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Creative Writing Workshop

 
 
 
N:B: The workshop (intensive course) will take place this coming Monday December 3, it’ll be an intensive course
(4 sessions;Mon & Thurs) from 6.30 until 8.30 pm.
 
If you wish to attend please register this Saturday 1 (before noon) by passing by to fill the application form and settle the fee which is of 120 usd.
 
Thank you.
 
 
(held by Charbel Naim at Studio 68, Sioufi, Ashrafieh, Sabbagha Street, Bardawil Building, Beirut, Lebanon )
This workshop is designed for those who would like to add a creative spark, a burst of creativity to their writings, whether beginners, amateurs or professionals, this workshop will help you bring to the surface what’s been lying dormant inside.

When it comes to writing, all of us are often blocked in expressing our thoughts in writing – usually because of learned, preconceived ideas of how we “SHOULD” write, when the truth is there are no rules or limitations to writing!
In this workshop you will learn how to improve your writing skills through descriptive exercises, self-exploration, memory retrieval, lively class discussions and games!Outline:
I – Introduction:
• Different genres in Creative Writing
• Goals and objectivesII – Creative Writing exercises:
• Description
• Dialogue Listening
• Creating characters
• Character mapping
• Lateral thinkingIII – Creative Writing games:
• Childhood memories
• What if?
• Five senses
• Using paintings to make up stories
• Storytelling games
• Writing PromptsIV – Creative Writing tips
V – Final project
The workshop is held by Charbel Naim. It will take place at Vapa premises: Studio 68, Sioufi, Ashrafiyeh, Sabbagha Street, Bardawil Building, Beirut, Lebanon
About the trainer:
With a background in Advertising, Marketing, HR, Hospitality Management, Tourism and the Performing Arts, Charbel Naim is currently VAPA’s communication officer and a member of Improbeirut acting group. He is also a news editor/writer, actor and trainer.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS A MUST.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: October 26, 2012.The workshop is made of 6 sessions, 2 hours each. The fee for this workshop is $200 per student.A certificate of achievement will be handed out at the end of the workshop.
To register please contact us at:
Email: vapaorg@gmail.com
Phone: 03 466 764

Simply Another Digital Photo Workshop

 

 

 

To all Photography Amateurs,

The Digital Photography Course for beginners is back starting Friday October 5.

 With one session per week you will share with our photo reporter your concerns about everydaya photography. The workshop will last until Friday October 19. It includes one session per week in addition to a day out where you will experience the day/night modes, technical know-hows and inspirations. The fee for the workshop (50usd/session) is paid upon registration.

Brief Info about the course:

 
Camera modes – Auto, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, sports, landscape, close up, portrait.
 
Everyday shooting – What to look for and how to shoot it.
 Black and White Photography – Timeless!
Composition – Don’t just stand there! Learn how to “see” a photo just about anywhere!
 Lenses – You have the ability to add just about any lens to your new camera, you now need to understand what you need and why
 Lighting – Probably the single most important aspect of any art form.
 Flash photography – Understand how the light works and how you can control it.
 Digital Imaging – Touching on uploading to a PC and using Photoshop/other editing software -Cleaning and maintenance.

By the end of the 4 days course the participant should feel confident enough to switch to manual, to go for an outing with the trainer and really start to get the most out of the camera. 

 

Niels Bakkerus (Young Gouru of Typograhy) hosting a workshop soon at Studio 68!

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Niels studied graphic design and communication at St. Lucas and illustration at AKV St. Joost. Through graffiti Niels got into typography and created his own style of illustration and typography

Because of his background in graffiti he was well known with lettering itself but got into custom lettering more and more and started to master the art of penmanship and calligraphy as well. His most advanced works where all of these influences are combined are his complex ambigrams. Lettering designs that can be read normally and upside down as well.

Niels works in the fields of illustration and graphic design, but also works an artist on his own personal projects. His vision on how to combine those two will be of big influence in the workshop.

Niels will be coming to Lebanon specially to hold a Typography Workshop in Studio 68 at VAPA!

The workshop will be divided into six sessions on May 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30,

Fee for this workshop is 220$ per person, or 200$ per person if in a group.

A certification will be given upon completion of this workshop.

For more about the workshop, check out this post:

https://vapablog.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/typography-in-art-and-advertising-studio-68-5/

Some of Niels previous works include;

Typography

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Illustration

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Spray-Paint

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Paper-Cut

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For more on Niels, check out his website: http://www.bakkerus.nl/wordpress/?cat=23

Typography in Art and Advertising

 

This workshop is organized for professionals and semi professionals working in the fields of art-direction, creative industries & agencies, graphic design, illustration and graffiti art.
The goal of the workshop is to create richer knowledge and more awareness about typography and it’s possibilities in art and advertising and thus creating better work for the artist and client.
We will be experimenting with and creating through multiple examples of how typography can be used. Also learning where typography came from you’ll get to know letters and how they can work for you through artistic expression. Understanding letters is a very big part before we start experimenting and in the end we will make a mural so that our gathered knowledge shall be spread to the rest off the world.

Trainer: Niels Bakkerus
Niels Bakkerus is a young artist and illustrator working and living in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Niels studied graphic design and communication at St. Lucas and illustration at AKV St. Joost. Through graffiti Niels got into typography and created his own style of illustration and typography. This style that combines illustration and typography is typical for the works of Niels. To him those two are the same. Because of his background in graffiti he was well known with lettering itself but got into custom lettering more and more and started to master the art of penmanship and calligraphy as well. His most advanced works where all of these influences are combined are his complex ambigrams. Lettering designs that can be read normally and upside down as well.
Niels works in the fields of illustration and graphic design, but also works an artist on his own personal projects. His vision on how to combine those two will be of big influence in the workshop.

Curriculum
The workshop will be divided into two sections, theory and practice. The first 3 days are intended to get inspiration and knowledge. Each theory day there will be room for practice as well. The last 3 days will be about creating a mural in Lebanon with the entire workshop team.

Day 1. Introduction of Niels Bakkerus. Niels will introduce himself and will show his portfolio. His personal portfolio and his commercial one, and tells about how to incorporate those two different things into projects. He will also explain his way of working.
Day 2. Lecture in the history of typography. Plus small commission to experience the theory in practice. Things that will be thought are things like Penmanship, gothic letters, spencerian script, roman script, custom lettering, digital lettering etc.
Day 3. Dutch Typography. The Netherlands have always been well known for it’s progressive and ground breaking designs. Niels will give a lecture about Dutch design and Dutch typographic design. Artist like Niels Meulman, Job Wouters, Jan van Krimpen, Zeds, Bureau Mijksenaar will be handled. Plus small commission to experience the theory in practice.
Day 4. Typo in Art & Advertising. Lecture about artworks based on typography and ground breaking advertisements.
Day 5. Creating and experimenting with the design for the mural.
Day 6. Finalize the design for the collaboration mural, creating composition.
Day 7. Start with the painting of the Mural.
Day 8. Finalizing the Mural and the course itself.

The course will be an intensive 6-days workshop. 3 days of theory, a 2 day break, and a finalization of 3 days practice and production. Each session will be 3 hours long, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Typography workshop dates are  May 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30. Registration deadline has extended to Wednesday, May 16th due to high demand!

Fee 220usd per participant/group price 200usd.

Location: Studio 68, Ashrafieh-Sioufi near Sioufi Garden.

Photo Group Discussion @ Studio68

A SHORT TERM ANNOUNCEMENT THAT’S NOT TO BE MISSED!! A PHOTO GROUP DISCUSSION/PRESENTATION HELD BY A TALENTED BAHRAINI ARTIST WALEED AL ABBAS, THIS MONDAY APRIL 30 AT 6.30PM.
“ We just learned that Waleed Al Abbas is in Beirut for a few days and thought that we wouldn’t miss the opportunity of introducing his work to all of you who are passionate about photography.” Kiki Bokassa (Co founder of Vapa Association)
The main objective of this seminar is to demonstrate better ways for composing a picture.
It will explain how photographers compose their image, and, therefore, how to improve their skills in organizing the elements of the image. On another hand, it talks about how to build a picture, explains what a picture consists of, how shapes are related, how spaces are filled, and, finally, how the whole thing must have a kind of unity.
“I have been in photography field for around 8 years, however, after preparing the material for the composition workshop, I discovered new aspects of picture composition that was not visible to me before”
Who Should Attend?
Whether you are a confident camera use, a passionate amateur photographer, aspiring professional, photographer’s assistant or professional aiming to sharpen your skills, this presentation/discussion can be very beneficial for you.
About Waleed Al Abbas
Waleed AlAbbas is a self-taught photographer. He works as a full time project manager in a bank in Bahrain. Photography was his point of interest since his teenager years. He decided to develop his passion for photography in 2006, where he started learning about this huge field, going into the small details of photography and traveling around the world searching for interesting photography subjects. Beside attending to many workshops, he conducted some himself, as well as seminars, to help amateurs and passionate people like him, advance in their photography skills. He is an active member of the Bahrain Photography Association. At the moment, beside the bank, he is engaged in the commercial work of Architecture and Fashion photography, and continues his seminars whenever he has the chance.
The contribution fee for attending this unique session from 6.30 until 9.30 is of 30usd, it also includes a tea break. Please send us your reservations by mobile sms or email at 03 466 764/vapaorg@gmail.com. The reunion will take place at Studio68 in Sioufi Ashrafieh near Sioufi Public Garden (directions are found at http://www.vapablog.wordpress.com/ contact us page).

Klik – Basic photography workshop 2

What is Klik?

Klik, the Photo Workshop is an educational resource for photography.  From beginning classes, for those just starting out in digital photography or photography, to advanced classes covering lighting techniques, to your own personal photographic vision, we have classes that cover a broad spectrum.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn practical photography tools in a cozy setting.  Then go and put those tools into practice with field trips and daily assignments out and about in our historical town and beautiful beaches and mountains.

This is the program of every session:

Session 1

– The history of Photography
– Camera mechanism
– Different types of camera (small, medium, large format)
– Different type of lens
– Manual focus and auto focus
– Getting the right exposure
– ISO
– Shutter speed
– Aperture, F-stops
– Light and metering (how to measure)
– Lock exposure
– Depth of field
– Different metering modes
– Camera modes TV, AV, P and M
– Shooting at night or with low light without flash
– How to hold your camera

Session 2

– Crop factor
– What is white balance?
– Histogram explained
– High-key and low-key photos
– Rule of third
– Composition tips
– Using background
– How to use the built-in flash
– How to direct the light of the built-in flash
– Use the camera flash as a fill light
– What is Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB)
– Take a panoramic photo
– What is macro?

Session 3

– What is HDR?
– How to shoot HDR
– Finalizing an HDR photo
– What is RAW, JPEG and TIFF
– Which one is better and why?
– What is BULB?
– Using Bulb to create effects
– Discussing the work of the masters of photography (Ansel Adams, Henry Cartier Bresson, Diane Arbus, Jeff Wall, Man ray…)
– Assignment: project related to the depth of field, exposure, focal length, HDR, panoramic and macro)

 Session 4

– Discussion of the students work and correcting the mistakes.

– Every session will end with the screening of the work of a photographer’s work. And it will be followed with a round table discussion about his work.

From May 21 until May 25. (21, 22, 23, 25) From 6pm until 9pm.

– The Fee is 160$ for the full course/ 4 sessions.
– Limited seats for 13 participants. Registration in advance is a must!
– Workshop taking place at Studio 68, Sioufi

Do not hesitate to let us know if you may need any further info by contact us on vapaorg@gmail.com / 03 466 764 / 70 950 755.

Studio 68

We recently started our workshops in our newly rented location in Sioufi Ashrafieh.The body language course is starting on Thursday April 12(registration has started already),the creative workshop ongoing course will be ending in 3 weeks and registration for the new course is already on track. Every saturday you could join a full course or 1 session of Finger-painting from 5pm until 8pm.

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