Herberger Institute Day

Join us November 4 for the fifth 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 6,000 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

For the health and safety of our Herberger Institute community, please follow these guidelines while attending this event:

  • Face coverings are required at all times during the event, except when drinking.
  • No eating is allowed during in-person events.
  • Maintain at least 6 ft. of physical distancing between you and other attendees.
  • If you are feeling ill, please remain home.
  • Please see ASU’s COVID-19 information page for additional information regarding coming to campus.

Virtual workshops are also available and can be found in the “Virtual Workshops” section listed above. 

Animation Flip-Booking

School of Art

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 11 a.m. (no drawing skills needed), 1 p.m. (some drawing skills needed)
Location: Workshop Location 2 - View Map
Workshop Length: 1 hour

This workshop will cover a quick history of animation and how it works. Then the majority of the time will be spend crafting thaumatropes to learn about persistence of vision and flip books to learn about timing. Bring a pencil and eraser.

BEAT IT. Hands on a Drum Set!

School of Music, Dance and Theatre

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 11 a.m.
Location: Workshop Location 4 - View Map
Workshop Length: 1 hour

In this hands-on workshop we’ll explore basic and advanced notions of the art of drumming. The teacher will demonstrate grooves of different styles including rock, heavy metal, funk and pop music. The participants will be encouraged to try the drum set onsite to demonstrate their proficiency or play along with the tunes of their choice. Drum sticks will be provided.

Collaborative Video Creation

School of Arts, Media and Engineering

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 10 a.m.
Location: Workshop Location 5 - View Map
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Build a digital "Exquisite Corpse"! Record a short video that is passed to other participants for editing and adding silly effects. Once everyone has had a chance to edit all of the videos, we will have compilations for you to watch and enjoy. 

Cuttlefish Casting: Renewing an Old Tradition

School of Art

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 10 a.m.
Location: Workshop Location 10 - View Map
Workshop Length: 1.5 hours

Students will cast small sculptures and jewelry in pewter using a traditional cuttlefish molding technique.

Find Your Coven

The Design School

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 10 a.m.
Location: Workshop Location 8 - View Map
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Magic, when broken down, is intention plus action; crafting lends itself to both. This workshop will explore the ways in which we benefit from community, art, and focused intention by engaging in hands on craft spell projects. The goals are to create a sense of shared experience, to occupy a space where there are no mistakes, and to sharpen intentions. 

Health Rhythms Drum Workshop

School of Music, Dance and Theatre

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 2 p.m.
Location: Workshop Location 4 - View Map
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Attendees will experience a drum workshop that will take them on a journey around the globe. Participants will be able to express themselves through music and safely be in a social musical gathering.

Kindness Rocks! A Stone Painting Movement

School of Art

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.
Location: Workshop Location 5 - View Map
Workshop Length: 30 minutes

The trend of painting rocks with the intent to spread kindness has become a viral trend during the pandemic. In this workshop we will paint stones with uplifting messages, sayings and symbols, and leave them in public places around ASU. The rocks are intended to be picked up, photographed and put on instagram using #SOAKindnessRocks, and re-hidden in a different spot.

Mandala Making

School of Art, School of Music, Dance and Theatre

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.
Location: Workshop Location 3 - 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. 

Meditating with Point Cloud (ASU) by Leo Villareal

ASU Art Museum

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 11 a.m., 2 p.m.
Location: Workshop Location 1 - View Map
Workshop Length: 30 minutes

Participate in a guided mediation designed in collaboration with the Center for Mindfulness at ASU. Learn how to incorporate art into your mediation and mindfulness practices.

Sing like an Opera Singer!

School of Music, Dance and Theatre

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 2 p.m.
Location: Workshop Location 8 - View Map
Workshop Length: 1 hour

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

Sol 2 Sol: From Mambo to Hip Hop

School of Music, Dance and Theatre

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 1 p.m.
Location: Workshop Location 9 - View Map
Workshop Length: 1 hour

A collaboration of community in dance, celebrating black and brown culture in the arts.

The Critical Response Process

Herberger Institute Dean’s Office

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Location: Workshop Location 6 - View Map
Workshop Length: 1.5 hours

How do you respond to new work with care, rigor, and intention? The Critical Response Process is a method of giving and receiving feedback that can be applied in social, professional, and academic spaces. We'll be experiencing some art and practicing conversation with the artist using this four-step method of response.

WALK, BREATHE, WRITE: Invitation to a Contemplative Haiku Walk

School of Art

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 2 p.m.
Location: Workshop Location 7 - View Map
Workshop Length: 1.5 hours

Participants will learn about haiku, a short form of poetry from Japan, and create some haiku while walking on campus with other participants. You will have an option to share your haiku with others at the end. This workshop is in collaboration with the Museum of Walking.

Registration is now closed.

Virtual Workshops

Anna May Wong and Sidney Poitier: Do You Care?

The Sidney Poitier New American Film School

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

"Until the Lion tells the story, the hunter will always be the hero.” Since Anna May Wong became the first Asian American Hollywood star in the 1920s and Sidney Poitier became the first Black man to win an Oscar in 1958, what have BIPOC actors and filmmakers been fighting to represent in the media? As we celebrate the naming of the Sidney Poitier New American Film School, we’ll dive into a history of representation in front of and behind a camera with discovery quizzes and trivia and discuss why we make a fuss about “minority” voices.

Biomimicry: Exploring Nature-Inspired Design

Biomimicry Center, The Design School, Design and the Arts Library

March 16, 2021, March 17, 2021

Time(s): 11 a.m., 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

The practice of biomimicry offers a unique method for creating sustainable innovation. In this virtual workshop, participants will: 1) be introduced to the basics of biomimicry; 2) experience closely observing natural organisms, 3) learn how to apply nature’s strategies in generating their own innovative designs. Participants will be invited to submit their designs to The Biomimicry Center Herberger Day Design Competition. So join us to ask the question: "What would nature do?"

Break in to Broadway!

Students performing on stage
School of Music, Dance and Theatre

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 11 a.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Break in to Broadway with a singing, acting, and movement coaching! Cue up the karaoke track and digital pdf of your favorite musical theatre song, and be ready to sing and work on putting it all together! No prior experience necessary!

Dance Notation 101

School of Music, Dance and Theatre

March 16, 2021

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

Can you write down dance and read a dance score? This class will introduce you to a few different dance notation systems, teach you the basics of Labanotation, and have you up and dancing a simple folk dance!

Drop-In Resume Review

Career Services

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 11 a.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 2 hours

Whether you're applying for a job/internship or just making your first resume, join these career professionals to get feedback and tips for your resume and other application materials.

Finding Ease in Being

School of Music, Dance and Theatre

March 16, 2021

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

Stressed out? Lower back pain? Headaches?
Everything we think and feel goes through our physical body. By the time we feel it, we’ve already gone off the road and hit the tree, so to speak.

Want to learn strategies to recognize and manage your own stress/anxiety and new ways of relating to everything in your life?

Gourmet Taste and Fast-Food Budget: Pizza and Drinks Make-Along

School of Arts, Media and Engineering, School of Music, Dance and Theatre

March 16, 2021, March 17, 2021

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

More class than cash? If you make it yourself, your next party can be amazing without being expensive. And making it yourself is easier than you think! Join master mixologist Althea Pergakis and overlord of the oven David Schildkret as they demonstrate non-alcoholic cocktails and homemade pizza.

Day One: David shows you how to prepare dough for both thin pizza and pan pizza. You'll go through the steps in real time, then allow your dough to rise overnight for shaping and baking two pizzas tomorrow. Althea demonstrates how to make simple syrup and two non-alcoholic festive drinks, one with coffee and one without.

Day Two: Shape, top, and bake your pizzas using the dough you made yesterday. Make two new non-alcoholic festive drinks, one with coffee and one without.

Ingredient lists will be emailed to you after registration. You'll be most successful if you can participate both days, so sign up for both sessions, if possible.

Hands for Human Rights

School of Art

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 10 a.m., 11 a.m
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Draw a hand for human rights. Add a dream for the world to an Interactive Human Rights Project. Learn more about the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. No previous drawing experience needed. Have ready one 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper plus a marker or pen. Bring imagination!

Intro to Coding for Artists

School of Art

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Students will learn how programming (coding) can become an artistic format.

Intro to Networking for Creative People

Career Services

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Does the word "networking" make you nervous? You are not alone. Join this working session and learn how to make networking work for you as a creative professional and how it can help get you jobs in the future. All attendees are guaranteed to leave with 3 new professional contacts!

Machine Learning for Audio Analysis

School of Arts, Media and Engineering

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

No coding required. Build your own machine learning model for classifying sounds in your home. Teach your computer to recognize a snap, a clap, a dog barking, eating an apple, a whistle, or anything else!

Opportunity Creation: Just Start!

School of Music, Dance and Theatre, The Design School, J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute

March 16, 2021, March 17, 2021

Time(s): March 16 at 10:30 a.m., March 17 at 10 a.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 30 minutes

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.

Ready for My Close-up: A Quick Take on Screen Skills for Everyone

The Sidney Poitier New American Film School

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 10 a.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Wish you had a bit more Zoom Magnetism? An actor with 30 years' experience will equip you with the magic. Using teleprompter practice, acting tips and a personable delivery, you can be a more dynamic on-camera host and improve your screen presence in one session.

Sociotechnical Imaginaries

The Design School

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 2 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 30 minutes

In this lecture I would like to talk about how infrastructure systems are products of society and culture where they exist, and how our daily habits and ways of living influence the structure and design of the systems we sometimes take for granted, like water use, drainage, etc.

Teatro Espontaneo - Sharing Stories, Creating a Performance

School of Music, Dance and Theatre

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 10 a.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1.5 hours

We are a group of students and faculties who are dedicated to using spontaneous theatre methods to address the mental wellbeing and emotional needs. Please come join as we lead an interactive workshop with live music as a stress-relieving avenue in the midst of COVID-19 and social distancing. Our goal is to create drama spaces that center your stories with various improvisation, playback theatre, and drama therapy techniques.

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

School of Art

March 16, 2021

Time(s): 1 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.

20th Century Jewelry Design: What Do You Know About Jewelry as an Art Form?

School of Art

March 17, 2021

Time(s): 10 a.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 30 minutes

What do you know about jewelry (period or contemporary) as an art form? Jewelry is about sentiment, love, tradition, social awareness, history, and a long list of other cultural markers. In 15 minutes you will know more about the history of bejeweled ornament than you thought. In our 30 minutes together, you will come away understanding ornament as a decorative art form and how it represents you, me, and most importantly, our collective cultural history.

Being Trans/NonBinary in the Workplace

School of Music, Dance and Theatre, Career Services

March 17, 2021

Time(s): 11 a.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

This discussion is open to all students, faculty and staff whether you identify as trans or nonbiary, or as a cisgender ally.  Being trans or nonbinary can come with some challenges in the workplace, and we’re here to talk about it.  Join this discussion panel to hear lived-experiences, get tips for young professionals, and discuss ways in which we can all make our workplaces inclusive and inviting.

Collaged Mesostic Walking Poems

School of Art

March 17, 2021

Time(s): 11 a.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

The workshop will include a short walk (in a dorm room, alley, or hallway) and will end with a collaged poem. Participants create a unique poem collage by gathering and puzzling together disparate parts of text and detritus found on their walk. They will be introduced to Mesostic poetry, created by the American composer John Cage, and learn a bit about the history of collage starting with Picasso continuing with the Dadaists. This workshop is in collaboration with the Museum of Walking.

Creating Compli-bots

male working with techology
School of Arts, Media and Engineering

March 17, 2021

Time(s): 11 a.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Make a twitterbot that sends you compliments! No programming experience required.

Creating Safe Creative Spaces

School of Music, Dance and Theatre, The Sidney Poitier New American Film School

March 17, 2021

Time(s): 10 a.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Utilizing the principles of the film program's SAFE Set Protocol, this workshop will allow participants and panelists to develop discipline- and project-specific protocols that ensure that collaboration can occur in spaces and processes that are equitable, fair, responsive, and consensual.  Learn how to empower students and colleagues with well-defined guidelines that prevent abuses of power or incidents of trauma in the creative process.

Dance Archeology: Digging up Dances from the Past

School of Music, Dance and Theatre

March 17, 2021

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

Have you ever wanted to learn how to dance like a Renaissance person? Well now is your chance! Learn a simple dance from the 16th century and at the same time, find out how dance historians work to reconstruct dances from earlier periods.

Drawing with Creative Code!

School of Arts, Media and Engineering

March 17, 2021

Time(s): 10 a.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

We will tinker with P5.JS, a free web-based, open-source coding platform. We will make interactive drawing programs and learn how to embed them on a website. No prior coding experience is needed!

Drop-In Resume Review

Career Services

March 17, 2021

Time(s): 2 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 2 hours

Whether you're applying for a job/internship or just making your first resume, join these career professionals to get feedback and tips for your resume and other application materials.

Fortunato Film School - Casablanca

The Sidney Poitier New American Film School

March 17, 2021

Time(s): 2 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 2 hours

Want to learn how to analyze a film? Join us for FORTUNATO FILM SCHOOL where ASU film professor Joe Fortunato will screen, discuss, and provide "live commentary" on the classic film, Casablanca! 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 a classic film in a way you've never seen before!

InnovationSpace: How Transdisciplinary Education Can Give You the Skills of the Future

The Design School, J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute

March 17, 2021

Time(s): 2 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 30 minutes

InnovationSpace is a transformative experience, where students build the skills of the future and develop their capacity for collaboration and innovation as they produce extraordinary projects. This session will be to disuss how transdiciplinary education can provide you with unique opportunities to get valuable experience in cross-functional teamwork.

Justice Design

The Design School

March 17, 2021

Time(s): 12 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

What are the dimensions of justice in design? How has systemic injustice affected how we design our built environment and impacted community health and well-being? How can we use the power of design to work with communities and address various aspects of injustice in design?

Latin Music and Dance: Embodied Rhythms

School of Music, Dance and Theatre

March 17, 2021

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

Teach absolute beginners to function in Latin music and dance, using only voices and bodies - no experience or instruments necessary.

Law of Attraction & EFT Tapping Workshop!

School of Music, Dance and Theatre

March 17, 2021

Time(s): 1:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1.5 hours

Learn about the law of attraction, and how to release stress and negative thoughts out of nervous system, by Tapping and self love!

Music Direction for Theatre

School of Music, Dance and Theatre

March 17, 2021

Time(s): 10 a.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1.5 hours

What is a music director? What do they do and how do they do it? What skills are needed to serve as a music director in the theatre, for musical theatre, opera, dance, and beyond? What technical skills are involved, what practical and technological understanding is required, and what is the music director's role in ensuring quality and equitability in a production?

Nerikomi: Clay Marbling Technique

School of Art

March 17, 2021

Time(s): 1:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1.5 hours

Please note that this workshop is full and is no longer listed on the registration site. 

In this remote hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the art of Nerikomi or clay marbling techniques. Each participant will layer different colored clays to create unique patterns. Students will cut slabs (sheets) from the blended, colored clays to create a small ceramic bowl made from a small plaster mold.

Workshop materials will be provided for pick-up on campus or by mail in early March. 

To Understand the Present, Unpack the Past

School of Music, Dance and Theatre

March 17, 2021

Time(s): 10 a.m.
Location: Zoom link provided after registration
Workshop Length: 1 hour

Norton will "unpack" the social and cultural contexts of what are considered works of musical genius from the 19th-century Western European canon. Central questions: who decided this music was "great," who was excluded from the group making this decision, which music of the same period wasn't considered "great" and why, and how have systems attributing greatness changed since then?

Registration is now closed.

Herberger Institute Days 2021 Map

#CreaTable and live performances

Singers at ASU Herberger Institute Day

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!

Special guest performance from Lemon Andersen from The Gammage Residency.

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

After-Hours

Listen.Watch.Connect.


Enjoy the talent of students from the School of Music, Dance and Theatre during one of our scheduled live performances on Tuesday, March 16.
Live Performances Location - View Map
Herberger Institute day 2021 Live Performances

Registration is now closed.

Check out the videos from prior years.