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Arts, tecnologies, comunications. October-December 2012

ARTS, TECHNOLOGY, COMMUNICATION

  

#1. RETAIL DESIGN, window dressing and commercial spaces + INFO
Course taught by Mònica Pla

Dates
15 h in total. 5 sessions of 3 h
Mondays 15th, 22nd and 29th October, 5th and 12th November 2012
From 17.00 to 20.00 h



Introduction
Course designed to convey 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, renewal times, are key elements to connect the image of a commercial space to regular or prospective clients. Other factors such as circulation zones or sensory experiences are key elements within the interior of commercial areas. All these factors will be discussed in this course. 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 the possibility for course attendees to analyse and develop case studies of their own.

#2. WEB FOR PROJECTS. Contents management + INFO
Course taught by Àlex Miras and Dolça Moreno

This course is done in collaboration with ACVic and VIT Vic Integració Tecnològica


Dates
20 h in total. 10 sessions of 2 h
Tuesdays 16th, 23rd and 30th October, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th November and 4th, 11th and 18th December 2012
From 19.00 to 21.00 h

Location
VIT Vic Integració Tecnològica (de la Llotja s/n. Recinte firal El Sucre. Vic)

Part 1. Introduction to language and web tools
Taught by Dolça Moreno

Technological development modifies the forms of organisation, thinking and seeing the world. The Internet, specifically the Web, is a new social and historical paradigm. It is a tool for sharing, communicating and relating inputs, to generate information and knowledge. In this course we will teach you the concepts and notions of the web as an interactive space for content and dissemination. To understand code and how it works, to structure content, to organise content graphically, to learn the programmes and to learn how to use a number of software tools, are key elements in acquiring autonomy and action in the digital world. We will focus specifically on open source software tools, as they become practical analogies of the cooperative model driven by digital culture. Emphasis will be placed on methods of self-learning and self-management, with the aim of participants producing websites for themselves.

Part 2. Wordpress in depth
Taught by Àlex Miras

This course is aimed to broaden the use of tools, structure and content management offered by Wordpress CMS. The contents of the course 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.

#3. ARTTERÀPIA. Personal knowledge tools +INFO
Course taught by Marta Casasas

Dates
16 h in total. 8 sessions of 2 h
Thursdays 18th and 25th October, 8th,15th, 22nd and 29th November and 13th and 20th December 2012
From 6 to 8 pm

Introduction
Art therapy uses visual arts as a means of communicating complex emotions, or to guide and resolve conflicts and pathologies of therapy users. Art Therapy rediscovers that which is sought for , that which is constructed by instinct, starting with spontaneous productions, without rules. It is a project of personal growth and positive transformation from the self and to oneself. It allows the person to recreate herself or himself in a symbolic journey from creation to creation. Art therapy is concerned with the person, and has a wide field of applications, in areas such as rehabilitation, education or mental health.
This course will deal with various artistic techniques aiming to introduce participants to the world of art therapy, making use of and enjoying it on a personal level, so as to understand how to use it to its best advantage.

#4. DIGITAL CRAFTS. Programming and manufacture of everyday machines. Creativity and robotics + INFO
Course by blablabLAB

This course is done in collaboration between ACVic and Cercle Artístic Sant Lluc

Dates

24 h in total. 6 sessions of 4 h
Saturdays 20th and 27th October, 10th, 17th and 24th November, 1st December 2012
From 10am to 2pm

Location
Cercle Artístic Sant Lluc (Mercaders, 42. Barcelona)

Introduction
Words such as “microcontroller programming” and “computational physics” appear to describe complex and remote fields of knowledge. In this workshop we will discover that, on the contrary, they describe a reality within everyone's reach.
We will take a journey inside these tiny thinking machines and, using low-cost technological junk, we will manufacture all kinds of devices. Bugs, puppets, hybrids, automatons, or even extensions of ourselves! Using different senses to ours', ready to interact between the physical and virtual worlds in dimensions which touch upon our realitiy.
Aesthetic, comical, political or functional devices, with augmented abilities and forms.

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RETAIL DESIGN. Window dressing and ephemeral spaces
Course taught by Mònica Pla

DATES
15 h in total. 5 sessions of 3 h
Mondays 15th, 22nd and 29th October, 5th and 12th November 2012
From 17.00 to 20.00 h

LOCATION
ACVic Centre d’Arts Contemporànies (Sant Francesc, 1. Vic)

FEE
55€ (45 €. Friends of ACVic and members of H. Associació per les Arts Contemporànies)

Attendance certificate issued by Universitat de Vic

Registration ends the 9th October 2012. Places are limited.

> Access to registration form

INTRODUCTION
Course designed to convey 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, renewal times, are key elements to connect the image of a commercial space to regular or prospective clients. Other factors such as circulation zones or sensory experiences are key elements within the interior of commercial areas. All these factors will be discussed in this course. 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 the possibility for course attendees to analyse and develop case studies of their own.

CONTENTS

• What is a shop-window
• Types of shop- windows
• Basic structure of a shop window
• How to achieve suggestive ideas
• The importance of colour
• Steps for making and assembling a shop window
• 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 INFORMATION
ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies
Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and from 5 to 8pm
Saturdays from 11am to 2pm and from 5 to 8pm 
T. +34 885 37 04 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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WEB FOR PROJECTS. Contents management
Course taught by Àlex Miras and Dolça Moreno
This course is done in collaboration with ACVic and VIT Vic Integració Tecnològica

COURSE DEVELOPMENT
Course in two parts with 5 sessions of 2h.:

Part 1: Introduction to language and web tools
Part 2: Wordpress in depth


You may enrol in one part or both parts of the course

DATES
20 h in total. 10 sessions of 2 h
Tuesdays 16th, 23rd and 30th October, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th November and 4th, 11th and 18th December 2012
From 19.00 to 21.00 h

LOCATION
VIT Vic Integració Tecnològica (de la Llotja s/n. Recinte firal El Sucre. Vic)

FEE

WEB FOR PROJECTS. Contents management (Whole course 20h.) - 50€ (40€ for Amics d’ACVic and members of H. Associació per les Arts Contemporànies)

Introduction to language and web tools (Part1, 10h.) - 30€ (25€ for Amics d’ACVic and members of H. Associació per les Arts Contemporànies)

Wordpress in dept (Part2, 10h.) - 30€ (25€ for Amics d’ACVic and members of H. Associació per les Arts Contemporànies)

Attendance certificate issued by Universitat de Vic

Registration ends the 9th October 2012. Places are limited.

> Access to registration form

Part 1. Introduction to language and web tools
Taught by Dolça Moreno

INTRODUCTION
Technological development modifies the forms of organisation, thinking and seeing the world. The Internet, specifically the Web, is a new social and historical paradigm. It is a tool for sharing, communicating and relating inputs, to generate information and knowledge. In this course we will teach you the concepts and notions of the web as an interactive space for content and dissemination. To understand code and how it works, to structure content, to organise content graphically, to learn the programmes and to learn how to use a number of software tools, are key elements in acquiring autonomy and action in the digital world. We will focus specifically on open source software tools, as they become practical analogies of the cooperative model driven by digital culture. Emphasis will be placed on methods of self-learning and self-management, with the aim of participants producing websites for themselves.

CONTENTS

• Introduction and concepts of the virtual sphere: the internet, world wide web, history, philosophies, and ethical components.
• The basic web code, html.
• Formatting and web design, css.
• Introduction to digital image and graphics editing.
• Web creation software, content management, different tools and platforms.
• As a practical example, Introduction to wordpress administration

Part 2. Wordpress in depth
Taught by Àlex Miras

INTRODUCTION
This course is aimed to broaden the use of tools, structure and content management offered by Wordpress CMS. The contents of the course 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 mainteenanc.

CONTENTS

• Wordpress.com o Wordpress.org? Differences between installing through wordpress service or your own server
• wordpress installation: where to upload? / Requirements
• server
• MySQL Database introduction and creation / Installation
• ftp introduction
• web installer
• Customisation / Plugins
• Basics
• Installing and configuring: Themes and templates
• Installing and configuring
• Custom type - Catalogue management: HTML, CSS and javascript
• Manteinance: Updates / Wordpress and security
• Risks (spam, malware, virus)
• Back up copies of files and databases / web SEO

AIMED AT
Teachers, promoters, dessigners, architects, students and people interested in acquiring basic and structural knowledge about the lenguage and web creation using the most current tools.

TEACHERS
Dolça Moreno has experience related to computing and technology from a social and community perspective as a means of cross empowerment between individuals. Self-taught in experience through hacker culture laboratories, has experience in digital literacy, web design and programming.
Àlex Miras is a web developer and consultant who specialises in accessibility and SEO. He has worked for public administration as the government department of Commerce. He also teaches and programme workshops since 2007.

MORE INFORMATION
ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies
Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and from 5 to 8pm
Saturdays from 11am to 2pm and from 5 to 8pm
T. +34 885 37 04 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VIT. Vic Integració Tecnològica's web

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ARTTERÀPIA. Personal knowledge tools
Course taught by Marta Casasas

DATES
16 h in total. 8 sessions of 2 h
Thursdays 18th and 25th October, 8th,15th, 22nd and 29th November and 13th and 20th December 2012
From 6 to 8 pm

LOCATION
ACVic Centre d’Arts Contemporànies (Sant Francesc, 1. Vic)

FEE
50€ (40 € Amics d’ACVic and members of d’H. Associació per les Arts Contemporànies)

Attendance certificate issued by Universitat de Vic

Registration ends the 9th October 2012. Places are limited.

> Access to registration form

INTRODUCTION
Art therapy uses visual arts as a means of communicating complex emotions, or to guide and resolve conflicts and pathologies of therapy users. Art Therapy rediscovers that which is sought for , that which is constructed by instinct, starting with spontaneous productions, without rules. It is a project of personal growth and positive transformation from the self and to oneself. It allows the person to recreate herself or himself in a symbolic journey from creation to creation. Art therapy is concerned with the person, and has a wide field of applications, in areas such as rehabilitation, education or mental health.
This course will deal with various artistic techniques aiming to introduce participants to the world of art therapy, making use of and enjoying it on a personal level, so as to understand how to use it to its best advantage. Contents We will use art as a tool for personal self-awareness. Although new proposals will be offered in each session, individuals may find different ways ahead on a flexible basis, such as writing, dance, etc, in order to strengthen their creativity in depth later on.
Team and individual work. Touch, sight, three dimensional movement, the object as intermediary.
The sessions will be as follows:

• Introduction to art therapy. The group
• Intuition through touch
• Movement. The realisation of a three dimensional artwork.
• Randomness.
• Music
• Dance. Movement from the group to the personal realm.
• The thread of life. Coloured knitting yarns. Group performance.
• Image. Touch. Memory. Expression. Change. Identification

AIMED AT
Anyone interested in working creatively with her or his emotions and motivations, using artistic expression. Therapists and trainers, who may wish an introduction to art therapy, through a brief personal experience of the art-therapeutic process.

TEACHER
Marta Casasas.
Visual artist, arts teacher and post-graduate student in art therapy (September 2010- December 2012) at the Universitat de Vic and AEC (Associació per a l'Expressió i la Comunicació) from Barcelona. With qualifications in applied arts, desktop publishing, sculpture and engraving at Escola d'Art de Vic.

MORE INFORMATION
ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies
Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and from 5 to 8pm
Saturdays from 11am to 2pm and from 5 to 8pm
T. +34 885 37 04 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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DIGITAL CRAFTS. Programming and manufacture of everyday machines. Creativity and robotics
Course by blablabLAB
This course is done in collaboration between ACVic and Cercle Artístic Sant Lluc

DATES
24 h in total. 6 sessions of 4 h
Saturdays 20th and 27th October, 10th, 17th and 24th November, 1st December 2012
From 10am to 2pm 

LOCATION
Cercle Artístic Sant Lluc (Mercaders, 42. Barcelona)

FEE
100€ (85€ for Friends of ACVic, members of the Association of Contemporary Arts and members of Cercle Artístic Sant Lluc)

Attendance certificate issued by Universitat de Vic

Registration ends the 9th October 2012. Places are limited

> Access to registration form

INTRODUCTION
Words such as “microcontroller programming” and “computational physics” appear to describe complex and remote fields of knowledge. In this workshop we will discover that, on the contrary, they describe a reality within everyone's reach.
We will take a journey inside these tiny thinking machines and, using low-cost technological junk, we will manufacture all kinds of devices. Bugs, puppets, hybrids, automatons, or even extensions of ourselves! Using different senses to ours', ready to interact between the physical and virtual worlds in dimensions which touch upon our realitiy.
Aesthetic, comical, political or functional devices, with augmented abilities and forms.

OBJECTIVES

• Developing a project through a process of prototyping and redrafting.
• Learning how to find and repurpose information/code on the Internet
• Understanding the structure of a computer programme in order to modify it.
• Understanding the functioning of the leading low-cost sensors (which measure envionmental variables) and actuators (which generate responses to the environment: thermistors, photoelectric sensors, motors, piezoelectrics, leds. etc..
• Learning how to identify, extract and recycle components from left-over technology

COURSE CONTENTS

• INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING
The Open Source paradigm(copy, paste, liberate).
Programming
Introduction to the project.

• INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS
Processing + Arduino: playing with bits.
Sensors + actuators. Sensing, reacting machines.

• Project ending. Presentation

AIMED AT
Anyone with a curious and creative spirit . People with minimal computer knowledge (Internet browsing, copying files, ...), but also for those who know a little programming.

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. Haberlandt and Be Your Own Souvenir, the two most recent projects of this collective, were both recognised with an honourable mention at the Prix Ars Electronica Awards 2011 in the categories The Next Idea and Hybrid Arts, respectively.
www.blablalab.org

MORE INFO
ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies
Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and from 5 to 8pm
Saturdays from 11am to 2pm and from 5 to 8pm
T. +34 885 37 04 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cercle Artístic Sant Lluc's web

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