Events

This year, we’re teaming up with our talented contributors and partners to put together a series of taster sessions in various artistic fields at Shakespeare & Company. These workshops aim to offer the expat community in Paris the opportunity to try their hand at all different types of creative pursuits. We’ll be hosting workshops on illustration, collage, stop motion video, and even tarot! Our workshops are open to everyone but there are limited spaces so please be sure to reserve your spot here to avoid disappointment. We will be charging a nominal fee for participation to help us raise money for our charity.

JOIN THE DOTS WORKSHOP #3: DRAWING WITH CHLOE BRIGGS FROM PARIS COLLEGE OF ART

Sunday 26 May, 18.00 – 20.00 @ Shakespeare & Co.
Price: 8 EUR

For our third workshop of the year, we’re teaming up with artist and educator, Chloe Briggs for a drawing workshop. Chloe will be teaching us the fundamentals of drawing and leading some fun exercises in the beautiful setting of Shakespeare & Company’s reading room. She’ll also be answering any questions you have about drawing, as well as careers and education in the art world. Whether you’ve never picked up a pencil in your life or you make your living as an artist, you’re welcome to come and join us for a relaxing afternoon of creative expression.

About Chloe Briggs:

Chloe Briggs is an artist and educator. Since 2008 she has been the Chair of Foundation at Paris College of Art ,where she also teaches drawing and coordinates an MA/MFA in the same subject. In 2013 she created the organization, ‘Drawing is Free’, to offer people of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to draw together. She is currently drawing whenever possible and writing a contribution to the book, Happenings on the Front Lines of Design Pedagogy and Practice, edited by Samantha Krukowski, anticipated publication 2020.

About Join the Dots workshops at Shakespeare & Company:

Join the Dots is an anglophone publication and community based in Paris that aims to connect people through creativity. We donate 100% of the funds we raise through our events and publications to a charity for the homeless. This year, we’ll teaming up with our talented contributors and partners throughout the year to put together a series of taster sessions in various artistic fields. These workshops aim to offer the Anglophone community in Paris the opportunity to try their hand at all different types of creative pursuits. We’ll be hosting workshops at Shakespeare and Company on illustration, collage, stop motion video, and even tarot! Our workshops are open to everyone but please be sure to reserve your spot on our website to avoid disappointment. Find out more about our structure here.

*Please note that due to space restrictions, tickets for this event are available through our website ONLY and we will not be selling tickets on the door. Get your tickets here before they run out.

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JOIN THE DOTS WORKSHOP #2: COLLAGE WITH PETRA ZEHNER FROM PARIS COLLAGE COLLECTIVE

Sunday 28 April, 18.00 – 20.00 @ Shakespeare & Co. 
Price: 8 EUR

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM THE JOIN THE DOTS WEBSITE ONLY! Visit www.jointhedotszine.com/buy

For our second workshop, we’re teaming up with Petra Zehner, graphic designer, illustrator and founder of Paris Collage Collective. In this workshop, Petra will be sharing her tips and tricks for creating beautiful collages. Whether you’re a seasoned collage artist or just looking for an accessible way of harnessing your creativity, this workshop will provide some interesting theoretical and practical insights into this unique art form. 

What is collage?

Collage (from the French: coller, “to glue”) is a technique of art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole. Check out the Paris Collage Collective website to see some of the amazing collage work curated by Petra: https://pariscollagecollective.com/

About Paris Collage Collective:

“Paris Collage Collective [PCC] wants to connect both local and global artists on a more personal level than what is possible on social media platforms alone. Through collaborations and creative projects we want to help build meaningful connections between like-minded people that go further than likes and shares. PCC is open to everyone, and not members only or invitation based. We welcome all kinds of creatives from all walks of life and all corners of the world, not only collage or mixed media artists. PCC is entirely self-funded and non-profit.”

About Join the Dots workshops at Shakespeare & Company:

To help raise funds for our charity, we’ll teaming up with our talented contributors and partners throughout the year to put together a series of taster sessions in various artistic fields. These workshops aim to offer the Anglophone community in Paris the opportunity to try their hand at all different types of creative pursuits. We’ll be hosting workshops at Shakespeare and Company on illustration, collage, stop motion video, and even tarot! Our workshops are open to everyone but please be sure to reserve your spot on our website to avoid disappointment. 100% of the funds we raise through our events and publications goes to charity. Find out more about our structure here: http://jointhedotszine.com/about/

*Please note that due to space restrictions, tickets for this event are available through our website ONLY and we will not be selling tickets on the door. Get your tickets here before they run out: http://jointhedotszine.com/buy/

JOIN THE DOTS WORKSHOP #1: STOP MOTION WITH SARAH GAUDEMAR

Sunday March 31, 18.00 – 20.00 @ Shakespeare & Co.

For our first ever workshop, we’re teaming up with Emmy award-winning animator Sarah Gaudemar to learn the art of stop motion video. Sarah will be sharing her top tips and tricks for creating simple but effective videos and organising fun, practical exercises in the beautiful setting of Shakespeare & Company’s reading room. Whether it’s an Emmy award you’re after, or just some interesting content for your Instagram feed, stop motion is a unique and creative way of sharing your story.

What is stop motion?

Stop motion is an animated-film making technique in which objects are physically manipulated in small increments between individually photographed frames. This makes the objects appear to exhibit independent motion when the series of frames is played back as a fast sequence.

See how it works in Sarah’s animator reel.

About Sarah Gaudemar:

Sarah is an NYU Film alumnus with 20 years of experience in the industry. Some of her stop motion credits include Coraline, Anomalisa, and Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas. In 2006, she received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation for her work on Robot Chicken. Check out her work here

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