The Joinery Summer Workshops

The Joinery are running a series of summer workshops in July, covering photography, recording, bookbinding and field recording.

1. The Camera – Miranda Driscoll
This short practical workshop will have an emphasis on technique and understanding through practice-based learning with a view to fully understanding the digital SLR camera. Participants will be given an overview of the DSLR, looking predominantly at exposure, light and composition. Participants will need to bring a fully charged digital SLR camera, memory cards and cables/card readers for downloading images over the course of the day.
Saturday 20.07.13 10am-5pm

2. Sound in the everyday – Ed Devane
This short workshop will be based on exploring the sonic potential of the everyday and specially chosen objects. Using provided equipment to amplify, record and manipulate the resulting sounds, the group will have the opportunity to make abstract soundscapes, sound poems and audio structures. The workshop aims to train the participants through equal parts listening and active participation. Previous musical experience is not essential.
Sunday 21.07.13 10am-5pm

3. The book – Vanya Lambrecht-Ward
Participants of this one-day introduction to bookbinding will get a broad overview of the diverse ways of constructing a book, showing and using a variety of materials and binding techniques. The workshop will have an emphasis on form and construction rather than content. While most materials will be provided, participants will need to bring some basic tools – precision knife (or other blade cutter), good quality scissors, a nice pencil and a ruler. Participants are invited to bring along printed materials for binding, if preferred.
Saturday 27.07.13 10am-5pm

4. Sounding the City – Anthony Kelly & David Stalling
This one day workshop explores listening to and recording of sounds from the urban environment using various microphone techniques. After an initial briefing, participants will embark on a soundwalk where they can make a number of field recordings. On return to the Joinery, recordings are processed and edited, followed by a discussion on the nature of field recordings and how they can be used as documentation or as source material for creative projects.
Participants should bring their own laptops and headphones with mini stereo jack plugs. Editing software and recording equipment for the workshop will be provided, however, participants may bring their own recording equipment if they wish.
Sunday 28.07.13 10am-5pm

Each workshop is limited to 8 participants and cost is €60 per person. You can find further details at


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