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On the 12th and 13th of October at 18:00, Save or Cancel organized a different kind of workshop at MNAC. Children from 8 to 15 years of age were invited to take part in a drawing and screen-printing workshop, free of charge, designed to stimulate interest in heritage and participation in the city’s life. The motto of the event was “We explore art as a means of urban regeneration.” Paint-a-monument consisted of a drawing workshop for children with Serebe and screen printing with Octav Avramescu.

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The Paint-a-monument workshop participants received a copy of KOLOR, the first children’s coloring book created by Serebe, the new booklet Capitol, and also a t-shirt and canvas bag, printed by Atelierul de serigrafie de pe lângă Asociaţia Jumătatea Plină, who transfered the graphics made by Acme Industries on a limited run of objects, in support of the heritage awareness campaign, with a focus of CAPITOL.

Guided by Serebe the children felt at home, and they sketched and assembled ideas for the Capitol campain. From their views, we find that marking the abandon with a series of ghostly figures is pretty glaring, and if we think of a transformation of the space, why wouldn’t we change it into a lion or a dragon? Some wonderful ideas, which didn’t occur to us so far.

Octav Avramescu introduced the young participants to the world of manual printing and showed them how to create and multiply a poster, with the help of screen-printing.

Paint-a-monument atelier Capitol Puzzle

On the second day of the workshop, the children customized together with Serebe a piece of the poplar wood puzzle, laser-cut and engraved, then screen-printed by Octav.

BTLT: Paint-a-monument / Atelier pentru copii / Serebe (desen) + Octav (serigrafie)

“I had two nice days with a super fun gang of kids. With and about the Capitol Summer Theatre.” – Serebe

Paint-a-monument atelier Capitol fanzin

They then transferred the drawings done on the glass, going through the process of exposing the image and developing the emulsion on an A2 screen, stretching the paint with the squeegee and making their first fanzine.

The workshop was wonderful, with the children taking part in two creative evenings with Serebe, Octav and Save or Cancel.

Their works were on display Friday, 20 October, during the Capitol Talks 2 / Exhibition / booklet Capitol launch at Hub A, Casa OAR Bucharest.

Find out more about the CAPITOL Cinema / Summer Theatre heritage ensemble and awareness campaign. Visit the new website:

The workshop is organized as part of the cultural project co-financed under the Bucharest Cultural Program Participatory City by the Bucharest City Hall through the ARCUB Cultural Center of Bucharest.

This project is organized by Save or Cancel, via and is part of the multi-annual cultural programme “hub cultural Cinema / Summer Theatre CAPITOL”, co-funded by AFCN. The program does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the program or the way the program results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

Organizer: Save or Cancel

Partners: PMB, ArCubAFCN, CNDBTeatrul MicCinema Marconi, RADEFCarol 53, Monumente Uitate / Asociația ARCHÉ

Media partners: ZeppelinIQadsSmark, Iqool, Assamblage, Citatepedia,,, anyplace.roArt7Arte și meserii, Plaja de Carte, Someș Delivery, Dizainăr

Design: Acme Industries
Photo: VJ VLC, Serebe, Cristina Popa, Andrei Racovițan
Text: Cristina Popa (random) și Andrei Racovițan (ubic), VJ VLC

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Since 2008, Save or Cancel is a medium of communication and propagation of the arts and culture, promoting and facilitating their role in contemporary society.
The self-initiated multidisciplinary programs of Save or Cancel aim to identify sustainable and adaptable opportunities for (re) valorisation of the existence through architectural, cultural and editorial projects.
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