Workshops – (de)code landscape

WORKSHOP MODULES (de)code landscape
If you are a youth group, a group of young people or a school class – to book a workshop, please email: info@talc.org.uk or call 01880 820135
All workshops are free!

 

INTERAKTIVE PAPER PRINT
artists —> Nicole Heidtke & Sian MacQueen
ages —> 12-25 (will be tailored to age group)
project —> (de)code landscape
You will create a little pictogram story to be told in several layers of print with
translucent and opaque ink. As a final layer you will screen print elements with
conductive ink and connect these to a microcontroller. Once these elements on
our prints are touched, they can trigger sounds with the help of a software called
soundplant. Your prints will become responsive!
Programme Elements
· Tuesdays After school drop-in sessions at talc.
· Experimentation Days at talc.
· Plug-In sessions (Lochgilphead, Oban)
· bookable for 1-3 days for School and Youth Group


e textiles

 

DIGITAL TEXTILES
artists —> Stefan Baumberger & Nicole Heidtke, a.o.
ages —> 14-25 (will be tailored to age group)
project —> (de)code landscape
Module 1: You will create your own designs and patterns in Adobe Illustrator to
either print them in a traditional way onto cotton, linen or silk – or they will be
printed digitally at talc. or with a professional print company.
Module 2: You will create your own motif to be embroidered with talc.’s digital
embroidery machine.
Module 3: Clothes can go crazy: with sensors, microcontrollers and just a little
bit of programming they will start to blink or make a sound.
Programme Elements
· Tuesdays After school drop-in sessions at talc.
· Experimentation Days at talc.
· Plug-In sessions (Lochgilphead, Oban)
· bookable for 1 up to 5 days for School and Youth Groups


kinetic sculpture

 

MINIATURE SCULPTURES
artists —> Sian MacQueen, Nicole Heidtke, a.o.
ages —> 12-25 (will be tailored to age group)
project —> (de)code landscape
Module 1: You will create little sculptures for a made-up scientific collection.
As an inspirational source we will look at historic artist’s collections. Techniques
used: pressmould with silicon, plaster and found objects.
Module 2: This is an introduction into the basic 3-D software “Sculptris” to create
little sculptures, which can be painted and 3-D printed in sandstone.
Programme Elements
· Tuesdays After school drop-in sessions at talc.
· Experimentation Days at talc.
· Plug-in sessions (Lochgilphead, Oban)
· bookable for 1 up to 5 days for School and Youth Groups


AR

 

AUGMENTED REALITY
artists —> Stefan Baumberger, Nicole Heidtke
ages —> 14-25 (will be tailored to age group)
project —> (de)code landscape
Augmented Reality (AR) is a digitally enhanced view of the “real” world. Make
your photos, texts, films, sound or animations appear as an expanded view of a
printed page of a book – simply use the aurasma (or other) app and an ipad (or
your phone).
This module can be combined with the drone filming module.
Programme Elements
· Tuesdays After school drop-in sessions at talc.
· Experimentation Days at talc.
· Plug-In sessions
· bookable for 1 up to 3 days for School and Youth Groups
· Summer School at talc. (tbc)


Photography

 

DOCUMENTATION: PHOTO & LAYOUT
artists —> Stefan Baumberger, Nicole Heidtke
ages —> 12+, adults (will be tailored to age group)
project —> (de)code landscape
This workshop is all about photography and how to improve your photos with
the professional software Adobe Photoshop – but you will also dig out some
archival material about the area. The second part of the workshop is about how
to design leaflets, posters and booklets in the graphic design software Adobe
InDesign to make them ready for print.
This is a d.i.t. (do it together) wokshop – you will decide as a group about content
and style of the publication.
Programme Elements
· Tuesdays after school drop in sessions at talc.
· Experimentation Days
· bookable for 1 up to 5 days for School- and Youth Groups


video

 

DOKUMENTATION – DRONE FILMING & EDITING
artists —> Stefan Baumberger, Nicole Heidtke
ages —> 12-25 (will be tailored to age group)
project —> (de)code landscape
Drone Filming can be part of all creative outdoor sessions. You ever wondered
how the landscape you are surrounded by looks from above? The video
you will create can be edited towards sound you composed during a sound
composing or sound programming session.
Programme Elements
· Tuesdays after school drop in sessions at talc. (video editing only)
· Experimentation Days
· bookable for 1 to 3 days for School and Youth Groups


 

CONTEMPORARY DANCE & PHYSICAL THEATRE
artist —> Tony Mills
ages —> 14-25
project —> (de)code landscape
Join Tony Mills, Artistic Director of Room 2 Manoeuvre (Edinburgh), for talc.’s
Summer School dance programme. This week will be a mixture of both hip hop
and contemporary dance styles. Tony will teach the basics and routines for both
styles and also lead participants through the process of finally creating their
own movements and sequences. The week will conclude in a short performance,
relating to the theme of the overall summer project which are: waves, echoes
and sea currents and whirlpools. This will be a fun, physical and creative week. To
find out more about Tony please visit www.r-2-m.net .
Programme Elements
· bookable during Arts & Music Summer school, min. 2 days, preferably 5 days
· bookable min. 2 days for School- and Youth Groups


sound programming

 

SOUND – COMPOSING & PROGRAMMING
artist —> Adam Staff
ages —> 14-25
project —> (de)code landscape
In this project we will learn about chips, bread boards, pots and caps
– although not the ones you might be thinking of! Through play and
experimentation we will transform simple electrical circuits into custom
musical instruments, controlled by light, sound, tape, coins and more. We
will use these instruments, and our observations and recordings of the
environment – the shapes, sounds and textures of nature – as inspiration for
laser-cut percussion, and for our final group composition.
Adam Staff is a freelance producer, programmer, engineer and composer, who
is equally likely to be found in a theatre, an art gallery or a recording studio.
Programme Elements
· bookable during Arts & Music Summer school (3 days)
· partly bookable as distance learning lessons via skype


To book one or more of our modules within our project (de)code landscapeor wish to book a presentation of the projects, please email: info@talc.org.uk or phone 01880 820135.

(de)code landscape is funded by YOUNG START.
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