ELEVATE 2020 – Autumn / Winter Masterclass Series

Date: 17 November 2020 to 5 December 2020

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

Tutor: Various

Price: £10-£30 - with bursaries available

Elevate Masterclass Autumn/Winter Series 2020

As the COVID-19 situation develops and we find ourselves navigating through uncertain times, we’ve pulled together a series of masterclasses that aim to stimulate new thinking and equip you with new practical skills for the future.

Our Autumn/Winter 2020 ELEVATE programme brings together a mix of online sessions and a one-off socially distanced workshop, held at our Outdoor Arts hub, Cobden Works, in Salford. These masterclasses will not only provide creative practitioners with valuable learning opportunities to upskill but will also give support and inspiration.

Tuesday 17th November from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Going outdoors – Delivering Outdoor Arts with Sammi Gabb
Location: Online session via Zoom
Cost: £10 with four free bursary places available to those who would not be able to attend otherwise.
Capacity: 20 places

More information and booking link here


Join us for an online evening session and get inspired by Sammi Gabb, a well experienced Production and Event Manager working in the outdoors arts events industry for the last 14 years. Sammi will share with us her insights and top tips on delivering outdoor performance from large scale spectaculars like Zara 2019 collaboration between Walk the Plank and Mind the Gap and Pafos European Capital of Culture Opening Ceremony 2017  to smaller scale shows such as she supported as Production Manager for Hull’s Freedom Festival (2013-16)

If you’re booking onto this workshop, we ask that each participant submits a few sentences about their background, experience, and why they have applied.

Saturday 28th November from 2-5pm
The art of Rhino3D with Ilsa Parry
Cost: £30 with four free bursary places available to those who would not be able to attend otherwise.
Location: Online via the MIRO platform
Capacity: 15 

More Information & Booking Link here

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If you’re a designer and you’re looking for a new approach to creating 3D work and to boost your skills in the latest digital technologies, then don’t miss this opportunity to work with award winning design practitioner Ilsa Parry. In this three-hour online workshop, you will have the chance to gain hands on experience with Miro and Rhino3D. Expect to explore the creative opportunity for venturing into the world of computer aided design and digital collaboration in a hands on, easy to follow series of step by step tasks that will introduce you to new software that could help you realise your design ambitions digitally so that you can deliver work faster and more cost effectively... Pretty handy during a pandemic!

It's not essential but we recommend that you bring two devices or screens to work on - using one for the MIRO platform and another for working on Rhino3D.

If you’re booking onto this workshop, we ask that each participant submits the following before the masterclass:

  • A sentence on your career background / experience
  • Your ultimate career goal
  • What you would like to achieve during the session
  • A single jpeg image of yourself or one piece of your work
  • Some short details on your prior experience with Miro / Rhino or any other online whiteboard or 3D CAD software

Before the masterclass, we also ask that each participant:

  • Downloads or signs up for MIRO software to your laptop/tablet or the app to your smart phone
  • Downloads a free 90 day trial of Rhino3D- no credit card is required for signing up.

Saturday 5th December from 10am to 5pm (SOLD OUT)
Lighting solutions for parade and costume with Rob Hill
Location: Cobden Works, 37-41 Cobden Street, Salford, M6 6WF (Delivered as a socially distanced workshop)
Cost: £25 with four free bursary places available to those who would not be able to attend otherwise.
Capacity:  10 places (SOLD OUT)

More Information & Booking Link here

WTP Llandudno 2019 56739

A fantastic opportunity to work with theatre designer Rob Hill who will lead people through the design and making process with a day-long practical workshop on parade lighting and working with low voltage tech for costumes.

We’ll be kicking off the morning session with a presentation, where Rob will explore processes, kit and give an introduction to basic electrics. Get hands on experience during the afternoon session and enjoy some playtime with kit, learn how to solder joints, make connections, and put lights and batteries together. Rob will also offer his expertise by taking a closer look at what participants are doing in their work and answering questions about your specific requirements.


Booking & Wait List Information

Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and there is a waiting list.

Due to the unique way Elevate is funded and run, each masterclass has an allocation of bursary funded, free places available on application to support those who would not be able to attend otherwise.

Please choose the ‘requested bursary’ ticket option. You will have to submit a case for your bursary when registering. These will then be sent to the Elevate team for assessment.

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.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If, after booking, you know that you can no longer attend, please contact us on info@walktheplank.co.uk and we will release your place to the waiting list.

Refunds are only available up to 7 days before the event.

Walk the Plank reserves the right to postpone/cancel the event relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Refunds will be available if we cancel this event.

Who are these masterclasses for?

These masterclasses are designed for artists and creatives, especially those interested in outdoor arts practice and new technologies. Priority will be given to practitioners in the North West.

ELEVATE is a Walk the Plank and Manchester City Council development programme supported by Arts Council England.

Where are they held?

Autumn/ Winter 2020 masterclasses will be held in Salford at Walk the Plank's Cobden Works, 37-41 Cobden Street, Salford, M6 6WF and available through online platforms including MIRO and Zoom.

What is Elevate?

ELEVATE 2020 Autumn/ Winter Masterclasses:

Now in its eighth year, ELEVATE is a creative practitioner and community leader development programme, for curious creative adventurers, wanting to gain and share know-how in outdoor arts. ELEVATE masterclasses offer free and subsidised practical workshops and stimulating talks by international and nationally significant outdoor artists – people Walk the Plank think we as a UK sector can benefit from meeting and learning from.


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