Summer School 2022

Want to spend your Summer in a useful, inspiring and fun way? During a new Graphic Matters Summer School, from 16 – 24 August, you can develop your skills, make new friends and of course meet design masters.

This year, Summer School is all about 3D design! The programme consists of four masterclasses, hosted by international design professionals. There’s also an additional programme with excursions, workshops and talks. Are you a graphic designer, illustrator and/or artist and like what you hear? Then apply for the Graphic Matters Summer School!

 

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  • Programme

    The masterclasses will be guided by 3D pro’s Rob en Robin, Studio Spass, Yonk and Rachel Joy.

    Registration is now open!

    • Apply for the masterclass by Rob en Robin here (16-18 augustus).
    • Apply for the masterclass by Rachel Joy here (16-18 augustus).
    • Apply for the masterclass by YONK here (22-24 augustus).
    • Apply for the masterclass by Studio Spass here (22-24 augustus).

    Check out the full programme here.

  • Application

    Instead of buying a ticket right away, we ask you to write a motivation in which you outline your experience and skills, and tell us why you would like to participate in a certain masterclass. We aim to offer the chance to develop new skills to a diverse audience, but also strongly value the feeling of togetherness. You won’t just be developing your own skills, but will also be working together with the other participants. And besides working, of course there will be time for some more leisurely activities too! With an extensive side-programma (free for masterclass participants) you will get to know 3D design, the masters, the city of Breda and each other even better.

  • Who are you?

    • You are obviously very interested in 3D design.
    • You are a student or professional up to the age of 36 and, for example, work as a designer, typographer, illustrator or animator.
    • You want to develop your skills by working really hard for three days (and have lots of fun!).
  • Practical info

    • The participation fee for every masterclass is €150,- for students and €250,- for professionals.
    • A maximum of 15 participants can participate in each masterclass.
    • Each masterclass lasts 3 days.
    • Lunch is included every day.
    • It’s possible to apply for a max of two masterclasses. However, make sure you don’t sign up for masterclasses that take place at the same time.
    • You can apply until July 4th. We will let you know if you’ve been selected in week 27.
  • About this year's theme

    Since the first developments in the sixties, technology has evolved to a wide range of software to create realistic CGI objects and worlds. Thanks to the user-friendliness and efficiency of these programmes, visual artists have been using them more often in various and innovative ways; think of typography, character- and isometrical design. 3D design can bring visual variety to a project, emphasise specific elements and – when combined with two-dimensionality – add new life to an image. It makes you look further than the image in front of you; it allows you to see the space around you.

    The possibilities are endless, fascinating and sometimes even overwhelming. 3D isn’t bound to one medium or discipline and can be interesting to every designer; whether you create still, moving or spacial visuals. But what does three-dimensionality mean to you as a visual artist? And, what cóuld it mean?

  • Side programme

    For the ultimate Summer School experience you can also attend a unique side programme. Everyone can attend these events, so not just the masterclass participants.

    • 3D Talks – August 17, 18, 22 & 23 at BANK15 – an (English spoken) talkshow with the Summer School masters. An informal evening to get to know each other better.
    • Blind Walls Gallery tour – date t.b.a.: walk or cycle through the city centre of  Breda with a tourguide and discover the museum on the street.
    • Excursion – August 20 – a visit to the largest flower parade in the world.
  • Location

    The masterclasses take place in the De Uitvindfabriek. This former candy factory is now an inspiring event location for young and old visitors where technology, innovation and sustainability come together.

  • Travel tips

    Visiting Breda for the first time and need some tips on where to go, eat and sleep? We’ve put together a list of our favourite hotels, restaurants and activities in and around Breda, check it out on this page.

  • Keep An Eye Foundation

    Summer School is made possible by the Keep An Eye Foundation.

    The Keep an Eye Foundation supports young, promising talent within the field of art and design. Thanks to various scholarships, awards, shows and festivals, creative makers get the chance to develop their talent, create new opportunities and above all, realise their dreams.

    This shared ambition has led to a three-year collaboration consisting of a yearly programme of various masterclasses.