Summer School 2022
TransfoLAB BCN proposes an alternative school for the upcoming summer holidays, filled with objects and creativity. We will learn different creative techniques applied in different contexts and with a variety of materials. The main focus will be on making with and each week we will address different areas (architecture, jewellery and upcycling), with each class being taught by an expert tutor on the subject. Additionally, each week we will visit a different space relevant to the project’s focus (Disseny Hub, La Fabrica del Sol, Biciclot etc). By the end of each week we will have completed an object to take home. To ensure maximum attention and safety each class will be taught in small groups, by the tutor and an assistant.
Languages: Spanish, Catalan and English
Place: C/ Ciutat de Granada 71 bajos, 08005 Barcelona
Dates: 27th of June to 15th of July
Activity hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 16:30
Capacity: min 8, max 10 children
Age: 7 to 12 years
Price: 195 €/week
Meal supplement: 35€ (lunch is not included in the price and each child can bring its own lunchbox. Alternatively, we offer a posibily to arrange the meals ourselves with an additional supplement.)
Application period: 04th of April to 20th of June
The registration can be done online by filling the form. We offer 5% discount for siblings.
27.06 – 01.07.2022
Architecture and Construction
A different week to play and discover a new world of creativity and fun. Every morning we are going to carry out an architecture activity for children and build models with cardboard, make origami and play with Lego. We are going to design spaces, places and cities with recyclable materials and many colors! And in the afternoons we will go out to explore the city in order to discover new games and adventures, we will go to the park and the beach to build with sand. We will also make an outing on Wednesday to the Barcelona Design Museum and the new Glories playground. No prior experience is necessary, and all materials will be provided by the workshop. Don't miss this unique and original week to have fun together!
Tamara Ianowski is an Architect (University of Buenos Aires) and Artistic Mediator (University of Barcelona). 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 has taught architecture workshops for girls and boys as a tool for transformation. Since she has discovered the universe that links architecture and childhood, and all its possibilities for play and exploration of space with the little ones, she has dedicated herself to specializing in the field. She lives in Barcelona since 2019 where she teaches workshops in multiple spaces throughout the year, such as: libraries, civic centers, cultural centers and private spaces. She also takes part in the Architecture Week organized by the COAC (College of Architects of Catalonia) giving workshops in schools throughout the city. For more information on the workshops, follow the project on social networks: @arquininos.
Storytelling through Jewelry
In this week-long class, students will be designing and creating a piece of jewellery 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 with natural materials. From there students will design and create a charm using the technique of the day. By the end of the week students will have multiple charms that visually tell us their story! Each charm will then be added to a necklace, bracelet or keychain to be taken home with pride.
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 was a professor teaching both in the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Area and First Year Program at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She also enjoyed teaching Metalsmithing during the summer months as part of the UWM College for Kids and Teens program and at Met-o-Lark Arts Summer Camp in Maine, USA.
Stephanie's current studio is located at TransfoLAB BCN where she teaches jewelry workshops for kids, teens and adults while also creating custom work and doing repairs.
The Magnificent World of Making with Upcycled Materials
The final week of our summer school will be full of salvaged materials and making. Each day we will work with a different material, focusing on creative reuse and upcycling. We will talk about waste, making and conscious use of materials, sustainable joinery, digital fabrication and the “Precious Plastics” tools. We will learn how to design objects following a creative process and we will use various transformational techniques in order to make different objects from the material in question. We will work with wood offcuts, metallic material, bicycle parts, discarded plastic and natural materials. On Tuesday and Thursday we will visit Biciclot and La Fabrica del Sol. By the end of the week we would have five finished objects to take home.
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, she became interested in sustainable and ecological design, circular economy and transformation/upcycling of objects and materials, combining them with making and fabrication. Apart from TransfoLAB BCN, she is also the co-founder of Transfodesign.
Up to date, Nada has collaborated with several universities, secondary and primary schools, giving lectures and workshops on upcycling and making. The latest of which were with the primary schools La Llacuna del Poblenou and La Mar Bella. As part of TransfoLAB BCN she is about to embark a joint project with partners from Portugal and Turkey on E-waste learning in primary and secondary schools.