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Join us Oct. 24 for the third annual Herberger Institute Day!

A note from Dean Tepper: 

From the time I first arrived here at ASU, I’ve been hearing from students, faculty and staff that everyone wants more opportunities to connect across the Herberger Institute, to learn about the creative work being done in other departments and units, and to have time to collaborate, talk and build together.

So we made it happen. October of 2017, we hosted our first-ever Herberger Institute Day, for students, staff and faculty from all five schools and the ASU Art Museum.

Throughout the day, our faculty and staff offered dozens of interactive creative workshops and classes, including behind-the-scenes tours of the ASU Art Museum, salsa dancing, mural painting, interactive performances and much more!

The day concluded with #CreaTable, an interactive, creatively curated meal along Forest Mall.

The response was so overwhelmingly positive that we decided to make Herberger Institute Day an annual event! This fall, we will be bringing the whole institute together again on Thursday, Oct. 24!

We invite you to register for any aspect of the day that fits into your schedule and sparks your interest. Take a workshop (or two or three!) outside of your discipline. This is a rare opportunity to explore the creative processes of musicians, designers, performers and artists whose approaches may be very different from your own. Registration is free, but space is limited. 

We hope this day will be eye-opening and bridge-building, a day for sharing information and celebrating creativity in its many forms.

Together, we can change the world.

See you Oct. 24!

Steven J. Tepper
Dean, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

 

Registration for the third annual Herberger Institute Day will open soon. See below, for details from last year's event.

Creative workshops from last year's event

Workshops were held throughout the afternoon, generally from 12-1 p.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. Participants could register for up to 3 workshops.

12–1 p.m.

31 available workshops

Abordar: a collective embroidery workshop

Small travel trailer opened with embroidered flags hanging from it
ASU Art Museum

Location: Dixie Gammage Hall, enter the 13-ft trailer near the front steps

Join visiting art collective Cog•nate Collective for a workshop that mobilizes embroidery as a medium + instrument for engaging in conversation around the topic of migration. Through the process of teaching + learning basic stitching techniques, participants will collaborate on producing a collectively embroidered piece that will be featured in the exhibition "Talking to Action", opening at the ASU Art Museum in Winter of 2019.

Art, design and literature in Latin America

Latin American art book
ASU Design Library / ASU Art Museum

Location: Design Bridge, 2nd floor between Design South and Design North

Women in Art and Design in Latin America. We have some formidable designers and artist south of the Rio Grande, some of them well known, like Lina Bo Bardi, others, still not receiving full consideration. We would like to hold a collaborative session addressing the topic. Debra Riley Huff will speak about the bibliography and sources available, Julio Morales will share his ideas about great art and artist, and Jose Bernardi will focus on architects, interior designers, industrial designers, graphic designers and landscape architect from Latin America.

Artistic practice as research: the Atlas of Creative Tools

liz lerman dancing with students in an indoor gym
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Nelson Fine Arts Center, room 132

Experience a sampling from the Atlas of Creative Tools based on Liz Lerman’s many years of work on stages and in communities.

Break in to Broadway!

Students performing on stage
School of Music

Location: Music Building West, room 207

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

Come design Herberger Institute’s playground!

Design-A-Park table - ASU Design School - Landscape Architecture
With Chingwen Cheng + Landscape Architecture studio
The Design School
This workshop runs from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. It is drop-in, no registration needed.

Location: Near Payne Hall, outside in front of the large sculpture

What would you like to see to transform the space that was previously a children's playground by Payne Hall into Herberger Institute's playground? The Landscape Architecture design studio is working with University Landscape Architect to conduct community-engaged design workshops for the Nelson Fine Arts project that is under design and construction. This is your chance to be engaged in a design process, raise your voice, draw your dreams and design your playground on campus!

Conducting 101

Dean Tepper conducting music students during Herberger Institute Day 2017
School of Music

Location: Katzin Concert Hall

This interactive session will give you a crash course in the basics of conducting a band or orchestra.

Consent-based body painting

Young man painting his face in the mirror
With Malena Grosz
ASU Art Museum
This workshop runs from 12–1:15 p.m.

Location: Tempe Center, room 123

Brandon McGill (awarded Best Artist of 2018 by Phoenix Magazine) will join MFA candidate Malena Grosz to facilitate an interactive body painting workshop that guides participants through foundational guidelines for consent. Participants will practice clear communication and learn professional techniques for body painting in a safe and guided socially-engaged practice. This workshop extends the conversation of consent beyond intimacy to include considerations for platonic and professional environments. Guidelines include: clear communication, checking in, asking for consent, setting boundaries, extending an invitation, and giving and receiving rejection respectfully. Participants can dress however they feel comfortable, keeping in mind that clothing worn may get water-based body paint on it. This project was made possible with ASU CounterAct Seed Grant funding. View examples of Brandon's work on his website.

Cuttlefish casting

molten metal poor
School of Art
This workshop runs from 12–2 p.m.

Location: Art Building, room 132

This workshop will explore making small pewter castings and ornaments using a unique and traditional process. You will carve designs into cuttlefish shells. We will turn these into molds, showing you how to make beautiful small artworks with traceries of the natural textures of the shell. Each participant will be able to take their finished castings with them at the end of the workshop. Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes.

Escape the museum

Female student standing in the middle of a dimly lit staircase in the museum
ASU Art Museum

Location: ASU Art Museum

You've heard of escape rooms?

We're transforming the ASU Art Museum into a mysterious crime scene, trapping everyone inside. The only way to escape is to follow clues, complete activities, take fun photos and solve a mysterious crime!

Each team will have a set of clues that will take you on a whirlwind adventure throughout the museum. Working together, you will use uncommon bits of evidence to explore exhibits, solve problems, and unlock hidden information. Each team will encounter personalities along the way who may, or may not, aid them on their journey.

FUNFETTI: crafting to stress less

paper, fabric buttons, scissors, and other various crafting supplies
Herberger Institute Dean's Office

Location: Nelson Fine Arts Center, room 222

Studies show that spending less than an hour on creative activity significantly lessens stress in the body, regardless of artistic experience or talent. Creating art therapeutically is about the journey, not about the end product. So tame that inner critic, let go of perfection and come experience the benefits of artistic stress relief as you craft your own collage.

How listening can change the world

Michael Rohd speaking with students
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Design North, Terrace Gallery, 2nd floor central hall

This workshop combines exercises in collaboration, explorations of imagination and stories from Herberger Institute Professor Michael Rohd's decades of theatre work in and with communities around the nation. Come in to play, leave with some tools.

Innovation Video Booth

ASU #1 Innovation for the 4th year in a row - 2019
Office of the Knowledge Enterprise Architect
This workshop is drop-in, no registration needed.

Location: McClintock Hall, outside along Forest Mall

For the fourth year in a row, ASU was named #1 in Innovation, not just because of what we do, but because of who we are and how we see the world. This is your chance to let your voice be heard and share what you think it means to be an innovator at Arizona State University. Join us on Forest Mall to film your 15 to 30 second mini-segment at Herberger Institute Day. Then, watch for your footage on the big screen at the Innovation Day celebration in the Sun Devil Stadium on November 16.

Interactive. Experimental. AME Research.

School of Arts, Media and Engineering plant technology installation
School of Arts, Media and Engineering

Location: Matthews Center, room 224

Come explore the many avenues of Arts, Media and Engineering's research teams in playing with interactive media – from video to sound and beyond.

Latin social dance

group of people dancing
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Stauffer Breezeway, in front of Stauffer B

Learn the beginner basics of Salsa and Bachata dance in this one hour express class! Learn the basics in beginner footwork, partner work, and lead and following cues so you can begin social dancing with our ASU Salsa community!

Live video art

pixelated video still
School of Arts, Media and Engineering

Location: Stauffer B, room 103

Use a graphical media tool to make an interactive self-portrait and create the basics of real-time video art. See how motion capture, musical analysis, and video effects work together at a computational level and create your own interactive motion and music visualizer using tools available right in your laptop. No experience in code, music, or video necessary (yes, seriously!).

MOVEment

3 urban dancers (one in the foreground and two in the background) in a dark room with images project behind them
Herberger Institute Dean's Office

Location: West Hall, room 135

A one hour multidisciplinary call and response writing/dance workshop on how to create MOVEment in community. Facilitated by Projecting All Voices Fellows Marguerite Hemmings and Virginia Grise.

Movement mosaic

dancers in studio
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Evelyn Smith Music Theatre Stage

Participants will have the opportunity to sample a handful of movement experiences ranging familiar to unfamiliar before working as a group to create a Movement Mosaic. Come and be a part of the creative movement! No previous experience with dance or movement is required; only a desire to test your creativity in movement.

Pieces of light, pieces of color: Art of the score: nobility, music, illumination + espionage during the European Renaissance

old music manuscript
ASU Music Library

Location: Design North, Design and Arts Library

Join us for a brief lecture on The Biography of Petrus Alamire, his noble patrons, his work as a spy and The Alamire Manuscripts. Music Manuscript Facsimiles from the ASU Music Library will be displayed. Participants will be given a leaf of parchment with music notation from the Alamire period. With art/brush pens you will be able to illuminate the page according to your imagination. Everyone will have something to take-away!

Sand painting with southwest Earth materials

different colored sands on different colored papers
School of Art / School of Earth and Space Exploration

Location: Art Building, room 332

Help make a mural using sand from different parts of Arizona and the Southwest. Join faculty and students from the School of Art and the School of Earth and Space Exploration to learn more about how the earth helps shape our ideas, environment, and creativity.

Sing like an opera singer!

male opera singer
School of Music

Location: Music Building West, room 123

Find out what all the fuss is about! Learn to breathe and sing like an opera singer, and also learn an Italian song!

Sonic Soup

Himalayan Singing Bowls
School of Film, Dance and Theatre / The Design School

Location: Galvin Playhouse Stage, enter near Box Office

Himalayan Singing Bowl protocols with guitar loops create a sonic environment within which participants will be led through a contemplative experience.

Speed mural

students working together on a large scale mural
School of Art

Location: Stauffer Breezeway, in front of Stauffer B

Learn and participate in executing a large-scale mural, in paint.

T-shirt lab

female student making a custom tshirt
School of Art

Location: Art Warehouse, room 120

Create your own (one color) design by drawing, scanning or tracing, then print it onto a t-shirt for a truly one-of a kind shirt! Bring a high contrast, black and white image or idea and we'll translate it to expose and print on a shirt. A white t-shirt will be provided, but feel free to bring up to 2 additional shirts.

Tensegrity structures

small 3d sphere made of sticks and rubber bands
The Design School

Location: Design North, room 64

This workshop will focus on Tensegrity, a term coined by architect, theorist, author, designer, and inventor Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (1895 – 1983). It refers to "tensional integrity", a structural principle based on the use of isolated components in compression inside a net of continuous tension, in such a way that the compressed members (bars or struts) do not touch each other and the prestressed tensioned members (cables) delineate the system spatially. Tensegrity models represent three-dimensional structures consisting only of rigid bars and cables under tension. During this workshop, students will learn about history and theory behind tensegrity structures, and will engage in the construction of a tensegrity model.

The exquisite corpse: a collaborative letterpressed artists' book exchange

vintage letterpress ornaments
School of Art
This workshop runs from 12–1:15 p.m.

Location: Art Building, room 45: letterpress shop

Make-n-take a collaborative Exquisite Corpse artists' book! Participants will be guided through the process of printing on the letterpress using dingbats, wingdings, vintage engravings, handset type, ornaments and various other funky things from around the shop. The project will culminate in a spiral-bound book that everyone takes away! Get Inky!

Thinktank for the future

futuristic imaginary image of clock
Herberger Institute Dean's Office

Location: Dixie Gammage Hall, room 105

What will jobs in arts and design look like in 10 years/20 years/50 years/100 years? What skills will we need for success? What will we spend our time creating? What will bring us joy? What will we look like and how will we spend our time? Join us for an interdisciplinary, hands-on workshop that explores the near and far future through an arts-based, time-machine-esque thinktank for the future.

To dye for scarves!

pattern on fabric
School of Film, Dance and Theatre
This workshop runs from 12–1:30 p.m.

Location: Nelson Fine Arts Center, sub-basement Costume Shop

"To Dye for Scarves" is a hands on experience of marbling fabric and paper with dyes. Each participant will leave with their own one of a kind silk scarf. Participants are encouraged to wear, or bring, clothes they don't mind getting dirty.

Tour dance world treasures

various musical instruments and books about dance from different cultures
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: PE Building East, room 107B

Explore the cultural diversity of dance with Adair Landborn, scholar and curator of the Cross-Cultural Dance Resources Collections at ASU.

Semi-private tours of this remarkable “American Treasure” include opportunities to browse special collection books, review rare archival materials of American dance pioneers, and examine the CCDR Collections museum of remarkable cultural artifacts, dolls, costumes, musical instruments, puppets, and masks from around the world!

Vogue 101

Woman posing on dance floor with audience around her
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Coor Hall, under overhang on Forest Mall

Come learn the basics of posing, voguing and runway at this fun, interactive workshop. Bring out your inner fierce and celebrate the power of YOU. No previous dance training needed. In partnership with the "Pose to the Polls" project.

Yes, YOU can play the violin!

violin
School of Music

Location: Gammage Auditorium, room 212, please use entrance on the NE side of the building

Always wanted to play a string instrument, but never took the leap? Now’s your chance! Come learn the basics of jamming on a violin, viola, cello, or bass. No experience necessary!

You could become a landscape architect if...

two students hanging landscape architecture posters
The Design School

Location: Design North, Red Square, lower level central hall

Posters will illustrate the many skills and interests that go into the creative work of landscape architecture. Participants will be given images of proposed urban design developments and then coached to enhance them with labels of contributions of their own interests, skills or majors.

1:30–2:30 p.m.

33 available workshops

A beginner's guide to the piano

Amy Chou teaching, with a group of students each sitting at a piano
School of Music

Location: Music Building West, room 220

Have you always wanted to play the piano, but never had the chance? Now is your opportunity!

Abordar: a collective embroidery workshop

Small travel trailer opened with embroidered flags hanging from it
With Amy Sanchez Arteaga + Misael Diaz
ASU Art Museum

Location: Dixie Gammage Hall, enter the 13-ft trailer near the front steps

Join visiting art collective Cog•nate Collective for a workshop that mobilizes embroidery as a medium + instrument for engaging in conversation around the topic of migration. Through the process of teaching + learning basic stitching techniques, participants will collaborate on producing a collectively embroidered piece that will be featured in the exhibition "Talking to Action", opening at the ASU Art Museum in Winter of 2019.

Break in to Broadway!

Students performing on stage
School of Music

Location: Music Building West, room 207

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

BROADWAY basics: FOSSE!FOSSE!FOSSE!

singer singing into microphone with two dancers behind her
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Evelyn Smith Music Theatre Stage

Ever dream of performing on a big stage? Share some Broadway magic with me as I teach a beginner/novice version of two verses of "All That Jazz" from the iconic Broadway musical CHICAGO. No previous dance experience necessary.

Come design Herberger Institute’s playground!

Design-A-Park table - ASU Design School - Landscape Architecture
With Chingwen Cheng + Landscape Architecture studio
The Design School
This workshop runs from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. It is drop-in, no registration needed.

Location: Near Payne Hall, outside in front of the large sculpture

What would you like to see to transform the space that was previously a children's playground by Payne Hall into Herberger Institute's playground? The Landscape Architecture design studio is working with University Landscape Architect to conduct community-engaged design workshops for the Nelson Fine Arts project that is under design and construction. This is your chance to be engaged in a design process, raise your voice, draw your dreams and design your playground on campus!

Consent-based body painting

Young man painting his face in the mirror
With Malena Grosz
ASU Art Museum
This workshop runs from 1:30–2:45 p.m.

Location: Tempe Center, room 123

Brandon McGill (awarded Best Artist of 2018 by Phoenix Magazine) will join MFA candidate Malena Grosz to facilitate an interactive body painting workshop that guides participants through foundational guidelines for consent. Participants will practice clear communication and learn professional techniques for body painting in a safe and guided socially-engaged practice. This workshop extends the conversation of consent beyond intimacy to include considerations for platonic and professional environments. Guidelines include: clear communication, checking in, asking for consent, setting boundaries, extending an invitation, and giving and receiving rejection respectfully. Participants can dress however they feel comfortable, keeping in mind that clothing worn may get water-based body paint on it. This project was made possible with ASU CounterAct Seed Grant funding. View examples of Brandon's work on his website.

Dare to act

students sitting in groups on the floor having a discussion
With Joya Scott + FDT students
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Katzin Concert Hall

Have you ever wanted to act? Have you ever wanted to get on stage or in front of the camera but never got the chance? Come join students in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre in a DARE TO ACT workshop to experience fun and easy acting exercises that will give you the confidence to speak up! No acting experience needed.

Demystifying cinematography: how your camera can help tell your story

students in film studio
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Memorial Union, Alumni Lounge, room 202

After a brief description of basic camera settings and their creative implementation, participants will break into small groups to put this knowledge into practice. Groups will come up with story prompts or types of visual content they'd like to make, and then create corresponding images. Cameras will be provided by the film area, but participants are also encouraged to bring their own video cameras for workshop use and specific questions.

Design and Arts Corps: meet your people!

Design and Arts Corps graphic
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Gammage Auditorium, room 209, please use entrance on the NE side of the building

New students from all Herberger Institute majors are invited to a workshop focused around meeting your people- through a series of arts based scavenger hunt adventures, you’ll connect to the Herberger Institute, meet new friends and mentors, and maybe even win prizes. Led by Herberger Institute Design and Arts Corps 101 students. Learn more about Design and Arts Corps

Escape the museum

Female student standing in the middle of a dimly lit staircase in the museum
ASU Art Museum

Location: ASU Art Museum

You've heard of escape rooms?

We're transforming the ASU Art Museum into a mysterious crime scene, trapping everyone inside. The only way to escape is to follow clues, complete activities, take fun photos and solve a mysterious crime!

Each team will have a set of clues that will take you on a whirlwind adventure throughout the museum. Working together, you will use uncommon bits of evidence to explore exhibits, solve problems, and unlock hidden information. Each team will encounter personalities along the way who may, or may not, aid them on their journey.

Extemporaneous musical communication

students observing jazz improv class
School of Music

Location: Music Building West, room 114

Join the jazz improvisation class and find out how instrumentalists tell stories through improvised music.

Fakes and forgeries in art

Two Van Gogh paintings side-by-side. One of these is a 50 million dollar forgery.
School of Art

Location: Design North, room 64

From antiquity to the present, fakes and forgeries in visual arts have troubled art historians, curators, and shocked the art market. Fakes are implicated in criminal fraud, but they also challenge and compromise belief systems based on concepts of authenticity and originality. The workshop will explore this fascinating world that continues to plague the contemporary art world.

From Job to Barney: theatre, a dance of the mind: A retrospective exhibit of the theatrical designs of Irene Corey

actor in mosaic costume and face paint
ASU Library

Location: Hayden Library, room C155

Experience set, make-up and costume designer Irene Corey’s unique Job mosaic costume, process drawings for animal costumes, production photographs and original theatrical designs. Curator Katherine Krzys will discuss Corey’s design process and why the world would not have seen Cats or Lion King on Broadway without Irene Corey’s masterful animal costume and make-up design work.

Fun with ukulele!

ASU ukulele club performance
With Katelyn DeMassa + doctoral students
School of Music

Location: Music Building West, room 222

Come play the ukulele! Learn some easy chords and songs. Everyone is welcome to come play, sing, or participate however you’d like - ukuleles will be provided. No prior experience necessary. Successful music-making is guaranteed.

FUNFETTI: crafting to stress less

paper, fabric buttons, scissors, and other various crafting supplies
Herberger Institute Dean's Office

Location: Nelson Fine Arts Center, room 222

Studies show that spending less than an hour on creative activity significantly lessens stress in the body, regardless of artistic experience or talent. Creating art therapeutically is about the journey, not about the end product. So tame that inner critic, let go of perfection and come experience the benefits of artistic stress relief as you craft your own collage.

Glowing high five gloves

girl wearing pink gloves with built in lights
School of Arts, Media and Engineering

Location: Stauffer B, room 103

Learn a little bit about circuits and wearable technology, but more importantly, add some pizzazz to your high-five experience through the wonders of lights! Sewing experience not necessary, but we will be doing some hand sewing.

Handbuilding with clay

male student building a bowl out of clay
School of Art

Location: Art Building, Ceramics Studio, room 26C

Students will use coil and hand-building techniques such as darting, slab, press to create functional pottery forms.

How to tell a VISUAL story

Adam Collis talking to a group of film students
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Memorial Union, Graham, room 226

This workshop gives participants an introduction to the art of making movies - specifically how filmmakers from Steven Spielberg to Patty Jenkins, Spike Lee, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Martin Scorsese and others use visual design principles and orchestration of the visual elements to tell stories, convey emotions, and express ideas.

Innovation Video Booth

ASU #1 Innovation for the 4th year in a row - 2019
Office of the Knowledge Enterprise Architect
This workshop is drop-in, no registration needed

Location: McClintock Hall, outside along Forest Mall

For the fourth year in a row, ASU was named #1 in Innovation, not just because of what we do, but because of who we are and how we see the world. This is your chance to let your voice be heard and share what you think it means to be an innovator at Arizona State University. Join us on Forest Mall to film your 15 to 30 second mini-segment at Herberger Institute Day. Then, watch for your footage on the big screen at the Innovation Day celebration in the Sun Devil Stadium on November 16.

Interactive. Experimental. AME Research.

School of Arts, Media and Engineering plant technology installation
School of Arts, Media and Engineering

Location: Matthews Center, room 224

Come explore the many avenues of Arts, Media and Engineering's research teams in playing with interactive media – from video to sound and beyond.

Latin social dance

group of people dancing
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Stauffer Breezeway, in front of Stauffer B

Learn the beginner basics of Salsa and Bachata dance in this one hour express class! Learn the basics in beginner footwork, partner work, and lead and following cues so you can begin social dancing with our ASU Salsa community!

Life casting

plaster casting of a hand
School of Film, Dance and Theatre
This workshop runs from 1:30–3 p.m.

Location: Nelson Fine Arts Center, room 21

Come to the theatre shop and learn how to use Smooth-on alja-safe and plaster to life cast your hand.

Pieces of light, pieces of color: the art of the mosaic

Paper Collage Mosaic portrait
ASU Design Library

Location: Design North, Design and Arts Library

During a brief lecture you will learn about the creative process and the basic techniques of mosaic application. For centuries, mosaics have been used to depict colorful patterns, scenes from everyday life, and tell ancient stories of gods and goddesses fighting epic battles. These images are testament to our rich human culture and continue as an art form to embellish and beautify our surroundings. You are invited to make your contribution. The hands on activity will include the directions and supplies necessary to create a paper mosaic that everyone can take away.

Rasaboxes: training the 'athlete of the emotions'

two people lying on the group with a box painted around them
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Galvin Playhouse Stage, enter near Box Office

Rasaboxes is a psycho-physical, experiential method for physicalizing the emotions through breath, sound, and movement drawing on the concept of 'rasa' from the Natyasastra, Artaud, and contemporary emotion theory. Movement clothing recommended and no jeans are allowed. There will be work on the floor.

Sand painting with southwest Earth materials

different colored sands on different colored papers
School of Art / School of Earth and Space Exploration

Location: Art Building, room 332

Help make a mural using sand from different parts of Arizona and the Southwest. Join faculty and students from the School of Art and the School of Earth and Space Exploration to learn more about how the earth helps shape our ideas, environment, and creativity.

Sing like an opera singer!

male opera singer
School of Music

Location: Music Building West, room 123

Find out what all the fuss is about! Learn to breathe and sing like an opera singer, and also learn an Italian song!

Speed mural

students working together on a large scale mural
School of Art

Location: Stauffer Breezeway, in front of Stauffer B

Learn and participate in executing a large-scale mural, in paint.

Thinktank for the future

futuristic photo of handheld clock hovering over someone's hand
Herberger Institute Dean's Office

Location: Dixie Gammage Hall, room 105

What will jobs in arts and design look like in 10 years/20 years/50 years/100 years? What skills will we need for success? What will we spend our time creating? What will bring us joy? What will we look like and how will we spend our time? Join us for an interdisciplinary, hands-on workshop that explores the near and far future through an arts-based, time-machine-esque thinktank for the future.

Tour dance world treasures

various musical instruments and books about dance from different cultures
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: PE Building East, room 107B

Explore the cultural diversity of dance with Adair Landborn, scholar and curator of the Cross-Cultural Dance Resources Collections at ASU.

Semi-private tours of this remarkable “American Treasure” include opportunities to browse special collection books, review rare archival materials of American dance pioneers, and examine the CCDR Collections museum of remarkable cultural artifacts, dolls, costumes, musical instruments, puppets, and masks from around the world!

Voice for life

two women sitting on the floor practicing singing
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Nelson Fine Arts Center, room 132

A workshop for anyone interested in exploring the potential of their voice. Accessed through the alchemy of spoken, sung, and silent sound.

Who drew that? A drawing collaboration

two drawings merged together

Location: Art Building, room 346

The surrealists played a collaborative, chance-based parlor game, typically involving four players, called Exquisite Corpse. Participants drew on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal their contribution, and then pass it to the next participant for further contribution. The resulting figures combine humorous and absurd array of features-- from leaf ears to snowshoe feet. All imaginations are welcome regardless of skill level!

Why your story matters

several students sitting at a table having a discussion
The Design School

Location: West Hall, room 135

Provide an opportunity to role play stories and learn the top three things you should share when engaging with new people. This provides an opportunity to explore best practices of communication and introduces empathy.

You could become a landscape architect if...

two students hanging landscape architecture posters
The Design School

Location: Design North, Red Square, lower level central hall

Posters will illustrate the many skills and interests that go into the creative work of landscape architecture. Participants will be given images of proposed urban design developments and then coached to enhance them with labels of contributions of their own interests, skills or majors.

3–4 p.m.

29 workshops

A beginner's guide to the piano

Amy Chou teaching, with a group of students each sitting at a piano
School of Music

Location: Music Building West, room 220

Have you always wanted to play the piano, but never had the chance? Now is your opportunity!

Abordar: a collective embroidery workshop

Small travel trailer opened with embroidered flags hanging from it
With Amy Sanchez Arteaga + Misael Diaz
ASU Art Museum

Location: Dixie Gammage Hall, enter the 13-ft trailer near the front steps

Join visiting art collective Cog•nate Collective for a workshop that mobilizes embroidery as a medium + instrument for engaging in conversation around the topic of migration. Through the process of teaching + learning basic stitching techniques, participants will collaborate on producing a collectively embroidered piece that will be featured in the exhibition "Talking to Action", opening at the ASU Art Museum in Winter of 2019.

Because of the war

Because of the War - Film poster
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Design Bridge, 2nd floor between Design South and Design North

Join Toni Shapiro-Phim for the screening of an excerpt from her new documentary "Because of the War," and discuss the role of music and dance in resolving conflicts, challenging violence and building peace. This film tells the stories of how four superstars of Liberian music — Fatu Gayflor, Marie Nyenabo, Zaye Tete and Tokay Tomah -- have used traditional arts to address injustice and inspire action for positive social change. Participants will view some of the film and engage in activities and dialogue related to the themes that are raised. Co-sponsored by the Hardt-Nickachos Peace Studies Endowment/Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict and the School of Politics and Global Studies.

Behind the scenes tour of the costume shop and ghoulish makeup experience

theatre student getting ghoulish makeup and mask applied
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Nelson Fine Arts Center, sub-basement Costume Shop

Take a tour of the costume shop and then get ready for Halloween early. Experience a quick tutorial for homemade ghoulish makeup. The tour is open to all, we would love to see hundreds make their way through our facility. Costumes from previous productions will be on display.

BROADWAY basics: FOSSE!FOSSE!FOSSE!

singer singing into microphone with two dancers behind her
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Evelyn Smith Music Theatre Stage

Ever dream of performing on a big stage? Share some Broadway magic with me as I teach a beginner/novice version of two verses of "All That Jazz" from the iconic Broadway musical CHICAGO. No previous dance experience necessary.

Come design Herberger Institute’s playground!

Design-A-Park table - ASU Design School - Landscape Architecture
With Chingwen Cheng + Landscape Architecture studio
The Design School
This workshop runs from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. It is drop-in, no registration needed.

Location: Near Payne Hall, outside in front of the large sculpture

What would you like to see to transform the space that was previously a children's playground by Payne Hall into Herberger Institute's playground? The Landscape Architecture design studio is working with University Landscape Architect to conduct community-engaged design workshops for the Nelson Fine Arts project that is under design and construction. This is your chance to be engaged in a design process, raise your voice, draw your dreams and design your playground on campus!

Creating ancient votive figurines

old clay figurine
School of Art

Location: Art Building, Ceramics Studio, rooms 26C

Students will have the opportunity to create hand constructed clay figurines using methods employed by artisans in ancient Greece. The figurines were offered as votive offerings in Greek sanctuaries and elsewhere in the Mediterranean.

DBR LABspace: ONE NATION UNDER ART

headshots of each of the members of DBR Lab
School of Music

Location: Nelson Fine Arts Center, room 132

Artists are activists, and in times of social and political change, artists have often led the way. Come learn how to take your art and make it about YOUR social or political views using YOUR voice. DBR LABspace is comprised of Herberger Institute students working on individually created projects that are developed at ASU and performed in New York City within an academic year. Come learn from lab members—and collaborate and jam with us—as we explore new ways to make and create as artists, activists, and creative humans. The session is interactive so feel free to bring your projects, questions, or instrument and have lab members offer insight and feedback. The session includes a panel discussion and presentation from ASU Institute Professor Daniel Bernard Roumain.

Demystifying cinematography: how your camera can help tell your story

students in film studio
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Memorial Union, Alumni Lounge, room 202

After a brief description of basic camera settings and their creative implementation, participants will break into small groups to put this knowledge into practice. Groups will come up with story prompts or types of visual content they'd like to make, and then create corresponding images. Cameras will be provided by the film area, but participants are also encouraged to bring their own video cameras for workshop use and specific questions.

Design for equity

Girl in wheelchair using metal ramp by ASU Design School
The Design School

Location: Design North, Terrace Gallery, 2nd floor central hall

What can’t you see that matters to others? How can we provide Good Design for ALL? Come and learn about how designers build experience and skill sets to design for equity!

Digital Culture Speaker Series: Doug Van Nort

Digital Culture Speaker Series graphic
School of Arts, Media and Engineering

Location: Stauffer B, room 125

Please join us for the Digital Culture Speaker Series: Doug Van Nort. Doug Van Nort is an artist, researcher, composer and improviser. His work is concerned with issues of distributed agency and sensorial immersion in technologically-mediated performance contexts. His research-creation activities engage these issues through explorations of the affective and visceral experiences of the sonic and haptic senses, the complex and embodied nature of listening, and the phenomenology of time consciousness. Van Nort is currently Canada Research Chair in Digital Performance and an Assistant Professor at York University, cross-appointed between the departments of Computational Arts and Music.

Escape the museum

Female student standing in the middle of a dimly lit staircase in the museum
ASU Art Museum

Location: ASU Art Museum

You've heard of escape rooms?

We're transforming the ASU Art Museum into a mysterious crime scene, trapping everyone inside. The only way to escape is to follow clues, complete activities, take fun photos and solve a mysterious crime!

Each team will have a set of clues that will take you on a whirlwind adventure throughout the museum. Working together, you will use uncommon bits of evidence to explore exhibits, solve problems, and unlock hidden information. Each team will encounter personalities along the way who may, or may not, aid them on their journey.

From Job to Barney: theatre, a dance of the mind: A retrospective exhibit of the theatrical designs of Irene Corey

actor in mosaic costume and face paint
ASU Library

Location: Hayden Library, room C155

Experience set, make-up and costume designer Irene Corey’s unique Job mosaic costume, process drawings for animal costumes, production photographs and original theatrical designs. Curator Katherine Krzys will discuss Corey’s design process and why the world would not have seen Cats or Lion King on Broadway without Irene Corey’s masterful animal costume and make-up design work.

Gamelan gang open improv workshop

ASU gamelan room
School of Music

Location: Gammage Auditorium, room 206, please use entrance on the NE side of the building

We will learn the basics of Javanese Indonesian gamelan (tuned bronze percussion) playing, adding on improv contributions.

How to tell a VISUAL story

Adam Collis talking to a group of film students
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Memorial Union, Graham, room 226

This workshop gives participants an introduction to the art of making movies - specifically how filmmakers from Steven Spielberg to Patty Jenkins, Spike Lee, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Martin Scorsese and others use visual design principles and orchestration of the visual elements to tell stories, convey emotions, and express ideas.

How to write about your work without boring yourself or others

ASU writing workshop
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Location: Dixie Gammage Hall, room 105

Writer and editor Deborah Sussman will lead you through some basic pointers on writing about your creative work, whether it’s an artist statement, a media release or a blog post.

Inside-Out: co-creating from the Any-Body

two women dancing
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Nelson Fine Arts Center, room 231

Workshop activities will provide context about the research for Enmei (Long Life), a collaborative project that brings together artists and scholars from Japan and the U.S. to explore what it means to age as a dancer in our respective cultures. The workshop will integrate dance and design practices for diverse ages and abilities. Participants will have an opportunity to embody a range of art-making processes inspired by movement qualities, sculpture, kimono-making, and some of the works created by the famous Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai.

Innovation Video Booth

ASU #1 Innovation for 4 years in a row - 2019
Office of the Knowledge Enterprise Architect
This workshop is drop-in, no registration needed

Location: McClintock Hall, outside along Forest Mall

For the fourth year in a row, ASU was named #1 in Innovation, not just because of what we do, but because of who we are and how we see the world. This is your chance to let your voice be heard and share what you think it means to be an innovator at Arizona State University. Join us on Forest Mall to film your 15 to 30 second mini-segment at Herberger Institute Day. Then, watch for your footage on the big screen at the Innovation Day celebration in the Sun Devil Stadium on November 16.

Interactive. Experimental. AME Research.

School of Arts, Media and Engineering plant technology installation
School of Arts, Media and Engineering

Location: Matthews Center, room 224

Come explore the many avenues of Arts, Media and Engineering's research teams in playing with interactive media – from video to sound and beyond.

Interlacing: wood / fiber / sculpture

woven basket
School of Art

Location: Art Warehouse, room 114

Weave with wood! Working as a group we will create an architectural form that explores materiality and structure, by interlacing wood and other fibrous materials to make a large temporary sculpture

Listening/creative placemaking workshop

desert landscape
School of Music

Location: Nelson Fine Arts Center, room 131

Engage in a restorative and relaxing listening workshop! Discover the sounds of your campus environment and the feeling of being present through different modes of listening. Participate in a listening meditation and soundwalk, a silent walk on campus focusing on environmental listening. Share your embodied experiences with the other workshop participants. Last but not least, immerse yourself in remote places by travelling to beautiful nature sanctuaries around the globe rendered in 3-D sights and sounds on virtual reality headsets. This workshop is a great opportunity to breathe, refocus, and broaden your awareness of the sounds on our very own campus.

One hour Playwriting Festival

students sitting in groups on the floor having a discussion
With Joya Scott + FDT students
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: Memorial Union, Pinal, room 227

Join students in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre in taking the idea of the 24-hour play festival to the extreme! This workshop is going to help inspire you through the lens of playwriting and get you out of that dreaded creative rut. We'll create a motivating environment where you'll get to write and perform original work in 60 minutes. This is the perfect opportunity for those who love new ideas, want to practice quick thinking skills and exercise their creative muscle! No playwriting experience needed.

Pieces of light, pieces of color: And it glows! Bioluminesence in nature and art

illuminated sea creature
ASU Design Library

Location: Design North, Design and Arts Library

During a brief lecture you will discover the unexpected wonders of bioluminescence in nature and how artists are working with naturally illuminated media including minerals and bacteria. A hands on activity will allow participants the opportunity to paint and draw with non-toxic luminescent materials, creating a piece that they can take away and enjoy after dark!

Sand painting with southwest Earth materials

different colored sands on different colored papers
School of Art / School of Earth and Space Exploration

Location: Art Building, room 332

Help make a mural using sand from different parts of Arizona and the Southwest. Join faculty and students from the School of Art and the School of Earth and Space Exploration to learn more about how the earth helps shape our ideas, environment, and creativity.

Speed mural

students working together on a large scale mural
School of Art

Location: Stauffer Breezeway, in front of Stauffer B

Learn and participate in executing a large-scale mural, in paint.

SplashMob

students dancing in paint
With Natalie Booth + Lilli Burgy
Herberger Institute Dean's Office

Location: Dixie Gammage Hall, front lawn

Move to the beat! Paint with your feet! SplashMob is a messy and unique experience that mixes dance with painting with your feet. Come to our dance class where you'll be dancing on a canvas with colorful paint. No dance experience required!

Tour dance world treasures

various musical instruments and books about dance from different cultures
School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Location: PE Building East, room 107B

Explore the cultural diversity of dance with Adair Landborn, scholar and curator of the Cross-Cultural Dance Resources Collections at ASU.

Semi-private tours of this remarkable “American Treasure” include opportunities to browse special collection books, review rare archival materials of American dance pioneers, and examine the CCDR Collections museum of remarkable cultural artifacts, dolls, costumes, musical instruments, puppets, and masks from around the world!

Why your story matters

several students sitting at a table having a discussion
The Design School

Location: West Hall, room 135

Provide an opportunity to role play stories and learn the top three things you should share when engaging with new people. This provides an opportunity to explore best practices of communication and introduces empathy.

You could become a landscape architect if...

two students hanging landscape architecture posters
The Design School

Location: Design North, Red Square, lower level central hall

Posters will illustrate the many skills and interests that go into the creative work of landscape architecture. Participants will be given images of proposed urban design developments and then coached to enhance them with labels of contributions of their own interests, skills or majors.

#CreaTable

CreaTable - collaborative meal on Forest Mall at ASU

4–6 p.m.

#CreaTable is designed and curated by 8 Herberger Institute students in the course Designing Herberger Institute Day: Dinner! and 2 graduate student instructors, Mallory Alekna and Young Nae Choi. The course was mentored by Institute Professors, Liz Lerman and Michael Rohd. Thank you to Danni Bond, Ian Clouse, Briana Estrella, Sarah Hermosillo, Qinzi Lei, Annaa Lopez, Diep Nguyen and Ziqian Zhou for their work in this course.

 

A night at the movies!

Fortunato Film School at ASU presents RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

Raiders of the Lost Ark Film Poster
School of Film, Dance and Theatre
6:30–9:30 p.m.

Location: Design North, room 68

Want to learn how to analyze a film? Ever wondered about the history and stories behind Spielberg’s thrill-a-minute adventure? Join us for FORTUNATO FILM SCHOOL where ASU film professor Joe Fortunato will screen, discuss, and provide "live commentary" on this first-ever collaboration between film giants Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. We’ll discuss why Indiana Jones is often cited as one of the most beloved screen heroes of all time. The evening will start with a brief discussion about the background and making of the film, then we will screen the film, with Professor Fortunato providing live commentary, giving you insights into the filmmaking process, and some guidance on how to "read" a film creatively. After the film, we will discuss what we've learned and debate whether or not it lives up to its reputation as a film classic. Come see the film that brought classic 1930s adventure serials back to life -- in a way like you've never seen before!

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water - film poster
School of Film, Dance and Theatre / Film Spark
7:30–10:30 p.m.

Location: Marston Exploration Theater, ISTB 4, 781 S Terrace Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281

Film Spark presents the Academy Award winning Best Picture 2018. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, THE SHAPE OF WATER - is an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.