Summer School "The Magnificent World of Making"
TransfoLAB BCN proposes a different way to spend the summer, filled with objects. We will learn different making techniques applied in different contexts and with a variety of materials. During the process the principal focus will be on making using a variety of materials and each week we will address different areas (jewellery, architecture, upcycling and nature), with each class being taught by an expert teacher on the subject. Additionally, each week we will visit a different space relevant to the project’s focus (MaterFad: El Centro de Materiales de Barcelona, urban garden etc). By the end of each week we will have completed an object to take home and we will celebrate the students accomplishments with a small exhibition. To ensure maximum attention and safety each class will be taught in small groups.
Languages: Spanish, Catalan and English
Place: C/ Ciutat de Granada 71 bajos, 08005 Barcelona
Dates: 28th of June to 23rd of July
Capacity: min 9, max 12 children
Age: 7 to 12 years
Price: 145 €/week
Application period: 26th of April to 20th of June
Considering the covid 19 crisis, the registration can be done only online or by phone: 645850203 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The form needs to be filled in for each child separately.
Timetable: Monday to Friday from 09:00 – 13:00
09:00 - 09:15 Arrival
09:15 - 10:45 Activity or visit
10:45 - 11:15 Breakfast and rest outside
11:15 - 12:45 Activity
12:45 - 13:00 Departure*
*Every Friday there will be a joint exhibition
28.06 – 02.07.2021
Creating your own visual story through Jewelry CANCELLED
In this week long course, students will be designing and creating a piece of jewelry that tells us their unique visual story. During each class we will be focusing on a specific metalsmithing technique from fusing glass on metal to creating textures and shapes. From there students will design and create a charm using the technique of the day. By the end of the week students will have 4-5 charms that visually tell us about them! Each charm will then be added to a necklace to be worn home with pride and exhibited at our group exhibition.
Stephanie Voegele is an American (USA) born jeweler and educator currently living in Barcelona, Spain. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Metalsmithing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2006 and received her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia in 2010. Prior to her moving to Spain with her husband and cats in 2017, she worked for 5-years as a professor teaching both in the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Area and First Year Program at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Prior to her position at UWM she taught Jewelry and Metalsmithing at Universities in California, Georgia, and Virgina (USA). Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Stephanie's current studio is located at TransfoLAB BCN in the Poblenou neighborhood where she teaches all ages, collaborates, and creates.
Maker Architecture - Architecture for children CANCELLED
The students will have the chance to be an architect for a week! How do you design a house, a space, a city? We will experience the design process, from the start of an idea to it’s execution. The class will carry out activities involving different recyclable and easily accessible materials, discover the possibilities that each one of them offers to create and build, and above all, respect the environment. Let's play and have fun creating new worlds!
Tamara Ianowski is an Architect (University of Buenos Aires, 2008) and Artistic Mediator (University of Barcelona, 2020). She has developed as an independent professional for 20 years and is the creator and director of Arquiniñ@s: Socio-educational project that since 2014 gives architecture workshops for girls and boys as a tool for social transformation. Since she discovered the universe that links architecture and childhood, and all its possibilities for playing and exploring space with the little ones, she has dedicated herself to training and specializing in the field. The workshops work with the methodology of artistic mediation, a discipline that promotes processes of personal and group transformation through the arts. She has lived in Barcelona since 2019, where she gives workshops in different childhood spaces and in public schools, participating in the architecture week organized by the COAC (College of Architects of Catalonia) and with the ArquiEscola project.
This week, the main focus will be on creative reuse and upcycling. Each day will be organized in two parts. During the first part, we will focus on different materials or objects (wood, disused bicycles, plastic etc), and learn the different techniques to transform them in order to be able to make different things. And after the break, we will convert into makers, where we will be able to experience the whole creative cycle of designing, from basic ideas to fabrication. During the process we will learn how to design objects, combine different materials, make sustainable joinery and use basic tools.
Nada Tozija Uzal is one of the founders of TransfoLAB BCN. Graduated architect, Nada has completed Master studies in Entrepreneurship and International Trade at the Université d’Orleans, France, as well as Master in Independent Program studies by The Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona (MACBA) and Universitad Autonoma de Barcelona. Her international experience extends from short stays in Tunisia, Brazil, and Wales, to urban development projects in the United States of America, villas design in Mallorca, and housing and interior design projects in Macedonia. Having had experience in contemporary design and production practices, and with the intention of developing a more environmentally friendly approach, she became interested in sustainable and ecological design, circular economy and transformation/upcycling of objects and materials, while combining them with making. Based on these new intereses she established Transfodesign. Finally, she co founded TransfoLAB BCN, the first Center for Trash Investigation.
“Air bee and bee” Insect Refuges with Found and Natural Materials CANCELLED
After learning about what bees and insects need, and the dangers they are facing at the moment, we are going to be creating structures where they can find refuge in our neighborhood. We will start on a large scale and together make a refuge with natural materials which will be installed in a community green space in Poblenou. Then we will go deeper into an individual creative process exploring more ways to assemble objects (assemblage) to create an original structure appropriate for installing at home.
Jane Anderson born in the United Kingdom, is an educator by vocation and collaborator with TransfoLAB BCN where she creates sculptures and assemblages with found and recycled materials. A graduate in English Philology (University of Edinburgh), she has completed her Master in Community Education (Community Education) also at the University of Edinburgh, and has a Postgraduate Degree in Learning and Teaching from 0 to 3 years (from La Blanquerna / Ramon Llull University ) and a postgraduate degree in Integrative Body Work (from the Association for Expression and Communication INEFC). She also has training and experience as a yoga teacher and forest bath guide. Founder and director of a playful and educational space for girls and boys in Palau-Solità i Plegamans, she is inspired by free pedagogies such as those of Decroly, Montessori, Aucouturier, Arno Stern and Elinor Goldschmied. She has collaborated as an educator with the City of Edinburgh, the Autonomous University of Barcelona Foundation, the Institute for the development of training and employment and non-profit organizations such as Cáritas.