Updated: Sep 26
Join us at the Chantilly Library from the 30th September to the 4th November 2023 as part of the 17th Les Mots en l'Aire Festival.
Each year, the Communauté de Commune de l'Aire Cantilienne organises a festival of reading, "Les Mots en l'Aire", enabling each library of the area to offer a rich and varied programme of free events. The theme of the 17th edition is "Empreintes" (imprint); click on this link to discover the full programme.
I am honoured to be invited by the Chantilly library, alongside Cécile Harari, who is continuing her tour of Chantilly by presenting her cyanotypes: I will be exhibiting my linocuts and offering you a discussion as well as two workshops.
Prints, multiples and variations: the exhibition
My prints evoke nature, its beauty, its changes with the seasons, its influence on our emotions and the way it echoes our human condition.
Printmaking, the "multiples" and the variations it allows, are at the heart of my wonder and my immoderate taste for this technique.
From the 30th September to the 4th November at the Chantilly media library, during library opening hours.
The meeting at the library
Let's discover the "Prints, multiples and variations" exhibition and its inspirations. Let's talk about printmaking and let’s admire books from the reserves of the library containing prints made by different techniques and from different periods, selected with the media library team.
14th October from 10.30am to 11.30am
By reservation on 03.44.57.20.56
The linocut workshops
Try your hand at the linocut technique and create a print illustrating a poem about autumn.
Printmaking consists in carving a block which, once inked and pressed onto paper, produces a printed picture. The block can produce several prints, which are all originals (multiples) because of the small variations that can occur from one print to the next.
The library team and I have selected a dozen haikus on the theme of autumn. These very short poems (three lines) celebrate the evanescence of things and the sensations they evoke (according to the Wikipedia article on haiku), and will inspire you to create your (first) print.
During the workshop, you will be guided through the process of carving the block (which you will later bring home), as well as inking and printing (including a few multiples and variations).
Saturday 14th October, 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm [BOOKED]
Friday 27th October, 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm [BOOKED]
From 8 yo
Bookings required on 03.44.57.20.56