Learn how to boost children's creativity and create a unique stamp factory
If you want to awaken the imagination and the desire to create children, Julia Abalde and Clara Sáez - illustrators and creators of the stamp set Pin Tam Pon and authors of the children's book Tris, Tras! - invite you to their Factory in this course of Stamps: an imaginary place where you will discover the basics of the world of stamping through fun games and experiments.
In this course children — and adults too — will learn to design and manufacture a set of stamps that can be combined with each other. Julia and Clara will be the hosts, who will accompany you on your visit to the rooms of this factory such as the laboratory, the warehouse or the assembly line, among others. Along the way you will meet new techniques, materials, ideas and also some other characters that will guide you in the process of creating your own pack of stamps.
If you are a teacher, this assortment of resources and ideas will bring color and texture to your classes. And if you feel like sharing creative moments with your family, here are many plans for fall afternoons or summer mornings.
About this course
You will meet the creators of Pin Tam Pon, Julia Abalde and Clara Sáez. They will share with you the tricks and ideas they have discovered in the years they have been manufacturing stamps and holding children's workshops, all with shapes and lots of imagination. Then, they will talk about them, the projects they have done together so far and everything they like and motivate to create. Then they will welcome you to the Tam Pon Pin Seal Factory.
You will start the factory tour. Your first stop will be the Experiments Laboratory; a room where you will learn what stamping is and where you will put into practice fun stamping exercises using homemade objects and materials and even, your own body! All with the aim of shaking your imagination and opening yourself to new creative possibilities.
Next, you will visit the Machine Room where you will get to work with your main mission: to build a set of combinable stamps. In the Warehouse you will know the materials you need and where to get them, and then, in the Brainstorming Booth , you will be filled with ideas and resources to design a family of shapes that match.
Once you have clear what you want to manufacture you will enter the Assembly Chain, learning step by step how to build your stamps and finishing with the creation of a packaging , to save and protect them.
They will say goodbye in the fourth unit, but not before sharing with you the techniques and tricks of expert, so that you get the most out of your stamp game. In addition, you will make a final visit to the Department of Crazy Ideas, a corner of the factory where the most crazy ideas are developed that will inspire you to grow your family of stamps.
Throughout this adventure you can count on our company in the forum, where Julia and Clara will be happy to see the results of your process and available to help you with any questions you have.
The factory awaits you!
What is this course's project?
The main mission of this course is to build a unique set of stamps that can be combined with each other, that is, a family of ways that, when mixed, offer multiple creative possibilities. You will finish the course with a new creative tool designed and produced by you, from the initial experimentation that will lead us to the idea, to the construction of the game and its packaging .
Who is it for?
This course is aimed at children, families and teachers who want to start in the world of printing, experimenting and playing. The activities are designed for people over 6 years old, accompanied by a trusted adult who is willing to get their hands dirty, play and ... to be surprised by the discoveries!
What you need
This is an initiation course, so prior knowledge is not necessary. What you will need are basic materials such as: white and colored paper, large or mural papers, scissors, colored pencils, pencil and rubber, markers, colored tempera, sponges, paint containers, spray water diffuser and a rubber or tablecloth so as not to dirty the space.
Also some more specific materials related to the world of stamping: ink pads for stamps, rubber eva (foamy), cardboard or wooden blocks, contact glue or double-sided tape, a cardboard box or a cloth bag.
Pin Tam Pon will give you a list of materials and a directory of online stores to get them, in addition, they will encourage you to open your eyes and keep all kinds of interesting materials that fall into your hands.
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Created by Julia Abalde and Clara Sáez - illustrators, educators and friends - Pin Tam Pon is a printing game that combines geometric shapes and primary colors, and from these simple premises a universe of characters, stories, activities, workshops has been growing. all kinds at the Miró Foundation, the Picasso Museum or the International Center for Contemporary Tabakalera Culture and publications such as the book Tris, Tras! —Available in Spain and Latin America.
The three basic pillars of his project are game, imagination and friendship. They start from the most essential elements of the image to awaken the imagination, ingenuity and play in children and adults. They love to find wealth in the simple and transfer it to everything they do, looking for respectful solutions with the environment and the people involved.