Herberger Institute Day

 

Join us next fall for the sixth annual Herberger Institute Day!

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is more than a design and arts college. It’s a creative city, populated by more than 7,000 artists, designers, scholars — working, teaching and learning together. Herberger Institute Day launched in 2017 to bring together the students, faculty and staff of the Institute’s five schools and art museum for a day of creative exploration and conversation with workshops, performances and a community meal.

In-person workshops

A Beginner's Guide to the Piano

Amy Chou teaching, with a group of students each sitting at a piano
With Hannah Creviston and TA's Chun-Ya Pien at 9 a.m., Conor Smyth-Small at 10:30 a.m. and Douglas Rowan at 2:30 p.m. 
School of Music, Dance and Theatre
Time(s): 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Location: Music Building East, room 533 - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Jam with Wilson Pickett and Elvis and learn a popular folk song in this intro to piano class. No experience is necessary.

Animation Workshop: Alienation or Diversity?

Illustration of animation
School of Art, The Sidney Poitier New American Film School
Time(s): 2:30 p.m.
Location: Memorial Union, room 226 - Graham - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Have you ever felt yourself isolated and different from others in your life? In this hands-on workshop, we will create a super short animation that you can share on your social media. We will introduce you to animation as a tool to express emotions and create metaphorical images under the theme of “diversity.” No prior animation experience or drawing skills are needed!

Break into Broadway!

Students performing on stage
School of Music, Dance and Theatre
Time(s): 2:30 p.m.
Location: Music Building West, room 121 - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Break into Broadway with a singing, acting and movement coaching! Bring sheet music or a karaoke track of your favorite musical theatre song, and be ready to sing and work on putting it all together! No prior experience necessary.

Breathe...

illustration of a person meditating and a green background
School of Music, Dance and Theatre
Time(s): 2:30 p.m.
Location: Gammage Auditorium, room 209 - View map
Workshop length: 30 minutes

Practice breathwork for health, stress relief and enhanced performance.

Create Your Own Light!

ISA worshop
The Design School
Time(s): 10:30 a.m.
Location: Design South Gallery - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Learn how to create your very own light with construction paper, thumb tacks and a tealight! Your light could even be used as a centerpiece for ISA's annual Light For Hope! Interiors Student Alliance of The Design School at Arizona State University is ASU’s student chapter of ASID: American Society of Interior Designers, IIDA: The Commercial Interior Design Association, and NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network.

Creating a Creative CV: Build your job muscle

image with many icons and blue color background
With Jen Cole
Herberger Institute Dean’s Office
Time(s): 10:30 a.m.
Location: Dixie Gamamge Hall, room 105 - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

One of the most important tools for an artist is an artist statement and a CV that tell the world what they do and how to hire them. In this workshop we will focus on nuts and bolts. Students are encouraged to bring their current CV or notes on a future one.

Design Justice Initiatives Open Forum

students seating
With Chingwen Cheng, Jamis Guy, Julia Lopez and Brennan Richards
The Design School
Time(s): 10:30 a.m.
Location: Stauffer B, room 125 - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

The Design Justice Initiative (DJI) is established in 2020 during the pandemic by a group of dedicated students at The Design School in light of BLM and awareness of the needs to support for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) mission in the school. The DJI has engaged students, faculty, and staff across all programs at the school. We recognize multiple efforts on JEDI are undertaking in the Herberger Institute. We would like to open the forum to exchange ideas, share experiences, and collaborate closely to sustain our efforts with the Herberger Institute community.

Explore Flamenco

Explore flamenco
School of Music, Dance and Theatre
Time(s): 9 a.m.
Location: Music Building, Katzin Concert Hall - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Flamenco is the music and dance of southern Spain. It uses percussive hand claps and footwork combined with more fluid movements in an interactive expression with music and song. Psychological studies prove that moving in synchrony facilitates social connection. Come move, groove, connect, and explore a new way to experience your body – through flamenco!

Gamelan Gang Open Improv Workshop

Gamelan Gang Open Improv Workshop
School of Music, Dance and Theatre
Time(s): 2:30 p.m.
Location: Gammage Auditorium, room 206 - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Learn basics of Indonesian Javanese gamelan (tuned bronze percussion) playing, adding improv contributions. Beginning technique is accessible even to those without musical experience. Please be prepared to remove your shoes and sit on the carpet. 

Guided Tour of Rare Audiovisual Resources

old music instruments
School of Music, Dance and Theatre
Time(s): 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
Location: Bulldog Hall, room 125 - Computer Lab - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Learn how to access the Cross-Cultural Dance Resources (CCDR) Collections newly-digitized archival audiovisual media. Participants will tour through rare media resources from the collection that can now be accessed online. This workshop will give you the skills needed to search, discover and access the media. This hands-on experience in the computer lab will be led by Adair Landborn, curator of the Cross-Cultural Dance Resources (CCDR) Collections. You must have an ASU login for the computer to participate in this workshop. Please bring your own headphones or ear buds.

Hand Casting

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School of Art
Time(s): 10:30 a.m.
Location: Art Building, room 132 - Sculpture studio - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

You are invited to create plaster castings of your own hands using skin-safe molding materials.

Indigenous Dancers Showcase

Indigenous Dancers Showcase
The Sidney Poitier New American Film School
Time(s): 2:30 p.m.
Location: Workshop Location 8 - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Native American Heritage month is a time for all tribal nations to be recognized and acknowledged for their resilience and devotion to thriving in a world that has challenged them for hundreds of years. In celebration of this month, join Herberger Institute Indigenous students for a workshop about Indigenous Dancers of the Southwest. Participants will see and learn an array of Native American dance styles to gain a better understanding of the history and significance of dance in the ceremonial Powwow.

Listening in 3D

Digital Culture Dome
School of Arts, Media and Engineering
Time(s): 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
Location: Stauffer B, room 123 - View map
Workshop length: 30 minutes

This workshop is an opportunity to listen to the future of sound reproduction in a 3D ambisonic dome – hearing nature recordings and musical works as if present in this locations at the time of performance.

Mandala Making

School of Music, Dance and Theatre
Time(s): 9 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Location: Workshop Location 5 - View map
Workshop length: 30 minutes

The mandala has been used for hundreds of years as a therapeutic form of expression. Come create a mandala with soothing music as a time to focus on the internal sense of self and create something for this moment in time.

Meditation with Point Cloud (ASU) by Leo Villareal

ASU Art Museum
Time(s): 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Location: Workshop Location 1 - View map
Workshop length: 30 minutes

Join us for a guided meditation sitting surrounding Point Cloud (ASU) by Leo Villareal with Adam Ayers. Afterward, take a few minutes to sit and enjoy Villareal's public art. To learn more about Adam, check out his website at www.adamayersyoga.com.

Meditative Sound Stew

Meditative Sound Stew
School of Music, Dance and Theatre, The Design School
Time(s): 2:30 p.m.
Location: Nelson Fine Arts Center, room 122 - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Himalayan Singing Bowl protocols with piano loops create a sonic environment within which participants will be led through a contemplative experience. Bring a yoga mat, if you have one.

Networking for Creative Professionals

Dean's Office
Time(s): 2:30 p.m.
Location: West Hall, room 240 - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Networking is key to your success in creative fields, from finding jobs to collaborating with other artists. But it's just a fancy word for talking to new people and connecting with other professionals. Join this workshop to learn all you need to know about networking. Each student will leave the workshop with at least 10 new professional contacts.

Parametric Pendants

Parametric Pendants
School of Arts, Media and Engineering
Time(s): 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Location: Stauffer B, room 115 - AME FabLab - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Manipulate grasshopper code using random numbers and your own input drawing to generate a one-of-a-kind pendant design for laser cutting! Learn the basics of laser cutting to produce the designs in AME's FabLab.

Play a String Instrument!

ASU faculty and students showing their string instruments
School of Music, Dance and Theatre
Time(s): 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Location: Gammage Auditorium, room 212 - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Participants will learn the basics of playing an orchestral string instrument, violin, viola or cello. Learn how sound and pitches are produced through a guided hands-on experience. You will be able to play a short folk song on one of the instruments by the end of the workshop.

Psychonavigation: The Art of Accessing Transformative States of Consciousness

Image of circles multicolor and a hand holding a white circle
Dean's Office
Time(s): 9 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Location: Workshop Location 6 - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

This experiential workshop will provide simple but powerful methods of turning your awareness inward. Well established and practiced in ancient traditions, these methods will move you rapidly and easily into deep meditative states. A side effect of this practice is the alleviation of stress and the promotion of health.

Rapid Resume Review for Arts, Design, Performance and Media

Dean's Office
Time(s): 9 a.m.
Location: Workshop Location 2 - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Bring your resume to this rapid resume review to learn all you need to know about crafting a powerful resume as well as what industry-standard nuances are typically seen in different career fields. Each participant will also get tailored feedback on their resume as well as a free pad-folio or business card holder.

Shared Experience and Emotion: To Be Honest...

Illustration to show Shared Experience and Emotion
School of Art
Time(s): 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Location: Workshop Location 4 - View map
Workshop length: No registration is necessary, stop by between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

While we are all familiar with the value of strong positivity as a creative influence, we often avoid or overlook the capacity of negative emotions and experiences, big or small, to fuel creativity. Sharing these experiences not only acts as a creative outlet for artists, but serves to create deeper connections with others with similar experiences. In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to write and draw their negative feelings and experiences on a page that will become part of a book of shared experiences and emotions.

No registration is necessary, stop by between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Shibori Dye Workshop

blue illustration abstract
School of Music, Dance and Theatre
Time(s): 2:30 p.m.
Location: Nelson Fine Arts Center, room B22 - Costume Shop - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Students will be dying fabric bandanas using the Japanese resist dying technique, Shibori. Students will twist, fold, clamp and tie their fabric to create interesting patterns and designs.

Sing Like an Opera Singer!!

School of Music, Dance and Theatre
Time(s): 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
Location: Workshop Location 3 - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Come learn to sing an aria in Italian in an operatic style!

Speaking Truth to Power: Intro to Spoken Word

microphone on purple background
Dean's Office
Time(s): 10:30 a.m.
Location: Stauffer B, room 111 - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Join us as we engage in the storied tradition of spoken word poetry. Learn to write, reflect and perform elements central to this performance style and learn to speak truth to your power.

Teachable Machine

Illustration with text of machine learning
School of Arts, Media and Engineering
Time(s): 2:30 p.m.
Location: Stauffer B, room 111 - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

You've heard of Machine Learning. But what is it? In this workshop, learn how Machine Learning works, and without writing any code, train your own Machine Learning model to teach your webcam to recognize poses or household objects. Dancers and artists can use this method for interactive performances and installations.

The Go-Down

The Go-Down
School of Art, School of Music, Dance and Theatre
Time(s): 9 a.m.
Location: Nelson Fine Arts Center, room 28 - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

The “Go-Down” is a concept that refers to spaces of transitions for dancers. This in-between space can be seen as a metaphor for that which society overlooks, forgets, or does not see. This workshop will highlight in-between spaces in art, music, dance, architecture, spirituality and beyond, and will help us to find value in discovering and working within these spaces.

The Intersection of Fashion and Film

The Intersection of Fashion and Film
School of Art, The Sidney Poitier New American Film School
Time(s): 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Location: Tempe Center, room 154. Room 154 is located in the eastern Tempe Center building. Please enter this building through the Western entrance.  You will see tulle skirts in the window.  Knock on the door for entry.   - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Fashion and film span decades of a powerful symbiotic relationship. This workshop will provide an overview of the history of fashion films, screen examples, and explore the pillars on how to create poignant branded films for fashion brands and get going on a career in fashion filmmaking!

Viewpoints: Exploring Site-Specific Theatre

Viewpoints: Exploring Site-Specific Theatre
School of Music, Dance and Theatre
Time(s): 10:30 a.m.
Location: Workshop Location 2 - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Exploring the viewpoints of tempo, duration, kineaesthetic response, repetition, spatial relationship, topography, shape and gesture, we will explore the architecture with our bodies through movement, listening, and presence transforming every day space into a theatrical landscape. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes you can move in! Bright colors encouraged! Photo Credit: Aurora by Vessel. Collaboration with Rolling Stone photographer Scott London. Photo by Scott London, 2015. Petrified Forest, Arizona.

Watercolor Painting with Amazing Yupo

image with Watercolor Painting
School of Art
Time(s): 10:30 a.m.
Location: Workshop Location 5 - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

What is Yupo? Yupo is an amazing synthetic paper that can be used over and over to create new paintings. Learn more about Yupo and have fun creating your own paintings with watercolor. All materials provided.

What will you eat in the future?

A picture of an egg on a plate and pink background
The Design School
Time(s): 10:30 a.m.
Location: Mirabella Auditorium - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

As our world changes, with new and sometimes scary challenges along the way, we need better tools to rise up to the challenge, be optimistic and find solutions. Design gives us these tools and this workshop is a chance for you to try them yourself! We'll be looking at future trends in food & food culture, new food technology and making our own 'gourmet dish' using Playdoh and paper! At the end of it, we'll each relate the story of our dish.

So donn your thinking caps and tie your making aprons and come immerse yourself in a set of rapid, hands-on, creative activities that will help you think of future food and beyond!

Words of Our Time

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School of Art
Time(s): 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Location: Workshop Location 4 - View map
Workshop length: No registration is necessary, stop by between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

We will provide laser engraved printing block that represents the unique words of our time. These blocks/ words can then be strung together to create phrases or printed alone, much like refrigerator poetry. The participants can print on t-shirts, paper, tote bags, etc. Participants are encouraged to bring their own t-shirts, paper, and/or other items to print on. Limited items will be available on site.

No registration is necessary, stop by between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

You are a Screenwriter: Visualization Exercises to Help Everyone Write Their First (or 50th!) Short Film

image with the text screenwritting
The Sidney Poitier New American Film School
Time(s): 2:30 p.m.
Location: Memorial Union, room 229 - Santa Cruz - View map
Workshop length: 1 hour

Are you intrigued by the idea of writing a film, but you just don’t know where to begin or how to start? Never fear! In this workshop, I’ll use visualization exercises to get you on your way to seeing – and writing - your very first scene or short film. By starting visually, you'll experience your creativity without the pressure to put something down on paper right away. First-timers and advanced writers are all welcome to join and spark their imaginations in this creativity workshop!

Virtual workshops

Bake-Along: World's Easiest Bread

Bread
School of Music, Dance and Theatre
Time(s): 10:30 a.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Anyone can bake soda bread! With as few as four ingredients and as little as 45 minutes, you can have fresh bread -- no matter what your baking experience or skill. So fire up the oven and join David Schildkret as we bake some delicious bread (and be sure to have some butter and jam handy to enjoy the fruits of your labors)!

Beat Making

Samuel beat making
School of Music, Dance and Theatre
Time(s): 9 a.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Come make a beat from scratch, meet some new people, and celebrate with the group. This one-hour virtual workshop will get participants with little or no experience to create, arrange and present original music using music production software. No experience is necessary. It’s never too late to start.

*Required technology*
Participants will need a computer with internet, a mouse, headphones with a cable (no wireless headphones) and a Google account (@gmail.com).

Creating a Creative CV: Build Your Job Muscle

image with many icons and blue color background
Dean's Office
Time(s): 2:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

One of the most important tools for an artist is an artist statement and a CV that tell the world what they do and how to hire them. In this workshop we will focus on nuts and bolts. Students are encouraged to bring their current CV or notes on a future one.

Explore the ASU California Center with Film Spark

ASU California Center with Film Spark
The Sidney Poitier New American Film School
Time(s): 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 30 minutes

Open discussion with students on the new ASU California Center in downtown Los Angeles. Explore programs and opportunities like Semester in L.A. with Film Spark, internships and other opportunities in Los Angeles.

Fortunato Film School: Jaws

Fortunato Film School: Jaws
The Sidney Poitier New American Film School
Time(s): 2:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 3 hours

Screen the classic film "Jaws" with Professor Joe Fortunato, who will provide live commentary on this film as you watch with him via Zoom. Learn some of the history of the production, fun facts, movie mistakes and other trivia about the making of the film!

Get Your Work Out There: Intro to Self-Producing for Performers and Other Artists

Image with text and arrows: Audience
School of Music, Dance and Theatre
Time(s): 2:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Don't wait for opportunities – make them!

In this workshop, you'll learn what it takes to start planning your own live performances and events to showcase your work and the work of fellow artists. We'll talk about how to set goals, raise funds, assemble a team, and get the word out about your show. No experience necessary – just bring your ideas!

Humanitarian Design

image of a building illustration
The Design School
Time(s): 2:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Join a discussion about how the design community sets priorities and goals for products, looking at IKEA's flat pack shelter as an object of humanitarian design. 

Networking for Creative Professionals

Dean's Office
Time(s): 2:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Networking is key to your success in creative fields, from finding jobs to collaborating with other artists. But it's just a fancy word for talking to new people and connecting with other professionals. Join this workshop to learn all you need to know about networking. Each student will leave the workshop with at least 10 new professional contacts.

Opportunity Creation: Just Start!

The Design School, J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute
Time(s): 10:30 a.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Reflect on times you have thought in an entrepreneurial way by identifying a problem and working to do something new or different. Whatever your current and future goals, you can benefit from having an entrepreneurial mindset. This way of thinking encourages curiosity, makes connections and creates value for others by doing new or different things. As a result, you will initiate and shape your own opportunities.

Peace Corps for Creatives

dove and hand
Dean's Office
Time(s): 10:30 a.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Join this panel of former Peace Corps volunteers who engaged with their community through the arts and creative mediums. Learn how the Peace Corps operates, how artists and designers can engage, and the importance of creative leaders in community development abroad.

Rapid Resume Review for Arts, Design, Performance and Media

Dean's Office
Time(s): 9 a.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Bring your resume to this rapid resume review to learn all you need to know about crafting a powerful resume as well as what industry-standard nuances are typically seen in different career fields. Each participant will also get tailored feedback on their resume.

The Image of the Artist: Artist Biopics and the Public Idea of the Artist

School of Art
Time(s): 2:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

We will examine how artists are represented in biopic films, a very popular subject that has attracted major film directors. We will consider how films emphasize and exaggerate certain artist personality traits, how artists and their artworks are contrasted in these films, and topics of gender, sexual orientation and nationalism.

Singers at ASU Herberger Institute Day

#CreaTable and live performances

Eat.Watch.Connect.

12–2 p.m.

#CreaTable is a community meal that encourages participants to break the boundaries between creative disciplines. In this meal, we recognize the individuality in each person to celebrate the diversity of cultures and knowledge in the Herberger Institute through creative ideas, performances and food. We believe that when we come together in our shared values of creativity, innovation and social embeddedness, we can make meaningful change in every realm of life. Let’s share a meal together and enjoy the talent of Herberger Institute students from the School of Music Dance and Theatre during our live performances!

This event will be hosted on the Nelson Fine Arts Plaza and registration is required.


After-Hours

Leo Villareal “Point Cloud (ASU)” Lecture

Time: 5 p.m.
Location: ISTB 4 – Marston Exploration Theatre, room 185

ASU Art Museum is pleased to present a lecture by artist Leo Villareal. Villareal will discuss his work and “Point Cloud (ASU),” a commissioned artwork designed specifically for the ASU Art Museum in the Nelson Fine Arts Center. During a visit to the ASU Art Museum, Villareal was inspired by the museum’s architecture, designed by Antoine Predock in 1987. Villareal used mobile 3D scan technology to map both the inside and outside of the building, creating over 200,000,000 data points. The artist then manipulated the data points with his own custom software to create this public artwork. This is the first time Villareal has used actual data sampled from a location as part of an artwork.

Leo Villareal, “Point Cloud (ASU)” is part of the ASU Art Museum’s Halle Public Art Initiative and is generously supported by The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation with additional funding by the Herberger Institute Dean’s Creativity Council.


Check out the videos from prior years.

News Video: Herberger Institute Day 2018

The first ever Herberger Institute Day!