Arts, Dance & Music Summer School 2017

We are now taking bookings for talc.’s summer arts, dance and music school (17–21 & 24–28 July, 10am–4pm). You are interested in drone filming, -editing, sculpting and stage design? Or composing sound – or a full week of contemporary dance? Then come to talc.’s summer school in Tarbert! The summer school is free, but booking is required! Please let us know, if you need transport (if you can be picked up from Lochgilphead or Oban)
email: or phone 01880 820135

Drone Filming & Projection Sculptures
artists  —> Nicole Heidtke & Stefan Baumberger
WEEK ONE: 17–18 & WEEK TWO 24–28 July, 10am–4pm, ages: 12–24

talc.’s arts and music summer school will be inspired by the underwater world. We will use echo sounding to compose music and create graphics (using the software Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator). With the video drone, we will film visual material to create stunning projections on sculptures. Let’s create an impressive atmosphere for the dance and physical theatre group!
The group from week one can continue to work on projections and film editing  – as well as working on a stage design. New participants are welcome!

Sound: Composing & programming
artist  —> Adam Staff
WEEK ONE: 19–21 July, 10am–4pm, ages: 14–24

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. To find out more about tony please visit .
We recommend to book all three days for the sound and music module.

Contemporary Dance & Physical Theatre
artist  —> Tony Mills
WEEK TWO 24–28 July, 10am–4pm, ages for dance group: 14–24

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 .
Minimum booking for the dance & physical theatre week is two days, but we recommend to book the whole week!

talc_summer_programme 2017 and booking form to download
All artists have valid PVG scheme record certificates.