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Book Covers for Beletrina: Children’s Creative Workshop

Posted in Workshops by andrejabrulc on 07/10/2010

In conjunction with the exhibition Book Covers for Beletrina, a children’s creative workshop was led by London-based Slovene graphic designer and illustrator, Andreja Brulc.


22 young participants


Children (2–13yrs old) were invited to create illustrations based on stories associated with different places in Slovenia and make up book pages. The pages were assembled into a short book called Tales from Slovenia. Twenty-one children took part in the workshop, and one child sent illustrations by post.

Details of illustrations from the book Tales from Slovenia

Veronika from the Small Castle of Kamnik: Živa Galjot 7 yrs

Veronika from the Small Castle of Kamnik: Allie Bunyan 13 yrs

Proteus of Postojna Cave: Hannah Mosquera 6yrs

Children were given different stories depending on their ages. The stories were based on myths and folklore as well as tales from places of interest (such as the dragon of Ljubljana, the strong man Martin Krpan, the Medieval knight Erazem of Predjama Castle, Povodni mož of Prekmurje, the proteus of Postojna Cave, the Lipizzaner horse and so on).


Martin Krpan: Aleksander Sestović 10yrs

Povodni mož of Prekmurje: Tobi Marinček Swain 8 yrs


Triglav: Marko Mosquera 8 yrs

Zmaj Direndaj: Živa Galjot 7yrs

The text was available in English (two stories in Slovene) as the workshop turned out to be very international!


Group 3: 7–8 years old

Children also learned about Slovenia in a creative and fun way. Light snacks and drinks were provided, and everyone had a very good time.

The book Tales from Slovenia was then displayed at the exhibition. Each child was sent the book in a digital format.

Živa is admiring the book with her grandma

For a full showcase of children’s illustrations for the Tales from Slovenia book click Flickr.

The project was sponsored by the government of the Republic of Slovenia.


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