Napa School

Illustration: Annika Hiltunen / Napa Agency

Illustration: Annika Hiltunen / Napa Agency

Napa School for Kids – Illustration Workshop

The Napa School for kids exhibition raises the lid on the process of working as an illustrator. Illustrators show their work in an exhibition on 8.9.-17.9. at Annantalo Arts Centre.

This event is part of the World Design Week 2017 programme. Napa School for Kids event is sponsored by Raikastamo Oy.

Napa School illustrators are: Ilja Karsikas, Jenni Rope, Matti Pikkujämsä, Jussi Kaakinen, Terhi Ekebom, Nadja Sarell and Marjo Maininki

12.00–13.00 Q&A How does an illustrator tell stories?

Napa School’s illustrators describe their work as illustrators, and children may ask questions of the illustrators! The illustrators are Ilja Karsikas, Jenni Rope, Matti Pikkujämsä, Jussi Kaakinen, Terhi Ekebom, Nadja Sarell and Marjo Maininki. Children can also ask questions from the Mascot of Nenäpäivä and the Head of Public Relations of Nenäpäivä, Rakel Liekki. /A.lava

13.00–16.00 Napa School for Kids Workshops

  • 13.00–16.00 Jenni Rope:
    Flipbook workshop, nonstop
  • 13.00–16.00 Jussi Kaakinen and Nadja Sarell:
    Nature takes over the city – participatory art, nonstop
  • 13.00-16.00 Marjo Maininki:
    Design your own Napa School textile bag with different illustration techniques and handcraft works, nonstop. Handbags sponsored by Printmotor
  • 13.00–16.00 Matti Pikkujämsä: 30 min. portraits (Registration here)
  • 13.00–14.30 Ilja Karsikas: Funny, wild characters (Registration here)
    Invent a story for your characters! Ilja Karsikas has illustrated many children’s books and made numerous drawing figures. In the workshop Ilja tells how he builds characters based on different stories. Workshop for children, parents and grandparents, where each participant can create their own funny and rude character.
    Age recommendation: For people over 5 years old and their parents
    Number of participants: About 10 children and 10 adults
    Recommended for 1-2 children per adult
  • 13.–14.30 Terhi Ekebom: Illustrate your dreams (Registration here)
    Terhi Ekebom encourages participants to share their own dreams and make illustrations out of them. Children and parents learn to trust their own intuition and their own inner world.
    Age recommendation: For people over 6 years and their parents
    Number of participants: 10 children and 10 adults

NAPA SCHOOL – Illustrated Stories exhibition

7.9.-8.10. exhibition in Annantalo’s bookcafe, Monday to Friday 9 am-8 pm, weekends 10 am-4 pm

How does an illustrator tell stories?

The exhibition shows the most creative Finnish illustrators and their works. The exhibition features seven of Napa School’s illustrators: Ilja Karsikas, Jenni Rope, Matti Pikkujämsä, Jussi Kaakinen, Terhi Ekebom, Nadja Sarell and Marjo Maininki

Napa School is a novel and innovative teaching and consulting service for all interested in illustrating and visual arts. Commensing in 2017 Napa School raises the lid on the process of working as an illustrator in workshops and various events in London and Helsinki. It offers both industry professionals and others the opportunity to learn new things in the form of various workshops and teaching. Welcome aboard!

Why?

Napa Agency illustrators are amongst the top names in the field – many have worked in the industry for 15 years. The know-how among our illustrators is versatile and second to none: they are well-versed in infographics, pattern design, visual storytelling, animation and others are masters in, say, making corporate strategic illustrations. Our illustrators diverse expertise is remarkable and unique, and it has attracted interest here in Finland and in the world. The aim is to bring knowledge available to professionals and anyone interested in the field of illustration in Finland and to encourage Finnish excellence with bold teaching concepts, educational works of art and workshops. Napa School offers channels not only to the agency’s own illustrators, but also for other Finnish artists.

In addition to our illustrators, the forces that keep Napa Agency running – from our agent to our Head of Communications – will share, within the frames of Napa School, their craftmanship and guide you in portfolio construction, the pricing of work, branding, social media and marketing. Solid professionalism and willingness to share their knowledge to those who are interested is what combines everyone involved in Napa School.

We sell different sorts of packages and workshops consisting of our rock-hard know-how also for companies.

Do you want to take part in Napa School by teaching or come along to share your own skills? Is your company in need of, let’s say, a visual storytelling workshop? Got any other related questions or general ponderings about Napa School? Please contact our producer Elsa Ervasti! elsa(at)napa-agency.fi / +358 50 589 7713 – and follow us on Napa’s social media channels: Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / Flickr