Teacher, Technician and Adviser Workshop Series 2021
Monday 28 June – Monday 19 July
NUA welcomes creative teachers, technicians, heads of departments and career advisers to our 2021 Teacher, Technician and Adviser Workshop Series.
Across three weeks, we hosted a range of creative and inspiring workshops that you can re-watch and get involved with from the comfort of your own home.
Recordings for previous events are available via the links below;
Opening Event: Creative Arts Education in a Post-Pandemic World
Monday 28 June | 4.00 – 5.30pm
Join Simon Ofield-Kerr, Vice Chancellor of Norwich University of the Arts, for a talk on the post-pandemic role of creative arts education in addressing global challenges. Simon will consider the importance of teaching and the ability of creative students to generate new ideas.
The work of Teachers, Technicians and Advisers is vital, leading to the imagining of new solutions to personal, local and global issues, and imagining new ways of living in the world.
Concept Art and Idea Generation in Games
Tuesday 29 June | 4.00 – 5.30pm
Join BA (Hons) Games Art & Design Lecturer, Kaliegh Branham, for this session where we will explore and define what concept art is. We will look at some of the techniques used to create concept art and the importance of the very first stage: idea generation.
Using Webchemy, you will have the opportunity to start experimenting yourself or to follow a demonstration.
Saturday 3 July | 10.30am – 2.30pm
Join us in-person to be inspired by the Sculptures of Norwich and how they can relate to different subject areas. Follow a sculpture trail around the city centre with accompanying worksheets on subjects such as animation, storyboarding, illustration and more. Lunch will be provided to fuel your sculpture scavenger hunt, followed by a tour of our creative campus on your return.
This event will run in line with Government guidelines and we will keep you updated should we need to change any element of the day.
Become a Trend Forecaster
Tuesday 6 July | 4.00 – 5.30pm
Join Holly Farrar, Lecturer on BA (Hons) Fashion, Communication and Promotion at NUA, for this practical session where you’ll take on the role of a trend forecaster, working for a bespoke trend agency.
You will look at the leading fashion shows, identify one key trend from the latest catwalk shows that brands cannot miss in their next collection and pull together one final trend concept pitch poster.
Thursday 8 July | 4.00 – 5.30pm
Join BA (Hons) Architecture Course Leader, Raymond Quek, for a practical workshop on layered alignment. During this session you will explore and play with creating meaningful space using only paper, pattern and folding/cutting techniques.
Time to Reflect
Saturday 10 July | 10.30am – 12.00pm
Join BA (Hons) Photography Lecturer, Jasper White, for a playful exploration of still-life photography, looking at reflective materials and ways to manipulate light and create interesting details.
For this workshop, you will need access to a camera (phone camera is fine to use) and some materials from around your home;
Reflective materials such as tin foil, cutlery, tin lids, white paper, white sheets, mirrors etc.
Materials that diffuse light such as tracing paper, baking paper, glass plates, bubble wrap, tissue paper, fine fabrics/material
Visual Thinking and Semantic Typography
Monday 12 July | 4.00 – 5.30pm
Join Graphics Course Leader, Martin Schooley and Lecturer, Jamie Johnstone, for this practical workshop where you will explore one of the key skills needed by the visual communicator to translate ideas and thoughts into visual mediums.
This session will require quick-thinking and idea generation to consider the meaning of words, the use of negative space and subtle visual manipulations.
We will also demonstrate how you can begin to refine your ideas in Adobe Illustrator or InDesign and participants with access to this software are invited to have a go at this themselves during the session.
Acting: What do we want and how do we get it?
Tuesday 13 July | 4.00 – 5.30pm
Join BA (Hons) Acting Lecturer, Matti Houghton, for an introduction into how we take acting into doing – we will investigate the What, Why and How of dramatic action. An opportunity to explore how we approach activating text at NUA and making every moment alive and reactive.
Creating an Ideas Toolkit
Wednesday 14 July | 4.00 – 5.30pm
Join BA (Hons) Fashion Lecturer, Nina Dobson, for this session which will provide a toolkit for translating non-fashion inspiration into 2D and 3D ideas. The first steps to tackling a new project or brief can often be daunting for ourselves and our students.
This workshop aims to address those fears and offer playful ways to tackle them.
Monday 19 July | 4.00 – 5.30pm
An introduction to animation techniques exploring traditional 2D paper cut out with BA (Hons) Animation Lecturer Helen Piercy.
For this session you will be taken through the planning process, creating the cut-out elements, learn how to film animation using the Stop Motion Studio app and simple editing.