From children book to picture book, this particular book form has come increasingly under the spot light not only in the publishing industry, but also of visual art. As various ways of story-telling proliferate, the picturebook continues to thrive and manifest in all sorts of innovative forms, and lives as an artefact to be shared and loved. Many great artists and designers in the last few centuries, have made their marks in this artform. Their works have consequently contributed to the modern conception of childhood as a cultural construct of modern times. And the impact are felt far beyond the scope of children. Just as the CJ Picture Book Festival in South Korea stated in its manifesto :
“Picture books, in the present era, enjoy a status as a culture form to be enjoyed by people of all ages. It is a precious and versatile art that has already left the confines of paper behind, shattering the boundaries of its own genre and fusing with various other forms of art and imagery.”
* Students will be informed of the materials needed in the first lesson.
Benny LAU, an award winning graphic artist, illustrator and product designer. He started his journey of picture book for almost 2 decades. In 2009, he won the silver award at the first Greater China Illustration Award.
Apart from practising as a multi-disciplinary designer and entrepreneur, Benny has been teaching and facilitating creative workshops in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and India.
From 2017, Benny co-founded the Macau House of Childhood project, and designed a series of creative workshops and picture books for kids with an emphasis on playful learning.
13/1/2022 – 24/3/2022 (THU)
7:30pm – 9:30pm