Schedule / 9 March 2022

Post-colonial Realities in the Picture Book Publishing Industry

Workshop → 9:00 am

Two-day in-person workshop by Charlene Kasdorf (artist, illustrator, and art educator)

  • 9th March & 10th March 2022, 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Room 215
  • Upon Registration Only

The workshop gathers visual prompts from the Liwan Archival Library for participants to generate new illustrated characters. The aim is to reimagine and create a collection of illustrated characters that are rooted in local and regional picture book publications, as opposed to external trends and styles. The process contributes to local visual culture, which can encompass many applications, including picture books, animation, gaming aesthetics, editorial illustration, surface design, and other illustrative applications. The workshop begins with a mashup of prompts from the Liwan Archive Library. Participants will ignite new combinations and ways of representing faces, characters, and their worlds. The process uses limited colors, focuses on form, and considers key illustration techniques. The second session will evolve the illustrations to completion in digital format.

Participants are required to bring their own laptops with Photoshop or Procreate.

This event is an in-person event for the VCUarts Qatar community only. Please use the registration button to register.

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