The 2014 Beijing Design week kicks off this Friday, September 26 to the much-anticipated buzz from mainstream media. The event consists of seven main sections held in various locations around town 798, Caochangdi, Sanlitun, Taikooli and China Millennium monument. Apart from the events involving the government officials, the rest are open to the public and free to attend.
Most events will cater for teens and adults but there are some that are geared towards children. One such organization is bāc-tā-gon, which is fosters creative collaborations across visual art, design, architecture, performing art, music, literature, moving images and cuisine. Find out more about them here. The organization is doing something unique with their Bibliorium program– they’re hosting a children’s illustration workshop for ages 6 and above to teach kids how to use graphics as a tool of storytelling technique. It takes place on September 28 at 11am-12.30pm.
The workshop dubbed from Dot to Neverland will focus on using the Chinese traditional folklore of The Three Monks for the children to have the same base but will be encouraged to be creative in the way they interpret the story, there is no right or wrong. Kyle Skor, a painter and children’s book author, and Stelart Wang, designer, will be leading the bilingual workshop.
Children will get to go home with their pieces of work. The other benefit of this workshop is that it’s free, the materials such as paper, pens, coloring pencils and paints will be provided for no extra charge.
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Photos: J.D. Thomas, Thoth, God of Knowledge (Flickr)