Elevate 2017 – Masterclass Series (autumn/winter)

Date: 16 October 2017 to 22 November 2017

Location: Cobden Works, Cobden Street, Salford, M6 6WF

Tutor: Various

Price: Free / £45 / £75

From September 2017, Cobden Works will be the official new home for Walk the Plank and the perfect place in which to embark on our next 25 years, and beyond.

Now that we’re firmly installed at Cobden Works we’re embarking on a new programme of learning and training aimed at creating a new generation of talent, as well as further developing the skills of people who we’ve worked with over many years.So, come and join us on the next stage of our exciting journey into the world of outdoor arts with our autumn 2017 – spring 2018 Elevate programme - talks and workshops by renowned inter/national artists, designers and creatives from across the sector.

ELEVATE 2017 - Masterclass' Details
Venue: All masterclasses will be held at Cobden Works, 37-41 Cobden Street, Salford, M6 6WF

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP
Traditional Balinese Ogoh-Ogoh Mask Making (beginners) 
with I Made Sutama
I Made Sutama images

Dates: Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th October 2017
Time: 9.30 - 1.30pm on each day

This 2 day workshop will teach the traditional Balinese Ogoh-Ogoh Mask Making technique from Bali.

Ogoh-ogoh is a big puppet (2 meters - 5 meters) made out of wood, bamboo and paper. Its form usually a beast or scary creature, made according to local Bali story or from Ramayana & Mahabharata. It is made by communities to celebrate Balinese new year, with parade, dance and Balinese traditional music and burnt.

I Made Sutama - PortraitI Made Sumata is a Balinese artist living and working in Kaunas in Lithuania. He studied traditional art (wood carving) from 12, then continued to Art High School SMK N 1 Sukawati. After that, he went to Art Institute of Denpasar Bali. From 2005 he worked professionally as a “ogoh-ogoh” creator.

I Made Sumata believes making “ogoh-ogoh” it’s not just about creating art, it’s about working together with the community, it is about sharing ideas and energy with all the community members.

This workshop suitable for creatives and community leaders interested in learning basic 3D mask making skills
Cost: Free
Supported by Arts Council England.

THIS WORKSHOP HAS NOW SOLD OUT, YOU CAN STILL JOIN THE WAITING LIST: elevate2017-workshop-maskmaking-imadesutama.eventbrite.co.uk


TALK
The Spiritual Journey of Ogoh-ogoh in Balinese Culture with I Made Sutama (Oka)
sutama images3-min
Date: Wednesday 17th October 2017

Time: 7-8.30pm

I Made Sutama will talk about the fascinating techniques and traditions behind the Balinese Ogoh-Ogoh Masks and puppets from Bali.

Ogoh-ogoh is a big puppet (2 meters - 5 meters) made out of wood, bamboo and paper. Its form is usually a beast or scary creature, made according to local Bali story or from Ramayana & Mahabharata. It is made by communities to celebrate Balinese new year, with parade, dance and Balinese traditional music and burnt.

Cost: Free
Supported by Arts Council England.
Register and Book Nowelevate2017-talk-imadesutama.eventbrite.co.uk


PRACTICAL WORKSHOP
Puppet and Mask Making 
with Alison Duddle
Alison-Duddle-mask-making
Dates: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Time: 9.30am- 5pm

In this practical workshop Alison will be sharing some of the key techniques she uses in puppet and mask making, including creating clay sculpting for papier mache, and basic wood carving. She will bring many examples of puppets from different productions so participants can explore construction methods, jointing and controls.  This workshop is suitable for advanced creative practitioners.

More about Alison
Alison is a puppet and mask maker and director based in West Yorkshire. She worked for many years with Horse + Bamboo theatre as joint artistic director, and now runs a brand new company, A Bird in the Hand Theatre, as well as creating puppets for parades, theatre shows and for T.V

Cost: £75
Cost includes lunch and materials.
This workshop has been subsidised by Arts Council England and spaces are limited.
Two free places are available to individuals who would not be able to attend otherwise. Please email info@walktheplank.co.uk making a case for why you need a bursary.

Register and Book Nowelevate2017-workshop-maskmaking-alisonduddle.eventbrite.co.uk 


TALK
My Work with Puppets and Masks 
with Alison Duddle
alison d
Date: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Time: 7-8.30pm

In this talk,  Alison will give an overview of the type of work that she has created for both theatre and outdoor performance, including parade art. She will bring many examples of her puppets and masks to illustrate materials, techniques and aesthetic approach.

Cost: Free
Supported by Arts Council England.
Register and Book Nowelevate2017-talk-alisonduddle.eventbrite.co.uk


PRACTICAL WORKSHOP
Structural Costume for Parade 
with Steven Hoyte of Rampage Mas Band.
Rampage2
Date: Saturday 11 November 2017

Time: 9.30am-5pm 

In this practical workshop, Steven will share some of the tips and techniques that he uses to make his award winning large-scale carnival costumes.  He will bring different kinds of packs to show various ways of rigging large costumes, and you will make a small wire back pack of your own.

Steven Hoyte has worked full time in the field of Carnival arts since 1999 and has been in the Rampage production team since 2002.  He specialises in frame building and wire bending, amongst other skills, and regularly shares this knowledge with students of all ages and backgrounds.

He has a passion for carnival and celebratory arts because he sees these art forms as the key to enhancing community spirit covering all abilities, age and backgrounds.

Link: rampage masband

Cost: £45
Cost includes lunch and materials.
This workshop has been subsidised by Arts Council England and spaces are limited.
Two free places are available to individuals who would not be able to attend otherwise. Please email info@walktheplank.co.uk  making a case for why you need a bursary.

Register and Book Nowelevate-2017-practical-workshop-masterclass-backpacks-and-rigging-large-costumes-with-rampage

TALK
Rampage Mas Band & Large Scale Carnival Costumes  
with Rampage's Steven Hoyte
Rampage_costume (1)
Date: Saturday 11 November 2017
Time: 7-8.30pm

Steven Hoyte from Rampage Mas Band will talk about their award-winning costumes and the history of the internationally respected company.

Steven Hoyte has worked full time in the field of Carnival arts since 1999 and has been in the Rampage production team since 2002.  He specialises in frame building and wire bending, amongst other skills, and regularly shares this knowledge with students of all ages and backgrounds.

He has a passion for carnival and celebratory arts because he sees these art forms as the key to enhancing community spirit covering all abilities, age and backgrounds.

Link: rampage.masband

Cost: Free
Supported by Arts Council England.
Register and Book Nowelevate-2017-talk-rampage-mas-band-their-large-scale-carnival-costumes


PRACTICAL WORKSHOP
Mobile Power for Costumes and Makes with Rob Hill
Rob Hill
Date: Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Time: 6-9pm 

We will look at simple, low cost, creative solutions to lighting sculptural images, lanterns, costumes and environments outdoors and in portable situations. We will explore different battery and power options to make sure you don’t go dark halfway through your show, and why there’s always a better option than ‘bunging a few fairy lights in it’...!

Rob has been working in Theatre, Community and Outdoor Arts now for over 25 years. Starting in Production Management, finding creative solutions to artistic and practical problems, he has gained a wide range of skills including Set and technical Prop making, Production and Project management, Music and Soundtrack work and of course lighting design. Although having worked extensively in traditional and touring Theatre, his main interest lies in outdoor and installation work, using portable, low voltage and bespoke lighting solutions.

Cost: £45
Cost includes materials.
This workshop has been subsidised by Arts Council England and spaces are limited.
Two free places are available to individuals who would not be able to attend otherwise. Please email info@walktheplank.co.uk  making a case for why you need a bursary.

Register and Book Nowelevate2017-workshop-mobilelighting-robhill.eventbrite.co.uk

 


Booking & Wait List Information
Due to the unique way Elevate is funded and run, each masterclass has an allocation of two free places which available on application to support those who would not be able to attend otherwise. However, places are limited - book now using the links above to ensure you have a place.

Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and there is a waiting list.  If you know you no longer cannot attend after you have booked, please do let us know so that we can release your place to the next person on the waiting list.

For paid workshops, refunds are only available up to 7 days before the event.


ELEVATE gives artists and community leaders the opportunity to gain inspiration and skills from internationally renowned musicians, designers and participatory artists.

The workshops are supported by Arts Council England and aim to support regional artists to create world-class art in the public realm. ELEVATE’s masterclass series is a partnership project between Manchester City Council and Walk the Plank's learning programme.

ELEVATE supports artists and community groups participating in Manchester Day. One of the largest community outdoor arts events in the North West, bringing colour, dance, music and spectacle to the streets of Manchester in a celebration of all things Mancunian. Now in its 8th year, the next Manchester Day will take place on the 18 June 2017.

footer new logo

Want to book this event? Then please click here
Workshops Now Booking