8th Animart Experiential art school, Monodendri
In July 2014 I took part in the 8th Animart
in Monodendri, Epirus. There were various classes you could attend
from photography to theatre. I had my first stop motion animation
lessons from Dimitris Savvaidis and Rory Oren. Together with Petros
Loules we created an animation based on his comic "Frame Wars".
While I was at Animart I also gave a two hour papermaking lesson.
Thank you Vassilis Boutos for inviting me. It was a wonderful experience.
I didn't have a blender with me or a papermaking basin. One of the
kitchen ladies gave me a basin that was used for washing clothes and
I had to find a new way to prepare the pulp. With the help of other
participants at Animart, we tore the recycled papers by hand into
tiny pieces - it needed patience and time but the reward was the company.
As always I enjoy the process more than the results. Everyone had
the chance to make their own paper and everyone chose the flowers
that we had collected from the village and its surroundings. The papers
took a few days to dry and the wonderful thing was that when the participants
came to collect their papers they all wanted to find the one that
they had made and they all remembered which was their own. So, handmade
papermaking results in unique pieces of paper. The paper pulp is forever
changing, the extra ingredients you put in is only limited by the
extent of your imagination and each person makes paper in a slightly
Aesop team project in the making
Animation in the making, based on my story "Into
Making of a "m" , my seal
My cards, designed by me and screen printed with magic at Tind Silkscreen
Preparing for screen printing away from home, in Agria, Volos.
recent projects on Behance