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Send an email with the desired number of places, name and mobile number to susanne@ tegnerforbundet .no if you are interested in being on the waiting list.
Do you have or do you know children between the ages of 9-12 who want to learn different techniques in charcoal drawing in a fun and playful way? Then we recommend the workshop Introduction to charcoal drawing for children together with the two Sámi contemporary artists Marte Lill Somby and Laila Labba on Saturday 17 December at 1-3pm in Tegnerforbundet .
The workshop focuses on the exhibition Material Sensitivity and Material Power with Iver Jåks .
In the workshop, the course instructors Laila Labba and Marte Lill Somby will show examples from their own work and talk about their own approach to drawing and how drawing is an important part of their artistic practice. Laila Labba is one of the exhibitors in the exhibition Material Sensitivity and Material Power with Iver Jåks and will talk about her contribution to the exhibition. The course holders will also focus on Sámi art through their own artistry. At the same time, they will actively use Iver Jåks' drawings and sculptures from the exhibition for simple drawing exercises.
Furthermore, the participants will get several concrete exercises using charcoal on paper, looking at light and shadow before they get a longer drawing task. The aim of the course is to show how sketches can be created with charcoal, rubber and paper, as well as see how the graphic approach with black paper and chalk changes the shape and expression of the drawings. Drawing as play and fun!
No prior knowledge is required to participate in the course. The course is free, but registration is required. Limited number of seats! First-come, first-served principle.
Place: Tegnerforbundet (Rådhusgate 17, Oslo)
Date: Saturday 17 December
Time: 13:00 -15:00
Bring: We want the participants to bring a small object to the course that they are connected to, which can be an inspiration for drawing.
We recommend that the children wear clothes that don't matter if they get dirty: Charcoal and pastels can stain clothes.
About the course instructors:
Laila Labba (born 1995) is a Sámi contemporary artist and illustrator from Karasjok. Labba works with analogue and digital drawing, painting and graphics, and her artistry is based on Sámi culture and nature. Labba has a bachelor's degree in illustration from the University of Huddersfield. She has illustrated many books and worked on various illustration assignments. She has participated in a number of exhibitions at home and abroad. She and author Kirste Paltto were nominated for the Nordic Council's children's and youth literature prize 2021 with the book Jođašeaddji Násti / Den vandrende stjerna.
Marte Lill Somby (born 1987) is a Sámi visual artist from Tromsø and Karasjok. Somby often deals with contemporary issues, and is inspired by culture and identity. Somby is educated at Tromsø Academy Of Contemporary Art. She has participated in several group and solo exhibitions at home and abroad, and has been active in the Sámi artist organization SDS - Sámi Dáiddačehpiid Searvi.
The event is part of the communication program linked to the exhibition "Material Sensitivity and Material Power" with the Sámi artist Iver Jåks .
Photo: Marte Lill Somby.