Write and illustrate a picture-book, guided by South African illustrator Piet Grobler. Be inspired by the setting and the inhabitants of the lovely Greek island of Lesbos to create that story that you have been hoping to tell for a long time!
Wed 13 May 2020 Arrival day
Thu 14 May Chance: Happy accidents, experimental image making, collecting stuff and idea generation in the streets of Lesbos
Fri 15 May A sense of place: Observation drawing in the outdoors
Sat 16 May Characters looking for stories: Drawing people and animals from observation in the village or in the countryside
Sun 17 May Plot it: Conceptualising your story with the information you have gathered and create a story board
Mo 18 May Illustrate! Show-and-tell, feedback and practical illustration by using analogue (non-digital, or traditional) hand techniques and mediums
Tue 19 May (final morning session) Illustrate more! Show-and-tell, feedback and practical illustration by using analogue (non-digital, or traditional) hand techniques and mediums
Departure: Book flights from 15:00 on.
Piet Grobler has illustrated 80 books of which many have been awarded internationally – amongst others, a Golden Apple at the Biennale for Illustration in Bratislava and the French Octogône de Chéne. His work has been translated into 16 languages. Piet has served on several international juries for picture book illustration competitions for example the BIB (Bratislava) and the Chen Bochui- award in China. He is a full-time freelancer and Visiting Professor at the University of Worcester, UK, where he taught for eight years.
The Talking Table is a place on the beautiful port village of Molyvos on the Greek island of Lesbos where people learn, eat and talk together. Hosted by two ex-corporate South Africans, guests participating in various workshops are welcomed with warmth and generosity and given a safe environment for their creativity to flourish. Hearty long-table meals of mostly Greek food are served, while good conversation is always on the menu. A number of workshops are held in South Africa during the autumn.
The fee of €1 250 includes transfers to and from the ports*, breakfast and a long-table meal each day, course fee and art supplies. Accommodation and travel are excluded.
Sign up (click the blue button at the top) and we will email you details of payment plus options for accommodation. There is a list of beautiful venues to suit every budget.
50% deposit secures your place.
Otherwise, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
* An hour and a quarter's drive each way. Only applicable on the arrival and departure days. If you stay longer there are taxis available.