Illustration Master Class by Kit Lau - Paper Art: Pop-up AnimalsVIEW EVENT DETAILS
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Presents - "Life is Only One: Yoshitomo Nara" Educational Offerings
Illustration Master Class
Registration at 2.15pm
2.30pm - 5.30pm
Suitable for participants aged 13 or above
Conducted in Cantonese
Materials will be provided by Asia Society Hong Kong Center
About Illustration Master Class
Hong Kong students and general public will learn about the expressive power of illustration from Hong Kong artists. Each artist-led workshop will include live demonstrations of specific illustration techniques under the overarching theme of “Life is Only One.” The host artist will also share his/her creative process and provide insights into the challenges of being an artist today. Each workshop will be documented and edited into an online workshop for viewing on the Asia Society Hong Kong website.
Separate sessions for art students and general public will be arranged.
Enquiries for art student sessions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About Master Class - Paper Art: Pop-up Animal
Puppies are often featured in Yoshitomo Nara’s work. Puppies represent the artist’s once isolated relationship with others during his childhood, and the joy he found in having an animal companion that welcomed him home. This class draws on the theme of puppies in Nara’s work. In this class, Kit Lau will demonstrate pop-up techniques, as well as guide participants to create their own pop-up animals.
About Kit Lau
Kit Lau is a self-taught pop-up book artist based in Hong Kong. After winning the 2008 Young Writers Debut Competition with his first pop-up book, Hong Kong Pop Up, which has received much acclaim, he has devoted himself to record the cultures of Hong Kong via pop up books. His works include Hong Kong Street Stalls, Land Transportation, Funtastic Festivities, Mobile Delights by the Cartful and Children’s Wonderland. Lau also designs pop up Chinese paper-cutting cards and “Happy Animals” greeting cards to promote the art of paper engineering. Kit Lau was formerly art director and creative director of an animation studio and the chief illustrator of a local magazine. He also acted as the director and art director of an independent short animation movie which has received awards in both Japan and Hong Kong.