Sand, cardboard, paints, felt, clay, water. Underestimated materials, that can be used to create many things. Feeling of causativity and return to the pleasure of making things with own hands – that's the experience the manual workshops offer. SLOT is a giant DIY lab, school of creating and craft, which will help you to gain the willingness to transform reality on your own by bringing new forms into being!
- ABC – 3D CARDBOARD LETTERS
Cardboard, one of the least appreciated materials. We will give him a second, quite nice life. Make with us a 3D letter, organizer, a mug coaster or anything that will come to your mind!
Agnieszka Kwiecień & Justyna Sandecka – cardboard and manual techniques lovers. They have been enthusing the Slotters with love for cardboard for many years.
- STOP-MOTION ANIMATION
Do you want to bring your own drawn character to life? During the workshop, you can create a part of the animation, which plot we will make up together. Transparent tracing paper and drawing tools are waiting!
Piotr Więckowski – freelancer, graphic designer, creator of computer animation, a graduate of architectonic drawing course, he works in creative industry.
- FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CARVING
During the workshops, we will carve in fruits and vegetables. You will be able to choose any figure you want to make. Participants are asked to bring their own favorite fruits and vegetables – afterwards they' can be consummated
Magdalen Kusior – medical and biotechnology student passionate of
fruit and vegetable carving.
- SEQUIN DECORATIONS
During the workshop we will decorate Styrofoam shapes with pins and colorful sequins in order to obtain multicolored, fancy patterns. You can create a unique souvenir from SLOT Art Festival for yourself or for your loved ones.
Arantxa Genoves – an EVS volunteer from Spain on a one year project
in "OSTOJA" association.
Marzena Kita, Dominika Konior – participants of "Ostoja" Occupational Therapy Workshop.
You will be able to make a clay dish and bake it in a ceramic furnace. You will be able to decorate your own or one provided ceramic dish (a mug or a bowl) with an overglaze color. You can take your work with you!
Bernarda Gołąb – a Master of Arts, graduate of ceramics instructor and art therapy course. An art & design and technology teacher, she runs her own creative studio.
An aim of the workshop is passing knowledge about dreadlocks history, wearing them, making methods and care as well as using the gained knowledge to make your own dreadlock from synthetic hair.
Łukasz Winkler – he runs his own dreadlocks studio in Wrocław – “Wu Kwadrat”. He organizes alternative hairdressing classes and holds the “Expert of Fashionable Hair Cuts” certificate.
- Tie dye T-SHIRT DYING
Learn to tie-dye a t-shirt – this method allows fast, easy and cheap changing of your wardrobe into colorful craziness ;) Participants are asked to bring their own white shirt.
Natalia Lewandowska – t-shirt dying lover, holds tie-dye workshops at Slot since 2012.
First, we will make felt elements and then we will use them to create our own, colorful jewelry.
Agnieszka Koszelnik – fascinated with felting For several years she has co-led wet felting workshops with a therapist, for the last three years she has run workshops on her own. Kamila Kempa, Katarzyna Zimniak – participants of the "Ostoja" Occupational Therapy Workshops.
Photograms are photographical pictures made without a camera. We will apply a greasy cream to our lips, ears, noses, hands, feet and imprint them on a photosensitive material.
Ewa Żukowska – occupational therapist in the ceramics workshop of "OSTOJA". Photography student of the Fine Arts Academy in Poznań.
Monika Masłowska, Klaudia Rusinowska – participants of the "Ostoja" Occupational Therapy Workshops.
- DUTCHMAN THE GAME
The “Holender” (Dutchman) game came from Michael College in Breda, Netherlands. It’s a great way to improve concentration, aiming and hand-eye coordination – and it gives a lot of fun!
Krzysztof Puchyra – a photographer, musician, contemplative of the reality. He runs, plays basketball and swims. He works as an assistant of a disabled person.
Grzegorz Łopata, Adam Dyjak – participants of the "Ostoja" Occupational Therapy Workshops.
- GRAPHIC UPCYCLING
Participants will learn three original graphic techniques based on making and using three types of printing template. As a result, we will get unique works made with copying ink.
Agnieszka Firla – a graduate of artistic high school, many times assisting with workshops dedicated to many different art techniques.
- WOODEN HOUSES INSTALLATION
An opportunity to create wooden, painted world! You will be able to create houses, forests, cars and many more. Imagination is the only limit! At the end of the workshops, we will make a huge, common installation.
Ulisse Notey – EVS volunteer on a project in "OSTOJA" association. She draws, photographs, paints, creates instruments and travels.
Magdalena Hęćka, Małgorzata Pałka – participants of the "Ostoja" Occupational Therapy Workshops.
- CONSERVATION-RESTORATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
We will become art conservators. We will look for destroyed objects, clean and complete them. The Monastery and Lubiąż will turn into an archaeological works grounds!
Brygida Duda – graduate of Conservation of Works of Arts Department of Fine Arts Academy in Warsaw, she works as an art conservator.
You will learn how to use a sewing machine. Same will sew a bag, others – a pillowcase. Everyone will use the machine, learn basic stitches, accessories and sartorial techniques.
Justyna Wójcik – graduate of TWP Wrocław tailoring course and an application course at Patchwork Wrocław. A tailor by education and passion, sewing since she was 5 years old.
- FLOWERY WEAVE
Do you dream of a unique souvenir from SLOT? Make a flower crown! We will do our best to wake up your dormant creativity and in a few steps, we will bring your vision to life. Workshop based on the make&take rule.
Agnieszka Banaszek – a pedagogue, culture and sports animator, handicraft lover.
We draw images on pieces of linoleum and then we cut them using chisels. In this way, we receive a template, then covered with printing ink to create many copies of the same piece of art – a postcard.
Ewa Makowska – an art teacher with great workshop-leading experience, also at SLOT.
- MY CITY AND WITHIN IT – space design workshops
A workshop introducing a topic of architecture and spatial development. Participants will learn how to creatively design space around in lectures and will be able to try their hand in it (e.g. by designing small objects in public space)
Dorota Szczukiecka & Agnieszka Wicińska – architects, they work at designing offices of Lower Silesia.
- CONCRETE MASONRY
Designing, pouring, mixing, spreading, tapping and then some waiting – all of that to create “concrete” items of everyday use.
Natalia Walczak – a construction engineer, assistant designer in a construction office, lover and an expert on concrete.
- ENGLISH PAPER PIECING PATCHWORK
Aim: learning English Paper Piecing patchwork technique Idea? We would like to create something beautiful out of nothing. For whom? For everybody who knows which end of a needle pricks and wants to learn something new.
Sylwia Szczypińska – a graduate of forestry and German studies. She sews, knits and makes handicraft out of passion.
- PLASTER CASTS
We will make plaster casts. For that we will create plaster sculptures and using them we will make plaster forms and then plaster casts. Our works we will decorate and paint.
Ewa Mackiewicz – an animator, a graduate of many courses combining many different branches from art and work with people. She created and runs her own company Hihohotam.
- Kanzashi ORIGAMI
We will travel to the fairy-tale-like world of Japan and kanzashi flowers – an original origami technique based on creating from fabric and ribbon. Together we will make hair decoration.
Małgorzata Słowik – florist, artist, scrapbooker. She runs a lot of workshops about different art techniques.
- SOCIAL POSTER
The aim of this workshops is to acquaint participants with the characteristic of a social poster and to create works devoted to chosen social topics, using different manual techniques and poster-thinking.
Bartek Mamak – freelancer, illustrator, graphic designer. He co-creates the BIG POSTER artistic-designing group. Doctoral student at the Graphic and Visual Communication Department of UAP
- WHAT IS A LOGO FOR?
Acquainting with a process of creating a logo and finding an answer to the question what logo is and what role does it play in creating an image of a company or an organization. Participants will create their signs in groups and individually.
Adrian Baranowski – a graduate of an “advertisement organization” profiled school and computer graphics college. An Intern in the Trzy Punkty advertising agency. Graphic artist.
- PORTRAIT IN SPACE – photography
Photographic and sociology workshops that will open up new possibilities of looking at a portrayed person and space, in which they are.
Magdalena Tracz – photographer, master of fine arts, a computer designer. She runs photographic workshops and works in an art gallery.
Workshop on creating original, colorful badges. You may create one for yourself or for a close person, based on your own idea, your favourite colour or pattern.
Agata Rosiak – pedagogue, occupational therapist in the wickerwork-gardening studio of WTZ “Ostoja”. Krzysztof Stoparek, Karolina Szoma – participants of the "Ostoja" Occupational Therapy Workshops.
- KNITTING WITH FINGERS
Workshop of knitting with your own fingers! Participants will create elements of wool jewelery and more advanced – also elements of clothing!
Barbara Palewicz-Ryży – she runs workshops on knitting at all levels. In TV Imperium in Gliwice, she created a program "Sztrykowanie na ekranie" (“Knitting on the screen”), her book "Robótki na paluszkach" (“Handicrafts on fingers”) was just published.
- ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING
Every day we make an introduction to the theory of perspective drawing – we'll explain the basic rules of drawing forms in space, and when you draw, you can count on our help and corrections.
Andrzej Kabat – lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, ABRYS College and in Autorskie Licea Artystyczne. Architect.
Sebastian Płaszewski – interior decorator and renovator. Lighting and stage designer.
Scrapbooking is a technique for everyone who likes making DIY gifts and surprise loved ones. During the workshops, we will create boxes for cards and other miscellanea. We will decorate them by ourselves.
Maria Płóciennik – cultural manager, art-therapist, family pedagogue, graduate of the pedagogy of circus course. She runs a lot of workshops on many techniques including scrapbooking.
- DECORATIVE CANDLES,
We will make decorative candles in special forms. You can bring your own elements (dried fruits, beads, pasta) to sink it into the wax
Łukasz Antoniszyn – occupational therapist in The Lower Silesia Association for Children and Youth with Cerebral Palsy "Ostoja".
Zbigniew Hajdrych – graduate of Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences. Volunteer connected with "Ostoja"
Piotr Kaczmarek, Maciej Bronowicki, Ada Sawka, Bartosz Kluczka – participants of the "Ostoja" Ocupational Therapy Workshops.
We will make plaster casts (sculptures, frames, pictures, candlesticks). Every souvenir you will be able to paint and take with yourself. Spectacular results guaranteed!
Marta Hajdrych – special education teacher, specialized in pedagogical therapy, cultural manager, art therapist. Occupational therapist in "Ostoja" Occupational Therapy Workshop.
Magdalena Mikoś, Marek Roszczak – participants of OTW "Ostoja".
- LITTLE WALDORF DOLL SEWING
The aim of the workshop is sewing small Waldorf dolls, Creating of the doll will take four days, that's why we encourage to participate in the whole workshops. Dolls will be made of natural materials – including recycled ones.
Małgorzata Łozowska – a graduate of pedagogics, andragogics, and ethnology.
- RECYCLED CROCHETING
How to use unwanted t-shirts and create something new? We will recycle them, making wool and crochet baskets and other things.
Magdalena Szlachetka – English teacher, crocheting and creating miscellanea from t-shirt wool are her passion.
- MACRAME TEXTILES
Macramé has been used to create decorative elements for years. You can create a plant hanger, a fabric or a bag. You just need a stick, string, hands, and imagination.
Katarzyna Czampiel – Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź student, artist, fabric designer, painter, cycling enthusiast, traveler.
We are going to blow on, draw with sticks, tooth picks, feathers etc. ink stains. We will connect, tangle and scratch strips, dots and stains. At the end of the workshops, we will make an exhibition of “inkmaniacs” works..
Anna Pichler – art historian, cultural manager specialized in art therapy, pedagogue.
Marcin Dąbrowski, Dominika Konior – participants of "Ostoja" Occupational Therapy Workshop.
- RATTAN BASKETS WEAVING
We will make little baskets with natural and dyed rattan. You are going to learn how to prepare material, different weaves, and ways to give your works an individual character. Relaxation and satisfaction guaranteed.
Krystyna Laskowska-Dzięciołowska – by profession and passion a handicraft instructor, occupation therapist, naturalist and a master of wickerwork. She has been teaching wickerwork for 16 years.
- WEAVING ON A CHAIN-LINK FENCE
The open-air workshop thanks to which, you will be able to join other participants of the festival to weave “Slot Art Festival 2018” sign on a chain-link fence of one of the houses in Lubiąż! Part of garbage produced during the festival (like washed straws or clean trash bags) will be used to make letters.
Jadzia Korzeniowska – master of arts, a graduate of Artistic Handicraft Course., she runs the ArtKo studio.
How to make, in an easy and cheap way, a cloche, a lampshade, a Christmas ball, a vase or a mug? This workshop consists of creating with strings, glue and dyes. Each participant go through several steps, from choosing the size and kind of an ornament, material and color to the final construction.
Andżelika and Darek Sandecki – weave at home and during workshops for many years.
- LET'S MAKE A TANGLED DOLL
During this workshop, you will get to know what Motanka doll (lit. "tangled doll") is and where it is from – then we design, tangle and present our dolls.
Anna Matyja-Bielska – creativity trainer, philosopher, teacher, traveler. Tailoring is her passion.