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MASTER CLASSES 2019

SOS paradise calling!     

  Masterclass led by Victoria Vesna & Haytham Nawar 

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Who can go to vacation in paradise and ignore all the suffering going on above and below the earth, the water and the skies?

Meet a group of renowned artists and scientists to explore, learn think about the planet and come up with creative ways to address the urgent calls from people, animals and the invisible world.

Experience the gorgeous, mythical environment through field trips, lectures, workshops through hands on collaborative projects considering the myriad points of view.

Explore the mountains, gullies, lakes and the Ionian Sea.

SEE from a different perspective the planktons and micro-plastics.

HEAR the sounds of birds, the winds of change and the underwater noise pollution.

FEEL the air and get closer to your intuitive sensing.

TASTE the sea and the food that we will cook together and eat in community.

THE INSTRUCTORS:

VICTORIA VESNA, Ph.D.:Artist, Professor, Design Media Arts, founder and Director of UCLA Art Sci center, Visiting Professor at Empowerment Informatics Program, University of Tsukuba, Japan and Interface Cultures, University of Linz, Austria. Active since the early 1980s, she created early Internet art works and developed many projects in long term collaborations with scientists.

 

HAYTHAM NAWAR, Ph.D:Artist, designer, researcher, Assistant Professor and Director of the Graphic Design program, Department of the Arts at the American University in Cairo. Founder and Director of the Cairotronica, Cairo Electronic, and New Media Arts Festival.

 

Dates              July 14-28, 2019

Location         Kefalonia Island, Greece

Venue             Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture

Deadline for applications: May 30, 2019

Capacity         15 participants

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ELIGIBILITY 

Artists from all disciplines, scientists, researchers, philosophers, environmentalists, Minds seeking deeper meaning and connection between Creative Practice, Life and the World.

HOW TO APPLY?

If interested to know more details on general info, terms, conditions, fees, documentation, personal support, kindly email: ionionartscenter@gmail.com  OR  info@ionionartscenter.gr

 

The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture operates in a Global environment in the fields of Higher Education, Arts and Research. The International Strategy of the Institution in accordance to its Establishment Act, is embracing the Globalization needs of the Academic and Art’s World. Knowledge, Academic Research and Innovation in across borders model constitutes the core program of the Institution.

Come to Create, Present, Perform


 

Ancient Greek Theatre: The experience and importance of the theatrical performance

Master Class , Instructed by Christos Dimoulas : Archaeologist, Art Historian, Researcher in Social Psychology.

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Contemporary Vision on the Ancient Drama, Creation & Performance. Poetry, Scenography, Acting, Social Impact and Interaction, Aesthetics.

Eligibility: Open to All with focus to Theatre and Performing Art’s Schools, Social Sciences and Humanities, researchers, educators, students, actors, artists all disciplines , directors, costume designers, scenery designers, authors, poets, film makers, philosophers, theatre practitioners – seeking deeper meaning and connection in their creative practice.

The Masterclass will focus on topics such as:  

– What was theatrical performance for at the time of its creation?

–  Understanding the medium of theatre through all participants and procedures involved in creating, putting on and experiencing an ancient play.

– The importance and contribution of the Theatre in the development of Athens as a city-state and hence in World History.

–  Ancient Greek Theater & Global Theatre

–  The experience of tragedy in performance through the eyes of the participants and the audience.

The participants are invited also to a series of individual and group encounters to present or perform works of their own art form, such as:

a. Perform their own theatrical works at the Ionion Center or at the Ancient Sites of the Island Kefalonia

b. Exhibit or present works related to the theme(costumes, masks, paintings, drawings, scenography etc.)

Dates:  August 18th -24th 2019

Location: Greek Island Kefalonia

Venue: Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture and Ancient Sites of the Island Kefalonia

Opening date for applications: March 28th  2019

Deadline for applications: July 15th 2019

Deadline for completion of submissions/final participations: 5 days after the deadline

 Application by e-mail : ionionartscenter@gmail.com   or   info@ionionartscenter.gr

Academic support :ch.dimoulas@ionionartscenter.gr

Information, terms, conditions, fees : ionionartscenter@gmail.com   or   info@ionionartscenter.gr

www.ionionartscenter.gr

 

https://www.ionionartscenter.gr/2019/01/01/master-classes


Modern Projections inspired by the Ancient World.

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The Cathartic Narrative – Art as a Restorative force

Master Class, Exhibition and Performance

 Instructed/Curated by Vicky Yiannoutsos

Dates : June 25th – July 1st , 2019

Location:   Island Kefalonia, Greece

Venue : Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture & Ancient sites in Kefalonia.

Opening date for applications: March 28th, 2019

Deadline for applications: June 5th, 2019

Deadline for completion of submissions/final participations:  5 days after the deadlines

Eligibility : Stimulated by the richness and wisdom of the Ancient Greek World, this master class will appeal to researchers -creative artists – writers, film makers, poets, actors, story tellers, directors, philosophers, theatre practitioners – seeking deeper meaning and connection in their creative practice.

 Application by e-mail :  ionionartscenter@gmail.com /or/ info@ionionartscenter.gr  

Academic support : vicky.y@xtra.co.nz (Vicky Yiannoutsos)

Information, terms, conditions , fees : info@ionionartscenter.gr

www.ionionartscenter.gr

                         https://www.ionionartscenter.gr/2019/01/01/master-classes

ABOUT THE CLASS

What does the ancient world have to teach us?The Cathartic Narrative – Art as a Restorative force.

Catharsis; A purgation, purification, or clarification which comes from encountering and experiencing transformative emotional and personal connections through Art that result in renewal and restoration.

On the island of Kefalonia, participants will be invited on a series of individual and group encounters with the landscape, ancient sites, people, history and stories, to stimulate individual and collective responses and projections from their own artistic field.

Free to create individually or collaborate on collective projects, artists will have the opportunity to exhibit and perform their work at the Ionion Centre for Arts and Culture.

The Master class Instructor Vicky Yiannoutsos

Vicky Yiannoutsos is an award-winning director in theatre and film who has worked for 35 years in the film industry as a producer, director, writer and acting coach. She currently teaches screen acting to actors, writers and directors at the Performing and Screen Arts Screen Acting program at UNITEC in Auckland, New Zealand.

As an NZ born Greek artist, Vicky’s expression of her roots are at the core of many projects, which include writer/director on the internationally screened documentary Visible Passage, writer of the feature film script Kore, and assorted stories and poems. Her multi-media installation exhibition ‘Persephone’s Plight – The Four Seasons of Migration’ was mounted for Moving Image Centre in Auckland, New Zealand in 2010 and in 2012 was invited to the Kefalonia International Arts Festival, in Greece. It’s thematic motif of birth, separation, yearning and return continues to emerge in her work, as an archetypal template.


The Four Seasons of Migration: Birth, Separation, Yearning, Return

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A metaphor for the migrant experience within the myth.

“I carry two cultures, two languages, two worlds

I belong to both, I belong to neither

I am Persephone

Destined forever to journey between them”

Master Class, Exhibition and Performance

Instructed/Curated by Vicky Yiannoutsos.

Dates :  August 25th – 31th 2019

Location:   Island Kefalonia, Greece

Venue : Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture & Ancient sites in Kefalonia.

Opening date for applications: March  28th , 2019

Deadline for applications:         July 25th, 2019

Deadline for completion of submissions/final participations: August 3th, 2019

Eligibility : Stimulated by the richness and wisdom of the Ancient Greek World, this master class will appeal to researchers -creative artists – writers, film makers, poets, actors, story tellers, directors, philosophers, theatre practitioners – seeking deeper meaning and connection in their creative practice.

 Application by e-mail :  ionionartscenter@gmail.com /or/ info@ionionartscenter.gr  

Academic support : vicky.y@xtra.co.nz (Vicky Yiannoutsos)

Information, terms, conditions, fees :   info@ionionartscenter.gr

www.ionionartscenter.gr

                         https://www.ionionartscenter.gr/2019/01/01/master-classes.


Invisible Languages ,Attentiveness of the Scent

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Comprehension of Culture through Olfactory Art.

International Art and Research Workshop instructed by Ellen Petruzzella.

https://ellenpet713.wixsite.com/smellinkefalonia 

Time : May-June  2019

1st Session:  May 2nd- 9th

2nd Session : June 20-27th

Location : Greek Island Kefalonia

Venue : Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture ,  www.ionionartscenter.gr

Applications : ionionartscenter@gmail.com

Deadlines for applications: 1st session,  April 15th 2019

                                                               2nd Session May 30th 2019

Terms/Conditions : ionionartscenter@gmail.com /or/ info@ionionartscenter.gr

Contact &Information: ionionartscenter@gmail.com /or/contact@ionionartscenter.gr

Eligibility : The International Open Call  is addressed to All  with focus to artists & designers all disciplines,  anthropologists, scientists, writers, wellness professionals, filmmakers, writers, photographers.

The Class Explores the possibilities of preserving and sharing cultural memories of place, time, and experience in different creative ways through plant-based ingredients in olfactory-focused artwork, answer to the globalization  influences  using uniformity in manufactured scents.

The Greek Island Kefalonia during  Spring 2019 is ideal and inspiring location to communicate this awareness across boundaries of time, language and geography, and through the intersection of art, archaeology, science and mythology.

 


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from the Mediterranean
Master Class led by Professor Nada Abdalla 
Dates : April 23-30, 2019
Location: island Kefalonia, Greece
Venue : Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture
Opening date for applications : January 01, 2019
Deadline for applications : March 01, 2019
Eligibility :open to researchers, educators, students,
artists, design practitioners, jewelry designers, carpenters,art restorers,blacksmiths, fashion designers, architects, interior designers and animators.
 Application by e-mail : info@ionionartscenter.gr
Academic support : contact@nadaabdalla.info
                                         www.ionionartscenter.gr

Twisted Oyster Film Festival 2019 & New Media Art /Master class

Title: Vital Signs: 34.5531° N, 18.0480° E

Twisted Oyster to Open in Greece

For 2019 Twisted Oyster will continue its focus on the environment and the impact of climate change in Nature, Economy, Health, Migrations and all of Humanity. 

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DATES : May 3th-11th 2019

MASTER CLASS DATES : May 3th -9th 2019

LOCATION :Kefalonia Island, Greece

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all, all disciplines with focus to Film, Photography, Art installation and Media Art

INSTRUCTOR/CURATOR :Pía Cruzalegui

DEADLINES :Open , no deadline

For 2019 Twisted Oyster will continue its focus on the environment and the impact of climate change in Nature, Economy, Health, Migrations and all of Humanity. The festival will be a platform to drive awareness with an impactful exhibition that brings forward short and feature films to be included in the festival’s special edition in Greece. As it did last year, Twisted Oyster will present films and new media productions reflecting on the ongoing environmental crisis, the delicate state of the planet. We seek productions focusing on its magnificent beauty and paralleled decay through documentary, fiction, animation, virtual and augmented realities, installation, performance, sound and video art.

Twisted Oyster Film Festival aims to raise awareness and expand knowledge about the human condition as a whole. The works created by culturally diverse artists and filmmakers from around the world open doors artwork that speaks about global social issues today. The festival presents an annually themed-based film and new media art exhibition that showcases and promotes the works of both aspiring and established professionals. The goal of the festival is to bridge culture, society and technology through powerful content programming, while focusing on engagement, enhancing access, and shedding light on contemporary issues.

 

https://twistedoysterfilmfestival.com/

http://piacruzaleguiart.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/piacruzalegui

Contact  : info@ionionartscenter.gr

Master class info & applications :info@ionionartscenter.gr


 

MIGRATION SEAS Class led by Salma Zulfiqar

May 12th –May 18th 2018

‘’The Seas are vehicles for building understanding and peace between communities around the World. The Seas are a vehicle for transporting and connecting people and cultures. They allow people to experience and immerse themselves in different cultures so that we can learn from one another and learn to live with one another in peace,’’         Salma Zulfiqar

 https://www.ionionartscenter.gr/2018/03/29/migration-seas/


 

”CHANNELING LANGUAGE”MASTER CLASS LED BY IMAN PERSON
  https://www.imanperson.com/somatic-lexicon-greece-2018
AUGUST 16th– 30th 2018

 

 SOUND AND SPACE RESEARCH:RESOUND KEFALONIA 2018

MASTER CLASS LED BY SANDRA VOLNY &JACOB KIRKEGAART

  www.soundandspaceresearch.com

MAY 4th-MAY 11th 2018

 


MASTER CLASS IN ART &TECHNOLOGY

LED BY CRAIG DONGOSKI

 http://radionion.com/

MAY 13th- JUNE 9th 2018

 


”IN CONVERSATION WITH THE LANDSCAPE”

MASTER CLASS LED BY EMMA PAPADOPOULOS

JULY 25th -31st ,2017

https://emmapapadopoulos.wordpress.com/


 

MIGRATION  & SEAS/SEAWORLD -BUILDING PEACE THROUGH THE OCEANS

LED BY  SALMA ZULFIQAR ,  http://www.salmazulfiqar.com/

  http://seas.ionionartscenter.gr/


 

SEA, EARTH, FIRE

LEADING MASTER CLASS ON CERAMICS

LED BY ALEX P. NORDEN.  Website:  airbgr.com


THE TRIANGULAR PROJECT

EXPERIMENTAL MODELS

EXPLORING SPATIAL AWARENESS

JUNE 26   JULY 2  2017,A 7 days Master Class exploring experimental models enhancing our awareness to space, led by TRIANGULAR PROJECT www.triangularproject.net

Sandra Volny  :              http://sandravolny.com

Florine Leoni :                http://www.florineleoni.net

Macarena Ruiz-Tagle :  http://  www.macarenaruiztagle.com


 

CRAIG DONGOSKI ” 2017 Master Class In Art and Technology – Craig Dongoski” 
Website: http://radionion.com


JOHN HUGHES Quantum Landscapes, Animation Space and Consciousness of the Frame – John Hughes” Master Class

Website:http://www.hobarthughes.com/


SCOTT TOWNSEND Expanded Social Documentary: Strategies, Techniques & Experimental Forms – Scott Townsend” Master  Class
Website: http://www.imaginarycountry.org/www_09/greece.html

 

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MIGRATION & SEAS/SEAWORLD -BUILDING PEACE THROUGH THE OCEANS/SALMA ZULFIQAR

MIGRATION  & SEAS/SEAWORLD -BUILDING PEACE THROUGH THE OCEANS

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WORKSHOP  LED BY  SALMA ZULFIQAR ,  http://www.salmazulfiqar.com/

The project is part of the SEA(S)FORUM /GRANTS 2017 ,  http://seas.ionionartscenter.gr/

 

‘’The Seas are vehicles for building understanding and peace between communities around the World. The Seas are a vehicle for transporting and connecting people and cultures. They allow people to experience and immerse themselves in different cultures so that we can learn from one another and learn to live with one another in peace,’’         Salma Zulfiqar

 

WORKSHOP  <<SEAWORLD -BUILDING PEACE THROUGH THE OCEANS>>

OVERVIEW

British artist and international humanitarian communications specialist, Salma Zulfiqar, will hold an exploratory creative workshop on the relationship between Migration and the SEAS.

Artists will identify strands they would like to document through art  and will be invited to create artwork in the form of paintings, films, videos or photography on the issue of  Migration and the Seas.

Participants will brainstorm and discuss current issues related to Migration and the SEAS .         What Migration means to all artists taking part and how this can be interpreted into different forms of artwork through a creative storyboarding process. The creative sessions will also explore the impact art can have in raising awareness of an issue such as migration and also how art as a whole can help build prosperous & tolerant societies around the world.

TIME : full Spring , May  3th  to 9th 2017

VENUE : Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture

LOCATION : Greek Island Kefalonia

ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists & activists , all disciplines with focus to Film, Photography, Painting

DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSIONS   April 20th(deadline extended)


 

The program is part of the SEA(S)FORUM 2017 http://seas.ionionartscenter.gr/

 

PROGRAM

Day 1. The workshop will begin with an introduction and debate of how artwork has been used to discuss the issue of migration. The Participants will lay the foundations to create their own works and learn more about how art can be used to promote progress in countries .

Days 2- 3-  Exploration of the island by the participants .The participants will lay the foundations to create their own works and learn more about how art can be used to promote progress in countries . The exploration of the Island will  give the inspiration to continue working on the artwork and the SEA(S).

Days  4-5-6  The  artists are invited to create  and present artworks, past or created in the island, in the form of paintings , film or photography on the issue of Migration and the Seas.

Exhibition  & presentation of works will take place in the end of the workshop.

Artists are invited to bring their own materials.

OUTCOME

The workshop will invite artists to explore  with each other the importance of the  relationship between  the SEAS and the creation of peaceful and prosperous societies around the world.


Salma Zulfiqar

INFO:  http://www.salmazulfiqar.com/

Biography

Salma Zulfiqar’s work has been influenced by her travels around the world to countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Kenya, Cameroon, Chad, Cuba, Brazil and Barcelona. She has explored the theme of nature and climate change thorough an abstract form. Her artwork has been exhibited in London, Birmingham, Paris, Dubai and Kabul.

Salma Zulfiqar is also an advisor for communications for the United Nations

ΑPPLICATION- TERMS – CONDITIONS-FEES

Web application:  http://goo.gl/forms/q2f8aD9uzk

Email application:  info@ionionartscenter.gr

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ALEX P. NORDEN/SEA, EARTH, FIRE, LEADING MASTER CLASS ON CERAMICS

SEA, EARTH, FIRE

LEADING MASTER CLASS ON CERAMICS

led by  ALEX P. NORDEN.  Info:  airbgr.com

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VENUE :  Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, Greek Island Kefalonia

DATES :  SESSION  1  : August 22nd  –August 27th  2017

                    SESSION  2  : August 29th – September 4th  2017

ELIGIBILITY :  Open to every interested world wide . (subject to early enrolment & formality of the process)

Overview

The Attendants of the master class will gain necessary skills for creating decorative ceramics with self-made glazes in a self-made kiln,  gas or wood fired, budget and environmentally friendly. Draw inspiration from the rich Greek ceramic heritage.

At the end of the course, students will have skills to make decorative ceramics on their own, with locally sourced materials,  adapted for wherever they live. The basis of using local materials and drawing inspiration from the surrounding environment provides ample means of self-expression and self-reliance.

Schedule and flexibility

The course takes 7 days to 14 days, depending on student interest.

If the participants would like to combine the ceramic course with other activities,  they can participate  3 days total, spread over 1 or 2 weeks.

Embracing the local Greek ceramic artists

Class activities are planned so that local Greek attendants can attend only the glaze making and firing part of the courses ( half-day instruction in the evening, 2 day weekend glaze and firing ).

Exhibition

Exhibition of the created ceramics will take place in the end of the class

Activities  during the class:

Research

Greek heritage, Greek Art and the Sea, and Kefalonian heritage of ceramics. The activities can be done with guidance from the Instructor, or under self-study, depending on student schedule and interest.

The Sea 

Sami : Visit the ancient acropolis of Sami, with it’s ample ceramic tile shards, and the famous Antisamos Beach, observing ceramic remains spread on the beach.

Skala : observe the amphoras during snorkeling via boat or beach, depending on student interest ( extra activity or self-guided )

Ancient Cemeteries and castle: Visiting the ancient burial sites and reviewing the rich ceramic heritage and importance of ceramics for archaeology.

Self-study :Visit the local museums and observe the traditional farming exhibit and the ceramic items on display. Review suggested reading list at the Argostoli library.

Creation

A presentation with a brief overview of Greek ceramics is given during the first day of the class, while students are working with clay.

Students make clay items during the first 2 days of the course  for firing during last 2 days of the course

Specifics of making ceramics for rapid firing and high-stress ( clay selection, shamotte )

Glazes – making your own glazes from scratch. Iron, Ash, clays and fluxes.

Firing

Students get to:

make their own tongs for taking work out of the fire

participate in making a ceramic fiber raku ceramic kiln

learn about different methods for firing decorative ceramics – gas, wood, and open fire ( pit fire )

Fire their own items and observe different techniques for post-firing

Using locally available “trash” like fallen leaves, seaweed and wood for sustainable decoration

Ionion inspiration – Local materials

– Collecting salt infused driftwood and seaweed by the sea to affect glazes during firing

–  Local clay for some of the glazes

– Making own experimental chamotte

– Mixing clays for testing and what to look for in pre-made clays

About the Instructor Alex P. Norden

Website:  airbgr.com

Taught through a traditional apprenticeship with Hiro Sato, Alex is a potter working globally, with a ceramic workshop in Sweden and ample years of instruction experience.

Exhibited worldwide, his work is represented internationally, including the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art ( USA ).

Alex is winner of the SEA(S)ARTS ,INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 2016 grant.

Preliminary Schedule

Mandatory

1 to 2 days self- study before start of course. Suggested reading list, PDF course material.

Day 1 – making ceramics, material overview

Day 2 – making glazes and kiln, firing technique theory

Day 3 – Kiln firing

4 days, Optional  Art, material and technique research and ceramics creation spanning 4 days.

ΑPPLICATION- TERMS – CONDITIONS

 

 Web application:  http://goo.gl/forms/q2f8aD9uzk

 Email application:  info@ionionartscenter.gr

 

In all cases is required the follow information in word document :full name of the applicant  , postal address, phone, country , email address, web site(if available), profession, discipline , short statement of the applicant no longer than 200 words , short cv no longer than 200 words.                                                                                                 In case of group  /collective project( group -school- organization) is required title of the group -school- organization, full name of the  person representing OR leading  the group  , postal address, phone, country , email address, web site(if available) of the group -school- organization  , short  statement no longer than 200 words , short cv of every group member no longer than 200 words.

Every  submission   requires an application/entry fee  of euro 30, non refundable.

Each Application toward been considered must be completed including the follow:

-Short submission notice -3 lines- in word document  addressed via email to the address  info@ionionartscenter.gr

– The transfer confirm of the entry fee payment, Euro  30 for every separate application.

– CV/Biography of the participant  or CV/Biography  for each of the group members in case of group project(text  in word document non exceeding the 200 words)

– A short statement (text in word document not exceeding  the 200 words,  short description of the  expectations of the participant).

FEES (master class fees) &PAYMENT METHODS

 Fees including tuition fees, 7 days full housing accommodation and personal support  are based on the Ionion Center master classes pricing list 2017 , taxes added on the official invoices . For details  please email to :  info@ionionartscenter.gr

NOTICE

-All the submissions/ completed participations on the program are eligible for the year Grants 2017 of the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture as follow:

  1. Grants connected to the residency of the year program : Starting from 1000 up to 30.000euro.
  2. Grants connected to the SEA(S) FORUM: Starting from 2000 up to 50.000euro per year(in case of formal participation in the SEA(S)2017).
  • All the participations will be followed by  Certificate

For additional information & personal support please email  : ionionartscenter@gmail.com

 

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