Application deadline: August 10
Requirements: the course is suitable for visual communication students as well as fine art (printmaking). Minimum year 2 bachelor. Master students are welcome as well.
How to Apply: Send your full name, name of your home school and study programmme + examples of work (max 3 images) to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 10, 2017
Application deadline: August 10
Animation and Space - a blender’s guide to meshes in real-time video in Klaipeda (Vilnius Academy of Arts)
KUNO seats: 3
Deadline to apply: October 2, 2017
During this workshop students will get an insight into using blender as a formidable open source alternative to programs that are either vastly expensive or that are only available through subscriptions that bind the user to a product and that create long term costs that are problematic for artists to deal with in their professional life. While blender offers a huge spectrum of possible areas to work in we would focus on the specifics of combining real world with animated elements, thus providing a tool for design and fine art students to work with on future projects that are either study related (ie film projects in the area of animation) or wider set (ie creating visuals for architectural or sculptural applications).
Description: This intensive workshop will aim to analyse the continued importance of tools in creative processes. What tools are available to contemporary artists? How does the nature of those tools affect the way ideas develop? Taking a broad range of tools, from simple hand tools to complex apparatus like cameras and computers, from the actual to the metaphorical, Tools for Ideas will aim in a relatively short space of time to generate a body of artworks with and about the use (and abuse) of tools – artworks that might begin to conflate the meaning of making with the making of meaning.
Performance as Political Assembly, offered by Valand Art Academy, taking place at KODE Art Museum Bergen
Application deadline: August 4th by noon.
This workshop is initiated by Mary Coble upon the invitation by KODE-Art Museums of Bergan to participate in Voices that will be held at KODE on September 8th, 9th and 10th. Numerous artists have been commissioned to develop and perform live works that respond to the current state of political elections- which is expanded upon in their curatorial statement*. The Norwegian government elections are on the following Monday September 11.
The workshop will be five days in totally and will include a live performance on the final day that will be included in the Voices performance program
Apply by June 5
The TELLING STORIES – Language in Video & Video as Language course focuses on the use of narration in moving images. How do contemporary video artists use narration? Which modes of story telling are available to video authors? Which part does editing play in the process of telling a story? A selection of video artists’ works will be presented to serve as examples of the various ways narration is employed in video art. Participants will have the chance to present their finished or unfinished projects and receive feedback from the lecturer and the group.
Apply by June 5
The Contemporary Art Field in Estonia short course provides an overview of how the contemporary art scene in Estonia functions – the most important organizations, the movers and shakers, the currently important and active artists from different disciplines, and the types of events being held. The causal factors behind the art scene are also explored, starting from the restoration of independence, Estonian art in the context of the regional and broader international art scene, and much more.
BALTIC ILLUSTRATION TOMORROW! Summer course at NIDA Art Colony organised by Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas Faculty, Graphic department.
Application deadline: 1st of June, 2017
Course description: The main goal of this practice - to analyze the content of illustrations (created around the Baltic sea), the possibilities of expression and future tendencies of illustrations based in this region. We seek working as a team to find the most appropriate mythological story of each participant country and create illustrated narrative that extends the mythological perception in other countries and cultural contexts. Weekly practice includes discussions with representatives from different art academies.
Location: Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki
Application deadline: May 12th
This workshop will examine the Process of Casting Iron, in the context of a small modern sculpture studio. The process of casting and working iron is deeply rooted in history, industry and culture of Finland and Scandinavia. Through an in-depth look at the foundry method, tooling and techniques associated with molding, melting and finish work, participants will make work that responds to the material, and its context historically and in a world where industry is progressing beyond labor and physical production. The workshop will include a single group iron pour event, open to the public, and demonstrating the spectacle of process.
Application deadline: 21 April 2017
Taking Papalexandri’s Untitled II as an example, the courses traces how the artistic work of building, composing for, and operating an instrument can be conceived of as a process in which habits of sound perception have to be unlearned in order to generate new forms of sonic knowledge.
Lithuanian, Baltic, International: Studio work and lectures with Anthony Stellaccio at Vilnius Academy of Arts
Application deadline: May 15th
Course description: Anthony Stellaccio is an American ceramic artist, scholar, and current Fulbright scholar now teaching at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. During a six-day workshop, Stellaccio will offer international students a local’s view of Lithuania and its ceramics while also providing perspective on international trends in contemporary ceramics. This early summer course will provide students with two days of studio time at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, lectures on Lithuanian and American ceramics, an informal tour of Vilnius, and two days featuring two traditional firing techniques.
Application deadline: 7th of May
This course is aimed at finding a personal approach towards traveling and gathering materials for inspiration from a specific location.Seven days of excursions throughout the Curonian Spit on foot, bike or bus (24/05-01/06).
Finding personal ideas, impressions, passions in a unique natural place and turning them into “artifacts” through artistic means.
The evenings will be dedicated to presentations, reflections and discussions about the findings.
Apply by 21 April
French audio theorist Michel Chion has argued that watching films with rich, sophisticated soundtracks is more than just a visual exercise – it enacts a process of “audio-viewing”. It is the audiovisual element that makes use of a wealth of tropes, devices, techniques, and effects that convert multiple sensations into image and sound, therefore rendering, instead of reproducing, the world through cinema.
Application: First come - first served
The workshop deals with the current status of the printed (analogue) book and concomitant questions.It enables participants to design and develop their own publications, from the initial idea, through the conception and right up to the finished product.
Part 1 and 2 will be credited with 4 study points. Students signing in for both part 1 and 2 will be preferred.
Application Deadline: 10 March 2017
This course looks at the basics of virtual reality and the development within the field of VR and interactivity. Students learn how to start a project with VR programing and explore the artistic use of the platform. Students are introduced to diverse methods which they can use to develop their abilities in the field further.
Application deadline: 1st of April
There are spaces in our cities that are neither our home nor got any other objective purpose. Away from the tourist highlights, planned places and “natural” landscape, you can find remnants that can tell a story: a story about the functioning and planning of our environment. Through those spaces, I would like to stroll with the participants and draw there.
Application deadline: March 1st.
Reading and working with texts is often taken as pre-given, or something that comes naturally to everybody. These are false assumptions. There are different ways of engaging with a text, and the approach selected affects the usefulness of the text to a great degree. In this course, we use texts by Hannah Arendt and Ernst Bloch (and others) as material to practice some methods of engaging with a text. We will also introduce the concept of “ethical/moral perception” and use it as a tool to develop and think about the relationship between visual and text based meanings in the context of the creative process.
Application Deadline: 7 March 2017
The course focuses on performing art in real time, using all available tools. Components such as age, gender, body, background and lived experience are studied as artistic subjects and content. Students investigate, through group- and independent work, how these factors are applied as content in works of art, as they appear in space, text and other outlets. Ideas about the relationship between the performer and the audience is disseminated.
Application Deadline: 7 March 2017
Photogrammetry software constructs 3D information from digital photographs, and is an increasingly available and easy-to-work with method. The workshop focuses on 3D scanning of objects and places. Photogrammetry is used to get real-world information into a computer aided design environment. Visual material is approached from the perspective of visualization and modelling of artwork for public space.
Application deadline: March 1st
MONOTYPE is a Versatile method to print only one unique print from the plate. We work with black oil based ink. Work can be one print or edition of many small prints. You are asked to collect different materials to print on: e.g. sheet fabric, thin t-shirt cotton, photographs or other prints with computer, music sheets, millimeter paper, cardboard boxes for food or other products, silk papers… whatever you might find!!
Application deadline: 1 March 2017
Description: In Self-Portrait & Contemporary Photography intensive workshop we will explore self-portraits in the context of contemporary photograpy. During the workshop we will also visit Elina Brotherus´ exhibition Works 1998–2015 at the Turku Art Museum. During the workshop there will be assignments on self-portraits. These assignments are mainly done by photographing. Bring your own camera with you!
Application deadline: 1 March 2017
At the workshop you will get the body of work from somebody at the class and you will give yours to someone else. We are doing various kinds of practices to study different methods of working. How it feels to step in to someone else’s shoes and what happens to your images when you give those to someone else to work with. As the end result we are looking for new kind of impacts, perspectives and ideas for your own projects.
Application Deadline: 20 feb 2017
Description: A two week (5 day) workshop investigating how artists can utilize the Arduino platform for the creation of electro-mechanical artworks. Fundamentals of electronics will be introduced and students will learn how to write simple computer programs for the Arduino microcontroller. Mechanical movement, interactivity and artistic use of electric equipment will be explored. At the end of the course, participants will have produced a new art piece and gained understanding of the possibilities of computer code, mechanics and electronics in the modern technological environment of artists.
Application deadline: Friday 20th January
A pictorial memory is one founding principle for art and daydreams. It can be evoked by gestures, smells and words. In the case of the workshop print, publication, and language in many forms will be the basis, in their capacity to create concepts and structures, be them poetic, statistic or narrative. The workshop seeks to research different forms of language, developed to think in and about art.
Application deadline: January 16, 2017
The legendary Garage48 Hardware & Arts 2017 hackathon will be happening already on the 17-19th of February in Tartu, Estonia. The Garage48 Hardware & Arts hackathons are one of the most popular events in the Baltic region to build physical working prototypes! UI/UX and product designers, electronics, mechatronics and software engineers, marketers and science professionals are all welcome to build innovations in just 48 hours!
Application deadline: December 15, 2016
‘Tallinn Noir’ with its references to ‘the noir’ and ‘Nordic Noir’ offers a new space and framework to create an audio-visual entity in a specific context with specific limits. We shall approach the territory of Tallinn with critical application of ‘the noir’ in order to explore the matter and subjects of contemporary society. ‘Tallinn Noir’ will be developed through the link to the reality, tactics of situations and everyday practices.
Application deadline: January 9, 2017
The aim of this course is to explore interactive and real-time processes within the field of sound and in connection with other sensorial dimensions. Essentially organized as a workshop, the participants will develop their skills in this field via the realization of a collective sensitive environment to be exhibited at the end of the course.
Application deadline: 1 December, 2016
Aim of the course:
- Give access to knowledge relevant for artistic development through theory, digital tools and practice in the studio for weaving.
– To find new ways of building textiles in 2D and 3D by use of construction in combination with materials, textures and colours.
Application deadline: 20th of November
This workshop will explore the possibility of using the body of the performer as a ‘laboratory’ to generate knowledge of the culture in which that body is situated. There is a common tendency amongst many people to think about the body as a given, a ‘thing’ that we carry with us and that has little impact in the generation of knowledge. However, this workshop will contest the purely ‘utilitarian’ understanding of the body and propose that what we understand as our bodies is in fact a rather contested and problematic field.
Application deadline: 1st October 2016
The 5 days workshop entitled the echo of the sign of writing aims to investigate writing practices in contemporary art beyond the mere notion of writing as textual information. Divided in two parts, and including writing exercises both on paper, in space and in speech during the first days, it will first focus on the materiality of language to then investigate the ‘non-verbal’ in language.
Deadline for applying: 30 September 2016, by noon
How can we understand justice and diversity in ways that are not blind to differences in gender, sexual orientation, race, class and dis/ability in the name of equality? How can feminist and queer admission policies be developed and implemented within institutions? Can management be thought of more in terms of care than administration? What does it actually require to decolonize the curriculum? What is possible within self-organized learning environments that is not within the institution? When do we learn? How is knowledge transmitted and validated? What is the agency of publishing and documenting, of citation practices? What are the acquisition politics of our libraries and databases? How can we broaden our understanding of feminist and non-Eurocentric knowledge? What kind of resources are we accessing to do so?
Application deadline: September 25th
Description:The cycle of lectures, workshop and seminar, combined with visits to individual students’s studios, is aimed at creating opportunities for sharing information and opening the dialogue about the condition of art in the 21st century. It is aimed at all students undertaking a course with a visual arts basis at Masters and PhD level, and to provoke questions as much as it offers answers. The title for the programme, ‘a mirror walking down a strange street’, is a quotation from a poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, ‘a poem is a mirror/walking down a strange street’.
Application deadline: 2 October 2017
As part ‘surface plane’, a semester long course in the second year BA programme at the Iceland Acdemy of the Arts, ‘The waiting room’ is a three week workshop focusing on two dimensional ways of approaching a space.
Students in this course will work site specifically, developing work for, and through observing, the waiting room in the x-ray department of the National University Hospital of Iceland.