My latest talks include a TEDx Den Helder in Netherlands, Facebook Summit in Sao Paulo/Brazil and Google Educators community when I gave a talk and hosted a workshop about creativity and illustration.
I will post the links of all of them as soon as possible.
It was great to give a talk at D&AD surrounded by brilliant creative women: Julie Seal (Facebook), Susan Hopkin (Mother London), Cat Botibol (PD3) and the talented illustrator Cristina Guitian. We were invited to talk about our experience in the creative industry and what we'd say to our younger selves.
I never learned more than while teaching.
I love giving workshops to adults and kids, from schools to companies. I love sharing and listening, showing and seeing. Let’s talk about it.
WORKSHOP @ MIRASUR SCHOOL - SPAIN
WORKSHOP ALHUSEMA SCHOOL MAdrid/SPAIN
CREATIVE WORKSHOP “IN THE SEARCH OF STORIES” - BRAZIL
AS HISTÓRIAS QUE AS FOTOGRAFIAS ESCONDEM.
A oficina “Em busca de histórias” é um modo de conhecer na prática como Lucas Levitan trabalha em seu projeto Photo Invasion, obra que mistura duas de suas paixões, fotografia e desenho. Lucas começou a apropriar-se de fotos de desconhecidos no Instagram e em poucos meses o projeto se tornou notícia em diversos veículos internacionais. Hoje ele conta com 200mil seguidores em seus canais de mídia sociais e mais de 85mil pessoas pedem para que ele invada suas fotografias usando a hashtag #IWantToBeInvaded (Eu quero ser invadido).
Oficina criativa “Em busca de histórias” por Lucas Levitan.
Plano da oficina: A oficina tem como objetivo estimular e criar um ambiente de debate criativo. Lucas contará como é o processo de criação do projeto Photo Invasion. O participante desenhará suas próprias ‘invasões’ em fotografias com supervisão e ajuda de Lucas.
WORKSHOP In TAIWAN
One of the best experience I had giving talks and hosting workshops was in Taipei/Taiwan at Xue Xue Insitute. I was invited to exhibit my work and spend a week teaching there. I met incredible kids, teenagers and adults. I left there thinking about investing more time on teaching.
3 different CLASSES
I created three types of workshops, tailored to the different age groups. For the teenagers' one we ask them to work individually and in groups stimulating either the skills to work alone with their own thought and sharing with others. The task was developing their own stories and afterwards creating together with a group of 4/5 friends a narrative in conjunction. The outcome was delightful and really fun to hear. During the few hours of the workshop I could realised that all of them were feeling comfortable and confident to express themselves.
The workshop for adults had to be different. While teenager and kids are more confident to hold a pen and draw, most of the adults require more patience and guidance. It was a fun experience help most of them to transpose the barrier of a blank page. By the end of the workshop we had pages and pages of stories. The contrast from the seriousness to happy faces at the end was the biggest reward I could never imagine.
The workshop for kids under 8, most of them accompanied by their parents, I had a distinctive approach. My aim was to let their rich imagination flows despite the adults around them looking. They had completely freedom to explore their own ideas inspired by a starting point, a photography.