A Workshop of your Choice!

Next workshops coming up at Ideas Block creative space & cafe:

Shibori dyeing workshop – 21st of November

Notebook workshop – 29th of November

I repeatedly organise workshops at Ideas Block and would like to do it even more often! Therefore I need your opinion. Please send me your feedback and ideas for a workshop you would like to attend. Challenge me!

So far I have been doing recurrent textiles dyeing and notebook binding workshops. Also previously I organised collage and Paper Stories workshops. Now I am thinking of combining some of the previous workshops into something new. Also I have ideas on organising Adobe Photoshop course.

Also if you wish to organise a workshop at your chosen location for an event or for your employees you are very welcome to contact me and we can arrange it!

Follow all upcoming events here and here!

And for now, see you soon in one of my workshops or Ideas Block, Pylimo 60, Vilnius!


Taigi artimiausios dirbtuvės nusimato šiomis dienomis, Ideas Block kūrybinėje erdvėje:

Tekstilės Shibori dažymo dirbtuvės – lapkričio 21 dieną

Užrašų knygučių dirbtuvės – lapkričio 29 dieną

Nuolat organizuoju kūrybines dirbtuves Ideas Block ir norėčiau tai daryti dar dažniau! Todėl reikia jūsų nuomonių ir patarimų. Siūlyk idėjas dirbtuvėms, kuriose norėtum sudalyvauti. Challenge me!

Iki šiol nuolatos organizavau pasikartojančias tekstilės dažymo bei užrašų knygučių dirbtuves. Taip pat anksčiau surengiau koliažų bei Popieriaus istorijų dirbtuves. Dabar norėčiau šį bei tą apjungti ir sukurti kažką naujo. Dar planuoju organizuoti Adobe Photoshop dirbtuves greitu metu.

Jei norėtumėt suoraganizuoti dirbtuves savo pasirinktoje vietoje, kažkokiam renginiui ar savo darbuotojams, labai prašau kreiptis, tikrai galėčiau jums pagelbėti!

Sekite visus artėjančius užsiėmimus ir renginius čia ir čia!

Na o kolkas, iki greito pasimatymo vienose iš mano dirbtuvių ar Ideas Block kūrybinėje erdvėje, Pylimo 60, Vilniuje!

Shibori Dyeing workshop at Ideas Block, 4th of October, 19.00

All those interested in participating in this workshop we recommend to register by sending a message to Ideas Block LT, as we have a limited amount of spaces.

Shibori is a traditional Japanese textiles dyeing technique, where by folding, tying, stitching, twisting, compressing a fabric, patterns are created.

During the workshop, while enjoying a cup of tea, we will talk about a variety of textiles dyeing techniques and dyes, answer the questions you might have, and, most importantly, everyone will get a chance to experiment with Shibori dyeing and create something unique.

Bring a white (or coloured) t-shirt, skirt, pillowcase, or just any fabric you wis to dye. Everything that is made from natural fibre is good for dyeing – COTTON or LINEN are the best (synthetic or semi-synthetic fabrics do not dye or dye in very pale tones).

We will dye all the white fabrics and other colours will be bleached.

We wil provide you with dyes and all the tools needed.

Workshop duration: 1.5 – 2 hours

Fee: 10 €

Workshop will be held in LIthuanian and/or English (depending on the requirements of the participants.


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Tekstilės Shibori dažymo dirbtuvės

Dėl riboto vietų skaičiaus rekomenduojame pranešti apie savo dalyvavimą iš anksto, siunčiant žinutę Ideas Block LT

Shibori – tai tradicinė audinių dažymo ir marginimo technika, atkeliavusi iš Japonijos, kur lankstymo, rišimo, siuvimo, suspaudimo, susukimo, suvyniojimo pagalba yra išgaunami raštai.

Dirbtuvių metu prie puodelio arbatos pakalbėsime apie įvairias dažymo technikas, dažų tipus, atsakysime į jums kilusius klausimus, na ir svarbiausia, visi galės patys paeksperimentuoti su shibori dažymu bei pasigaminti šį tą unikalaus.

Atsinešk baltus (ar kitos spalvos) marškinėlius, sijoną, pagalvėlę ar tiesiog bet kokį audinį, kurį norėtum nusidažyti. Viskas tinka, kas yra pagaminta iš natūralaus pluošto, tokio kaip MEDVILNĖ ar LINAS (sintetinė ar pusiau sintetinė tekstilė nenusidažys ar nusidažys labai neryškiai).

Visus jūsų atsineštus baltus audinius dažysime, o spalvotus – balinsime.

Dažais bei kitomis priemonėmis pasirūpinsime mes.

Dirbtuvių trukmė – 1.5 – 2 valandos

Kaina: 10 €

Užsiėmimas vyks lietuvių arba/ir anglų kalba (pagal dalyvių pageidavimus).

Textiles & Surface Design Course at Ideas Block

Today I am starting Textiles & Surface Design course at Ideas Block.

Everyone who wishes to learn something new, deepen their knowledge or is planning to study textiles/ surface design/ graphic design/ illustration course abroad or in Lithuania, are welcome to join the series of workshops.

We will be creating and developing portfolio, working with creative projects throughout all stages: from idea to the final outcome. We will analyse worldwide trends and challenge ourselves in creating something new.

What we are going to do during the course:

-Formulate project ideas and practice in presenting them
-Create moodboards – visual project presentations
-Explore textures and patterns
-Create patterns and show them in context using computer software
-Experiment with a variety of techniques: paper/ fabric/ wood decoration or deformation, collage, drawing, fabric dyeing, embroidery
-Analyse everyone’s individual ideas and find the best technical solutions for their development

Process:

We will start the course with a free workshop/ meeting where we will present the course and get to know each other, talk about individual needs of each participant, the materials and tools we’ll be using during the course.

We will offer a project for the participants, which they will be able to develop in their personal ways with individually chosen materials and techniques. Those who already have ideas for a project will be given an opportunity to develop them.

We will provide basic materials and tools for workshops, also will assist in finding particular materials and tools for individual requirements.

Duration of the course: 2 months (8 workshops)

Price: 70 €

Language: Lithuanian or/and English. All the course theory material will be available in English.

All those interested in participating please register by sending an email to info@ideas-block.com or by Facebook message!

Notebook Workshop – 12th of April, 18.00, Ideas Block, Vilnius, LT

12th of April we are having a second notebook workshop at Ideas Block LT. You are invited to come at 18.00. We will start with a cup of tea and some interesting talks.

Come and make yourself a fabric cover notebook! We will provide you with all the necessary tools and materials. However, you are more than welcome to bring your favoure fabric with you.

You will leave this workshop with a small notebook that will fit in your pocket.

Workshop price: 10 €

Workshop will be held in English and/or Lithuanian, depending on the requirements of the participants.

Workshop is suitable for all age groups.

Check out our Facebook event for more info.

We have a limited amount of spaces availabale, therefore, we recommend to secure your spot by registering. You can do that either by sending us a Facebook message to IdeasBlockLT, or e-mail to info@ideas-block.com.

Language – Interdisciplinary Art Exhibition in Collaboration with Roberto Becerra

We still have our first exhibition, called Language, running at the new creative space we opened just a few weeks ago – Ideas Block LT, in Vilnius, Lithuania. Showing from Feb 9 to March 9, 2017. Work in collaboration with Roberto Becerra.

About the exhibition

Language is energy. Through voice and language energy is transferred. With different purposes is this energy expressed, molded and conveyed. From a certain perspective, language is only energy what we utter and use it to communicate with others.

Such energy reaches our sensorial input, and its processed as mere impulses, in a way loosing all meaning or sense, until it is interpreted, decoded or understood by the brain structures trained in a set of sound patterns.

Language is nature. It is a natural treat of organisms, and it evolves to its fullest potential, restrained only by the characteristics of the vehicle that carries it. In this vein, language is a shared feature that fulfills the same objective regardless of the species or, in the case of humans, national/cultural tongue.

Information is shared, communication is achieved, messages are transmitted, and the medium is this energy transfer embedded in language and vocal expressions.

Language is flow. This transmission of information is happening in a stream of energy that is emitted and received.

In this installation theses ideas are hinted by means of a long, cylinder-like shape, from floor to ceiling, in the centre of the gallery, made from fabric, dyed producing organic patterns, with tree sections in the base, and light moving inside as a sort of up and downwards flow.

To enhance the concept of the energy content in the voice and language, the sculpture picks up the sound of its surroundings, which in the context of the installation and gallery is made up of people’s voices. The audio is accumulated, looped and played back to the audience, so after time of operating and when excited by the audience’s voices, the installation starts to resonate, feed back on itself and pulsate.

(text and images by Roberto Becerra)

New Studio & Creative Space in Vilnius

Just a few days ago we finally inaugurated our creative space Ideas Block, located in Vilnius. It is a place where culture happens and ideas are fostered through various art and design practices, talks and workshops. Here we host interdisciplinary art exhibitions and sell handmade products by emerging designers, artists and makers.

It is a place where you can come to work, gather inspiration, meet like-minded people or simply enjoy a cup of coffee, a dessert, snacks or a drink.

We will be hosting cultural events, film nights and talks at Ideas Block. So stay updated and informed about our creative activities by following our Facebook page Ideas Block LT.

At the moment we are looking for artists, designers and other creative people wishing to take part in our events, exhibitions or sell work with us. Have a look at our Open Calls section on Ideas Block website to find out more. If you think you have something interesting to offer, get in touch!

Find out more about Ideas Block in Vilnius here.

These are a few moments from the opening…

Christmas Time!

Now all the Christmas markets are finished and I would like to thank you all for coming! It was great to see so many people supporting the local makers. And for me it was a good opportunity to explore the new market and meet many interesting people. It was fun! And now it is time to have some quieter time. Relax and enjoy your holidays!

If you didn’t have a chance to come, but would like to get something from my products get in touch and meet me in Vilnius or shop online (if you don’t mind waiting for your package longer and possibly getting it only after Christmas).

Here are a few moments from the Christmas market organised by Commune Art…

Upcoming Christmas Markets & Notebook Workshop. Vilnius, Lithuania, 2016

As you might have noticed, I am back in my home city Vilnius, at least for now. Since there will be quite a few Christmas markets around, I decided to use this opportunity to present my work in Lithuania for the first time. Also I will be doing a bookbinding workshop, where you will be able to create your own beautiful notebook.

And now put these dates on your calendars or follow the news on Facebook event pages:

Get a unique handmade gift this Christmas! Or make one yourself! 🙂