I'll take you to walk in the nature where you'll have the possibility to sketch or take photos of everything that you see. After researching nature that takes maximum one hour, you'll return to my home in the center of Chamonix and around big table you'll create an image of what you captured during our walk. You'll use pens, colours and paper to make your final design, no computers, it is all handmade. You can choose your own style; colours, painting or drawing etc. I'll teach you the techniques about how to make repeating pattern about your image. You use 1 hour for drawing an image and another hour to create the pattern about it. This experience is for everybody, feel free to enjoy this with your kids.
I teach graphic design and illustration at the University in Finland. I've a MA degree in Graphic design and BA in interior architecture, and I'm specialised illustration in a spaces. I'm also doing independent design and art projects for customers. I live in the mountains, and outdoors is an important part processing art and design for me. All inspiration comes from nature. I would like to share this experience with Chamonix visitors. Here is so great and beautiful nature, and it is a great opporturnity to make your own gift and memory about your trip to yourself. I've been teaching similar workshop for university exchange students, who go to Finnish Lapland studying, plus 3 years, and they think it is a great way to learn and see beauty of local nature.
I have pens and pencils for you. Also acrylic colours. Charcoal. Black ink. Glue. Tape. Scissors. Paper knife. Paper...
I'll take you to the most amazing spots in Chamonix, where you'll see the natural secret places that only I know, perfect to get inspired before we start drawing. The rest of the day we spend in my and my family's home, at living room around a big table, drawing and sharing this amazing experience.
I have a small dog called Paavo. If you have any allergies, please let me know before. You are welcome to join this experience also with your children.
Create pattern design through nature