Make Something Workshops are one of my favourite elements of this culture. It brings a new generation of talented artists and designers to the forefront, and gives kids a chance to interact and learn from some of the world’s best, while taking part in fun workshops. This July, Nike has teamed up with Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Make Something!! a DIY art program founded by Aaron Rose.
Based around the upcoming World Basketball Festival, the Workshops are split into Design and Art curriculums. The design week offers teenagers aged between 14 and 18 the chance to learn and work with designers, from Jordan Brand, Nike, Nike Sportswear and Converse to design apparel, footwear and more.
The experience continues with 10 other creative Make Something!! art-based workshops, led by world-renowned artists, handing over skill and experience on how to produce and promote your own creative talents. To end with a blast, the World Basketball Festival Celebration Event will be held at famous Rucker Park in August.
Here at SLAMXHYPE, we’re giving you the chance to take part in the famed Make Something Workshops, a once in a lifetime opportunity, and a chance to launch your career and most importantly learn from the best! You must be aged between 14 and 18 years old, and located in the New York Tri-State area(The workshops will take place in Soho, New York City).
There are a number of workshops to choose from, simply fill in the details and select your 1st, 2nd and 3rd options of which workshop you would prefer to attend, and we’ll be in touch!
Remember, you must be aged between 14 and 18 years old! and you must be located in the New York area.
Click here to select a workshop and pass on your details for enrolment.
Monday, July 12
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Converse: Graphic Design
[1 Workshop – 25 Students] Students will work with product graphic designers. The focus will be designing graphics for the individual countries represented in the World Basketball Festival. Hear from professional athletes and how they collaborate with Converse designers. Tour the customization studio.
Tuesday, July 13
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Nike Sportswear: Destroyer
[1 Workshop – 25 Students] Students will work with apparel and graphic designers to pick materials and appliqués for the Destroyer jacket. Hear from professional athletes and how they collaborate with Nike Sportswear designers. Tour the customization studio.
Wednesday, July 14
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Jordan: Jersey Top + Jersey Short
[1 Workshop – 25 Students] Students will work with apparel and color designers to create patterns for Jordan jersey top and shorts to represent the countries in the World Basketball Festival. Hear from professional athletes and how they collaborate with Jordan designers. Tour the customization studio.
Thursday, July 15
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Nike Basketball: Shoe + Ball
[1 Workshop – 25 Students] Students will work with footwear designers to create various Hyperdunk products to represent the countries in the World Basketball Festival. Hear from professional athletes and how they collaborate with Nike Basketball designers. Tour the customization studio.
Friday, July 16
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / SAVE THE DATE
[1 Workshop – 4 Students] Details to come!
Monday, July 19
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Mural Project
[1 Workshop – 20 Students] Students will work with established artists to create an interior mural at Stadium. Mural will encompass the general themes of World Basketball Festival alongside specific designs and concepts developed within the class. This workshop may become an ongoing project which is executed over the course of the workshop schedule…
Wednesday, July 21
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Sign Painting
[1 Workshop – 20 Students] Class will learn the basics of lettering and sign construction and then use these skills to create original signage for the front of the Make Something!! Project space at Stadium. This could manifest in the form of a window display or actual signage that is hung on the outside of the building.
Monday, July 26
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Poster Design (Part One)
[1 Workshop – 30 Students] Class will be broken into small groups and given the assignment of making a series of promotional posters announcing the World Basketball Festival. Using a standard template of WBF text and graphics, students will execute a variety of designs over the course of the day. Students will utilize lettering, photo collage, and basic layout skills to create the designs. Final designs will then be made into silkscreens for use in Part 2.
Tuesday, July 27
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Poster Design (Part Two)
[1 Workshop – 10 Students] Class will be taught the basics of silkscreen printing process. A mobile silkscreen station will be set up in the space and students will print a limited-edition print announcing WBF. The final posters will then be distributed to VIPs and hung in the windows and on the walls of local businesses around Bowery.
Thursday, July 29 & Friday, July 30
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Portraits of World Basketball Festival Communities
[1 Workshop (2 Days) – 30 Students] Working with an established documentary photographer and videographer, students will be given the assignment of shooting still and video portraits of NYC residents. Students will be broken into groups and assigned a particular NYC neighborhood that related to the WBF teams. These portraits will then be used as a feature on the WBF website announcing the festival.
Monday, August 2
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Costume Design
[1 Workshop – 15 Students] 120 DIY basketball jerseys will be produced in different color ways before the event. From these each student will “customize” two jerseys with both basketball influences and imagery from their assigned countries. These jerseys will be worn by dancers and will lead the parade, while the remaining will be given to drummers, puppeteers, flag holders to wear.
Tuesday, August 3
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Flags and Banners
[1 Workshop – 30 Students] Class will be broken into five teams of six students. Each group will produce either a series of flag/banners. Banners will use imagery from chosen countries.
Wednesday, August 4
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Puppets
[1 Workshop – 12 Students] Class will be broken into six teams of two students. Each team will then create one large-scale puppet to be used in conjunction with flags and banners as part of the overall celebration parade.
Friday, August 6 & Saturday, August 7
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Music Workshop
[1 Workshop (2 Days) – 30 Students] Each day will be led by a celebrity musician. The focus will be on “drums & beats” which will be easy to execute in a parade/celebration context. Students will learn about native rhythms to WBF countries and then create their own compositions based on those influences. Beats and rhythms will be composed, rehearsed and recorded over the course of the workshop.
Thursday, August 12
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Photo and Video Workshop
Class will be broken into five teams of two students. Each group will represent a different side of the documentation process. Students will be taught as a group by professionals in the basics of photo/video documentation and how to execute in a public setting.
Monday, August 16 & Tuesday, August 17
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Post Production, Photo and Video Workshop
[1 Workshop (2 Days) – 5 students per day] Students will work with a professional photo editor / video editor to learn the basics of assembling a visual presentation. The final selections including films and photography will be posted to the website as a final presentation of the celebration event