Workshop with Thomas Castro
Graphic Design Department is organizing a workshop Design Heuristics with Graphic design star Thomas Castro (The Netherlands).
Heuristic methodologies in design focus on developing the vocabulary of a project (iterations), as opposed to focusing on just on a singular form. Design versioning, if you will. In this scenario, graphic design can be seen as a set of visual, linguistic, social, philosophical, and political tools implemented to a textual or visual dataset. Therefore the same dataset can manifest itself in any format or medium the designer, or even user, sees fit, often times taking on multiple iterations. This necessitates a set of research tools which help with academic inquiry. We borrow these tools and methodologies from related fields of research (eg. forensics or anthropology) and reinvent them for our own discipline. What sets us apart from the traditional sciences is the methodology of ‘making an image’. The concept of ‘agency’ has always been important in design research, but giving that agency form is just as important. We are both thinkers and makers.
International workshop "Urban space gaming"
During 2018 February 05–10 united group of our students, Aalto university (Finland) and Iceland Art academy students had a creative conceptual design workshop Urban Space Gaming. The workshop theme – communication and intervention in public space by means of participatory games and act of playing. In a broad sense, the whole city can be seen as a game setting – the workshop encourages students to see also physical, social and political aspects of the urban playground.
The workshop funded by CIRRUS (Nordic-Baltic Network of Art and Design Education), the tutors are Tarja Nieminen (Aalto University, Finland / workshop coordinator), Samuel Rees (Iceland Academy of the Arts), Lode Coen (Belgium) and Ausra Lisauskiene (VDA, Lithuania).
Workshop with Gediminas Šiaulys
Creative workshop "Visual Narrative" by the designer, director and visual communications specialist GEDIMINAS ŠIAULYS was held during November 20-24 for Graphic Design Department students. Participants of the workshop created short stories during the week and illustrated them.
Workshop with Esa Ojala
During 20th - 23r of November we will have famous graphic designer from Finland - Esa Ojala. he will conduct Poster design workshop for our students.
Workshop with Jean - Baptiste Levee
During 6 th – 10 th of November we will have guest in Graphic design department – graphic designer Jean-Baptiste Levee (Paris, France). He will conduct font design workshop for our students.
Workshop with Julia Ojapelto
We are sure that it will be useful and very interesting week for our students and, we hope, for Julia too.
Creative workshop - summer practice "Immanuel Kant at the beach" with prof. Klaus Hesse
On May 27th - June 5th at the Art Colony in Nida creative workshop - summer practice "Immanuel Kant at the beach". Participants of the creative workshop – students from the Vilnius Academy of Arts and the University of the Arts of Offenbach Graphic Design Departament‘s.The workshop was led by two professors - Audrius Klimas (Vilnius Academy of Arts) and Klaus Hesse (Offenbach Art University / Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main).
Thirty young graphic designers from Lithuania and Germany, working in mixed groups, created experimental typographic posters, based on Immanuel Kant's philosophy, inspired by the philosopher‘s way of life and his philosophical mindset (I. Kant lived only 80 km. away from Nida).
Workshop with prof. Andrzej Kalina
On 5th-9th of June GDD students had creative workshop with prof. Andrzej Kalina (Polish - Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Warsaw, Poland). During the workshop students learned to connect different technologies using plaster, linoleum, graphic cutters, paper and ink.
Poster design workshop with Lahav Halevy
Workshop with mocap.lt
During the April we are having an interesting 3D animation creative workshop using MAYA program. For this opportunity the we are thankful to the mocap.lt company.
Workshop with Tarja Nieminen
During 2017 February 27 – March 3rd GDD 4th year students had a creative conceptual design workshop "Ritual" with one of the best-known contemporary Finnish graphic designers TARJA NIEMINEN. Tarja Nieminen teaches in the Media Department at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture of the Aalto University.
Workshop with Stasys Eidrigevičius
During 2017 February 17-22 Graphic Design Department undergraduate 2-year students will have a workshop by Maestro Stasys Eidrigevičius - one of the most famous all time Lithuanian painters, graphic artists, writers and illustrators. Stasys Eidrigevičius will share creative experiences with students, who will create posters according to Mr. Almodovar movie "High Heels" as well as Julius Dautartas and Skirmantas Pabedinskas documentary "Sidewalk".