A look at Japan: in the world of Katsumi Komagata

In Sarthe, in the community of communes Loué Brûlon Noyen, children – but also their parents! – will discover Katsumi Komagata’s books through creative activities.

The workshop program

The Little Workshop

Wednesdays November 16 and December 14 from 10am to 12pm.

Creative workshop for budding artists, led by Annick Coutanceau.
Painting, cutting, folding: creation of an animated book in the manner of Komagata.

For children from 7 to 11 years old.

Media library of Noyen-sur-Sarthe.

From dish to fold

Wednesday, November 30 from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 4pm.

Parent/child storytelling workshop, led by Valérie Michel (Livre’S).

First of all, approach, through a reading time, the books of Katsumi Komagata. A time to become familiar with the poetic and plastic universe of the artist, to discover his love of nature and his interest in the concerns of childhood, to delicately manipulate the childhood, and to delicately handle his works as works of art…

Then to appropriate the artistic approach of the author, through a workshop around the paper which is in the heart of his universe. We will tame the color, the shapes, the textures. We will create a surprise: we will transform one thing into another!

On the workshop program: cutting, collage, folding, pop up… Children and parents will find their own way in the artist’s universe to create the literary and artistic object they want.

For children from 6 to 11 years old, accompanied by their parents.

Intercommunal library of Loué.

And also…

The librarians of Noyen-sur-Sarthe and Loué regularly offer discovery sessions of Komagata’s books to groups of children: toddlers (with the Relais petite enfance) and kindergarten students in Noyen-sur-Sarthe, kindergarten and primary school students in Loué. Valérie Michel will offer her “storytelling workshop” on December 1 to a class in Loué.

The organizers of the leisure centers of Coulans-sur-Gée, Loué and Noyen-sur-Sarthe also work with the children around the universe of the artist every Wednesday. They will welcome the author-illustrator Amandine Momenceau on November 23 for “Carte-tiroir” workshops in Noyen-sur-Sarthe and Loué.