise concerts that take place at Klubokawiarnia Chłodna 25 in Warsaw. In addition, he is also a designer of graphic art elements for private and commercial interior design projects.
Culture.pl is a media patron of the event.
Time: 12-14 August 2011 at 10:00 - 18:00.
Location: Theatre Institute in Warsaw.
Applications of participants for the workshop are taken via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and phone (+48 507 103 644)
Source: press release