Atelier Figures du monstre, Marion Fabien (2) - CENTRALE

A project of digital mediation was germinating at Centrale. The sanitary context of 2020 encouraged us to develop this further and so #trythisathome was born. On this page you will find workshops – at home – created by artists, calls for co-creation and much more!

  • ‘Magic amulet’  - Camille Van Hoof


Using clay, very fine brushes, twigs, pebbles, and such we’ll create talismans to curry favours with the house sprites and to cast our problems away.

Camille Van Hoof is an author and an illustrator. She’s written and drawn the album ‘Odd Tree’ (Drôle d’arbre)  (Versant Sud Jeunesse). During the day, she creates comics. They are often about magic, strange worlds and characters in need of something more in life. At night (um, actually, also during the day), she runs funny odd courses for children and adults alike, such as a ‘spying course’ or a ‘magic course’.

  • ‘L’Arbre à palabres’ – Stephan Goldrajch

The artist Stephan Goldrajch calls upon you to realize a collective work during this lockdown and school vacations… Composed of elements made of crochet or knitting, ‘L’arbre à palabres’ will be exhibited at Centrale for the BXL Universel II exhibition: multipli.city. How to participate? By crocheting or knitting a piece of maximum 50 x 100 cm. Stephan and Brigitte explain the technique in this video.

You are welcome to participate, alone, as a couple or with your family and friends !

Workshop : The crochet technique 

The artist Stephan Goldrajch proposes an introduction to crochet. As a bonus, your creations may well be exhibited at Centrale! More info in the video.

Workshop : How to recycle your old T-shirts into knitting balls

You’re short of thread? Stephan Goldrajch shows you how to recycle your old T-shirts into balls!

Workshop : The knitting technique

You don’t have a crochet hook? Don’t worry, your fingers will do just fine! Learn the knitting technique here!

  • ‘Travelling inside my room’ – Françoise Schein & co

Travel in your own room with artist Françoise Schein!

Confirmed visual artist Françoise Schein –  well known at Centrale for her participative project “Le Grand BanKet” –  is joining forces with 5 of her students from ESAM-C2. Together they are offering us new workshops: “Travelling inside my room” or how to reproduce your room in miniature. 

 Don’t forget to share your creations on social networks by tagging Centrale(@centralebrussels) or by email at patricia.balletti@brucity.be📧

Discover the world and the gourmet model by Salomé. She is offering us a new workshop and an amazing new technique: reproducing her own miniature room using vegetables and sandwich bread.

Enter the room and the world of Antonin Popelin!

Discover his model made from very personal writings and papier-mâché. Don’t hesitate to reproduce his home-made glue technique!

Manon Garcia presents the model of her room. Get inspired by her very colourful and musical project and make your own model of your favourite room with recycled or found paper!

The artist Françoise Schein and her student Clémentine Morel present a new workshop of “Travelling inside my room”! For her travel and model project, Clémentine has worked on the mandatory exit waivers used during confinement in France. Enjoy the work, and be inspired !

Lilit Kharatyan unveils the model of her room, a colourful project inspired by the 1950s and its utopias of self-sufficient cities. She presents her inspirations and her very personal and futuristic visual work.

  • ‘Workshops at home’ – Marion Fabien

Discover artist Marion Fabien’s digital tutorial here!

Workshop : Face(s) of the monster

Graphic researches using the printing technique. Realisation of stamps and ink prints. Using overprint, we will make a monstrous portrait, big or small.

Use of cutter, do not leave children alone.

Workshop : Monotype

Researches of forms and figures around the theme of the Bestiary. Real or imaginary animals. Hybridization of forms. Researches on drawing, then on monotype. Impressions and overprints. The various researches will be made into a little publication.

Workshop : Shadows

Work around light and shadow. Drawing researches based on experimentations on silhouettes on small formats. Contours / forms / aperture / flat areas / work with China ink. A small publication will record the various experimentations.

Workshop : Masks

Realisation of finery or masks. Research on the figure of the mask and its representation. Manipulation of various materials using the assemblage technique: cardboard / paper / plastic straws / sticky tape / survival blanket…

With the support of visit.brussels and the Brussels-Capital Region