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3D Head Scan and Print (for pairs) at MadFabLab

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Want to immortalise yourself in an act of pure self-indulgence? Maybe you’d like to hand a loved one a memento as a reminder of why they love you?

In this 2 hour workshop, you and your partner will have your head 3D scanned and printed to use as a new Facebook profile picture, trinket on the mantelpiece, or as a keepsake! You'll also be able to have a go with the scanners yourselves, being careful not to glitch your partners face!

We’ll give you an overview on 3D printing and scanning, along with some knowledge that you can try at home.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all abilities.

Equipment you’ll need

A head.

Want to surprise someone with your portrait? We also offer this workshop as a drop-in service for just £30! Just contact us directly and we'll get you booked in. Please note this service takes 30-45 minutes, with 3D printing time taking a number of hours - meaning you can scan on your head at lunch and come by at the end of the day!

FAQ's

Where is the MadFabLab?

MadFabLab is at The Old Bank Residency. On arrival, just ask at the front desk if you need help finding it.

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

The Old Bank Residency and the MadFabLab have full accessibility. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding the space.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport. See below for all your options.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.

By bus

The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away.

By train

MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from Manchester Piccadilly station and across the road from Manchester Victoria train station.

By air

From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.

By car

If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Within a minutes walk of the building there is also Miller Street Car Park and Total Car Parks LTD.

By bike

We are currently looking into installing secure bike parking.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us on fab@madlab.org.uk

What's the refund policy?

Please find MadLab's Cancellation Policy here.

Booking your place

For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book:

Via Eventbrite

Invoice or PayPal - by phoning 07894278487 or emailing fab@madlab.org.uk

Payment by cheque - made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to 3 Corkland Road, Manchester, M21 8UP

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Duration: 
2 hours
Price: 
£30
Qualification: 
NA

Host & Provider:

Address: 

Old Bank Building, Hanover Street, Manchester M60 0AB

Contact: 

office@madlab.org.uk

3D Printed Emojis at MadFabLab

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Want to make your own IRL (in real life) Emoji?

On this two hour workshop you'll learn the basic principles of 3D modelling using free online software Tinkercad. Using the cube tool, you'll build a 3D model of your favourite emoji - or create your own! You'll then export your file to be printed using Ultimaker 3 software - Cura. The MadFabLab team will then print these for you to collect.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience.

Equipment you’ll need

All materials and equipment will be provided on the day.

What you'll learn

Introduction to 3D printing technologies, and types of printers (Consumer and Pro)

Learn more about what 3D printers are used for - both in industry and for fun!

Understand different materials and their properties

Get best practice design tips and techniques for the Ultimaker 3

Hands-on Introduction to 3D-modeling software with Tinkercad

Uploading and 3D-printing your design; Introduction to Curaslicing software

A demonstration of a 3D print coming to life on the Ultimaker 3

Overview of 3D-design and modelling, including some 3D design software alternatives (both free and paid, e.g. Pro: Autodesk Fusion 360, AutoCAD / Free: Sketchup, OpenSCAD, Meshmixer)

Next steps, and where to go for more information

FAQ's

Where is the MadFabLab?

MadFabLab is at The Old Bank Residency. On arrival, just ask at the front desk if you need help finding it.

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

The Old Bank Residency and the MadFabLab have full accessibility. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding the space.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport. See below for all your options.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.

By bus

The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away.

By train

MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from Manchester Piccadilly station and across the road from Manchester Victoria train station.

By air

From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.

By car

If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Within a minutes walk of the building there is also Miller Street Car Park and Total Car Parks LTD.

By bike

We are currently looking into installing secure bike parking.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us on fab@madlab.org.uk

What's the refund policy?

Please find MadLab's Cancellation Policy here.

Booking your place

For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book:

Via Eventbrite

Invoice or PayPal - by phoning 07894278487 or emailing fab@madlab.org.uk

Payment by cheque - made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to 3 Corkland Road, Manchester, M21 8UP

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Duration: 
2 hours
Price: 
£20
Qualification: 
NA

Host & Provider:

Address: 

Old Bank Building, Hanover Street, Manchester M60 0AB

Contact: 

office@madlab.org.uk

3D Laser Cut Emojis at MadFabLab

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Want to bring your favourite Emoji into the physical realm using free 3D modelling software?

On this 2.5 hour workshop, you'll learn the basic principles of 3D modelling using free online software Tinkercad. Using the cube tool, you'll build a 3D model of your favourite emoji - or create your own! You'll then be introduced to Slicer, a modelling software that will prepare your model to be laser cut and assembled in stacked slices.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience.

Equipment you’ll need

All materials and equipment will be provided on the day.

What you'll learn

Introduction to 3D printing technologies (consumer and pro)

Hands-on learning with Tinkercad - tools and software navigation

Create an emoji using 3D 'pixels' (Tinkercad cube tool)

Exporting 3D model for laser cutting using Slicer

FAQ's

Where is the MadFabLab?

MadFabLab is at The Old Bank Residency. On arrival, just ask at the front desk if you need help finding it.

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

The Old Bank Residency and the MadFabLab have full accessibility. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding the space.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport. See below for all your options.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.

By bus

The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away.

By train

MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from Manchester Piccadilly station and across the road from Manchester Victoria train station.

By air

From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.

By car

If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Within a minutes walk of the building there is also Miller Street Car Park and Total Car Parks LTD.

By bike

We are currently looking into installing secure bike parking.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us on fab@madlab.org.uk

What's the refund policy?

Please find MadLab's Cancellation Policy here.

Booking your place

For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book:

Via Eventbrite

Invoice or PayPal - by phoning 07894278487 or emailing fab@madlab.org.uk

Payment by cheque - made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to 3 Corkland Road, Manchester, M21 8UP

Keyword ( Tags ):

Level:

Duration: 
2 hours
Price: 
£25
Qualification: 
NA

Host & Provider:

Address: 

Old Bank Building, Hanover Street, Manchester, M60 0AB

Contact: 

office@madlab.org.uk

Introduction to Live Visuals using VDMX at MadFabLab

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Want to learn one of the most powerful live video-manipulation programmes out there?

This 6 hour workshop will introduce you to the basics of the live video manipulation software, VDMX. Participants will learn the interface, how to mix videos and apply effects, as well as the artistic principles of live video performance. This process is also a great experimental way of making audio-visual pieces without time-consuming software.

Who is this course for

This workshop is aimed at people with no prior knowledge of VDMX. Participants will need to be confident with using computers, and preferably with a knowledge of music and/or video software.

If you think this course may be too advanced for you, please contact us and we talk you through the workshop :)

Equipment needed

All equipment will be provided on the day, though you are welcome to bring your own laptop and MIDI controller. Please note VDMX is a MacOS based software, so your laptop will need to be loaded with MacOS.

We can also provide you with plenty of video material to get you started, though you might want to bring your own. Please be aware that HD videos tend to cause machines to lag, so standard resolution and under is prefered - please contact us prior to the workshop if you are unsure.

What you’ll learn

VDMX interface

Importing content

Video mixing using the Simple Mixing Layout

Scaling content

Applying effects

Adding new layers and media bins

Assigning controls to a MIDI device or keyboard/mouse

Using the Audio Analysis tool

Using live video capture

Using programs within VDMX (i.e stream directly from internet browser)

Overview of video mixing hardware (Panasonic WJAVE5 and Edirol V4)

Recording footage for exporting

FAQ's

Where is the MadFabLab?

MadFabLab is at The Old Bank Residency. On arrival, just ask at the front desk if you need help finding it.

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

The Old Bank Residency and the MadFabLab have full accessibility. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding the space.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport. See below for all your options.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.

By bus

The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away.

By train

MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from Manchester Piccadilly station and across the road from Manchester Victoria train station.

By air

From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.

By car

If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Within a minutes walk of the building there is also Miller Street Car Park and Total Car Parks LTD.

By bike

We are currently looking into installing secure bike parking.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us on fab@madlab.org.uk

What's the refund policy?

Please find MadLab's Cancellation Policy here.

Booking your place

For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to book:

Via Eventbrite

Invoice or PayPal - by phoning 07894278487 or emailing fab@madlab.org.uk

Payment by cheque - made out to MadLab CIC, and sent to 3 Corkland Road, Manchester, M21 8UP

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Level:

Duration: 
6 hours
Price: 
£100
Qualification: 
NA

Host & Provider:

Address: 

Old Bank Building, Hanover Street, Manchester M60 0AB

Contact: 

office@madlab.org.uk

AT THE VENICE BIENNALE SUMMER SCHOOL IN CURATORIAL STUDIES VENICE OPEN CALL

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4th June – 3rd September 2019

The School for Curatorial Studies is an ambitious and challenging project promoted since 2004 and conceived as a school committed to experimentation and interdisciplinary thinking. The main goals are to spread the knowledge in the field of visual arts and to introduce the students to the professions related to the art world, focusing on contemporary curatorial theory and practice and contemporary museology. The School’s activities are meant for all those interested and passionate in art, graduated students or professionals who want to deepen their knowledge and improve their practical skills. The School’s teaching staff is formed by Italian and international professionals, scholars, historians and art critics of recognized experience. Among them: Matt Williams (curator), Angela Vettese (art critic), Luca Massimo Barbero (Peggy Guggenheim Collection), Francesca Colasante (Pinault Foundation), Andrea Goffo (Found. Prada), Nicola Lees (Serpentine London).

 

The program:

The Summer School in Curatorial Practice will take place during the International Art Biennale Venice. With an interdisciplinary approach, the course provides practical training and experience within museums and exhibition settings. Its international faculty includes curators and museum professionals, artists and critics. The course is designed to increase students understanding of the intellectual and technical tasks of the curator figure. English-taught lectures cover both theoretical and practical topics that go from the history of contemporary visual arts and practices of exhibition-making, to Exhibition Management. The students will participate in weekly activities, such as artist studio visits, tours of exhibition spaces, networking events and workshops. The program culminates with the set up of the exhibition.

The Summer School includes visits of specific art venues all over the city of Venice during the International Art Biennale. A series of selected case studies will offer the students an opportunity to observe the development of contemporary art. The School’s goal is to align these specific theoretical lectures with a practical approach. Besides the theoretical lectures, a series of laboratories and workshops aims to introduce the students to the work of critical text writing, press releases and to structure all the different aspects of publishing. The students will be offered the possibility of a gallery training and of setting up together - with one of our tutors, their exhibition in Venice, as a final project of the course.

 

The first module:

June 4th – August 2nd, 2019

The first module involves 350 contact hours:

1. History of Curatorial Practices
2. Exhibition Design
3. Aesthetics and Cultural Theory
4. Contemporary Art History
5. Cultural Events Management and Organization
6. Curating Exhibitions
7. Fine Arts Management.
8. Fundraising and Marketing / Workshop
9. Communication Strategies and Artistic Events Promotion / Workshop
10. New Media and Digital Technologies
11. Workshop on Critical Writing
12. Artist Studio Visits and Visits of the International Art Biennale

 

Optional: Trip to Bruxelles.

August 5th –11th, 2019

We warmly recommend to take part.

The program is very intensive: Bruxelles is an art city and is offering many opportunities: private galleries, collections. We will visit artist studios and public galleries and Museums of contemporary art.

 

The second module:

August 12th – 24th, 2019

The second module is dedicated to individual researching and finalizing the exhibition project. During this period of time the students will have to face practical duties, such as coordinating the artists, managing transportation and insurance policies, promoting and curating the promotional material.

 

The third module:
August 27th - September 3rd, 2019

The last part of the course lies in the production of the event. During this period of time all the work concerning the final event will take place. The students will coordinate the arrival and the display of the works of art and supervise all the different aspects related to the event, such as promotion, organization, last details about the publication, opening. After the presentation to the public, the student will be given the tools to professionally document the event.

 

Duration and structure

 

The course has a duration of 450 hours. The participants will develop themes as well as concepts, organization, acquisition, communication and the concrete implementation of their skills together with the course director and international guests (artists, curators, architects, critics, fine arts scientists and publishers of art journals).
 

Application deadline: March,15th 2019.

The application form must be sent by e-mail before the deadline (March 15th 2019) of the Curatorial Program to:

Xac – School for Curatorial Studies
San Marco, 3073, 30124 Venice
Email: curatorialschool@gmail.com
Tel: +39 0412770466

The application form can be downloaded at www.corsocuratori.com, where you can find more information about our curatorial program and your stay in Venice.

The Summer school has a limited number of places available.

Information:

info@corsocuratori.co

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Duration: 
4th June – 3rd September 2019
Price: 
4500,00 €
Address: 

San Marco, 3073, 30124 Venice

 

Contact: 

Xac – School for Curatorial Studies
San Marco, 3073, 30124 Venice
Email: curatorialschool@gmail.com
Tel: +39 0412770466

Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice

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This course maps the theories and discourses that inform the production and reception of contemporary art, providing a supportive environment to develop your practice and articulate your ideas on the production, exhibition and interpretation of art.

Through lectures, seminars, tutorials and gallery visits the course will familiarise you with key concepts and historical transformations that underpin contemporary art production and reception. We will look at the impact of key philosophical, cultural and political discourses on art practice, and examine different theoretical perspectives and critical debates. You will extend and develop your ability to discuss, write about and judge contemporary art. You will be supported in contextualising your practice with extensive feedback in tutorials and workshops. You will also develop your skills in writing artist’s statements, critical reviews and/or exhibition proposals.

What kind of knowledge and skills do contemporary artists need? Who is art for? How do we recognise art? What distinguishes art from other forms of cultural production? How does the global economy affect the production and circulation of art? Is art a commodity? What is the social role of art? Can art bring about social change? Can art be critical? Are artists expected to push social boundaries? What is critical art, critical of? These are some of the questions we will address as we explore the historical and critical contexts in which contemporary art is made, circulated, viewed and understood.

Course Outcomes
By the end of the course you will have a good grasp of the historical underpinnings and current debates in contemporary art. You will be able to develop, articulate and contextualise your practice. You will develop your writing and research skills and formulate research questions to guide your practice and research. You will be able to critically evaluate your own work, as well as that of others. You'll be able to critically discuss and evaluate contemporary art.

Who Should Attend
The course is open to everyone regardless of experience but it is particularly suited to those who have a background and experience in art and wish to develop their practice and extend their knowledge of contemporary art practices and discourses. The course will suit those wishing to develop their practice and research, prepare a portfolio, apply for a postgraduate degree in art or pursue a career in the arts. The course will benefit painters, sculptors, print-makers, installation artists, performance artists, video and media artists, designers, sound artists, musicians, curators, writers and researchers.

For more information on the course, including the schedule, lectures and reading please visit the website: https://artandcritique.uk/critical-theory-in-art-practice/

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Duration: 
9 weeks / 25 contact hours
Price: 
£320
Qualification: 
Certificate of Attendance
Awarded by: 
ART&CRITIQUE

Host & Provider:

Address: 

Deptford Lounge, 9 Giffin Street, London SE8 4RJ

Contact: 

Critical Theory in Contemporary Art Practice
8 Oct–3 Dec 2018, every Monday 6:30pm-9pm & Saturday 27 Oct, 2:30pm-5pm

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