Playgrounds Online Fest #1 - The Art Department

  • Location
    Eindhoven, Netherlands
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So this spring is all about self-isolation and staying at home! But why not meet online instead? On Thursday 16 April Playgrounds their very first (free) Online Festival! The first edition is centered around The Art Department, so expect top notch speakers on design and concept art in animation, films and games.

Apart from online artist talks Playgrounds programs demos, panels and portfolio reviews as well. For this edition Playgrounds partnered up with Firestarter Magazine. And (possibly) the best news yet: the festival is free of charge! Playgrounds really wants to support the community in this confusing and stressful times. Let’s join forces, talk about art, share some energy and get some inspiration! The live stream is on from 17.00 to 01.00 hours. Please note that all times mentioned are in Amsterdam time zone (GMT +1).


Learn more about Loish

Dutch artist Loish (Lois van Baarle) has been drawing since the day she could hold a pencil. Nowadays Loish draws almost always digitally using Photoshop to create expressive characters that consistently promote female beauty in all shapes and forms. A true inspiration for all artists, an emblem for girl power, a mastermind in terms of creating and managing communities.

Learn more about Studio AKA

This London-based collective is a multi-BAFTA winning and Oscar-nominated independent animation studio & production company, full of exceptionally talented directors, designers, animators and producers. STUDIO AKA’s work has carved them a reputation for creating diverse and captivating stories. They are internationally known for their eccentric and innovative work expressed in an eclectic range of commercial and broadcast projects for clients like LLOYDS TSB, BMW, Toyota and Johnnie Walker. STUDIO AKA also produces amazing short films, like The BAFTA winning LOST AND FOUND (an adaptation of the award-winning children’s book by Oliver Jeffers), the BAFTA winning & Cartoon D’Or-winning JO JO IN THE STARS – and the multi-Award winning VARMINTS.


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