Credits: 3

Schedule: 27.01.2020 - 14.02.2020

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Heli Rekula

heli.rekula@aalto.fi

 

Markus Ahonen

markus.ahonen@aalto.fi


Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I, II, III, IV, V

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Deepens and strenghtens the students' own personal exprenssion, visual thinking and technical know-how.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Personal work and group work in the guidance of the teacher of the workshop.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

On Circulation a.k.a. Rubbish

The three-week hands-on workshop takes the materiality of photographic art production under scrutiny. The course aims to inspire experimental ways of making, to emphasize process and production as a tool and to grow understanding about the actuality of an art object.

We will dig into our own archives, work with materials, plans and ideas left aside or disregarded for one reason or another. We will circulate ideas and components, taking this as our method and practice.

Questions to be discussed and practiced during the course are: How to take leftover in use and how to use circulation and recycling as theme, source, material, and method. And, is sustainable art production possible?

This workshop seeks to call forth discussions about ecological issues of materiality and the prospects for economical art production, and to consider topics such as definitions of value.

The course comprises earlier Mixed Media workshop in its agenda. In the Printlab of Väre, together with the second teacher of the course Markus Ahonen, we can experiment with inkjet printing on any material and technique: painting or printmaking, paper, fabric, wood, metal or even a slice of toast.


Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Typical ways of working are lectures, group discussions and practice works. Methods vary from workshop to workshop.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

Requirements: This course requires 80% attendance during the workshop weeks, as well as completing course assignments, working on the assignments, and producing presentations for group discussions.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

See details of the contact hours and other ways of working from the workshop description of each workshop.

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

The course gives 3 credits. The 3 ects equals a total of 81 hours of students’ work. The total hours are divided into lectures and assignments, independent work, group meetings and discussions, individual tutorials and critique.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Teacher will provide in the beginning of the course.

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

To be defined by the teachers of the course.

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Workshops require knowledge of techniques and expression, that will be announced by the teacher.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Pass- fail or 1-5, see workshop specific information from study event.

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The order of priority is as follows: 1. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have scheduled it for the current academic year in their personal study plan (HOPS); 2. exchange students for whom the course is a part of his/her officially approved learning agreement and scheduled to be taken during the current semester; 3. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have not completed it yet; 4. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and has been scheduled in the student's PSP (HOPS) for the current academic year 5. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet; 6. students for whom the course is compulsory for their minor; 7. students, for whom the course is part of his/her minor subject’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet; 8. students who have applied for the course through a student mobility scheme (internal mobility within Aalto University, flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.); 9. other students.

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

The workshop occupies the room P101 at Väre for the whole three week period. Students participating the course can use the space for artistic work also outside teaching hours.

27.01.2020 - 14.02.2020

Course & workshop days during the three week period: Mon, Tue and Fri

Detailed schedule and plan will follow.

Description

Registration and further information