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Online tutorials and workshops

Unfortunately my full-time engagement in arts and education IRL has been hit by the shutdown, which is quite sad in many ways.

Now, after some time of thinking and tinkering, I started developing new ideas and concepts. Luckily a few of my project partners in the arts and education field gave me options to develop new formats. One first project is a short simple tutorial upon creating abstract, structural pictures with Brick Art. It has been broadcasted at facebook. Many thanks to the educational team of the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, Germany and their program CITY ATELIER (Studio) digital.

The tutorial will be in german.

Another one will be a webinar with a focus on interaction coming soon.


FUTURE VIEW and participation

Alongside these projects some ideas come to my mind, of how to proceed with my mission to spread creativity and teach individual artistic approaches.

Now I am considering to make more tutorials and to offer workshops with artistic approaches and encourage developing ones own ideas.

My thoughts lead me to consider platforms and content, as well as reaching the interested audience and what forms of support are legit. Actually I’m considering to use the patreon platform for this enterprise.

Now, if you have similar thoughts in this direction, I’d be happy to to be in touch with you, either directly by mail (info[at]cole-blaq[dot]com) or in the comments at the social media pages. This will help developing this idea and bringing it live.

If you want, you can also sign-in for a future mailing list with information regarding the project. Just send me a mail with the subject ‘Mailing list Brick Art’.

Thank you for your interest

-Cole

 

 

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Bricks Culture 7 – Street Art & Lego pt. II

The actual issue of Bricks Culture contains the second part of the article series which examines the connection between Street Art, Graffiti and Lego bricks. This time the spotlight is on the ongoings in France. Alongside mentioning Graffiti writer Drop, Street Artist Lenz has a full length feature reviewing his extensive work. By coincidence Samsofy, a french Lego photographer, has an individual feature in the magazine. This is relevant as his work is sometimes also connected to Street Art, so naturally he is subject to a short observation from my side.

Later, when the article was in the final phase, I became aware of another french Street Artist named Terez TRZ who is also working with Lego bricks. Unfortunately due to the deadline I could not include him, but at least I’d like to mention him here.

So if you have an interest in this field, I’d strongly recommend you to grab yourself a copy. Besides, all the other articles are also definitely worth reading if you have an interest in what is beyond the bricks…

– Cole

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BricksCulture – Lego Street Art

One of the few brick related publications which has a broad perspective sophistically ranging beyond the bricks is the UK based BricksCulture magazine.

Actually I am writing an article series about bricks and street art, starting with the first article in the just released issue 6. I was even lucky to have a front page feature :-). I am stoked since this is also my first written and published article.

BricksCulture #6 - Lego Street Art

If this is up your alley and you’d like to know more about this topic, I’d strongly recommend you to pick up a copy.

 

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