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Courses may-june 2013

ARTS, TECHNOLOGY, COMMUNICATION

1. RETAIL DESIGN. Window dressing and ephemeral spaces + INFO

Course taught by Mònica Pla

DATES
Wednesday, May 29th and June 5th, 12th and 19th
From 5.30 pm to 9 pm


Registration period ends 2nd May 2013.
REGISTRATION CLOSED


INTRODUCTION
Course designed to teach a basic knowledge of design and communication applied to commercial venues. The shop-window is the element of direct communication with passing pedestrians. Factors such as visual perception, the combination of elements and materials, seasonal changes in display, are key elements to connect regular or prospective clients to the image of a commercial space. Foot-traffic, or sensory experiences within the interior of commercial areas are also factors to take into account during course discussions. Course projects will be based upon using art and design to create sensory and aesthetic elements.
This is an Introductory course in plain language about how to design a commercial space, with both a theoretical and a creative side, and with a possibility for course attendees to analyse and develop case studies of their own.

 


2. SELF-MANAGEMENT AND CREATIVITY. Write, produce and communicate a project + INFO

Course by Clara Garí

DATES
Tuesdays, May 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th and June 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.
From 6 to 8 pm

Registration period ends 2nd May 2013. COURSE BEING REALIZED

> Registration form

INTRODUCTION
Managing your creative work: how to communicate the project, finance it, produce it and make it known to your potential audience.
How to create and write the project to communicate it to yourself and to all those taking part. How to manage time and seek funding. How to produce and communicate creative projects.


3. PRINTING 3D + INFO

Course by blablabLAB

A collaboration between ACVic and VIT Vic Integració Tecnològica as part of ART AND TECHNOLOGY training

DATES
Wednesday, May 15th, 22nd and 29th.
From 6 to 9 pm

Registration period ends 2nd May 2013. COURSE BEING REALIZED

INTRODUCTION
The workshop consists of constructing the very latest RepRap printer (model Prusa i3), starting from scratch There will be a brief introduction to the RepRap project: its historic development, and its current trends.
The course will consist of the collaborative set-up of two printers, and of learning about their use.

Before the course, an introductory talk called The 3D Printing Workshop will be done by blablaLab. It will be held the 18th April at 09.15 am in VIT Vic Integració Tecnològica. Free admission.


4. THE PERSPECTIVE OF TÀPIES. Picasso's, Miró's and Dalí's works, according to the artist + INFO

A course by Francesc Orenes

DATES
Thursday May 9th, 16th, 23th and 30th and June 6th.
From 6.30 pm until 8 pm.
Afternoon June 13th, visit to Fundació Tàpies.

Registration period ends 2 de maig de 2013. COURSE BEING REALIZED


INTRODUCTION
The five lectures in this contemporary arts course will attempt, through a reading of the valuable legacy of writings left by Antoni Tàpies, to expand upon the thoughts and works of Picasso, Miró and Dalí. Following the analysis of the three artists, the course will offer Tàpies's own ideas regarding the essence and the function of art: a tool for understanding, and a means of transformation of society's consciousness. The course will be accompanied by images, to aid understanding of the four artists, and will be complemented by a visit to the Fundació Tàpies in Barcelona.]


5. WORDPRESS FOR PROJECTS. Contents management + INFO

Course taught by Àlex Miras

A collaboration between ACVic and VIT Vic Integració Tecnològica as part of ART AND TECHNOLOGY training

DATES
Friday, May 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st and June 7th, 14th and 21st.
From 6 pm until 8 pm.

THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE OF DATES; Due to the large number of entries, opens a new time slot: Wednesday, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and 5, 12 and 19 June 18 to 20h.

REQUIREMENTS

Participants must bring along a portable computer.

Registration ends 2nd May 2013. COURSES BEING REALIZED


INTRODUCTION
This course aims to provide in-depth instruction on the use of tools, the structure and content management offered by Wordpress CMS. It will show participants how to customise WordPress and make it suit the needs of their project on the net. By using freeware templates, format, design and navigation structure will be adapted in order to suit the corporate image of your company or your own design.
Tools such as features for using multi-language systems, online shopping, social networking for promotion, etc.. So if you want to re-structure your website, or if you have a new personal project, or if you want to enable a website for a collective project, this course introduces you to all the tools for making your website a dynamic one, combining the advantages of current technologies with easy maintenance.


6. THE 5 SENSES. Playing experimenting with art! + INFO

A course by Bruna Dinarès and Eli Wenceslao

WHO IS IT AIMED AT?
Children from 6 to 10 years old, eager to enjoy themselves playing and experimenting with art.

DATES
From Tuesday to Saturday, June 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th
From 11 am until 1 pm

OPEN REGISTRATIONS! Registration period ends 19th June 2013

> Registration form

INTRODUCTION
Participants will awaken our perception and creativity, sharing games and experiencing through the senses. We will make use of games and of mutual learning in order to stimulate curiosity and the eagerness to observe and interact with others, and the world around us.

How do we perceive the world? Do we all see the same things, or can we imagine differently?

Awaken your critical spirit by experimenting with art!

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1. RETAIL DESIGN, window dressing and ephemeral spaces

Course taught by Mònica Pla

WHEN AND WHERE

4 sessions, 3 and a half hours each.
Wednesday, May 29th and June 5th, 12th and 19th
From 5.30 pm to 9 pm

Venue; ACVic. Centre d’Arts Contemporànies [Sant Francesc, 1. 08500 Vic]

FEE

65€ (55€ friends of ACVic and members of H. Associació per les Arts Contemporànies)

Universitat de Vic will issue an attendance certificate.

Registration period ends 2nd May 2013. Limited places, reservations on a “first come, first served” basis.

> registration form

INTRODUCTION

Course designed to teach a basic knowledge of design and communication applied to commercial venues. The shop-window is the element of direct communication with passing pedestrians. Factors such as visual perception, the combination of elements and materials, seasonal changes in display, are key elements to connect regular or prospective clients to the image of a commercial space. Foot-traffic, or sensory experiences within the interior of commercial areas are also factors to take into account during course discussions. Course projects will be based upon using art and design to create sensory and aesthetic elements.
This is an Introductory course in plain language about how to design a commercial space, with both a theoretical and a creative side, and with a possibility for course attendees to analyse and develop case studies of their own.

CONTENTS

- What is a shop-window
- Types of shop-window displays
- Basic structure of a shop window display
- How to achieve suggestive ideas
- The importance of colour
- Steps for making and assembling a shop window display
- Trends and merchandising

THIS COURSE IS AIMED AT

Shop owners wishing to improve their business image, students and anyone interested in design, art, architecture, interior design or retail design.

TEACHER

Mònica Pla. Cross-disciplinary Artist specialising in ephemeral spaces. Designer, shop window designer, sculptor and performer, with more than 20 years experience in the commercial sector, designing shop windows in Spain, Paris and New York with clients such as Burberry, Armand Basi, Biosca&Botey, Fira Gaudí, Grup Puig or Mercat de les Flors. Currently combines work on interior design, arts, and education. www.monicapla.net

More info:
ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies
From Tuesday to Friday 10am to 1pm and from 5 to 8pm 1
Saturdays from 11am to 2pm and from 5 to 8pm
T. + 34 938 853 704 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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2. SELF-MANAGEMENT AND CREATIVITY. Write, produce and communicate a project

Course by Clara Garí

WHEN AND WHERE

8 sessions, 2 hours each.
Tuesdays, May 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th and June 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.
From 6 to 8 pm

Venue: ACVic. Centre d’Arts Contemporànies [Sant Francesc, 1. 08500 Vic]

FEE

55€ (45€ for Friends of ACVic and members of the Association of Contemporary Arts)

Universitat de Vic will issue an attendance certificate

Registration period ends 2nd May 2013. Limited places, reservations on a “first come, first served” basis. COURSE BEING REALIZED


INTRODUCTION

Managing your creative work: how to communicate the project, finance it, produce it and make it known to your potential audience.
How to create and write the project to communicate it to yourself and to all those taking part. How to manage time and seek funding. How to produce and communicate creative projects.

CONTENTS

- Desire takes shape: Explain your project to yourself
- Consolidating a form: explain your project to your listeners
- The language of birds: negotiating projects with institutions
- Time management and human resources for the project. Practical exercises
- The budget and budget management
- Statement of funding: grants, scholarships, sponsorship, exchange
- Production stage: a strategic plan for your creative project
- 2.0 Project Communication and networks
- Your project creates wealth for you and for others. Planning exchanges

WHO IS IT AIMED AT?

Artists and creative people who wish to take their project in hand, and move it towards realisation

TEACHER

Clara Garí artist and cultural manager. Bachelor in Art History (UB) and in Animation en Arts (UCL Louvain Bèlgica) Director of the Centre for Contemporary Creation Nau Côclea in Camallera Independent curator of cultural projects such as various editions of HoritzóTV, and BLocs & Clubs in La Capella, Barcelona. Lecturer in the Master in Cultural Management Joint UOC UDG UIB. She also organises workshops, and works individually with artists and designers who wish to develop their work independently, using alternative means as part of a network, and exercising cooperation. As an artist she has worked in the field of vocal music, writing, audiovisual installations and performances. She has published books of art criticism and cultural management (the last Una Nau emmig del Blat”) and artists' books ( “Vuelan las Mudas” by Sergi Aguilar, “Oh si no saliera el sol” by Miguel Rasero, among others )

More info:
ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies.
From Tuesday to Friday 10am to 1pm and from 5 to 8pm 1
Saturdays from 11am to 2pm and from 5 to 8pm
T. + 34 938 853 704 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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3. PRINTING 3D

Course by BlablabLAB

A collaboration between ACVic and VIT Vic Integració Tecnològica as part of ART AND TECHNOLOGY training

WHEN AND WHERE

3 sessions, 3 hours each.
Wednesdays, May 15th, 2ndh and 29th.
From 6 pm to 9 pm

Course venue at VIT Vic Integració Tecnològica [c. de la Llotja s/n. Recinte firal El Sucre. Vic]

FEE

65€ (55€ for Friends of ACVic and members of the Association of Contemporary Arts)

Universitat de Vic will issue an attendance certificate.

Registration period ends 2nd May 2013. Limited places, reservations on a “first come, first served” basis. COURSE BEING REALIZED

INTRODUCTION

The workshop consists of constructing the very latest RepRap printer (model Prusa i3), starting from scratch There will be a brief introduction to the RepRap project: its historic development, and its current trends.
The course will consist of the collaborative set-up of two printers, and of learning about their use.

CONTENTS

We will learn what a RepRap is made of, and how it works, while constructing the printer. At the end of the workshop, we will see how to make it ready for use, and how the most commonly available software works, and use it to print off the first few pieces.
All software and hardware used in the workshop are open source.

WHO IS IT AIMED AT?

Any restlessly creative person. given the myriad possibilities this technology offers. Especially interesting for those connected to the artistic world, students and professionals in the fields of design, architecture, engineering and IT.

TEACHERS

blablaBLAB (an ironic recursive acronym of "laboratori adisciplinar blablabLAB") is a structure of cross-disciplinary collaboration. It works within the cultural environment of the average citizen, through the collective imaginary, in the present moment, while at the same time generating prospects for the future. It develops its production with a distinctly political purpose, through parasitism upon, and erosion of, various disciplinary fields (science, technology, finance, biology, art, advertising, food ...), without a preset means or format for working, and with an extropian philosophy joining together with a DIY practice towards knowledge, combining generation, property, and diffusion-. Blablablab Imagines strategies and invents tools for confronting society with its multifaceted and complex, urban, technological, alienated, and hyperconsumerist reality. blablabLAB porta treballant amb impressores reprap (Darwin, Rapman, ToM, Prusa, Printrbot, Rostock) des de l’any 2008. Their project Be Your Own Souvenir, honourable mention at the Prix Ars Electronica Awards 2011 , used 3D printing and scanning techniques.

More info:
ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies
From Tuesday to Friday 10am to 1pm and from 5 to 8pm 1
Saturdays from 11am to 2pm and from 5 to 8pm
T. + 34 938 853 704 -This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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4. THE PERSPECTIVE OF TÀPIES. Picasso's, Miró's and Dalí's works, according to the artist

A course by Francesc Orenes

WHEN AND WHERE

10 and a half hours 5 sessions of 1 and a half hours + a visit to Fundació Tàpies (final session of 3 hours)
Thursday May 9th, 16th, 23th and 30th and June 6th.
From 6.30 pm until 8 pm.
June 13th afternoon, visit to Fundació Tàpies.

The course will take place at ACVic. Centre d’Arts Contemporànies [Sant Francesc, 1. 08500 Vic]

FEE

35€ (30€ for Friends of ACVic and members of the Association of Contemporary Arts)

Universitat de Vic will issue an attendance certificate.

Registration period ends 2 de maig de 2013. Limited places, reservations on a “first come, first served” basis COURSE BEING REALIZED

INTRODUCTION

The five lectures in this contemporary arts course will attempt, through a reading of the valuable legacy of writings left by Antoni Tàpies, to expand upon the thoughts and works of Picasso, Miró and Dalí. Following the analysis of the three artists, the course will offer Tàpies's own ideas regarding the essence and the function of art: a tool for understanding, and a means of transformation of society's consciousness. The course will be accompanied by images, to aid understanding of the four artists, and will be complemented by a visit to the Fundació Tàpies in Barcelona.]

CONTENTS

1. the writings of Antoni Tàpies
2. PICASSO, as seen by Tàpies
3. MIRÓ, as seen by Tàpies
4. DALÍ, as seen by Tàpies
5. Essence and function of art, according to Tapies Reflection upon his work
6. Visit to the Fundació Tàpies

WHO IS IT AIMED AT?

Anyone, of any age, who appreciates art and/or artistic creation, and who wishes to broaden their understanding of these four capital figures in contemporary art – universal and Catalan – of the 20th century: Picasso, Miró, Dalí and Tàpies. The course is especially recommended to students in art, design and communication, and to creators in any artistic discipline.

PROFESSOR

Dr. Francesc Orenes i Navarro
was lecturer in the Department of Painting at the University of Barcelona's Faculty of Fine Arts, and a collaborating lecturer at Barcelona's Escola Elisava de Disseny. Specialist in visual communication, engraving and bookplates. He was responsible for art and exhibitions at Vic's Temple Romà, from the Patronat d’Estudis Osonencs. He is a committee member of the Friends of Osona Museums. He is in charge of the Historic Archive at Sant Julià de Vilatorta, and collaborates in the cultural activities at the Casal “Mn. Josep Guiteras”, in Vic. He is currently working on a research on the life and works of Antoni. A book of his poems about the artist will soon be published and is compiling a second one.

More info:

ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies
From Tuesday to Friday 10am to 1pm and from 5 to 8pm 1
Saturdays from 11am to 2pm and from 5 to 8pm
T. + 34 938 853 704 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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5. WORDPRESS FOR PROJECTS. Contents management

Course taught by Àlex Miras

A collaboration between ACVic and VIT Vic Integració Tecnològica as part of ART AND TECHNOLOGY training

DATES
Friday, May 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st and June 7th, 14th and 21st.
From 6 pm until 8 pm.

THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE OF DATES; Due to the large number of entries, opens a new time slot: Wednesday, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and 5, 12 and 19 June 18 to 20h.

Course venue at VIT Vic Integració Tecnològica [c. de la Llotja s/n. Recinte firal El Sucre. Vic]

REQUIREMENTS

Participants must bring along a portable computer.

FEE

45€ (35€ for Amics d’ACVic and members of H. Associació per les Arts Contemporànies)

Universitat de Vic will issue an attendance certificate.

Registration ends 2nd May 2013. Limited places, reservations on a “First come, first served” basis. COURSE BEING REALIZED


INTRODUCTION

This course aims to provide in-depth instruction on the use of tools, the structure and content management offered by Wordpress CMS. It will show participants how to customise WordPress and make it suit the needs of their project on the net. By using freeware templates, format, design and navigation structure will be adapted in order to suit the corporate image of your company or your own design.
Tools such as features for using multi-language systems, online shopping, social networking for promotion, etc.. So if you want to re-structure your website, or if you have a new personal project, or if you want to enable a website for a collective project, this course introduces you to all the tools for making your website a dynamic one, combining the advantages of current technologies with easy maintenance.

CONTENTS

1. Introduction to Wordpress

1.1. What is a CMS.
1.2. Articles, pages, menus and widgets
1.3. Categories and labels

2. Wordpress.com o Wordpress.org? Differences between installing through wordpress service or your own server

3. wordpress installation

3.1. where to upload?
3.2. Requirements
3.2.1. server
3.2.2. MySQL Database introduction and creation
3.3. Installation
3.3.1. ftp introduction
3.3.2. web installer

4. Customisation

4.1. Plugins
4.1.1. Basics
4.1.2. Installing and configuring
4.2. Themes and templates
4.2.1. Installing and configuring
4.2.2. Custom type - Catalogue management
4.3. HTML, CSS and javascript

5. Manteinance

5.1. Updates
5.2. Wordpress and security
5.2.1. Risks (spam, malware, virus)
5.2.2. Back up copies of files and databases
5.3. web SEO

6. Your own project. Session to resolve doubts and encarar-se al propi projecte.

WHO IS IT AIMED AT?

Individuals, businesses or collectives with their own projects, intending to manage their own web site; or with an interest in learning what the most popular and user-friendly content-management system in the last five years, has to offer them.

TEACHER

Àlex Miras is a web developer and consultant who specializes in accessibility and SEO. He has worked for public administration as the government department of Commerce. He also teaches programme workshops since 2007.

More info:
ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies.
From Tuesday to Friday 10am to 1pm and from 5 to 8pm 1
Saturdays from 11am to 2pm and from 5 to 8pm
T. + 34 938 853 704 -This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sábados de 11 .00 a 14.00 y de 17.00 a 20.00h.
T. + 34 938 853 704 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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6. THE 5 SENSES. Playing experimenting with art!

A course by Bruna Dinarès and Eli Wenceslao

WHEN AND WHERE

5 sessions of  3h. each
From Tuesday to Saturday, June 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th
From 11 am until 1 pm

ACVic. Centre d’Arts Contemporànies [Sant Francesc, 1. 08500 Vic]

FEE
35 € (30 € for Friends of ACVic and members of the Association of Contemporary Arts)

OPEN REGISTRATION! Registration period ends 19th June 2013. Limited places, reservations will be issued on a “first come first served” basis.

> Registration form

INTRODUCTION

Participants will awaken our perception and creativity, sharing games and experiencing through the senses. We will make use of games and of mutual learning in order to stimulate curiosity and the eagerness to observe and interact with others, and the world around us.

How do we perceive the world? Do we all see the same things, or can we imagine differently?

Awaken your critical spirit by experimenting with art!

COURSE CONTENT

The course will be a journey through the senses which help us understand the subjectivity of our perception of our surroundings, playing with the possibilities which art offers us.

An artist's book, created by each participant, will form the basis upon which to capture personal impressions of the group's experiences, and will serve as the vehicle from which to embark on the shared journey. Values such as team work, respect for the team and the surroundings, learning through experimentation and gaming, will guide our project.

- First session: Looking. Colour, light, volume, movement ... the individual and the group. Creating the artist's book.
Let's get to know each other!

- Second session: Listening. We'll take a walk around Vic, recording the sounds we come across on the way, and to use later in activities at the arts centre.
Let's get to know the town!

- Third session: Smelling. Making a mural together out of the tastes, the sounds, the colours, the densities , the textures ... of smells.
Let's get to know the arts centre! Guided visit and educacional activity related with the current exhibition at Acvic's

- Fourth session: Touching. Tactile games. Texture, material, skin. Understanding skin as an individual's protection, will help us to construct our shelter.
Let's build our own space!

- Fifth session: Tasting. Taste and colour. What if we taste without looking? Would you eat a blue biscuit? What would purple juice taste like?
Let's prepare a five-senses winding-up party with the weirdest tastes!

WHO IS IT AIMED AT?

Children from 6 to 10 years old, eager to enjoy themselves playing and experimenting with art.

TEACHERS


Bruna Dinarès, educator and qualified in Audiovisual Comunication, and Eli Wenceslao, graduate in Tourism, both are part of ACVic's educational team.

More info:

ACVic's education area

ACVic Centre d’Arts Contemporànies
De martes a viernes de 10.00 a 13.00 horas y de 17.00 a 20.00h.
Sábados de 11 .00 a 14.00 y de 17.00 a 20.00h.
T. + 34 938 853 704 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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