Book it for the wonder years

Sep 06, 2011, 08:22 IST | Surekha S

Spend this Sunday at a Scrapbooking workshop at the Art Loft where French artist Leila Tayebaly will help you rewind your memories in the form of innovative scrapbooks

If you thought pasting photographs and capturing memories in scrapbooks made for the perfect past time of kids, you might be in for a surprise. A four-session scrapbooking workshop has been organised by The Art Loft this Sunday at the request of a bunch of adults. The workshop will be conducted by French artist and founder of The Art Loft, Leila Tayebaly.

I conduct many sessions for kids and a while back, many parents and adults had approached and requested me to conduct workshops for them as well," reveals Tayebaly. "I have held many scrapbooking workshops in other cities and countries but this is my first workshop in Mumbai. I am very excited about it," she adds.

Scrapbooking is good
The workshop will help people give shape to their ideas and create artistic books that have a visual narrative. It will help people convert their humble scrapbooks into beautiful art works, feels Tayebaly. "Each person has to come in with an idea and I will help give shape to that idea keeping in mind the individual's tastes and how he wants to tell his tale. The book will capture the poetry of his life. It is his personal tale, his personal project which I will help enhance with different materials and techniques," she says. The materials and techniques used could include photographs, recycled paper, collage, calligraphy, watercolours, acrylic colours and more. The book-binding and the cover are very important aspects, stresses Tayebaly.

There is a child in every adult and such workshops help unleash that child. The workshop may help participants capture some moments of happiness, celebrate someone they love or make a cherished gift for a loved one.

"The book will be a cherished possession, a sensory tool which speaks volumes with its textures and compositions and an art work which the owner will love to share," Tayebaly signs off.

On September 11, 10am-2pm
Fees Rs 5,000 for 4 sessions of 4 hours.
Rs 1,500 per session of 4 hours.
At: The Art Loft, Valentino Rest 1st Floor, (Above Patel Store), Mehboob Studios, Bandra West, Mumbai
Call:  9930483966 (10am to 7pm)

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