Workshops

Pencil Workshop at Yooletta

Noa Alon

Friday | 19.8 | 10:00 | three hours
Yooletta, 4 Shlomzion St׳ REGISTER

The workshop will be conducted in two parts:

In the first part, we will experiment with basic tools for pencil drawing: observation, line versus shape, light and shadow. We will select a botanical object and draw it on paper. In the second part, we will paint in acrylic on a small canvas and prepare a banner with an original botanical artwork based on our botanical pencil drawing. Finally, we will sew and set up the banner so it can be hung on the wall. In a quick workshop, we will undergo an abbreviated art-making process – from observation and planning up to an artwork we can enjoy at home. 

 

Noa Alon – muralist, painter and illustrator. Holds a BFA in animation (2011) and an MFA in visual communication (2019) from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Alon engages primarily in mural painting, illustration and design. She works in a variety of techniques – detail with ink, acrylic paint, watercolor and spray paint graffiti. Over the past four years, she has researched and documented nature (primarily birds and vegetation) in Tel Aviv and most of the elements she paints are taken from local Israeli nature. 

*Price includes equipment and materials for use in workshop

“Leftovers” – Formal Research through Various Print Techniques

Shlomit Strutti

Monday | 22.8 | 17:00 | three hours
'Azrieli' Gallery Ha-Nevi'im St 39 REGISTER

In this workshop, we will experiment with several print techniques and learn how discarded objects from our immediate surroundings can leave a fascinating formal mark. 

 

Shlomit Strutti – artist. Works independently in culture through print, sound and radio waves. Strutti is a fan of ancient technology. 

 

Workshop participation from age 15 and up.

*Price includes equipment and materials for use in workshop

 

Illustration in Stencils

Niv Tishbi

Sunday | 21.8 | 18:00 | three hours
'Beita' Gallery 155 Jaffa St REGISTER

In this workshop we will learn the principles and possibilities of the stencil printing technique. We will deepen our understanding of illustration using a limited color palette, as well as of color separation. We will implement this in planning a central image constructed from different layers of color, to be printed manually in several copies. 

At the end of the workshop, participants will leave with cool, limited-edition prints.

*The workshop is suitable for everyone, no experience is required.

*Price includes equipment and materials for use in workshop

 

Niv Tishbi – artist, illustrator and designer, graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (2012). Tishbi works in various mediums such as book illustration, branding, advertising and communications. Concurrently, he develops an independent work trajectory and personal projects such as printing, object design, sculpture and installation. He has participated in exhibitions at the Design Museum Holon, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv Artists’ House, Architects’ House Gallery, Hanina Gallery, Binyamin Gallery and more. He participated in the “Mifal Hapa’is Design Incubator” at the Fresh Paint Art Fair (2019) and was awarded an honorable mention in the Eretz Israel Museum’s Ben Yitzhak Prize for children’s book illustration, 2018. 

Morning Scribbles

Yali Herbet

Tuesday | 23.8 | 08:00 | one hour
ZOOM REGISTER

Outline Festival is pleased to host “Morning Scribbles” – an interactive Zoom workshop, held by illustrator Yali Herbet every Tuesday at 8:00 am. 

In this workshop, we will jumpstart your motivation to paint and scribble for fun, for personal development. In the scribbles workshop, Yali will present exercises that awaken and liberate both hand and mind.Through the exercises, Yali shares her personal experience as a creator and the emotional obstacles encountered during the creative process. The workshop was initiated during the lockdowns, and over the two years that have passed it has become a part of regular routine for a community of creators striving to maintain their creative fitness. 

Instruction provides participants: 

  • A new perspective on the topic addressed in the workshop
  • Tools to handle insecurity, perfectionism, self-criticism, feeling stuck and stress
  • Tools to cultivate an artist’s routine, in which the act of creating is of equal importance to the high-quality products we strive to create 

* Workshop is suitable for illustration lovers over 15. 

 

Yali Herbet – active animator since 2016. Yali has worked in the production of series as well as short and full-length films (Dead End, Where is Anne Frank). Alongside her professional activity, Yali is an independent creator of short films and believes in finding ways to cultivate our professional and artistic sides in enriching synchronicity. 

Master Class

Anya Desnitskaya

Tuesday | 23.8 | 20:00 | about an hour and a half
ZOOM REGISTER

The workshop will be conducted in English

 

“Illustration in creation – illustration in procreation” 

During this master class, Anya’s working process will be revealed: how she creates outlines using her tablet, works with color using her own unique “watercolor” textures and how different moods can be created in illustrations through lighting. 

 

Anya Desnitskaya – illustrator from Moscow who moved to Israel in the wake of the current war in Ukraine. Anya is the winner of various international competitions. Books containing her illustrations have been published in countries throughout the world – Russia, USA, Italy, France, China, Japan, Romania and more.

Photoshop Character Painting Workshop

Anat Efrati

Monday | 22.8 | 20:00 | two to two and a half hours
ZOOM REGISTER

During this workshop, we will learn a character-painting technique that adds volume and gives a three-dimensional material appearance. In addition, we will discuss light and shadow, brushstrokes, geometry and paintbrushes. 

* The workshop is intended for illustrators with basic knowledge of photoshop interested in expanding their tool set.

 

Anat Efrati – independent illustrator and animator, graduate of the Screen-Based Arts Department at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. 

Pass it on – Talent as a Profitable Asset

Tom Danieli

Sunday | 21.8 | 20:30 | two hours
ZOOM REGISTER

The knowledge you have accumulated is highly valuable to others! Perhaps you haven’t noticed in your busy, everyday life, but you have come a long way and others, who are just starting out, want to hear and learn from your experience. 

I invite you to a dialogue in which I will share the story of the digital course I launched which changed my life: we will examine investment costs, marketing and of course performance and profits, from its release in July 2020 until today.

 

Tom Danieli – illustrator, animator and social entrepreneur from Eilat. Founder of the “Artik Studio” – platform for digital art courses with over 1300 students. 

Photoshop Animation Workshop

Ofer Winter

Sunday | 21.8 | 20:30 | two to two and a half hours
ZOOM REGISTER

This workshop will provide several simple animation techniques which can be implemented without learning an additional computer program, along with skills that can kickstart and add life to your illustrations – especially unique and fun in a world of digital illustration. 

*The workshop is intended for new and experienced illustrators already acquainted with photoshop.

 

Ofer Winter – illustrator and animator, graduate of the Screen-Based Arts Department at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design with a concentration in animation. Leads the Animation Department at the Dov Abramson Studio, Jerusalem. 

Comics Workshop for Adults

Nadav Nachmany

Thursday | 18.8 | 20:30 | about an hour and a half
ZOOM REGISTER

Creative expression through comics and getting to know the characteristics of the language of comics. During the workshop, we will learn how to express ourselves simply, through lines, stick people and symbols. Each participant will create a comic strip telling their own personal story.

No previous experience required.

 

Nadav Nachmany – independent animator, illustrator and comics artist, graduate of the Screen-Based Arts Department at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, with a concentration in animation. Nadav publishes personal comics based on his life on Facebook and Instagram, teaches comics workshops for children and adults, and is currently working on his first children’s book. 

Comics Workshop for Children

Nadav Nachmany

Thursday | 18.8 | 11:00 | about an hour and a half
ZOOM REGISTER

A workshop to get to know the world of comics, in which we will learn the characteristics of the language of comics, how to design a character and how to tell a story in boxes. During the workshop, we will do several warm-up exercises, and finally create a complete comic strip of about six boxes. Workshop length: about an hour and a half, two hours.

Suitable for ages 12- 16

 

Nadav Nachmany – independent animator, illustrator and comics artist, graduate of the Screen-Based Arts Department at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, with a concentration in animation. Nadav publishes personal comics based on his life on Facebook and Instagram, teaches comics workshops for children and adults, and is currently working on his first children’s book. 

Portrait Marathon – Nontraditional Portrait Workshop

Marina Grechanik

Monday | 22.8 | 20:00 | two and a half hours
ZOOM REGISTER

For me, nothing is more interesting than drawing people, and of course the most fascinating part is their faces. We are surrounded by people everywhere: talking, laughing, crying, telling us about themselves in all kinds of ways. In this workshop, we will practice drawing portraits, but not in a traditional, academic method. We will not concern ourselves with anatomy or measuring perspective – instead we will ask ourselves how we perceive reality, what is “likeness” in a portrait and how can we achieve a true, complete likeness, not just of the subject’s exterior. We will adopt a free approach to selecting methods and tools, we will “mix ourselves up”, step out of our comfort zones, and most importantly – enjoy the process! 

*The workshop is suitable for all levels, both illustrators and artists who want to free up their hand and step out of their comfort zones, and beginners.

Through fun and liberating exercises we will learn:

  • To overcome our fear of drawing faces
  • To break free from automatic choices and approaches
  • We will adopt new approaches and understandings, connect to the emotional aspect of drawing
  • We will strengthen eye-hand coordination, improve our observational skills
  • We will try to avoid mechanically copying reality, instead taking only what is artistically important from our observation (eschewing the tangential)
  • We will work fast, forget the rules (which will work for us subconsciously), operate based on live perception, from the gut, emphasizing the emotional aspect of drawing
  • We will “mix ourselves up”, step out of our comfort zones, and enjoy the process! 

What should you bring? 

Sketchbook or large pad of drawing paper (A5) with cheap paper and easy-to-tear pages 

Or a pack of A4 or A5 paper and clipboard 

  • Line-making tools (pencils, pens etc.)
  • Mark-making tools (water brushes, paint markers, felt- tip pens, pastels etc.)

Large, high-quality sketchbook or drawing paper for the final exercise

  • Your favorite tools for the final exercise
  • Guts and good vibes

 

Marina Grechanik – illustrator, artist, graduate of art academy in Minsk, Belorussia. Writes for the global blog “Urban Sketchers”, in which 100 artists from throughout the world share experiences from their hometowns through stories from their sketchbooks. Grechanik established the local branch of Urban Sketchers in Israel. Every month, she organizes sketching outings for the public. 

“A sketchbook and a pencil – that’s all you need to embark on a journey every day. Drawing from observation is first and foremost about seeing, so open your eyes wide and start drawing!”