Linoleum engraving • Sofia Morais

Atualizado: 1 de Jul de 2021

Saturday, JUN 26, 10am-1pm |

35€ with materials included

Inscriptions until June 23

Limited to 6 participants

About the workshop

Monstrorum, is an Imaginary Laboratory about monsters, animals and creatures that live with us and that sometimes appear in unusual places. So we are going to create a book with the different strange species that are born from the engraving in the matrix, a set of engravings that will form a small artist's book - The Monstrorum. The workshop aims to showcase the linoleum engraving technique and its expressive potential. Without the use of toxic products, participants will have the opportunity to create a matrix and explore the printing methods that this technique allows us to do. It intends to work the existence of the abstract, to stimulate the flexibility of thought giving new tools to the children to create with the greatest possible freedom and to express themselves through interaction with others. Finding what unites them in diversity.

About Sofia Morais

Sofia Morais was born in 1979, in Lisbon, where she lives and works. With a degree in Communication Design by Belas Artes de Lisboa, she is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, and regularly develops illustration and printmaking workshops. She took the Illustration course at CITEN (Gulbenkian), followed by Painting and Drawing and several Children's Illustration Workshops at Ar.Co. A workshop with Isabelle Vandenabeele changes her vision of illustration and leads her to discover and surrender to engraving at the studio Contraprova, of which she has been part since 2015. She regularly exhibits her work with collectives and has collaborated in several publications and projects that take the illustration beyond the paper. In 2020 she was selected for the Ibero-America Illustrated Catalog with one with a set of illustrations in engraving. In 2017 she was distinguished with the 3rd Prize at the International Illustration Meeting of S. João da Madeira, and in 2014 with an Honorable Mention. In 2019, she participated in the 2nd Guimarães Biennial of Illustration and the Portuguese Illustration Exhibition at the Illustration Festival of Setúbal.

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