Mercè Galí

Very sweet books

Do you have a passion for chocolate? Use it to draw the book of your dreams!

Black chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate with orange, chocolate with salt, chocolate ice-cream, chocolate eggs, bread with oil and chocolate, chocolate with honey and curd cheese, etc. Does it make your mouth water? If so, then this is the workshop for you. Using chocolate and graphite we will turn a sheet into a pop-up book and we will learn to draw and print a cocoa bean in a very simple way. The result: very sweet books. Only for greedy writers!

Mercè Galí
Born in Sant Llorenç Savall, but when she was very small she moved to Barcelona. She grew up surrounded by books in the Galí bookshop of the Vila de Gràcia. Now she lives in Vilafranca del Penedès, seeing how the vineyards draw the passing of time.

She studied Fine Arts in the University of Barcelona, specialising in Engraving and Illustration in the endearing Escuela Llotja in the street of Avinyó.

She works mainly in the field of children's and youth illustration for different publishers and is a habitual collaborator with the magazines Cavall Fort and Tatano.

She was designer of the Poster of the Winter Festivities of Barcelona “La Laia 2006”, the Poster of the Book World 2009 and some of the programmes for the shows of the Auditorium of Barcelona and the Museum of Music.

She gives creation workshops for children and training for teachers. She participated as a Workshop leader in the Festival Flic organised by Tantàgora 2014 in the CCCB and in the Design Museum. She also participated in the Big Draw 2013 with the workshop “Music drawn in the Palace” with the Reciclofónica Orchestra. She organises summer workshops in the Casa Anita bookshop of the Vila de Gràcia. Selected in the Festival “Como Pedro por su casa” ("As if you owned the place") for artistic books 2014 and in the Biennial of Bratislava for illustration 2013.

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