A day in
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Feb 23, 2019 2:00–5:00pm
Organized by: Townhouse / Rawabet Space for Performing Arts
Venue: Townhouse / Rawabet Space for Performing Arts
Address: Nabarawy Street, off Champollion, Downtown

Call for participants
The SAWA Workshops for Visual Arts is restarting its yearly program, reaching out to more communities in Cairo. SAWA aims to foster art awareness and to create opportunities for local artists so that they can share their work with others; SAWA encourages everyone to get involved in making art; through supplying a space, free materials, and guidance. Participants are encouraged to use the visual arts as a medium for communication and self-expression. Starting off our program with “A day in...” Zine Workshop by Alia Bassioni

About The Workshop:
Historically, zines are cheaply-made, self-published non-profit publications with a history grounded in DIY cultures and methods of production, often created as an alternative to mainstream publishing. Participants will engage with both the simple one-page zine method, as well as the more complicated staple pamphlet style. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of the history of zines and common tactics for distribution and publishing.

“A day in…”
Is concerned with the creation of a story/timeline in the form of a zine using linocut printmaking in addition to other techniques such as drawing, painting, and/or collages. The zine will be focused on a real or imagined memory, could be related to a day in childhood, a recent incident, or a memory connected with a certain object.
N.B. For linocut printing we will create a plate and a stamp
(Plate around 15 X 15 cm and stamp around 5 X 5 cm)

Duration and timeline:
(1 month; 4 meetings; total 16 hours) The workshop will take place at Townhouse Rawabet theatre every Saturday starting on February 2nd until February 23rd from 2pm - 6pm.

Day one: February 2nd (2 pm - 6 pm)
· Introductory session and warming up activities
· Presentation (discussion of the works of selected artists)
· Explanation of things needed for next day (objects + sketches)

Day 2: February 9th (2 pm - 6 pm)
· Participants will present/discuss objects they brought.
· Showing carving and printing tools + sample work
· Carving plate and stamp
· Presentation (discussion of the works of Selected artists)

Day 3: February 16th (2 pm - 6 pm)
. Printing plate and stamp / Folding zines·
. Expanding on techniques of zines (drawing, painting or
collages…. Etc.)
. instructor will hold discussions with the participants and will
help them finalize and write about their zines.

Day 4: February 23rd (2 pm - 6 pm)
· Adding the finishing touches to the zines
· Preparing for the Final Exhibition

Final Exhibition
The final works will be showcased, along with texts by the instructor and the participants about their piece and the process of their work in a 1-day exhibition and a small graduation ceremony.

Application form

*This Project is supported by European Union