Workshops

We have a growing programme of workshops taking place throughout the festival, listed below.  Book a place on a workshop by buying a ticket in advanced.  See our tickets tab for more details.

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Type and Set Design for the Stage by Harriet Jones-Newman 

Saturday 4th August – 12.30pm-2.00pm

Brockway Room, Conway Hall

A workshop exploring the idiosyncracies of hand drawn type. Design your own lettering to feature in the backdrop set of the second Alternative Press International Festival !

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Felt Better: Needle Felt A Book Cover by Ceri May

Saturday 4th August – 2.20pm-3.20pm

Brockway Room, Conway Hall

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An opportunity to celebrate and begin to explore a wonderfully diverse natural fibre that is wool and make a needle felted book cover or picture. Suitable for all levels of experience, though involves the use of very pointy needles, so probably not ideal for anyone under the age of 10.

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Automatic drawing by Dimitri Antorka-Pieri

Saturday 4th August – 3.40pm – 4.30pm

Brockway Room, Conway Hall

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Dimitri Antorka-Pieri, creator of “Sleep” a self published book of hypnagogic drawings leads a large scale blindfold drawing workshop to a soundtrack. Then group will then work through the results and to find and manipulate a narrative.

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Bookmaking by We Make Books!

Sunday 5th August – 12.15pm – 1.45pm

Brockway Room, Conway Hall

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A hands-on bookmaking workshop where participants will learn how to create a number of different ‘instant book’ structures by folding and cutting one sheet of paper into a book! All materials will be provided and no previous bookmaking experience is required.

We Make Books! is a collaboration between Lina Avramidou and Manuel Mazzotti, both professionals book artists and designer bookbinders. Their aim is to promote the craft of bookbinding and the book as an art object in its own right. They deliver workshops at different locations across London, from galleries and creative spaces to schools, colleges, fairs and arts events.

Find out more at http://wemakebooks.co.uk/

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The Linocut Workshop by Gareth Brooks

Sunday 5th August- 2.00pm – 3.00 pm

Brockway Room, Conway Hall

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Ever wanted to make impressive relief prints like a German Expressionists or 17th Century Japanese master? Gareth Brookes will show you how to do it on the cheap with no equipment. Amaze your friends! Come along to his linocut workshop!

Gareth Brookes studied printmaking at the RCA, before becoming involved in small press comics and zines.  He has been self publishing since 2006, and has been closely involved with groups such as The Alternative Press and The Comix Reader.

 

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Drawing with Inks

Sunday 5th August – 3.10pm – 4.30pm

Brockway Room, Conway Hall

Inks are a great way to add organic shape and form to your illustrations. If you enjoy pencilling but would like to master the next step, or you love inking digitally or with technical pens and you’re looking for something different, this workshop will get you comfortable with using brushes and traditional inking.  Suits those comfortable with drawing.  Please bring 1 watercolour brush + 1 brush pen, else £4.50 on the door to purchase these.

Zarina Liew is a fashion illustrator and award-winning comic artist. Her work has appeared editorially in various publications and advertorial campaigns across Europe. She currently resides in London, collecting vintage art prints, a subtle range of green teas, and anything that inspires her to draw.

See more from Zarina at: http://cobaltcafe.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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