Tipo Nadal. 
Typographic collage workshop
Tipo Nadal. 
Typographic collage workshop

To finish this amazing year I did a very special workshop based on a typographic collage for kids between 5 and 9 years old. The experience went beyond my expectations and I thought it was a good idea to share some ideas and images with you.

The details

21.12.2019
TIPONADAL. TYPOGRAPHIC COLLAGE
ARTIST WORKSHOP at La Panera in Lleida (Spain)

Kids' Age: from 5 to 9 years
Limited to 20 kids
Time: 17 to 19 h
Description: Collage is a term derived from the French "coller", which means paste. It is the name given to an image composed partially or wholly of pieces of paper, or other material, glued to a flat surface. In this workshop, we used the collage technique to create original "Christmas postcards", cutting or tearing materials (colored and patterned papers, newspapers and magazines).

I planned the phases of the workshop

1. The construction of the letters
The activity will be introduced and the material presented. In this first part, I used paper cutouts, I explained the structure of letters from A to Z, trying to highlight peculiarities such as:
—Some capital letters of a sans serif alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, H, I, K, M, O, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z are symmetrical. So I used "the magic of scissors" to show them this and that many letters have common parts.

To finish this amazing year I did a very special workshop based on a typographic collage for kids between 5 and 9 years old. The experience went beyond my expectations and I thought it was a good idea to share some ideas and images with you.

The details

21.12.2019
TIPONADAL. TYPOGRAPHIC COLLAGE
ARTIST WORKSHOP at La Panera in Lleida (Spain)

Kids' Age: from 5 to 9 years
Limited to 20 kids
Time: 17 to 19 h
Description: Collage is a term derived from the French "coller", which means paste. It is the name given to an image composed partially or wholly of pieces of paper, or other material, glued to a flat surface. In this workshop, we used the collage technique to create original "Christmas postcards", cutting or tearing materials (colored and patterned papers, newspapers and magazines).

I planned the phases of the workshop

1. The construction of the letters
The activity will be introduced and the material presented. In this first part, I used paper cutouts, I explained the structure of letters from A to Z, trying to highlight peculiarities such as:
—Some capital letters of a sans serif alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, H, I, K, M, O, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z are symmetrical. So I used "the magic of scissors" to show them this and that many letters have common parts.

To finish this amazing year I did a very special workshop based on a typographic collage for kids between 5 and 9 years old. The experience went beyond my expectations and I thought it was a good idea to share some ideas and images with you.

The details

21.12.2019
TIPONADAL. TYPOGRAPHIC COLLAGE
ARTIST WORKSHOP at La Panera in Lleida (Spain)

Kids' Age: from 5 to 9 years
Limited to 20 kids
Time: 17 to 19 h
Description: Collage is a term derived from the French "coller", which means paste. It is the name given to an image composed partially or wholly of pieces of paper, or other material, glued to a flat surface. In this workshop, we used the collage technique to create original "Christmas postcards", cutting or tearing materials (colored and patterned papers, newspapers and magazines).

I planned the phases of the workshop

1. The construction of the letters
The activity will be introduced and the material presented. In this first part, I used paper cutouts, I explained the structure of letters from A to Z, trying to highlight peculiarities such as:
—Some capital letters of a sans serif alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, H, I, K, M, O, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z are symmetrical. So I used "the magic of scissors" to show them this and that many letters have common parts.

To finish this amazing year I did a very special workshop based on a typographic collage for kids between 5 and 9 years old. The experience went beyond my expectations and I thought it was a good idea to share some ideas and images with you.

The details

21.12.2019
TIPONADAL. TYPOGRAPHIC COLLAGE
ARTIST WORKSHOP at La Panera in Lleida (Spain)

Kids' Age: from 5 to 9 years
Limited to 20 kids
Time: 17 to 19 h
Description: Collage is a term derived from the French "coller", which means paste. It is the name given to an image composed partially or wholly of pieces of paper, or other material, glued to a flat surface. In this workshop, we used the collage technique to create original "Christmas postcards", cutting or tearing materials (colored and patterned papers, newspapers and magazines).

I planned the phases of the workshop

1. The construction of the letters
The activity will be introduced and the material presented. In this first part, I used paper cutouts, I explained the structure of letters from A to Z, trying to highlight peculiarities such as:
—Some capital letters of a sans serif alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, H, I, K, M, O, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z are symmetrical. So I used "the magic of scissors" to show them this and that many letters have common parts.

To finish this amazing year I did a very special workshop based on a typographic collage for kids between 5 and 9 years old. The experience went beyond my expectations and I thought it was a good idea to share some ideas and images with you.

The details

21.12.2019
TIPONADAL. TYPOGRAPHIC COLLAGE
ARTIST WORKSHOP at La Panera in Lleida (Spain)

Kids' Age: from 5 to 9 years
Limited to 20 kids
Time: 17 to 19 h
Description: Collage is a term derived from the French "coller", which means paste. It is the name given to an image composed partially or wholly of pieces of paper, or other material, glued to a flat surface. In this workshop, we used the collage technique to create original "Christmas postcards", cutting or tearing materials (colored and patterned papers, newspapers and magazines).

I planned the phases of the workshop

1. The construction of the letters
The activity will be introduced and the material presented. In this first part, I used paper cutouts, I explained the structure of letters from A to Z, trying to highlight peculiarities such as:
—Some capital letters of a sans serif alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, H, I, K, M, O, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z are symmetrical. So I used "the magic of scissors" to show them this and that many letters have common parts.

2. The collage to build letters
The kids immediately started to draw, cut and tear paper with their hands using the different materials, then I decided to create a working group in every table giving the kids a duty, each of them should build only one letter but many times, with different materials and methods and in different sizes. We had to design altogether the letters needed to compose "BON NADAL" or "BONES FESTES" or "BON ANY 2020"  [Happy Christmas and Happy New Year 2020] and every poster would be the result of mixing them.

3. The composition and layout
 Some of the kids worked really fast :) and once we had many letters done, we cleared the tables and check which letters were still missing, then we did them and started to layout on black paper. Once the composition was approved by all, the letters were glued. I was amazed by the variety and the good taste by choosing materials and colors, they were so proud, and I couldn't stop telling them. 


4. The decorative effects
The final part arrived, we made variations of our letters by adding inlines, gummies, shadows, etc, and they also started to draw other elements by their own initiative. 


THE FINAL RESULT
The final result was these seven posters. The kids will were little artists and made amazingly creative work. As a friend told me, "teaching creativity is so underestimated and so important", so go for it. If you are interested in having this workshop at any school or art center in your city, just send me a note: mail@laurameseguer.com 

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