Co-Lab: A week of artist-led workshops

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A £3 deposit per person must be paid at the time of booking. On completion of the workshop, this will be refunded. This deposit is non-refundable if you do not turn up on the day.

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Radar
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01509 222948
Workshop

Calling all Loughborough University students! LU Arts has invited five internationally recognised artists to come to Loughborough to run practical and fun workshops that will increase your skills, enable you to work with students from different subject areas and meet new people.

Calling all Loughborough University students! LU Arts has invited five internationally recognised artists to come to Loughborough to run practical and fun workshops that will increase your skills, enable you to work with students from different subject areas and meet new people.

Each of the five artists practice engages with different materials, subject areas and methods of working that will expand your knowledge, support your degree, and increase your employability. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with leading artists and places are strictly limited, on a first come first served basis.

 

  • Monday 20 Jan: Workshop with Will Shannon
  • Will is going to working on a new piece of public art for the campus in the form of a public work bench. In this session we will be exploring ideas for this projects as well as learning woodworking and furniture making techniques.
  • Will Shannon is an artist who works with wood to create imaginative artworks that are shown in galleries and public spaces

 

  • Tuesday 21 Jan: Workshop with Matthew Raw
  • A practical session where we will be rolling clay in the ceramics workshop exploring different techniques, textures and clay bodies
  • Matthew Raw works with ceramics, collaborating with architects and participants who contribute to the overall design of the work

 

  • Wednesday 22 Jan: Workshop with Florence Peake
  • Work with artist Florence Peake to create large-scale drawing and painting inspired by movement practices from Somatic dance techniques.Use the whole body to capture gestures and actions through mark-making. No prior dance or art experience is required.
  • Florence Peak's artistic practice involves movement and dance within her performances
  • Taking place in the Stanley Everden Theatre, Martin Hall, Loughborough University

 

  • Thursday 23 Jan: Workshop with Sophie Huckfield
  • If technology is the answer, then what is the question? Applying a multidisciplinary approach participants will spend the day composing a production inspired by the fiction’s employed by science and technology industries. Exploring how tech solutionism is used to address complex social issues. Participants will work with a range of methods such as moulding and casting, concrete poetry, forum theatre techniques, scriptwriting and performing in order to collectively unpick the language and branding employed by corporations around the ‘techno fix’ and the myths of unlimited growth. Building from this we will explore how we can subvert these methods and come up with our own ‘ethics charter’ around technological developments. The workshop seeks to challenge the dominant viewpoint which positions technology as the only tool to combat complex social and political issues, whilst ignoring inequalities and the environmental impact technology can reinforce. 

  • Working at the intersection of craft, design and engineering, Sophie Huckfield employs traditional and experimental modes of production to explore materials and making processes, producing sculpture, functional objects and writings.

 

  • Friday 24 Jan: Co-Lab Workshop with Dash N' Dem
  • Effigy as Political Protest: In this workshop we will collectively make and perform an effigy as a political protest. The burning and destruction of sculptural representations is an ancient and ritualistic form of protest that continues to exist as a visual tactic today. Over the last twenty years, effigies have become increasingly visible in the media, as part of protest demonstrations. We have also seen a rise in political caricatures being included in a range of traditions, from Boris urinating on newspapers in the annual Lewes Bonfire Night, to Trump effigies being burnt across Mexico as part of an annual holy week tradition. As we move toward a moment of national transition, who or what will we choose to represent and perform as a collective catharsis?
  • Dash n Dem are a design action group whose wide ranging participatory projects centre on popular education and critical and creative citizenship participation.

 

All workshops till take place in the Gallery, Fine Art Building unless otherwise stated, Loughborough University, 11am - 4pm.

A £3 deposit will be taken to reserve your place, which will be refunded after you attend the workshop.

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