ABC – 3D carton letters
turn 1 / E5 / 25 people / level 1
Carton, adhesive tape and your imagination – that’s enough to make a three-dimensional letter ready to be decorated with whatever you want. Besides individual projects we will prepare together one signboard referring to the SAF DNA.
Justyna Sandecka – artist, cello player, teacher in a music school. She has been running various manual workshops at SAF for years.
turn 2 / E10 / 20 people / level 1
Stop motion is a method for animating matter. The participants will discover how to turn ordinary household objects into brilliant actors and how to create their own animated films without the use of computer programs!
Dominik Kostka – film enthusiast, self-taught film and music video maker, reporter.
turn 2 / B4 / 12 people / level 1
Have you ever wondered how to make a balloon swan? Or maybe you want to surprise your friend with an original gift? During the workshop you will learn how to make basic balloon figures that will impress not only the youngest.
Angelika Stasiak – animator, loves traveling and working with children. Volunteer of the PROJEKTOR program.
Kamila Oktawia Piskorz – graduate in visual arts, volunteer of the PROJEKTOR program.
turn 3 / E1 / 15 people / level 1
Soutache is fabulously colorful strings that – interwoven by thread and needle with beads and stones – turn into magical compositions: earrings, pendants or brooches. We will learn the basics of the technique and make decorations according to a tutorial and the brave will be encouraged to improvise.
Agnieszka Grabałowska – a cultural psychologist, a graduate of a silver jewellery making course in Amalgam Art Studio in Atlanta, USA.
Fruit and vegetable carving
turn 3 / H3 / 25 people / level 1
Basic techniques for carving and cooperative making of figures and shapes of swans, dogs, butterflies, various kinds of flowers and leaves. We will use apples, cucumbers, carrots and cauliflowers. Perhaps we will make one big composition together !
Magdalena Kusior – medicine and biotechnology student, enthusiast of fruit and vegetable carving.
turn 3 / F8 / 15 people / level 1
During the workshop we will decorate Styrofoam shapes with pins and colorful sequins in order to obtain multicolored, fancy patterns. Workshop for those who want to have an extraordinary hand-made souvenir from SAF for their close ones.
Madona Shildelashvili – EVS volunteer from Georgia participating in a project of OSTOJA association. She is currently finishing her studies in medieval history.
Elżbieta Skiba, Marzena Kita – participants of the „OSTOJA” Association.
turn 2 / G7 / 20 people / level 1
Participants will go through all stages of pottery initiation: clay shaping, bisque forms glazing and firing in a ceramic furnace. Everyone will take their works with them!
Bernardeta Gołąb – master of fine arts, graduate of a course for pottery instructors and an art therapy course. Teacher of art and technology, runs her own creative atelier.
turn 3 / E5 / 25 people / level 1
Decoupage means using paper napkins for decorative purposes. We will decorate wooden objects that will later please our eye or become gifts for our close ones. Each day we will make a different decoration.
Agata Stępień – a student, for 5 years engaged in decoupage that she found interesting during a SAF workshop a couple of years ago.
turn 2 / B4 / 12 people / level 1
Make something for yourself or for your friend! Your tulip can be as original as you are so make an inimitable template for it! Exercise your patience and you will love the end result.
Agnieszka Jaworska – volunteer of the PROJEKTOR program.
Klaudia Gajtkowska – student of Professional and Personal Counselling. Volunteer of the PROJEKTOR program.
Ebru – painting on water
turn 1 / G7 / 10 people / level 1
A workshop on the traditional Turkish technique of painting on water. We will show the participants the oriental way of thinking about art and present the Asian culture from a little-known perspective. Every day the participants will create from a few to over a dozen of works.
Marta Puchłowska – visual artist, art teacher, graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw; participated in a student exchange program in Istanbul (faculty of traditional arts).
Tie-dye – T-shirt dyeing
turn 2 / G8 / 20 people / level 1
We will show you how to obtain the 'hippie’ effect using tie-dye technique for decorating T-shirts. You will learn how to prepare dyes, how to fold and dye T-shirts in various ways. T-shirt dyeing is a simple and cheap method and a very fun one at that. Please, bring a white T-shirt with you.
Wiktoria Rajca – workshop leader at SAF since 2012.
turn 3 / F7 / 10 people / level 1
During the workshop we will make colourful dreadlocks, brooches, bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings. First all the elements will be prepared from felt so we will need just a needle and a thread to make our own jewellery.
Agnieszka Koszelnik – participant in OSTOJA Occupational Therapy Workshops, fascinated with felting, workshop conductor for the last three years.
Marcin Pomczyński, Katarzyna Zimniak participants in OSTOJA Occupational Therapy Workshops.
turn 2 / F8 / 20 people / level 1
Good photos are taken by a person, not by equipment. During workshops we will document the life at SAF using smartphones and other mobile devices The basics of photography, inspiration and field work!
Mirosław Górski – a self-taught photographer, administrator of street photography hubs, author and participant in various photography projects; exhibition organizer and member of The Way of Phoetry collective.
turn 3 / F4 / 15 people / level 1
Photograms are photographical pictures made without a camera Very interesting commemorative work will be created We will smear our mouths, ears, noses, hands and feet with a greasy cream and press them against photosensitive material. After developing very interesting unusual works will be created
Ewa Żukowska – occupational therapist in the pottery studio of OSTOJA, photography student at the University of Fine Arts in Poznań.
Magadalena Hęćka, Dorota Szopiany – participants in „OSTOJA” workshops.
turn 3 / F8 / 15 people / level 1
The Holender (Dutchman) game came from the Michael College in Breda, the Netherlands. Perfect game to train your concentration, accuracy and hand-eye coordination. It teaches friendly competing, arouses positive emotions and brings a lot of joy.
Krzysztof Puchyra – a photographer, musician, contemplative of the reality. Works as a disabled person assistant in the OSTOJA Association.
Grzegorz Łopata, Piotr Kaczmarek – participants of „OSTOJA” workshops.
turn 2 / F7 / 8 people / level 1
The participants will become familiar with the basic embroidery stitches. Presentation of examples, inspiration, creation, exchange of feelings. Participants from 15-year-olds up.
Jadzia Korzeniowska – master of fine arts, graduate of the course of arts and crafts: embroidery and weaving; runs the ArtKo atelier.
Wooden houses installation
turn 3 / F9 / 15 people / level 1
Everyone will have their chance to cocreate a wooden, painted world! Wooden blocks, paints, ribbons, buttons and nature’s treasures will be at your disposal. At the end of the workshop all wooden creations will be used to make a great, common installation.
Emilie da Silva – EVS volunteer from France, participant of a project in „OSTOJA”, social worker.
Daniel Stankiewicz, Miguel Herlo – participants of „OSTOJA” workshops.
turn 1 & 2 / D7 / 20 people / level 1
The participants will have a chance to try their hands at working with metal, hammer and anvil. Under supervision of the teachers everyone will have an occasion to make a unique, wrought object and become familiar with tools and basic techniques used in blacksmith’s work.
Agnieszka Pasek – since 2009 together with her husband she has been running their artistic metalwork atelier Kuźnia Skarbów (The Smithy of Treasures).
Basics of tailoring
turn 2 / E3 / 10 people / level 1
The participants will be introduced to basic functions of a sewing machine. Some will sew a bag, the others – pillowcases. Everyone will have a chance to use a machine, try basic stitches and learn about tailoring techniques and supplies.
Justyna Wójcik – graduate of TWP Wrocław tailoring course and an application course at Patchwork Wrocław. Tailor by profession and by passion, sewing since she was 5. She works in Na Maszynie company.
Creative photography techniques
turn 1 / H6 / 15 people / level 1
How to make a portrait, a landscape or a reportage in a simple way, using analogue techniques? Through multi-exposition, long exposure time, taking photos through a pinhole, making reflections in a camera lens, or use of foil or glass! Practice enriched by theory!
Mariusz Fijka – student of photography, graduate of numerous photography courses, works as a commercial photographer.
turn 2 / H2 / 50 people / level 1
The workshop on preparation of ecological beauty products and cleaning agents. The aim of our workshop is to have great fun as well as to eliminate harmful ingredients and unnecessary chemicals from our lives. Everyone will leave the workshop with a bubble bath bomb made with their own fair hands.
Martyna Majewska – pedagogue specializing in professional and personal counselling, healthy life style enthusiast, co-author of the Naturalnie Naturalni (Naturally Natural) blog.
turn 3 / P5 / 15 people / level 1
The workshop will be a time of creative meeting in a close contact with nature. The participants will learn how to create pictures/constructions and make their own installations. The workshops will end with making a large-format installation in nature together.
Karolina Michalak – pedagogue/special educator, PhD student at the University of Lower Silesia. She is involved in alternative education and educational-artistic activity.
Ink landscape painting
turn 2 / H6 / 15 people / level 1
We will learn how to use ink and water to paint from observation. We’ll experiment to test the the qualities of ink material to get the knack of using brushes, ink, water and paper. We will work in stages, painting from observation and focusing on the landscape of SAF, to develop gradually our ink painting technique.
Abraham Stroer – American artist, currently living, teaching and painting in Jerusalem. www.abrahamstorer.com
turn 1 / F2 / 20 people / level 1
Every participant will get a fragment of linoleum and with the use of a chisel will make a picture. The templates thnus obtained will be covered with printer’s ink and impressed on paper sheets, which will result in unique postcards from SAF.
Ewa Makowska – graduate in art education at the University of Silesia, art teacher in a primary school with integrated classes. She runs workshops for children and adults.
turn 1 / B4 / 12 people / level 1
Use professional painting and fabric decoration supplies to design a bag of your dreams and make your dreams come true. The workshop, led by a group of enthusiasts from Poznań, is based on a make&take rule: make your own eco-bag and take it with you!
Agnieszka Banaszak – focuses on development, people and passion. Volunteer of the PROJEKTOR program.
turn 1 / F3 / 15 people / level 1
Monotyping is a graphic technique where a drawing is made with a pencil, stick or a sharp tool and then covered with printer’s ink to be impressed on a sheet of paper. During the workshop we will make our own monotypes, both in black and white and in color.
Daria Pyrchała – student of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, author of several individual exhibitions and participant in collaborative exhibitions. She runs workshops for children, teenagers and adults.
turn 1 / A9 / 10 people / level 1
This workshop may take longer than one turn!
Under careful supervision of BIG POSTER group members we will make sketches and drawings. The participants will be presented with a brief introduction to illustration and poster art. At the end all the ideas will be combined into a form of one mural on the territory of Lubiąż.
Bartosz Mamak and Grzegorz Myćka – co-founders of the BiG POSTER group involved in running workshops on artistic poster and publishing the BiG POSTER ZIN magazine.
turn 2 / E1 / 15 people / level 1
Workshop on plotting the patterns on materials such as T-shirts or bags brought by the participants with the use of an original technique. The patterns will be prepared in advance but the participants will learn how to prepare them on their own in the future. The participants bring their own T-shirts or bags!
Dominika Zarówna – design student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław.
turn 3 / H2 / 10 people / level 1
During the workshop the participants will make and use a template representing a well-known and popular person or another form. We will work with photographs, cut out the layers of templates and then, using spray paints, put the graphic form on a chosen object.
Oskar Gackowski – an architect and enthusiast of templates and manual work.
turn 2 / H3 / 20 people / level 1
Our starting point is a rectangular sheet of paper that cannot be cut, glued or decorated Spatial figures are creating by folding paper. You will be also introduced to the history of origami originating in the Far East. Each participant will learn the basics of origami and make a kusudama-origami.
Roman Wirth – ethnologist, works with the youth; since 2010 he has been running workshops on origami.
turn 1 / G8 / 20 people / level 1
We will learn techniques for paper pulp preparation, techniques to dye it and ways to make paper sheets of it. Using various accessories we will conjure up colourful pictures, illustrations, watercolour and graphic art papers.
Artur Szabatowski – teacher in Autorskie Licea Artystyczne and in Autorskie Studium Designu ABRYS. Lecturer in Univeristy of Lower Silesia. Runs art therapy workshops, his occupations include interior and graphic design, floristics.
turn 1 / F6 / 10 people / level 1
Do you want to get rid of piles of useless, old newspapers in your house? Come to this workshop and learn how to make little marvels of them! We will use paper tubes to make various shapes that will then be painted and varnished.
Jane Pacheco – missionary, for several years running workshops at SAF and other places. She learned the paper wicker technique in Paraguay.
turn 3 / F2 / 15 people / level 1
Workshop on creating original, colourful 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 in WTZ “Ostoja”.
Dorota Wyjadłowska, Martyna Czyżniejewska – participants of WTZ „OSTOJA”.
Knitting with fingers
turn 1 / F7 / 50 people / level 1
Workshop on knitting with your own fingers! Under supervision of the leader the participants will make some elements of wool jewelery and the more advanced will make some pieces of clothing as well.
Barbara Palewicz-Ryży – she runs workshops on knitting at all levels. She writes the druterle.blogspot.com blog and has created the Sztrykowanie na Ekranie (Knitting on Screen) show in TV Imperium in Gliwice.
turn 1 / F8 / 30 people / level 1
Basics of front-view perspective drawing in a sacral object – the main nave of the Cistercian monastery. Explanation of architectural terms and issues associated with interior design. Preparation for drawing and discussion of the participants’ works.
Andrzej Kabat – lecturer at Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Autorskie Studium Projektowania Plastycznego i Fotografii Artystycznej ABRYS, designer in MEWA STUDIO project studio.
Sebastian Płaszewski – graduate of ABRYS Studium. Interior decorator and renovator.
turn 2 / E5 / 25 people / level 1
During the workshop we will learn how to make cards for various occasions. The participants will be introduced to various techniques for decorating with scraps of paper, buttons, ribbons, using a die-cutting machine and a plotter.
Maria Płóciennik – culture manager, pedagogue, art therapist, runs workshops for people of different age groups.
turn 3 / H6 / 10 people / level 1
Visit the world of letters for a while and you will never want to go back. We will become familiar with a round and beautiful cursive called uncial used in the Early Middle Ages period. We will talk about the history of writing and the beauty of letters, learn about tools and materials and make our own works.
Aleksandra Brambor – graduate in editing and in many courses of calligraphy, illumination and italic writing. Writing enthusiast, copywriter in an advertising agency.
turn 3 / F10 / 20 people / level 1
During the workshop we will use special forms to make decorative candles. Necessary materials will be provided but you can also bring your own elements (dried fruits, beads, pasta) to sink into a candle.
Łukasz Antoniszyn – occupational therapist in OSTOJA.
Zbigniew Hajdrych – graduate of Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences. OSTOJA volunteer.
- Bartosiewicz, J. Kot, B. Kluczka, M. Traczyński – participants of WTZ „OSTOJA”.
turn 3 / B4 / 12 people / level 1
A few colorful straws and plastic „pluses” joined with puzzles or a model that you will transform. If you want to know how to make a bridge, train or house big enough for 20 people with just two simple elements, come and join us!
Justyna Stanisławiak – student of management. Volunteer of the PROJEKTOR program.
Wioletta Pępek – volunteer in the PROJEKTOR program.
turn 3 / F6 / 15 people / level 1
During the workshop we will make plaster moulds: figurines, frames, pictures, candlesticks – all souvenirs you can paint and take home. Spectacular results guaranteed!
Marta Hajdrych – a special education teacher, specialized in pedagogical therapy, cultural manager, art therapist. Occupational therapist in WTZ OSTOJA.
Ola Rudzińska, Klaudia Rusinowska – participants of WTZ “OSTOJA” workshops.
turn 3 / F3 / 15 people / level 1
We will be blowing into ink stains and drawing them in many directions with sticks, feathers etc.. We will join, tangle and scratch the lines, spots and stains, looking for interesting forms and compositions. At the end of the workshops we will present our works on a „inkmaniacs” exhibition.
Anna Pichler – art historian, cultural manager (art therapist, pedagogue), occupational therapist in OSTOJA.
Marcin Dąbrowski, Dominika Konior – participants in WTZ “OSTOJA”.
Solo – an artistic-social activity
turn 1 / F4 / 10 people / level 1
The participants will work on their own thoughts and images collections, filling the sketches prepared for them in advance. This activity, very popular among bloggers and graphic designers, allows one to observe reality, invent catchy slogans and original statements. A permanent group of participants is required.
Natalia Gołubowska – graduate form the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, runs the OZArt atelier and other educational, artistic and social projects.
Program a robot
turn 1 / F5 / 20 people / level 1
The participants will learn the basics of programing, create and test their own programs. Using the mobile application they will program robots built from blocks to make them follow scheduled routes and overcome obstacles.
Monika Pawłowska – graduate in interior design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, works in PROJEKCJA audiovisual company.
Krzysztof Żmuda – specialist in interactive audiovisual solutions.
Design a logo
turn 3 / P2 / 25 people / level 1
The aim of this workshop is to show a process of logo designing: searching for inspiration, choosing font, colour scheme and composition so that it will be consistent with a particular domain of activity. The participants will design their logos both in groups and individually.
Adrian Baranowski – graduate of a technical school (specialization: advertisement management), apprentice in trzypunkty advertising agency, participant of many worshops and courses.
Batik technique: egg decorating
turn 1 / E1 / 20 people / level 1
Our tool will be a pencil with a pin stuck into it. We dip a pin in wax and put it quickly on an egg drawing a pattern. Then we immerse the egg in a dye and repeat it until we get a beautiful, colourful pattern. We scratch the wax off, polish the egg and take it home.
Bibianna Dawid – culture manager, activist, volunteer and workshop conductor at SAF for many years.
turn 2 / F6 / 30 people / level 1
How to make a lampshade, Christmas ball, vase or mug in an easy and cheap way? This workshop consists in creating objects using strings, glue and dyes. With our advice and help each participant will go through several steps, from choosing the size and kind of an ornament, material and colour to the final construction.
Andżelika and Dariusz Sandecki – weave at home and during workshops for many years.
turn 1 / H3 / 6 people / level 1
This workshop on making animal toys from unpaired socks will take us back to the memories of our childhood. During the workshop we will discover how to make something „from nothing”.
Dorota Jagodzińska – graduate in Polish philology, freelancer, workshop conductor in cultural centres in Lublin.
Bass rules – learn to play a bass guitar
turn 1 / D4 / 50 people / level 1
Every day we will learn new bass-playing techniques, learn home-recording of music and discover the secrets of performing on stage with professional equipment including guitar effects. You don’t have to bring your own guitar!
Daniel Dębniak – guitar player, for 18 years a member of the OX band; they give concerts together all around Poland and have released several albums. He collaborates with other bands as well.
turn 1 / B7 / 15 people / level 1
An art of playing on the smallest instrument of the world. Discovering new talents in the field of sound imitation. Workshops both for complete newbies and those who want to hone their skills and bring them to the next level.
“Allen” – a rapper/beatboxer from Cieszyn, his human beatbox fixation started more than a decade ago and since then he’s been successfully passing it on to others. Member of the F.A.F, Nie bo rap, Jeden za wszystkich groups, music producer.
DJing – turntablism
turn 3 / B7 / 15 people / level 1
Vinyls? Scratch? Beatjugling? Drumming? These are the characteristic parts of turntablism which is an art of using gramophones at parties. Here you can practice on DJing equipment and listen to guys who do it professionally.
DjChedeRac – young Dj, turntablist. On Warsaw scene for 2 years now. He performed together with DIOX HIFI, Proceente, Mosad, Kolah, Łapa TWM, Miejskie Fascynacje and others.
turn 1 / G12 / 15 people / level 1
Improvised voice workshops, based i.a. on scat – the jazz improvisation technique. With voice and various objects we will learn to sing, create our own compositions and work with microphone. In the end we will prepare a little concert.
Katarzyna Bazgier – musicology and Wrocław School of Jazz and Popular Music graduate, Polish philology student, she teaches music.
turn 3 / B3 / 15 people / level 3
The participants of the workshop will summon the rain with instruments they’ll create for that purpose. The workshops require patience and commitment for minimum of 2 or 3 days. It seems the summer will be hot!
Katarzyna i Kuba Zajączkowscy – for years a part of Slot, specialists of rainsticks creating and playing.
A song circle
turn 3 / G12 / 30 people / level 1
We will learn mono- and polyphonic Polish songs, learn how to use our breath, relax our body, search for our natural musicality. A mat to sit on would be a good thing to take for the workshop.
Magdalena Iwińska – State Music School (piano) graduate, and Musical Academy (jazz vocals) student. She completed a course of sound massage with Peter Hess method. She created and directs the House of Voice, she works in the Kraków Art Foundation, teaching singing.
Better side of djembe
turn 2 / C7 / 20 people / level 2
If you already play, you want to start or you look for inspiration – come. During the workshops you will learn accompaniments, breaks and interesting solo phrases. Everything so that your playing sounds nicer, more impressively and is listened to with pleasure.
Rafał Chrebela – musician, cultural manager, leads workshops and teaches drum playing. For three years directs his own school „Pedigreed Rhythms” („Rasowe Rytmy”)
turn 3 / D4 / 21 people / level 1
Song writing may be easier than you think. Learn what do professionals pay attention to and try to create your own piece. With an instrument or without it – come!
Kamil Rzońca – guitar player and singer, song-writer. Involved in music for 14 years.
The pulse of rhythm – improvised music
turn 2 / G12 / 30 people / level 1
The participants will use simple instruments (claves, hand bells, tambourines, drums) to create an original piece. We will be divided into two sections – vocal and instrumental. Everything will be preceded by a vocal warm-up and presentation of the instruments.
Krzysztof Kołodziński – self-educated musician, inspires others leading the Pulse of Rhythm in Wrocław and a course on music theory. Member of one of the choirs of Wrocław.
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turn 1 & 2 / B5 / 12 people / level 1
Do you want to take a look at the world from a different perspective? Get your head in the clouds? Workshops for everyone, regardless of level of their stretching or strength, they will allow the participants to meet the aerial world of the circus.
Marta Mądry – graduate of the Medical University in Gdańsk, for 8 years a juggler, fire-dancer, circus artist and aerial acrobat (see turn 1).
Kacper Świąder – student of the State School of Circus Art, cultural studies graduate, performer, circus animator (see turn 2).
Be like Lewy
turn 1 / C3 / 16 people / level 2
Football workshop for children: by and girls of ages 7–10. It’s aim is to get them interested, get them moving and get them tired. During the workshop the exercises with cones, plates and markers will be incorporated in playground games.
Piotr Pomozow – football school trainer in Łódź, pedagogics with physical and health education graduate and graduate of the UEFA C football trainer’s course.
turn 2 / C4 / 40 people / level 1
Brazilian martial arts combining physical, cultural and musical elements. At first it expressed the cultural individuality of Brazilian slaves and was a method of disobedience, with time it became an art in itself. It distinguishes itself by its dynamism, fluidity and agility.
Dorian Widawski – high school and New Theatrical Practices Laboratory graduate. Systematically trains capoeira for 9 years now.
turn 2 / C6 / 30 people / level 1
In Hebrew Krav Maga means „close contact fighting”. It’s the combination of the most effective techniques of aikido, judo, wrestling and other martial arts. The workshops will present some history, some theory, but mainly it will focus on practicing the technique.
Łukasz Szulc – practitioner of KM for 7 years, achieved the P3 rank, creator of the Montessori Forest Kindergarten and member of the council of STARTER Business Incubator in Gdańsk.
turn 1 & 2 / D7 / 30 people / level 1
The workshops will take a form of a le parkour and freerun sport training. You will learn what the philosophy of le parkour is, learn the basic techniques of effectively getting over obstacles, learn how to prepare yourself for the training and ways of further developing your skills.
- Gwóźdź, T. Kowalski, T. Sinkowski, M. Sokołowski, P. Szewczyk – all of them related with the Freedom group and Slot, they conduct workshops for many years.
turn 1 / Z1 / 50 people / level 1
Come shoot some! During the workshop we will get acquainted with the bow construction and the mechanics of archery and we will learn or perfect shooting at the target. Basic idea of the class is to have fun shooting!
Paweł Borys – former sportsman of Społem Łódź, for many years a scoutmaster of Polish Scouting and Guiding Association.
turn 2 / C4 / 30 people / level 1
Two teams contest on a marked grass field. The goal of the game is to break through enemy field and reach Manzo, i.e. the point furthest from the player’s field. All that’s needed is sports clothing and wish to have fun!
Maksym Tylkowski – professional school graduate, a Slot volunteer for many years, Manzo enthusiast.
Unicycle or the first pedaling
turn 1 & 2 / G4 / 22 people / level 1
We’ll teach anyone to ride a unicycle! Necessary condition is a wish to learn and not being deterred by first failed attempts. After about 3–4 hours of training anyone can get the basics, there won’t be any greater injuries than scratched ankles or a bruised knee.
Paweł Pajda – member and founder of Monocyklove.pl Team. Rides the uni for years. Participant of many competitions, leads and organizes unicycling workshops, shows and competitions.
turn 3 / Z3 / 30 people / level 1
Engine operation basics and learning how to ride a motorcycle. „Wind in the hair” guaranteed as well as unforgettable experiences and a taste of the motorcycle world. Because of the type of the workshop, please come wearing long trousers and full shoes.
Jacek Cegielski – founder and first president of the BOANERGES, co-founder and former head of the OLDTIMERS in Krotoszyn, organizer of many motorbike jamborees.
turn 3 / C7 / 20 people / level 1 i 2
Workshops for everyone interested to try their skills at walking the stretched tape. We will exercise and try until we drop at two tapes: for the beginners and advanced slackers.
Adam Gawron – programmer, engineer, leads and organizes juggling workshops at Kraków Slot Days, Grojkon Convention and also at city carnivals in Żory and around Katowice.
Hula Hoop dance
turn 1 / B6, alt. G3 / 15 people / level 1
The participants will learn the most popular moves and tricks and will be encouraged to create their own sequences. The practice will focus on two key elements: the technique and the „flow” and will be a prompt to work with your own body. Workshops for adults!
Anita Sparzyńska – for 3 years dances with hula, leads workshops in Kraków. Graduate of the IrishHoopers course in Dublin.
turn 2 / A10 / 50 people / level 1
Workshops in a form of a chess café – anyone can come in and learn to play or to play better. At any moment the host is available for an additional game or training. On the last day: the chess championship of Slot.
Łukasz Kłykow – pedagogue taking care of Krok Po Kroku Foundation club-room in Oława, chess instructor, bronze medalist of Polish Juniors’ Championship.
turn 3 / G4 / 10 people / level 1
Yo-yo is one of the most popular toys that can be found both in a school corridor and on a tournament. We will learn various evolutions and ways of using yo-yo depending on the advancement level of the workshop’s participants.
Maciej Cwynar – plays with yo-yo for many years now, current Polish Champion, holds third position in Europe.
Make yoself a bow
turn 2 / F5 / 18 people / level 1
Making your own equipment and learning to shoot. The workshop is cyclical – we work with one group for the whole festival, as making of the bow is time-consuming. Besides that that we create arrows, targets. At last – we practice!
Łukasz Michalczyk – archery enthusiast and practitioner, once again with workshops at SLOT. He works with children, adults and youth.
turn 1 / G9 / 30 people / level 1
This workshop consists in an actor’s warm-up and body relaxation by various relaxation techniques. It also aims at meeting with our own voice and trying to set it free so that it would be full and well projected. Stanislavski system, Chekhov and Meissner techiques and Meyerhold’s acting method will be applied.
Agnieszka Nowakowska – actress of the Katarynka Theatre, student of the Ludwik Solski State Drama School in Kraków, graduate of the Lart StudiO in Kraków. She has run many theatrical workshops, i.a. in the Grotowski Institute.
turn 3 / F1 / 40 people / level 1
A dance technique popular all over the world and a genre of Latino music with rich rhythms. We will present the basics as well as some tricks and complicated steps for more advanced dancers. Come even if you don’t have a partner.
Michał Szefliński – for many years a Slottish electrician, for the past 5 years bachata dancer and teacher
Maria ‘Mary’ Stępień – dance instructor who has danced burlesque dance, salsa, zouk, bachata and many others since her childhood.
turn 3, / Z1 / 15 people / level 1
We will learn how to amuse ourselves and others with soap bubbles made with various techniques. We will discover how to quiet out and coordinate with wind and things fleeting, seemingly meaningless. Every evening we will make soap bubbles for kids and at the end of our workshops we will prepare a bubble show.
Henryk Tereszczak – founder and manager of Sztuka Tworzenia (Art of Creation) specializing in soap bubbles workshops and jugglery.
What moves us?
turn 3 / Z6 / 16 people / level 1
We will be searching for motion in our own bodies, in other people, in space, in nature, in objects, in experience of deprivation of one of our senses. We will also find inspiration in movement which is usually not associated with dancing but with everyday life,
Daria Szczecińska – graduate of cultural studies, student of choreography and dance techniques at the Academy of Music in Łódź. She teaches modern dance and body awareness classes.
turn 1 / D1 / 30 people / level 1
Every class will begin with a warm-up, followed by learning of basic steps and choreography to be ended with playing with a new dance routine. Every day you will discover a new part of dancehall’s nature – it may be slow and sensual but also furious and full of energy.
Dominik Węglarz – member of Silesianie Dance and Song Ensemble in Katowice, participant of many dance courses and workshops.
turn 1 / B9 alt. G2 / 25 people / level 1
Diabolo – a skill toy originating from China from 2nd century BC, consists in moving “diabolically crazy” hourglass using two sticks joined with a cord. Seemingly small, inconspicuous, and yet has so many secrets. From basic level up.
Bartosz Krawczyk – lawyer and musician (double bass player), diabolo enthusiast, for many years leading workshops at SAF.
Two staffs in space
turn 2 / B10 alt. G11 / 30 people / level 1
We will learn how to use two staffs as nouveau cirque props. We will try to separate their moves, study their relation and mutual influence, so that the participants will be able to come up with new, unusual tracks for staffs’ movement in space.
Emilia Górnisiewicz – performer (The Gentle Flames, Spin Machine), animator, clown. Participant in SKAK (pantomime), ChSTR and many circus workshops.
turn 2 / Z1, alt. F3 / 25 people / level 1
We will create a space for musical and choreographic improvisation, devoting a lot of attention to cooperation, mutual comprehension and intuition in creative activity. On the last day of SAF we will organize a great Slot-Jam under the plane tree.
Gabriela Cybuch – student of the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music, graduate of Dolnośląska Akademia Realizacji Dźwięku (Wroclaw Academy of Sound Engineering).
Anna Świątkowska – high school graduate (specialization: theatre), dancing and performance are her passions.
Slot Stories Festival
turn 3 / E10 / 40 people / level 1
Come and let others discover a fascinating story of your life or passion. Learn how to tell it in a way that makes everyone want to hear another one. Each day a different kind of a story.
Maciej Strzyżewski – teacher, writer, story-teller and photographer. Vice-president of Wszystko jest Możliwe (Everything Is Possible) Foundation, which helps to discover creative potential and use it in practice.
turn 2 / B6 alt. G3 / 20 people / level 1
Playing with flowerstick makes you pump your biceps, exercise your mind and develop your creativity. The best way of getting everyone’s attention, improving physical condition and having great fun. Beginners will learn how to keep the stick in the air, and the more advanced will be introduced to more complicated tricks.
Krzysztof Czarski – for many years a workshop conductor at SAF in Kraków, leads workshops at many circus festivals all around Poland
Hip hop dance
turn 2 / Z6 / 30 people / level 1
Hip hop is a street dance where coordination, isolation and groove are essential. Though there are many codified steps, the most important thing is improvisation. We will learn how to dance to the beat, develop our body awareness, learn basic steps, repeat dance routines and freestyle.
Katarzyna Kipiel – dancer with great experience, hip hop instructor, for five years teaching in a dance school in Kraków.
turn 1 / A10 / 24 people / level 1
The aim of this workshop is to show the participants the basics of stage improvisation. Various techniques will be taught through practical exercises and improvised scenes. A permanent group of participants is required.
Łukasz Pławiak – founder of Teatr Jesiotr (the Sturgeon Theatre), Flow Impro festival organizer. Graduate of pantomime course in Wroclaw Pantomime Theatre and Tomasz Janiewicz’s improvisation workshop.
turn 2 / B9 alt. G2 / 25 people / level 1
Kendama is an old Japanese dexterity game where the main prop is a wooden toy consisting of a handle imitating a hammer with an elongated claw and a ball with a hole. It seems very easy to use it but it actually demands dexterity and ability to cope with gravity.
Marcin Dziopa – Kendama practitioner, runs workshops on various events and festivals
turn 1 / Z6 / 24 people / level 1
Dance technique originating from primordial forms of movement and modern dance. It is based on a specific kind of bodywork, resulting from comprehension of the anatomy of an effective movement. This dance consists in mutual listening, leading, giving and receiving weight.
Artur Papp – dancer, graduate of stage choreography and contact improvisation technique courses; he has trained martial arts for many years.
Juggler on a stage like a lion out of cage
turn 3 / B9 alt. G2 / 16 people / level 1
The workshop is about learning how to build a character and a spectacle, an opportunity to find your own individual style of work with the equipment and with the public, to break the barriers of fear and shyness, eventually turning into stage beasts! If you have your favorite props – take them with you.
Adam Banach – law and culture animation student, performer in juggling, theatre and fireshow groups.
turn 3 / B6 alt. G3 / 20 people / level 1
How can this simple and yet extremely charming object – which a stick is – help us discover a bit of magic? We will be searching for deposits of creativity, balance and spontaneity present in our body to amaze both ourselves and the audience with an ordinary stick.
Sandra Grzeszczyk – student, dancer, workshop conductor and fireshow organizer, participant in many jugglery courses.
turn 1 / B10 alt. G11 / 35 people / level 1
We will learn some techniques of staff manipulation and prepare a fireshow. We’ll have an explanation of the basics, lots of exercises, choosing of a theme for the show and team games.
Kornel Matusiak – juggler with a nine-year experience, performance artist and engineer by vocation. For many years a part of SLOT shows.
Pantomime and physical theatre
turn 1 / D7 / 20 people / level 1
How to create objects and space around ourselves with only one tool which a human body is? The aim of the workshop is to develop imagination and acting skills as well as body awareness and expressiveness which are extremely important in mime’s job. We will act and observe each other!
Beata Tyrcha – performer and street artist working with various theatrical and artistic groups.
turn 2 / P4 / 15 people / level 1
We will try to listen to another person’s body in the theatrical activity and decode signals coming from it. Through contact with others we will discover our limits and barriers and try to overcome them.
Rafał Bilicki, Anna Koźlińska, Karolina Sosińska – students and actors of the Hieronim Konieczka Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz. Ania and Rafał are founders and managers of the student AlboAlbo (OrOr) Theatre in Poznań
PASSING – shared juggling,
turn 3 / C4 alt. H7 / 60 people / level 1
Passing is a combination of coordination skills and communicating with another person which is taught by games with passing one and more objects in pairs and larger groups. You’re not required to have the juggling skills. Both amateurs and experienced jugglers will have lots of fun.
Marcin Kościelny – have run numerous workshops and performed live on many jugglery shows; he has been working for “Kuglarstwo” (Jugglery) magazine.
Poi – advanced level
turn 1 / C7 / 40 people / level 2
Spinning. With POI, without POI, around POI and around others. We discover space, both the space around our body and the stage space, while learning the most advanced techniques of POI spinning. Workshop for those who have at least some basic experience with POI.
Łukasz Krawiec – graduate of circus pedagogy course, animator, fireshow performer.
turn 2 / Z5 / 25 people / level 1
Reggaeton was born in Puerto Rico but it also developed in Cuba. This unusually dynamic dance style combines Latino and street dances elements. We will learn how to make quick, strong moves, we’ll work on our body isolation, learn a short sequence of steps, strenghten our confidence and improve our constitution.
Maja Goździk – dancer, currently hones her skills in the Urban Dance Zone School and Salsa Project in Łódź.
turn 1 / Z3 / 30 people / level 1
Outdoor play, finding ourselves in group activity and experiencing brotherhood among people fighting side by side. We divide into fractions. After getting to know the code of safe play we’ll conduct small battles in different forms. We’ll fight with cold steel props made from bamboo and soft covering.
Przemek Tereszczak – graduate of high school, part of Sztuka Tworzenia group
Salsa cubana – partner dancing
turn 3 / P4 / 40 people / level 1
The workshop consists in learning the reliable basics of Cuban salsa in a simple and pleasant way. Acquired skills will allow you use the steps and figures on a number of occasions when you will be dancing to popular music. Adults only.
Rafał Petryja – dancer and instructor in Salsa Bielsko, Corazon and Salsa Pszczyna schools; Cuban culture promoter, choreographer.
turn 3 / B10 alt. G11 / 40 people / level 1
Minimum of theory, maximum of practice. Short briefing and the first steps. We will master walking on stilts, have fun and try to overcome our fears that keep us form lifting off the ground. Experienced stilters are welcome too.
Mateusz Dąbkowski – stilter, used to run an artistic advertising agency and workshops; cooperates with theatres all over Poland, graduate of the BODY SNATCHERS Acting Studio.
turn 3 / D1 / 15 people / level 1
Irish dance is an extremely dynamic form of dance. Anyone who’d like to feel the mood of Erin’s Isle is welcome! We will learn the basic steps and correct positions of Irish dance, improve our stamina and stretch our bodies.
Katarzyna Hyckowska – student, for 3 years a dancer in the Irish dance group, conducts workshops on Irish dance technique.
turn 2 / D1 / 15 people / level 1
The foundation of flag dancing is an intention to worship God. In this dance a flag should be an extension of a dancer’s heart and that is what we will focus on. We will discover joy and freedom coming from movement and learn the basics of modern dance and jazz.
Mateusz Zaremba – graduate in tourism studies, guide in Israel, foreign languages teacher and dance instructor, choreographer; conductor of numerous dance workshops and show organizer.
Jewish and Israeli dances
turn 2 / F1 / 150 people / level 1
This is not only a lesson of technical steps, it’s also a prayer and expression of joy. Hasidim say that when someone is dancing it’s like he’s praying twice. Anyone who wants to experience joy in dance is welcome.
Dorota Herok – graduate of the Christian School of Mime Drama and Dance, she leads Jewish, Israeli and modern dance workshops. Founder and choreographer of the “Klezmer” group.
Form theatre: rock-paper-scissors
turn 2 / G9 / 20 people / level 1
A workshop based on object theatre, aimed at showing that materials such as paper, foil, string or rocks may be used to create theatrical worlds. We will learn some techniques that will allow us to reach a completely different level of expression while developing creativity and imagination.
Daniel Lasecki – graduate of The Puppetry Art Department in Bialystok, actor of Szalone Kopyto (Mad Hoof) Theatre, Flug Actor Cooperation, Łaźnia Nowa Theatre and Białystok Puppet Theatre.
Dance yourself – choreotherapy
turn 3 / G9 / 30 people / level 1
We will use intuitive dance and various forms of motion and artistic expression to express ourselves, our emotions and to search for sources of our beauty and power. How do I move, what leads me? Do I feel at home in my body?
Elżbieta Dudziak – actress in the Artenes Theatre and in the Polish Theatre in Wrocław, conductor of theatrical and choreotherapeutic classes; for 10 years involved in physical theatre.
turn 2 / C4 alt. H7 / 30 people / level 1
Starting from the basics through more difficult tricks we will be discovering the essence of juggling which is inextricably linked with coordination. It allows synchronization of both brain hemispheres, improves memory and reflex and broadens the field of vision. It is also great fun and physical activity.
Jakub Wojtylak – technical university student, juggler. He has run workshops within social projects, for two years – also at SLOT.
Analyzing yerba mate
turn 1 / A7 / 25 people / level 1
Yerba is gaining more and more popularity. Come and discover what is so unusual about it. The aim of the workshop is to introduce you to various ways of using yerba mate. We will learn various methods of brewing and try a few kinds of yerba mate.
Jan Frącz – he deals with tea and yerba mate professionally: he brews, he is in charge of quality control, import and promotion of brews, he conducts workshops and trainings for shops and cafés.
Building a shelter for pollinating insects
turn 1 / G2 / 25 people / level 1
A shelter for insects can be made practically cost-free, as we use unwanted building materials and plant remains. Come, learn more and build with us!
Jarek Kasprzyk – a member of the Gaja Club.
turn 1 / B4 / 12 people / level 1
In this workshop you will learn how to conduct interesting chemical experiments, using easily accessible substances. You will learn the composition of air, why dough rises and how many colors are in a marker pen.
Angelika Kosakowska – a history student at the University of Bialystok.
Artur Grycz – a chemistry student at the University of Bialystok. An enthusiast of sciences. Ambassadors of the PROJEKTOR program.
turn 3 / C1 / 6 people / level 1
A training how to wrap a shawl into a baby sling. We will learn the basic techniques of carrying a baby on the front, on the back or on the hip and the types of slings and carriers. We will discuss what should be taken into consideration when choosing the first shawl and what mistakes to avoid.
Aleksandra Górska – a certified consultant in carrying babies in a sling, doula, perinatal educator. She conducts workshops and trainings. A mother of three.
Four projects and a funeral (Pro Zone)
turn 3 / G6 / 30 people / level 1
The workshop is based on the analysis of four projects that were carried out by the instructor and they will serve as case studies. The participants will see the „backstage” of project work, learn how to avoid mistakes and have a chance to test some of the discussed methods.
Krzysztof Burzyński – an instructor, counselor, podcaster, blogger, author of self-help guidebooks and books about recruitment and human resources management.
Is time really money? (Pro Zone)
turn 1 / H1 / 30 people / level 1
We worry about, earn, invest and spend money – we feel that its amount is limited. And how do we spend our time? Maybe we could do it more wisely? We’ll discuss the ways to mindfully experience each single day.
Piotr Nabielec – Founder of Produktywni.pl. Perpetual seeker of passion and potential, helping people and companies achieve their dreams.
Dendrology – get to know a tree
turn 1 / P5 / 20 people / level 1
We will distinguish species, we will see that bark doesn’t have to be brown and meet tree misfits that can be planted in our gardens and the ones best avoided. We’ll also have tree recipes, an interspecies game and studying trees with all our senses.
Zuzanna Petrusiewicz – a landscape architect who works for the ‘Generator of Ideas’ company. She used to be a member of the Polish Dendrology Society.
DO Get along!
turn 2 / Z3 / 30 people / level 1
The aim of the workshop is to help the participants communicate with dogs, to teach them the basics of clicker training, to discuss the problems of human-animal relationship and the means to avoid them, as well as to show exercises and activities that will increase the comfort of life with a dog. The participants can but don’t have to bring a dog with them.
Amelia Makówka – a high school student and participant of various trainings and seminars in Agility Dynamite Dogs club in Łódź. Has been working with dogs for 6 years.
Dreadlocks – alternative hairdressing
turn 1 / H2 / 30 people / level 1
The aim of the workshop is to increase the awareness and knowledge about dreadlocks – their maintenance, styling and making methods. The workshop will be conducted in a form of a lecture and followed by a discussion panel and a practical implementation.
Łukasz Winkler – a longtime dreadmaker who runs the ‘Wu Kwadrat’ company that specialises in making dreadlocks, producing equipment and accessories, and trainings on the alternative hairdressing.
turn 1 / P2 / 25 people / level 1
The human brain can remember almost everything. In the course of the workshop we will discover the capabilities of our own memory, learn various patterns of thinking and develop creative, unconventional thinking.
Kinga Kochaniewicz – a graduate of pedagogical studies, of a technical school of occupational therapy and of effective learning courses. She works in a democratic school and assists students in home education.
Social economy (Social Initiatives Zone)
turn 1 / H5 / 30 people / level 1
Drawing inspiration form examples of community activists, we will show you how doing good is a 100% pleasure and that the third sector is a perfect place to thrive both in private and professional sphere. The knowledge that will be shared during the meetings is intended not only for people related to the third sector.
Gosia Jankowska – a SIS coordinator and her guests: Maciej Myśliwiec, Mirosława Hamera, Ewa Załupska
Suffragettes? Women who built the Church
turn 1 / E10 / 25 people / level 1
Side-by-side with men, they built the first Church. Wives, widows, virgins, martyrs, whose names often remain unknown; women without whom Christianity wouldn’t be the same. Who were Junia, Priscilla, Thecla, Melania, Paula and many more? Were they maybe the first suffragettes?
Zuzanna Radzik – a publicist for the Catholic weekly “Tygodnik Powszechny”, she works on a Christian-Jewish dialogue and catholic feminism; an author of “Kościół kobiet” („women church”).
Esperanto mma – the confrontation of mixed linguistic arts
turn 3 / P3 / 30 people / level 1
The principal theme of the course refers to the similarity between eclectic language and Mixed Martial Arts. In the course of the workshop the emphasis will be put on team work and also individual discovery of linguistic rules through the logical structure of Esperanto.
Anna Koniecpolska-Lachowska – psychology and Polish studies graduate; she completed and conducts Esperanto courses. She also gives lectures at the Esperanto University.
Art projects fundraising (Pro Zone)
turn 3 / E4 / 20 people / level 1
Young artists frequently struggle with obtaining financial support for their projects. The aim of the workshop is to present various methods and practice the skills of conveying one’s own ideas when meeting potential sponsors.
Anna Soin – HR consultant, graduate of Intergenerational Fundraising School, active in many associations concerned with e-learning, education, knowledge management and others.
#GIRLPOWER by MamyGłos
turn 2 / P5 / 20 people / level 1
Can you name three female heads of state? We will discuss what it really means to be a woman, we will talk about stereotypes, gender-based violence, privilege and its deficit. We will discover what the gender issue looks like in different cultures and design a low-budget social campaign.
Sylwia Wodzińska – an acitivist, feminist, a PhD student, sociologist, linguist, co-founder of MamyGłos (WeHaveAVoice), girlpower initiative for girls.
How to make money from your passion? (Pro Zone)
turn 1 / G6 / 30 people / level 1
The aim of this workshop is to give you knowledge that will help you reach beyond the conventional perception of working, increase your chances to use your interests to achieve better results in professional life or simply create a business based on your passion.
Piotr Lusina – a coach, business consultant, manager; he works and gives advice in the field of teambuilding and strategies.
An even better parent
turn 2 / C1 / 15 people / level 1
It is never too late or too early to broaden your parenting knowledge. We invite everyone, who wants to take a closer look at creating secure family relationships based on mutual respect.
Alicja Niemierko ?– a psychologist and family therapist. She conducts workshops for parents that are based on respect and clear principles within the parent-child relationship. Founder of the „Lepszy Rodzic” („Better Parent”) foundation.
Cocoa – from seed to bar
turn 2 / A7 / 20 people / level 1
This may be your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a cocoa tree and pick a cocoa bean out of it. We will learn about the entire cultivation and production processes, and about their social, economic and cultural context. We will present you the cocoa farmers in Peru and Ghana.
Agnieszka Bińkowska – she co-runs the Szczypta Świata company (A Pinch of the World); she is the founder of the first Polish brand of eco and Fair Trade products Pizca del Mundo; she is also an ecological educator.
Creative thinking (Pro Zone)
turn 2 / H5 / 35 people / level 1
The aim of the workshop is to increase the potential of creative, design, alternative, hypothetical and innovative thinking among the participants by means of introducing them to the basic mechanisms of thinking and showing them the most frequent mistakes that impede creativity.
Monika Dołębska – she has been involved with creative industry in Poland for 18 years. She is the head of Strategy and Innovation department in Leo Burnett, McCann Worldgroup, G7 advertising agencies.
turn 3 / B4 / 12 people / level 1
We will introduce you to a mysterious world of plots and riddles whose solution is a challenge for many detectives. You will get to know the fields of criminology and banknotes security measures; you will also help to find suspicious items and solve a case.
Lidia Śmigiel – a student of logistics, accounting and finances. She is a volunteer and ambassador of the PROJEKTOR program.
Sara Lizoń – a student of psychology and volunteer of the PROJEKTOR program.
Small steps, big changes
turn 2 / E6 / 25 people / level 1
In spite of who you are, what you do and how old you are – a change concerns you. How to cope with a change? What helps and what inhibits introducing it? Do you have control over your emotions? Do dreams help bring about a change? We intend to answer these and other questions by means of various exercises, individual and team work.
Magdalena Lipiak – a psychologist, psychotherapist, career counselor, coach, and member of PTPP (the Polish Association of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy) and SPCh (the Association of Christian psychologists).
Between the lines (Literary stage)
turn 3 / D7 / 15 people / level 1
A workshop of reading poems and reading between the (poem) lines. The workshop is for everyone, but especially for those who write.
Krzysztof Czyżewski – a practitioner of ideas, writer, one of the founders of the Borderland Foundation in Sejny and the International Centre for Dialogue (MCD) in Krasnogruda.
Wojciech Bonowicz – a poet, biographer, publicist, columnist, editor. He cooperates with the Catholic weekly “Tygodnik Powszechny”, the monthly “Znak” and an anthropological talking magazine “The Talking Dog”.
Thinking in projects!
turn 1 / E4 / 12 people / level 1
The workshops on reforging ideas into plans and plans into actions. You have an idea but you don’t know how to „sink your teeth” in it? Take part in the workshop that will each day introduce you to a different aspect of project work.
Wojciech Michalski – cultural manager in the Cultural Centre in Solec Kujawski, head of the „Inicjator Kulturalny Para Buch!” youth association. For years involved in work in the field of non-formal education
Find your way – orienteering
turn 2 / A9 / 40 people / level 1
The participants will receive maps with marked places to be found. They will learn how to read and orientate a map, recalling the basics of geography and mathematics. Two types of routes – outside the festival area and within it!
Borys Bińkowski – an educator, coach, Ph.D. at Department of Geography at the University of Wrocław, the winner of numerous orienteering contests.
Taming the Leviathan
turn 2 / P2 / 30 people / level 1
The state is a principal form of social structure. It is up to us to decide to what extent we will understand the mechanisms that govern the state and learn how to use them in order to fulfill valuable objectives. We will take a look at the powers – executive, legislature and judiciary – and try to determine their responsibilities with regard to solving specific social problems.
Dominik Zając – Ph.D. in law (Jagiellonian University), advocate trainee; he is experienced in working with people with no experience.
turn 1 / C1 / 10 people / level 1
The workshop will introduce the participants to the subject of reusable diapers. Participants will learn about various types of diapers, ways of diapering an infant and toddler, and they will get to know the principles of Natural Infant Hygiene.
Zosia Socha – a teacher of foreign languages, translator, mother of two children brought up on reusable cloth diapers.
Give a second life
turn 1 / E3 / 25 people / level 1
A training in the field of basic first aid. Would you know how to help in the event of an imminent threat to your relative’s health and life? As the first person at the scene of an accident, you are the most important link of the emergency chain.
Grzegorz Piotrowski – a certified Emergency Medical Technician, a member of the ADIUTARE association for Emergency Medical Service, a student of Emergency Medical Service at the Medical University of Gdańsk.
Let’s sign together
turn 2 / E9 / 50 people / level 1
We will learn to sign with the Callan method – we will learn the basic signs and ways of sentence building. All of it in an atmosphere of fun and reacting to the Slottish reality, that will inspire us to use the language we learn.
Marta Bilczewska – she completed the fourth level of a sign language course for teachers; she works in the Center for Citizenship Education and in a junior high school in Garwolin; she cooperates with the Polish-American Freedom Foundation.
Portuguese and the Lusophone culture
turn 2 / P3 / 20 people / level 1
Although Portuguese seems to be a niche language, it has a huge potential. We will not only learn the basics of the language and familiarize ourselves with its sound, but also discover the diversity of the Portuguese world, its cultural and social problems, interesting linguistic and historical facts. We will focus on Portugal and Brazil
Magdalena Łazarek – a student of Portuguese Philology at the Jagiellonian University; an enthusiast of foreign languages and travelling.
turn 1 / G1 / 30 people / level 1
To create a game you need certain technical skills but without the idea and design phase there won’t do anyone any good. During the workshop we will try creating the game’s project and also try our hand at making prototypes from paper and other materials.
Konrad Gadzina ?– Information sciences at JU graduate, specializing in Videogames Production. He is a software developer, a team-leader and mentor at Codecool, where he teaches people how to code.
Stop being scared and start acting!
turn 1 / A1 / 40 people / level 1
Discover a plan for your life and move from a place of fear and anticipation to a place where you act, sharing your passion. Look at yourself, at your potential and vision for life from God’s perspective and start changing the world courageously.
Agata Strzyżewska – a speaker, streetworker, world-changer, president of the “Wszystko Jest Możliwe” (Everything Is Possible) Foundation, founder of the Street Church in Gdańsk and of the Passion and Vision School (“Szkoła Pasji i Wizji”).
Psychology of change (Pro Zone)
turn 3 / E3 / 20 people / level 1
The aim of the workshop is to reveal things that inhibit a change and elements which make the change successful and lasting. The workshop will leave every participant with a viable plan for a change.
Angelika Chimkowska – she worked for Henkel, Lyreco, L’Oreal Nokia and others. She is an expert in adapting business organizations and individuals to changes. An author of the book „Psychologia zmiany w życiu i biznesie” (Psychology of change in life and business).
turn 2 / A1 / 12 people / level 1
The workshops aim is to take a closer look at the construction, mechanics of the bike and to learn diagnose the basic malfunctions and how to repair them. We’ll have grease, we’ll have soil and lots of anecdotes from the bike mechanics.
Paweł Jadczak – enthusiast and practitioner of the bike. He led many workshops including at the Homeless Art Festival, Alternative Days in Krzeszowice and at Slot.
Secrets of a full moneybag of a Slot participant (Strefa Pro)
turn 3 / H5 / 30 people / level 1
The workshop is dedicated to budget planning. The participants will prepare their own budgets for the next few days, make their own decisions and financial choices with the help of discussed strategies. Finally, they will establish goals for the time period until the next festival in order to come back with an optimal budget in a year’s time.
Małgorzata Nowicka – the co-author of the book ”Uzdrowienie Finansów” („healing your finances”); she runs on-line courses ”Z wiarą o finansach” („with faith on finances”).
Ferment! – basics of pickling and fermenting
turn 3 / G7 / 30 people / level 1
In the course of the workshop the participants will learn about the nature of fermentation process and what has to be done for the process to go correctly. They will learn a recipe for a natural antibiotic – apple cider vinegar – and will prepare their own jars of pickled vegetables and fruits.
Szymon Odyjas – a website designer, co-author of the naturalnienaturalni.pl (naturallynatural) blog; he has been conducting workshops about the basics of fermentation for a few months.
Effective Writing (Pro Zone)
turn 2 / G6 / 15 people / level 2
You want to intrigue or convince someone, advertise something. Come to the workshop about the art of writing. You will learn how to write simply and clearly, how to meet your objectives without falling into the communication traps.
Anna Łagowska – a coach, freelancer, editor, career counselor, author. She works in the Development Centre in Lubań as a promotion, information and training department team-leader.
turn 2 / G1 / 30 people / level 1
A fictionalized psychological game in Slot reality, based on the popular mafia game. Become a volunteer, mushroom-stuffed rolls vendor or even the Slotman and use your unique skills. You will need to talk and think a lot This year: new identity cards + expansions.
Wojciech Szczurek – a product manager at Interia, activist in an Crossborder Volunteering Center (Transgraniczne Centrum Wolontariatu) association, enthusiast of the mafia game.
turn 2 / D6 / 15 people / level 1
The aim of the workshop is to help the participants get out of a worldview „bubble” and look at a problem from various perspectives and listen to different opinions. The participants will be able to see how diverse are our views on topics that seem to be obvious and how even the simplest notions are difficult to define.
Jakub Kocikowski – an IT engineer, organizer of the Debate Tournament; he organizes meetings in Kraków in the form of Socrates Cafe.
Sales not for salesmen (Pro Zone)
turn 2 / E4 / 20 people / level 1
Psychology of sales, the topic of the workshop, is something extremely valuable not only for salesmen but also for leaders of various types of projects, people working in teams or those who simply present their ideas to other people; in a word – it is for everybody.
Grzegorz Kawałek – a commercial director at All.Bizz; he directs the sales team and conducts numerous trainings.
A well in South Sudan
turn 1 / F1 / 15 people / level 1
We will play a game that tells a story of everyday life of people living in a village in South Sudan. The game will be an opportunity to think about broader, global correlations that contribute to the fact that in some places on the Earth there is limited access to clean water. What is the reason for this? What can we do about it?
Paula Langerowicz – a coordinator of educational projects at PAH (Polish Humanitarian Organization) and sociologist involved with civic and global education.
Six Colours of Tea
turn 1 & 3 / A5 / 20 people / level 1
A workshop about the basic types of Chinese tea. A narrative of history, the ways of tea production and cultivation and the properties of each of the tea types. The workshop will also include tea tasting.
Rafał Przybylok – a tea blogger; he runs the Czajnikowy.pl Youtube channel and owns a tea shop in Zabrze.
The art of rhyming
turn 2 / D4 / 15 people / level 1
The workshop in creating beautiful, original rhymes, poems, songs and advertising texts. We will be dealing with various types and forms of rhymes, we will analyze interesting examples of freestyle, rap, disco polo and we will write our own texts.
Ścibor Szpak – a Polish philologist; a PhD graduate; a head of creation at FARMONA Ltd., solo comedian, copywriter, university lecturer.
Speed reeding in practice
turn 3 / H1 / 30 people / level 1
Life is short and the number of books – limitless. If you want to break through thick volumes of Proust like Flash and absorb texts at the speed of F16 jet fighter, then this workshop is for you. Every day you will learn a new technique accelerating reading.
Piotr Starzyński – a sociologist; he runs a Pięć Plus (A +) company that conducts trainings in effective learning and achieving objectives.
Dad-o-sphere – a workshop reserved for fathers
turn 1 / E6 / 40 people / level 1
The aim of the workshop is to analyze one’s own fatherhood (to learn its strengths and weaknesses), to learn ”the good practices” in a father-child relation and to exchange experiences with other fathers. Everything be based on the workshops methodology of the Tato.Net initiative.
Michał Wroński – a psychologist, business and NGO coach; he constantly cooperates with the initiative Tato.Net. Privately, a dad of Jan and Zuza.
turn 3 / A8 / 16 people / level 1
The participants will learn crucial phrases and gestures, grammatical rules and linguistic tidbits. The language will serve as a magnifying glass to take a closer look at the Turkish culture. We will think about the relationship between kebap, döner and dürüm; we’ll also have examples from Turkish cinematography and real life stories.
Patrycjusz Miazgowski – an English language teacher in a Turkish primary school; he lives in southern Turkey.
Awareness – awaking your senses
turn 1 / A3 / 40 people / level 1
Is our hearing sensitive to rustle or whisper? Can our sight pick up things happening in a blink of an eye or drawn into infinity? Can we smell the faintest aromas? We will learn to be „here and now”, discover the world in an unusual way, fading some of our sense out to sharpen the others.
Łukasz Mizeracki – a psychologist, trainer, author of the awareness workshops for people in depression, nature and travelling lover.
turn 2 / A8 / 20 people / level 1
Have you ever wondered whether a Pole and Hungarian are indeed two good friends? Would you like to learn the basics of Hungarian, which is considered one of the most difficult languages in the world? Perhaps you want to find out what is the longest word that you could possibly build? If so – I invite you to my workshop.
Maciej Czerwiec – a graduate of Hungarian Philology; he lived and worked in Budapest for one year.
Meaningful talks – how coaching can increase the quality of conversations
turn 3 / E6 / 30 people / level 1
The aim of the workshop is to present the essence and principles of coaching and key tools that a coach uses in the process of supporting and coachig others. The participants will hear, see and practice the coaching skills.
Dawid Wawrzyniak – coach, trainer, consultant, lecturer and conference speaker. Head of the PROCA Foundation. He is a mentor of young entrepreneurs, invents and leads original development programmes.
Find an idea for yourself (Pro Zone)
turn 2 / H1 / 45 people / level 1
Each one of us has a particular thing to do on this earth. In order to fulfill the plan, you need to do only two things: discover your own legend and find enough courage to live it. We will work on these two things in the course of the workshop.
Arkadiusz Nepelski – a coach, instructor, career counselor. He works i.a. with young people, over 2500 people have taken part in his workshops.
Living Latin and Greek
turn 1 / P3 / 30 people / level 1
Learning Latin and Greek is usually associated with a dreaded teacher who forces students to mug grammar rules up. We want to overturn this unfortunate stereotype and show that you can read Plato, Cicero and the Bible with a smile on your face and without the help of a dictionary.
Jan Sądecki – South Asian studies, law and classic philology graduate. For several years has been running linguistic workshops at SLOT. This year together with his teacher, Marcin Loch.
Wetland workshop village
Workshop program of ”Kraina Łęgów Odrzańskich” (The Land of Odra River Wetlands) Local Action Group
Everyday we invite you to join a large-format game, in which one of the team members is a counter. Siwosz, the spirit of the Odra River, will check your knowledge about the region where you currently are – The Land of Odra River Wetlands. To play we need teams of several people..
Ewa Smutyło and Marysia Smutyło – cultural managersi and founders of the KŁO Local Action Group.
Wednesday, 5 July
Wild bees walk
turn 1 / P6 / 15 people / level 1
An educational journey in search of a house for a wild bee, of solitary bees and potential places for their development.
Rafał Plezia – an entomologist and a beekeeper.
Ewa Smutyło – an educator in the fields of ecology and nature, she is in charge of the EduSilesia Foundation.
Building shelters for insects
turn 2 / P6 / 15 people / level 2
We will build insect shelters from materials collected during an excursion. The participants will be able to take the shelters with them.
Aleksander Sokołowski – a forester who is passionate about wood, a carpenter, a craftsman, a beekeeper, a founder of the Kraina Łęgów Odrzańskich.
Thursday, 6 July
Apple – a fruit of many names
turn 1 / P6 / 15 people / level 1
What is the work like in family orchards, where fruits are tended with love every day and where passion is work? We will prepare kissel (a viscous fruit dessert) and jelly made of real fruit juice.
Anna Szlączka – a co-owner of an orchard; she continues family traditions.
Processed products and co.
turn 2 / P6 / 20 people / level 1
Do you sometimes wonder how processed products are made and where the raw materials come from? Why should you pay attention to the labels? What is the difference between small and large processing plants?
Marta Postoł i Teofil Szelwika – co-owners of the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Plant in Ścinawa; they continue the pre-war tradition of local processing industry.
A hole in the house wall
turn 3 / P6 / 20 people / level 1
A meeting with a beekeeper and enthusiast of bees who will talk about the origins of beekeeping in his family. The lecture will involve honey tasting.
Henryk Kamaszuk – he is in charge of the Beekeeping Trail Ecomusem in Godzięcin.
Friday, 7 July
Odra sound design – river as a recording studio
turn 1 & 2 / P6 / 15 people for every turn / level 1
What is the sound of the reality around us? How to record the sounds of nature, city, space, building and create music out of them?
Michał Zygmunt – he collects single sounds of rivers, nature, cities and employs them in music creation in addition to the sounds of guitars and other instruments.
turn 3 / P6 / 15 people / level 1
The workshop focuses on handcrafting of hats and fashion accessories for everyday wear. An innovative use of various types of knitting wool.
Kasia Paczkowska – she creates unusual things in vintage and folk style.
Saturday, 8 July
The Quest will reveal the truth
turn 1 & 2 / P6 / 15 people for every turn / level 1
You are in Lubiąż, so you should get to know the most important facts about the Cistercian monastery whilst learning the rules and aim of questing – creative discovering and presentation of local heritage.
Justyna Tracichleb – she is involved in KŁO group and in the Edusilesia Foundation. She deals with ecology and nature education and regional education.