7

10:00 - 18:00
(30 min break)

Laura Klimaite

Composition
via typography

The aim of the workshop is to introduce the participants to the basics of the composition via typography. While working on different exercises participants will be familiarized with:

  • Hierarchy of information
  • Hierarchy of typographic elements
  • Importance of the white space
  • Importance of the contrast
  • Compositional idea
  • Emotional impact of the composition
  • Good typographical taste

Final result: Typographic Poster

Requirements / materials needed:

  • Personal computer with Adobe InDesign or Illustrator program
  • A4 white sheets of paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Sticky tape
  • A4 Printer
  • A3 Printer
  • Scanner

All the materials will be provided except personal computers.

The knowledge of the programmes is not required

About the tutor

Laura Klimaite is Lithuanian freelance graphic designer based in Berlin. Two years ago she graduated in graphic design from ArtEZ Institute of Arts (Arnhem, the Netherlands), where she was taught by Thomas Castro (LUST), Vinca Kruck (Metahaven), Remco van Bladel and other internationally renowned dutch graphic designers. The program is known for its conceptual thinking and experimental typography.

Laura’s wide understanding of different graphic design schools is based on her practice: she has bachelor degree in design from Vilnius Art Academy (Lithuania), she was studying in Bergen National Academy of Arts (Norway) in Visual Communication department, did internship at Esen Karol LTD design studio in Istanbul (Turkey). Laura gave several speeches and workshops related to typography. Currently working for different range of clients and projects, focusing on editorial design.

www.lauraklimaite.com
50e

8-12 participants

14

10:00 - 17:00
(30 min break)

James Leahy

Creative
coding using processing

This Crash Course in Creative Coding using Processing is an intensive day-long workshop designed for artists wishing to increase their technical knowledge and thus incorporate creative code within their artistic practice. After the workshop, the participant will have a solid entry-level understanding of programming and creative coding, and will be able to apply these techniques within their practice. As the second section of the workshop is practice based, the participant will already have completed a simple project within their field of interest.

defuncart.com/workshops/creative-coding/crash-course-in-processing/

Requirements / materials needed:

  • Laptop and headphones
  • Participants may be Windows, Macintosh, or Linux based, however troubleshooting support can only be guaranteed for Macintosh.
  • Some programming knowledge is beneficial but not assumed or expected. It is recommend to download and install the Processing environment before the workshop.

About the tutor

James Leahy is an Irish-born, Berlin-based multimedia artist and composer, who recently graduated with Distinction in a Master of Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London. James is also a first-class honors graduate of the Master of Arts Music Technology program from the University of Limerick. James has been involved with the field of creative coding for the last five years, three of which he has given workshops on the topic, among others. His artwork, films, and music have been publicly displayed and performed live internationally.

http://defuncart.com
40e

8-12 participants

21

11:00 - 16:00
(30 min break)

Alan Gleeson

A practice­
based approach to learning Max

In this beginners course we will explore the software Max as a tool for sound creation. Taking a practice-based approach to learning means this is not a step-by-step guide. We will skip the basics (you can learn that in your own time) and jump straight into using simple pre-made building blocks, and use a modular approach to designing a software instrument that gets you generating sound and having fun, fast.

Requirements / materials needed:

This workshop is designed for absolute beginners, no prior knowledge of Max or programming is required.

  • Laptop (Mac/PC)
    (Max installed on your computer. There’s a 30­day trial available here).
  • Headphones

Optional (though very helpful)

  • MIDI controller ­ one with knobs/sliders/buttons is most useful, though the computers own keyboard can also be used.

About the tutor

The workshop is given by Alan Gleeson, an Irish sound artist/musician based in Berlin. He has worked as a sound engineer producing his own and others music, and as an educator for more than 15 years. He has a Masters Degree in Music Technology and currently specializes in developing methods for live improvised performance of electronic/electroacoustic music. His other interests are field recording and acoustic ecology. He currently lecturer’s at dBs Music College in Berlin teaching Sound Design & Manipulation, Audio Engineering for Electronic Musicians, and Acoustics.

https://gleesonalan.wordpress.com/ https://soundcloud.com/alangleeson
30e

8-12 participants

28

11:00 - 16:30
(30 min break)

Irene Cruz & Nati Grund

Social
networking
for artists

Lots of artists that have tried to create a presence within social media. Not getting the results they expected and becoming discouraged is a normal scenario. But, as with most things in life, it takes a consistent effort in order to achieve meaningful results. Overall, the main reasons why artists fail with social media is that they are not providing a value to their connections with any helpful, interesting and relevant content in their comments and posts. Participants will learn in this workshop strategies for maintaining social networks successfully, as well as how to boost public interest and which content to bring to which audience. Participants will learn how to design and implement a strategy and utilize them within their professional practice.

Nati Grund and Irene Cruz are working in this field from the beginning of their artistic activity. The idea of this workshop is to help artists to get the most from internet possibilities, to let them know which are the best tools and the best ways to behave on the networks.

Requirements / materials needed:

  • Laptop

About the tutors

Irene Cruz

Irene Cruz is a Photographer and Video artist. She was born in Madrid 1987 and lives and works in Berlin. She studied Advertising & Public Relations, Audiovisual Communication and Conceptual Photography and Artistic Creation in Madrid. She has won several prizes and has participated in more than 200 exhibitions, art fairs and festivals all over the world. She’s one of the most published young emerging artists in the world. Her photos and videos have been featured in more than 1000 websites. She also works as Community Manager for other artists and advises them about social networking and photobook publications. Last year she started the Project Grundkreuz with Nati Grund, together they organize festivals and art fairs like Pop Up Kino (video art Festival) and LUFT (Photobook art fair).

www.irenecruz.com
Nati Grund

Nati Grund is a curator and cultural manager. She studied Art History (with focus on new technologies) and has a Masters of Social Development of Artistic Culture. Currently she is the Chief Curator of Virtual Gallery, an online marketplace but also a social network for connecting artists, curators and art lovers.

http://musas20.com/