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 GDD 4th year 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 2nd year undergraduate 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 French font design star Jean-Baptiste Levee
Graphic Design Department is organizing a workshop Typefaces for a distant future with French font design star Jean-Baptiste Levee. Jean-Baptiste Levee is an international typographer, ATYPI association board member, delegate of the country. Designer taught in several schools of higher design: Amiens School of Arts & Design, Caen-Cherbourg School of Arts & Media and the University of Corte.
During the workshop with Jean-Baptiste Levee, students will design a Latin alphabet for continuous text (serif or sans-serif).
Workshop with Julia Ojapelto
During 3rd - 6th of October, we will have a guest in Graphic design department – graphic designer Julia Ojapelto (Lahti design institute, Finland). Julia will conduct very interesting "Electronic Publishing Workshop" for our students.
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".
Workshop with Frederik De Bleser
During December 12-16, 2016 Graphic design department will host an international workshop "NODEBOX". The workshop will be held in collaboration with one of the NODEBOX creators, doctor, researcher - FREDERIK DE BLESER. NodeBox is developed by the Experimental Media Research Group, a cross-domain research group associated with the Sint Lucas School of arts of the Karel de Grote-Hogeschool (Antwerp, Belgium).
During the workshop students will learn to create parametric variable fonts, presented for the first time at ATypI conference in 2016.
Workshop with Filip Blažek
International workshop "PARIS / VILNIUS"
During March 21-25, 2016 united group of Graphic design department students and students from France will have international workshop with the French graphic design stars Patrick Pleutin, Emmanuelle Tieu and Éric Boisseau (Ecole-Estienne, Paris, France)
Workshop with prof.Silvia Sfligiotti
International workshop at the Nida Art Colony
Nida Art Colony hosted an international workshop during 2015 September 14-22. Vilnius Academy of Arts Graphic design departmet and the Lahti Design Institute Graphic design department students driven by visual communication tools promoted Neringa and Nida residents as well as guests to start public discourse about the bridge / tunnel to the Kuršių Nerija relevance for cultural, economic, heritage preservation and other aspects.
Students while working in groups recorded research process and the results in a special blog.Creative workshop was led by prof. Julia Ojapelto (Lahti Design Institute) and prof. Aušra Lisauskienė (Vilnius Academy of Arts).
Workshops with prof. Vesna Dragojlov
During 2015 May 18-29 Graphic Design Department undergraduate 2-year students will have a workshops on "Algorithmic / Generative art: art generating machines" which will be led by prof. Vesna Dragojlov from University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona, USA.
More about Prof. Vesna Dragojlov
Workshop with French font design star Jean-Baptiste Levee
Graphic Design Department in collaboration with the French Institute of Lithuania is organizing a workshop with French font design star Jean-Baptiste Levee. Jean-Baptiste Levee is an international typographer, ATYPI association board member, delegate of the country. Designer taught in several schools of higher design: Amiens School of Arts & Design, Caen-Cherbourg School of Arts & Media and the University of Corte.
During the workshop with Jean-Baptiste Levee, students will create visual communication objects for French Institute of Lithuania. Introductory lecture on the workshop will be held on April 13, starting from 15:00 hours, 315 aud. Maironio str. 3, “Titanic”.
Presentation of the workshop results will be held in the French Institute of Lithuania on 2015 April 17, at 11:00 hours.