Stamps

from 2,5 hrs - half day | max 20 people/session | year through

STAMPS

During this workshop you discover how to make a beautiful stamp from an ordinary eraser. Children's- and picture book illustrator Gertie Jaquet guides you through the whole process. 

Gertie will take you along designing, gouging and eventually stamping with the self-cut stamp(s). You can use these stamps for years in various ways, such as for cards, gift-wrapping paper, ex libris and labels. 

 

Gertie went to the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam to study Illustration.She illustrates children’s books and picture books, some of which she has written herself.

 

The books about Haas (‘Hare’), written by Annemarie Bon, are the best known. 17 different volumes have already appeared. Together they made the musical puppet show Worteltjestaart (‘Carrot cake’) about the characters from Haas.

 

Gertie has also made illustrations and animations for Sesamstraat (‘Sesame Street’) and has illustrated for magazines such as Pipapanda, Flow and the French Les Belles Histoires.

 

Usually she uses brush pens, pastels and colored pencils, but she also increasingly uses self-cut stamps in her illustrations. The Gouden Boekje (‘Golden Book’) Gompelemikkie! was fully illustrated with stamps.

 

For the store Hema she created a series of cardboard books illustrated with stamps, on which Hema based a collection of toys. She has made thousands of stamps and wrote the book Stempelen! (‘Stamp!’) about making stamps.

This workshop is suitable for adults and children from 8 years old.