workshop

  • Defqon1: Hardstyle? Cardstyle!

    Defqon1: Hardstyle? Cardstyle!

    Our 5th year at Defqon1! The heat was on, literally. The glue melted before we could turn the glueguns on. What a giant party with a lot of familiar faces! We feel like we are a real part of the festival! Big round of cardboard for the best team ever: Astrid van der Velde, Jeroen […]

  • Mutant Toys Workshop – @Toyland Halloween party

    Mutant Toys Workshop – @Toyland Halloween party

    During the Toyland Party by Halloween Spook we created this movie from the results of the Mutant Toy Workshop! The beautiful dressed up visitors could join by creating a mutant toy monster made of recycled toys. After that they acted together with the monster in this classic b-movie we we’re creating on the spot! Greenscreen […]

  • We will sock you at Lowlands!

    We will sock you at Lowlands!

    During the Lowlands Festival we made more than 8000 sockpuppets! These puppets came to live in all the different sets in our venue! Many thanks to all participants and all workshopleaders, puppeteers and the Lowlands crew! We made also a big party each evening of the festival. And some specials: a create your own dancepartner […]

  • We will sock you at Smeerboel Festival!

    We will sock you at Smeerboel Festival!

    At Smeerboel Festival! We brought our improved sets for the sockpuppetsweatshop: the sockpuppet wrestling area has now a pimpy look and the micro playback sjo is equiped with a smoke machine 🙂 We really have a hang of this workshop now and it is ready to travel! Of course we also brought all sorts of […]

  • Wildeburger Courant Live Festival Printshop!

    Wildeburger Courant Live Festival Printshop!

    At the Wildeburg Festival we created a festival newspaper with the visitors of the festival! Writing, drawing, printing, folding the 5 zines we made in 3 days. Total copies: 15000! Printed on the vintage gestetner mimeographs of Erwin Blok! No computers we’re used excerpt for playing music! We came with the best team ever, writers, […]

  • Crowd Light Painting Animation LIVE

    Crowd Light Painting Animation LIVE

    At the opening of Klik! Animation Festival we wanted to make an animation with everyone in the audience at the same time! We gave all the 300 people in the audience a light which they can draw with on the screen! We made a little live survey using their drawings. A sort of live data […]

  • Bloons! Giant monsters from party DNA!

    Bloons! Giant monsters from party DNA!

    Balloons are the DNA of parties. Our crazy clown scientists take over the party bringing with them 10 balloons for everyone at the party. From the stage we explain that we need help recreating the party spirit animals. The only thing the audience has to do is to make as many connections as possible. We […]

  • Analogue GIF’s: a zoetrope animation workshop

    Analogue GIF’s: a zoetrope animation workshop

    With a zoetrope you can make analogue animation, a GIF that needs no technology. Excerpt for this large rotating thing. It’s our simplest animation workshop for which we use 2 big zoetropes, a lot of markers and some prepared paper. If you have a big screen we have a simple camera setup that can show […]

  • Workshop Cardboarding @ WDKA Rotterdam / Motel Mozaique

    Workshop Cardboarding @ WDKA Rotterdam / Motel Mozaique

    In a superfast workshop (3 hours) students created these big characters, made a parade and trashed everything they made in classic cardboarders style. Thanks to Robert van Raffe, Gert Jan Pos for the images, the organisation of Motel Mozaique and all the dedicated students! Want to make things larger than life? We can help you […]

  • Lights and shadows, building with the Landsberg Community

    Lights and shadows, building with the Landsberg Community

    We (Mathijs Stegink and Sjors Knol) were invited to Landsberg by Wolfgang Hauck to create a Cardboarders project. We built for a week with the community, refugees, kids, artists and volunteers from all over the world! We tried to create a spiritual building inspired by the baroque Wieskirche and it’s architect D. Zimmerman. The old […]

  • SHADOWPUPPET VJ WORKSHOP

    SHADOWPUPPET VJ WORKSHOP

    This workshop took place at the museumN8 in the Joods Historical Quarter in Amsterdam. During the party, the visitors of the Museumnight helped us in making some paper puppet animations, which we’re recorded directly and shown as visuals behind the DJ. It was very interesting to combine the technique of traditional shadowpuppets with a workshop […]

  • Let’s play CARDBALL! @FreedomLab

    Let’s play CARDBALL! @FreedomLab

    Cardball is THE new sport. It’s the only sport that is played before it’s invented. Basic rules at the moment of writing: – It’s considered cheating if you don’t cheat with Cardball.– Build a cardboard costume for two people that covers all hands and feet.– No human appendage should ever touch the Cardball!– Set an […]

  • Building boat models: Workshop in Rotterdam Harbor!

    Building boat models: Workshop in Rotterdam Harbor!

    Buijs Events asked us to make a Cardboard Model Boats workshop in a beautiful old building in the Rotterdam Harbor! We didn’t stop after building the boatmodels. We made video’s of all the groups of builders (120 builders!) pictures of the boats. In the party afterwards we showed the animation we made of this with […]

  • Wearable Cardboard City at GLR

    Wearable Cardboard City at GLR

    Cardboarders Workshops with a.o. students Mitchel van der Jagt en Sascha Dekker at the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam! We made this stuff in one afternoon. I think the wearable city will have a follow up in the future. It’s funny to think of the wearable cardboard skyline, still standing there, somewhere in Rotterdam. Maybe covered with […]

  • Cardboard Creatures Animation

    Cardboard Creatures Animation

    For the KLIK! Animation Festival (now Kaboom) in the Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam we developed this life size animation workshop. It combines our two favorite disciplines: cardboard building and animation. This is a workshop we perfected in later iterations on bigger festivals like Lowlands, IFFR and Hemeltjelief. It works best as an ongoing workshop during […]

  • conTemporary sculpture: James Grashow

    conTemporary sculpture: James Grashow

    I heard someone say the Burning Man Festival is a new World Wonder. Incredible! Something with the motto “leave no trace” is now becoming a part of a list of things that only wanted to leave their trace. Like most of the artists on this site, the consciousness that everything is impermanent is a part […]

  • An explosion of cardboard in the shape of town

    An explosion of cardboard in the shape of town

    About Cardboardia’s materialization in Perm.We were invited to come and help build Cardboardia in Perm (KartonKamsk).Perm is a city with two faces: one rough, industrial and hardworking and one innocent, cultural and fun-loving. The city used to be the last stop before people deemed “undesirable” by the Soviet regime passed on their way to the […]

  • Cardboarders workshop at Art and Design Deltion Zwolle

    Cardboarders workshop at Art and Design Deltion Zwolle

    I (Mathijs) was asked to do a workshop at the (international) school for Art and Design in Zwolle.I decided to make it an intense two days of cardboard costume-making. Then I would have one day left to play with the students and their costumes in the green screen studio (a really good one they have […]