Visual Grammar FoundationSaveSave

A playful course to learn and practice the application of the the basics on visual grammar. Participants use the Visual Language Cards to analyse existing artworks; create their own artworks; learn to motivate and argument on visual works. This activating-method is an eye-opener in visual literacy for both the novice and the expert. The course varies in length depending upon knowledge and skills.

Publics & Formats

Secondary Education: Custom Made Courses adapted to the needs and the credits. Professionals: a 2-3 hour workshop on how to use the cards to design visuals.

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Pressure Cook Course on you and your relation to the public space. Through various design methods the participant researches her environment and creates an intervention from a designers point of view. The goal of this workshop is to become aware of the influences around you and to be able to filter them in a designerly way of thinking. How to make full use of it and how to contribute to this very same surroundings? These are the main questions addressed.

Eyes and Shots: Creating Visual TensionSave

A technique to convert words into images in search of multiple literary meanings. Directing actors to find the best shot to communicate the tension and the subtext intensity in the script. The outcome is a visual plan with shots and vectors, and the resulting produced and edited scene.

Meaningful Experience Design

We put students in a time bubble to create something from basic computer hardware to a final meaningful interactive work. The purpose of working with physical interfaces is that they find new ways of thinking their designs.

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THE DOCUMENTARY YOU HOLD

What insights can you give about your world? What stories that matter? What images that touch? The different documentary styles and authors are used for the decision making of the students about the film they are ready to write. The purpose is to achieve a method for developing meaningful contextualized ideas and designing low-cost production processes.

Think of your Audience: Pitching & Presenting

Pressure Cook Course on how to prepare and construct a convincing presentation. In this workshop participants learn how to describe and show their concepts. By using the ‘concept-format’ they explore each part of their idea in order to re-construct the design and the research into a mind blowing presentation.

TEAM UP!

A playful effective activity for group cohesion. Designed to help group members know each other and connect in an open way. The sensory friendly game Lost Prince by PonsVerhoog is the tool for introducing each other or changing group dynamics. The game can be used to: improve radars and listening skills, acquire confidence, release tension, obtain new perspectives, eliminate prejudices, practice fast and grounded decision-making. After the game play, the group is directed to analyse, compare and reflect on the experience.

Publics and Formats

Companies & Institutions: 1 hour activity + 2 hour extended workshop for groups of 8 members minimum. Children, Young Adult and Adult Schools: a 2 hour activity for groups up to 26 members.

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HKU Utrecht University of the Arts; UVIC-UCC Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain); WDKA Willem De Kooning Academy, Rotterdam; ERAM Escola Universitària de Realització Audiovisual i Multimèdia, Girona (Spain); Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore (India);  MPLAB Liepaja University (Latvia); TAMK Tampere University of Applied Studies (Finland); George Brown College, Toronto (Canada).