Workshops

Workshop Schedule 2019

Workshops from 2019 Experience Fine Arts Day.  Updated content will be available May 2020 for next EFAD.

Workshop Descriptions

 

 

Art

Artist Trading Cards

Create, trade and collect miniature works of art this "swap" event. Draw, paint, collage- your imagination is the limit! The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5" x 3.5".

Class max: 100
Location: Atrium
Workshop time(s): 1:15, 2:15

 

Creating in Clay

Let your fingertips explore the possibilities of form and surface in this hands-on clay workshop.  Learn important terminology and fundamental techniques with this age-old natural art material and create a small, unfired object.

Class max: 20
Location: W840
Workshop time(s): 11:30, 1:15, 2:15

Drawing From the Avant-Garde

A fast and energetic speed round of spontaneous collborative art strategies used by avant-garde groups in the 20th century.The purpose of this workshop is to expose prospective students to art historical methods of image-production, and promote spontaneity and collaborating as generative approaches to learning and producing.

Class max: 20
Location: W871
Workshop time(s): 9:30, 10:30, 11:30

Drawing on Sound

Tune your ears, take a listening walk, and then create a unique visual score. Learn about how artists use translation from one sense to another to generate new forms. 

Class max: 20
Location: W869
Workshop time(s): 9:30, 10:30

Hess Art Gallery Tour

Take a tour of the current art exhibition. Tours will be led by gallery staff and current students and will include a visit to the art storage area for a discussion on care of collections.

Class max: 20
Location: W600
Workshop time(s): 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 2:15

    In Camera: Portraiture from Pinhole to Digital Photography

    An introduction to photo-arts and portraiture from the pinhole camera to large format digital photography. This workshop will look at the creation of portrait images and the evolution of photographic techniques in portraiture beginning with pinhole photography and moving forward to contemporary times with the use of large format digital equipment.

    Class max: 20
    Location: W842
    Workshop time(s): 9:30, 11:30, 1:15

      Linear Forms: Steel Rod Sculpture

      Participate in the construction of a large steel sculpture. The techniques of bending, joining, and forming will be demonstrated.

      Class max: 20
      Location: W840
      Workshop time(s): 9:30, 10:30

      Monoprinting

      Using traditional print techniques you process collaborative prints using inks, printing plates and presses that exert 10,000 pounds of pressure/square inch. This process is VERY hands-on.

      Class max: 20
      Location: L804
      Workshop time(s): 1:15, 2:15

        Painting Studio

        This workshop provides an introduction to some of the materials, ideas and processes we use in our painting classes.

        Class max: 20
        Location: W817
        Workshop time(s): 10:30

        Painting with Art Students

        Take part in the course Art 3022: Introduction to Painting, including a hands-on workshop with the students enrolled in Art 3022.

        Class max: 20
        Location: W817
        Workshop time(s): 1:15

        Thumb Casting in Plastic

          Casting is a process used often in Art and industry to create multiples of complex 3 dimensional shapes with high detail. You will get an opportunity to make a small replica of your thumb in plastic by making a mould and pouring in a quick curing plastic. Take it out of the mould and take it home with you!

          Class max: 24
          Location: W890
          Workshop time(s): 1:15, 2:15

          What is Art History and Museum Studies?

          From the pyramids to Picasso and beyond! Learn the history and stories that lie below the surface of artworks and explore the exciting world of art galleries, museums, and public history!

          Class max: 50
          Location: W771
          Workshop time(s): 11:30

          Drama

          Acting for the Camera

          Who are you in the eye of the camera? Sometimes the camera sees the unexpected. Experience an introduction to basic film acting techniques, beginning with understanding the unique characteristics the camera sees in you.

          Class max: 20
          Location: W425
          Workshop time(s): 10:30

          Auditions... Everything You Wanted to Know but were Afraid to Ask

          Do you wonder why you are not getting the roles you want? This workshop gives you the tips and tricks you need for a successful audition.

          Class max: 20
          Location: W500
          Workshop time(s): 1:15

          Broadway Bound

          Have you ever dreamed of dancing on Broadway?  This dance workshop for musical theatre will get your toes tapping and your jazz hands clapping!

          Class max: 25
          Location: W480
          Workshop time(s): 10:30, 11:30

          Character Voice

          Learn to create a character voice! This fun and energizing workshop will explore the full range of your voice. Wear clothes you can move in.

          Class max: 20
          Location: W425
          Workshop time(s): 2:15

          Creative Collage

            Building the designer's toolbox using texture, shape, colour, and more!

            Class max: 24
            Location: W539
            Workshop time(s): 11:30

            Creative Movement

            Explore a range of creative approaches to movement and its application to the Performing Arts.

            Class max: 20
            Location: W420
            Workshop time(s): 9:30, 10:30

            DMX and Data and Dimmers, Oh My!

            Learn how to make stage lighting happen! Ever wonder what DMX stands for and how it works? Want to know what Data has to do with lights? If so, this workshop is for you!  Explore a common theatrical lighting system using a memory-based lighting console to control LED lighting fixtures through digital communication.

            Class max: 15
            Location: W426
            Workshop time(s): 9:30, 10:30

            Exploring Half Mask

              Here’s an opportunity to create unique physical and vocal characters through mask. By using mask improv, we will explore various scenarios to develop relationship and story. Watch your peers transform into zany mask characters and leap into the fun yourself.

              Class max: 20
              Location: W420
              Workshop time(s): 11:30

              Learning to Love Improvisation

              Be comfortable in your own skin and learn to enjoy being in the moment! This workshop explores the fun to be learned through improvising scenes.

              Class max: 30
              Location: W425
              Workshop time(s): 9:30

              Stage Direction

              Choosing which stage directions are necessary and which aren't can have an interesting effect on the final outcome of the design of a show. This workshop explores the idea of artistic freedom when it comes to stage directions and the set design of a play.

              Class max: 30
              Location: W400
              Workshop time(s): 1:15, 2:15

              The Actors Voice

              One of the actor's most important tools of expression is the voice. Free your voice to reveal the deeper meaning in any text you speak.

              Class max: 20
              Location: W425
              Workshop time(s): 1:15

              Tools to Create Plays with Children

              If you hope to become a drama teacher or lead workshops at summer drama camps, this workshop is for you. Learn how to create physical plays for a large group of children that are inclusive and can incorporate curriculum or theme-based ideas.

              Class max: 30
              Location: W420
              Workshop time(s): 1:15

              Triple Threat Workshop

              The Triple Threat Workshop focuses on the development and integration of the three major facets of musical theatre: singing, acting, and dancing. We will be working on these skills separately and then combining them in a musical theatre style piece.

              Class max: 40
              Location: W425
              Workshop time(s): 11:30

              What is Devised Theatre?

                This workshop will explore Devised Theatre - a popular approach to theatre making wherein the script usually originates from collaborative, often improvisatory work by a performing ensemble. The workshop will include a brief talk about various devising methods and companies and will include excerpts performed by students from the recent devised theatre adaptation Alice; inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass. (2018/2019 Season).

                Class max: 200
                Location: W500
                Workshop time(s): 2:15

                Music

                80 Years of Rock and Roll in 45 minutes

                Come hear interesting facts and trivia about the music, videos, and artists that have made this wonderful art form so unique (and sometimes controversial). Selections from some of the most exciting music of the past 80 years will be picked apart and showcased much like in our History of Rock courses.  You might know many of the songs, but the stories will surely surprise you!

                Class max: 200
                Location: W500
                Workshop time(s): 9:30

                Basic Microphone Technique for Recording Electric Guitar and Intro to Mixing

                Microphone placement is one of the most important fundamentals a sound technician needs to know. Discover professional recording techniques in this hands-on workshop.

                Class max: 16
                Location: W700 (Studio ONE)
                Workshop time(s): 11:30

                Big Mix Energy

                Track some instruments and vocals and learn the fundamentals of mixing using a straightforward approach.

                Class max: 16
                Location: W700 (Studio ONE)
                Workshop time(s): 1:15

                Cam and Ry's Excellent Adventure (In Audio)

                Learn how to write your own song from scratch with professional-grade, industry standard equipment. Includes recording, production, and mixing lessons from two Advanced Audio Production students.

                Class max: 16
                Location: W700 (Studio ONE)
                Workshop time(s): 2:15

                Digital Audio Technology for Creating and Performing Music

                We all want music in our lives. Digital audio technology allows you to create and perform music in ways you may never have imagined. From the simplest lines of computer code to complex human-computer interactions, this workshop combines technological artistry with musical precision.

                Class max: 50
                Location: W500
                Workshop time(s): 11:30

                Introduction to Computer Music

                This hands-on class introduces students to the software tools needed to create virtual instruments and computer music.

                Class max: 32
                Location: W518
                Workshop time(s): 9:30, 10:30

                Listening and Mixing

                Listen to different tracks of an audio production in a professional studio and combine them into a cohesive musical mix. Explore how balance changes and different parameters affect what you hear.

                Class max: 16
                Location: W700 (Studio ONE)
                Workshop time(s): 9:30, 10:30

                Mixing 101

                Experience and learn about stereo vs 5.1 surround sound. Learn the basics of mixing through spacilization, EQing, reverb, and compression. Apply these techniques to recorded songs in a hands-on workshop.

                Class max: 8
                Location: W700 (Studio TWO)
                Workshop time(s): 1:15

                Performance Master Class

                Get a taste of what performance music students do on a daily basis. Learn techniques for performance preparation in instrumental and vocal areas, through active observation and hands-on participation.  

                Class max: 200
                Location: W570
                Workshop time(s): 11:30

                Preparing for your Music Audition

                Are you an aspiring performer? Do you plan to audition for university, a summer program or music ensemble? Learn some of the essential tools for audition preparation and presentation.

                Class max: 100
                Location: W570
                Workshop time(s): 9:30

                Rethinking Historic Instruments - Extended Techniques

                Students will analyze a modern piano score which demands new techniques that they will decipher from the notations.  Experiment to create new ways to *play* this old instrument.

                Class max: 20
                Location: W767
                Workshop time(s): 2:15

                Rhythm Programming for Electronic Music

                Using the latest software tools the class will learn how to compose and program rhythmic patterns and sequences for DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations).

                Class max: 32
                Location: W518
                Workshop time(s): 11:30, 2:15

                Sing On!

                Join the U of L Singers, a mixed choral ensemble consisting of voice majors and students of other majors, who Love to Sing. Learn rounds and melodies that lead to instant, exciting harmony using the full range of the singing voice. SING ON!

                Class max: 60
                Location: W570
                Workshop time(s): 1:15

                Studio Showcase

                Join us for a concert of solo and chamber music offered by the music studio students.

                Class max: 200
                Location: W570
                Workshop time(s): 10:30

                Taiko Drumming from Japan

                Thunderous Taiko drumming from Japan. Fun, physical drumming using the whole body.

                Class max: 24
                Location: W470
                Workshop time(s): 10:30

                The Code is Live: Performing with Tidal

                Coding, scripting, and hacking: these are all part of the 21st century musician's toolkit. Explore new ways of making music while learning a new coding language for your computer.

                Class max: 25
                Location: W518
                Workshop time(s): 1:15

                The Magic of Collaborative Piano

                A good musical collaboration is magic! Learn the essentials and  art of working with other musicians.  Prepare to be amazed at the power you have to influence others with the smallest flick of a finger or nod of the head.  Minimum of RCM/Conservatory Canada Grade 6 piano, or equivalent level necessary.

                Class max: 25
                Location: W480
                Workshop time(s): 2:15

                The Secret World of Music Theory

                A guide to to help navigate through the not-so scary world of music theory.

                Class max: 30
                Location: W771
                Workshop time(s): 2:15

                Traditional African Drumming

                Play traditional and authentic Ugandan drums and experience many more from all over Africa.  This workshop will keep you pumped all day!

                Class max: 40
                Location: W470
                Workshop time(s): 1:15

                New Media

                3D Character Animation

                Bringing a 3D character to life in under one-hour is magical! Learn how characters are designed and animated so that infusing life and emotions in their performance is possible in the virtual space.

                Class max: 34
                Location: B520
                Workshop time(s): 10:30

                3D Character Design for Animation

                Learn how to create a 3D character and bring it to life! This workshop is meant to accustom you to the process of character design and development for animation.

                Class max: 34
                Location: B520
                Workshop time(s): 11:30

                Anatomy of Terror: Analyzing Horror Aesthetics

                How do media artists construct a frightening moment? Learn how to analyse stylistic choices used in the horror and thriller genres.

                Class max: 20
                Location: W401
                Workshop time(s): 9:30

                Cartoon Game and VR Development using the Unreal Game Engine

                Experience first-hand how creativity and advanced game technologies are combined to create engaging and rewarding careers in the areas of video game design and development. Complete and play a cartoon-style game level.

                Class max: 18
                Location: W700B
                Workshop time(s): 9:30, 10:30, 11:30

                Concept Art for Film & Games

                Take a look at the basic idea behind concept art and its place in the overall film and game design process, analyze a script sequence or premise for a project and then to break down important conceptual, thematic and genre relevance behind the final design.

                Class max: 25
                Location: B520
                Workshop time(s): 1:15

                Creating Your Own Comic Movie

                  Do you like to make people laugh? Do you want to make your own comic movie? The key is to start with a great comic premise. This workshop will help you find and develop a great comic idea.

                  Class max: 34
                  Location: W771
                  Workshop time(s): 1:15

                   

                  Digital Manipulation and Colour Theory

                  Bring your photos to life even when there seems to be little chance of repair after an unsuccessful photo shot! Learn how using colour from a designer's perspective can make your photos much more interesting for your audience.

                  Class max: 34
                  Location: B520
                  Workshop time(s): 9:30

                  Expressive Design on the Web

                  Using the Web as your canvas, learn how to create an expressive typographic design using simple HTML and CSS markup. Participants will come away with their own creation that they can easily share online.

                  Class max: 30
                  Location: B519
                  Workshop time(s): 1:15, 2:15

                  Friend Like Me

                  Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and more! Walt Disney Studios experienced a creative revival in the 1990’s. Revisit that time and learn more about these classic animated films.

                  Class max: 100
                  Location: W500
                  Workshop time(s): 10:30

                  Storyboarding Basics

                  Do you have great ideas for the movie you want to shoot? Transform those ideas into a visual storyboard to start the filmmaking process. 

                  Class max: 34
                  Location: B520
                  Workshop time(s): 2:15

                  Streaming Your Internet Channel

                  Learn how your favourite YouTube channels are shot and streamed in this hands-on workshop.

                  Class max: 18
                  Location: W426
                  Workshop time(s): 1:15, 2:15

                  Thinking and Creativity

                  What's the meaning of "creativity"? Let's get together, think about it and act it out. Warning: after this workshop, other people might consider you "insanely creative" if not "creatively insane".

                  Class max: 20
                  Location: W767
                  Workshop time(s): 11:30, 1:15

                  You Can Do THAT with a New Media Degree?

                  From 3D animation to YouTube stars, our graduates are taking the world by storm.  Discover what New Media is, and see some of the exciting projects our students and graduates are working on.

                  Class max: 30
                  Location: W400
                  Workshop time(s): 10:30

                  Fine Arts

                  Fine Arts Tour

                  Check out the incredible fine arts facilities - art studios, wood shop, metal shop, foundry, printmaking studios, University Theatre, costume shop, scene and properties shops, Recital Hall, Studio One, Audio Research Lab, Digital Cinema Suite, music practice rooms, green screen studio, history of gaming lab and more.

                  Class max: 60
                  Location: Atrium
                  Workshop time(s): All

                  Portfolio workshop

                  Learn the requirements for the University of Lethbridge and the Faculty of Fine Arts, so you can create a great portfolio. Bring examples of your work and get feedback.

                  Class max: 20
                  Location: B516
                  Workshop time(s): 11:30, 1:15

                  uLethbridge Campus Tour

                  Check out our diverse campus, from the buildings and departments, to the wellness centre and so much more!

                  Class max: 60
                  Location: Atrium
                  Workshop time(s): All