Photo course critique session

The very first Introduction to Photography course took place in the beginning of November 2014. This was the first photo course in the new Fine Art Study Path

During the course, the students made three exercises: two portraits and a main task , which was A Sketch for an Art Work. In the end, we had a final critique session, where everybody presented their work.

- Antti Haapio 2014 -

Animation & Visual Design Workshop is a Media and Arts evening course, started on 10th September and will be continued until 19th December.

We explore the visual world with different themes in this course. The course is separated into two parts. The first part of the course was 3D, Blender, classes held by Tuomo Joronen. It was a great opportunity to experience Blender once again. Tuomo provided walk through of using the nodes, sequence editor for combining and editing different scenes and adding sound to renders, etc. 

And now Carita Forsgren took the lead and the topic has changed from creating blender animation to the animation connecting. 

30sec gesture drawings

The topic of the last class was gesture drawing. We drew our hands, other random objects we chose to draw without looking at the paper and it was very challenging as you can imagine. We also had 30 seconds quick gesture drawing challenges. Carita and each student took turns and posed for others. 

Now I need to go, do the task! Bye! 

Fine Arts students Christmas sale in Mediapolis wed-thu 19.- 20.11 at 10-15

Ikuinen Gallerys traditional Christmas sale is arranged in an untraditional way this year. The most notable change is the new address. The gallery has moved from TAMKs department of Media and Fine Arts in Finlayson to Tohloppi. The gallery has no space of its own anymore, so the sale will be held in pop-up spirit in the TAMK lobby (to the right from the front doors).

Not all traditions have been shelved: the sale products are as magnificent as always: art, cards, handicrafts etc. You are warmly welcome to explore and make purchases for both yourself and Santa Clause.

Ps. Unfortunately we don't take “plastic money” , so please remember to bring cash with you.

Ikuinen Gallery Mediapolis Tohlopinranta 31 33270 Tampere

Ikuinen gallery is a contemporary art project space located in Tampere. The gallery is run by a board of fine art students in Tampere UAS School of Art and Media as part of their study program. Ikuinen gallery’s main focus is in presenting interesting and high quality student work, whereas work from other art school students and teachers as well as visiting artists are regularly also at show.

Ikuinen Galleria
33210 Tampere

MindTrek is slowly (or quickly, depending on how much fun you're having) getting to its end, now.
Ted Selker from MIT Media Lab starts his keynote on New Technology Business Creation.

Earlier, many of our students participated in the workshop by Lance Weiler, on interactive & participatory storytelling. There were many fun moments there, when we shaped crime stories based on Weiler's new project called Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things.

Lance Weiler's workshop

Lance Weiler's workshop

Also Philip David Harvey's workshop on Data Landscaping made us think about data acquisition in new ways, and Jonathan MacDonald's keynote speech on why established companies often fail to see changes happening around them got both positive and critical comments.

The new Hotel Torni is a really nice location for MindTrek, with its spacious yet not daunting conference halls.

I couldn't take part in the MindTrek party on Tuesday evening, but I did hear it had been very good.
But now I should really concentrate and listen to Selker's keynote!

- Carita Forsgren 2014