This page shows of pics from Instagram collected from all our accounts. It’s a great way to get an overview of all the various things going on at Aalto Studios. These images flow from @aaltostudios, @kalliostage, @aaltostudios_costume_workshop and @fablab.

Installation performance The Mole, The Serpent, The Virus at Kallio Stage 15.-16.10.2020. #kalliostage #aaltostudios #aaltouniversity ...

Wan-Ting is one of the students who took the Fab Academy challenge this year and now she is using those skills to build an actually functional superhero suit during the wearable technology course. Join Fab Academy at Aalto Fablab. Apply now! http://fabacademy.org/apply/registration.html #pcbmilling #fabacademy2020 #electronics #superhero #cnc #smd ...

It’s a laundry day 😅
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The usage of the wardrobe includes the responsibility of taking care of the items. Our own laundry is available for items that can be water washed or freshed up in ozonizing cabinet.
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The ozonizing device disinfect and removes odours from all clothing, footwear and accessories. It uses no water or chemicals which means less energy consumption and longer product life.
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#aaltouniversity #aaltoarts #aaltostudios #costumedesign #sustainablecostumedesign #laundry #laundryroom #ozonizing #disinfection #ecological
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Natural dyes were used for dyeing costumes for the film production ☀️

Materials were pre-mordanted with Alum (10% WOF*) and dyed with Tumeric and Kamala from yellow to light orange shades.

Mordants facilitate the bonding of the dyes to the fibre and improve the light and wash fastness. Alum (Potassium aluminium sulfate) is the most common mordant and safe to use. By calculating the right amount of Alum, all binds to the fibers and do not end up to the environment.

*All measures in dyeing are based on the dry weight of the material to be dyed. This is known as the Weight Of Fibre (WOF).

#aaltouniversity #aaltoarts #aaltostudios #dyeingstudio #costumedesign #naturaldyes #sustainablecostumedesign
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Piles of natural dyes & mordants in stock now!
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Aalto Studios Worksops were happy to host “Naturally Dramatic: Sustainable Textile and Material Design for Stage and Film Costumes” project by Urs Dierker and the BicMat research group at Aalto Chemistry.
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Please get to know the exhibition which showcases textiles and different materials and techniques, from dyeing with bacteria and growing mycelium on textiles, to 3D scanning, CNC milling, mixed with traditional natural dyes. Tours are organised both, in-person and online. Please follow the link in @urs_dierker bio.
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Thank you for Aalto Materials Platform for donating extra dyes for our future experiments. Autumn is coming, let’s bring the colours inside 🍁
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#aaltouniversity #aaltoarts #aaltostudios #dyeingstudio #aaltofablab #costumedesign #naturaldyes #biomaterials #sustainablecostumedesign
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We are opening up for Fab Academy, thesis work and experimental research from 1 August. Available times are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 15:30. Please notify us ONE WEEK BEFORE by sending a message to fablab@aalto.fi. ...

We have a couple of positions open for performing the civic Civilian Service duty. If you’re into audiovisual tech, find out more! #sivari ...

Partial access to students with a good reason is possible from 14 May. Contact fablab@aalto.fi to arrange your booking and read the general Aalto COVID-19 guidelines https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-university/information-on-coronavirus ...

A black box in a black box II #miniaturestage #kalliostage #aaltostudios ...

There's a black box inside of black box! #miniaturestage #blackbox #kalliostage #aaltostudios ...

Always remember, safety first!
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To stay safe, the university has paused the contact teaching and moved on to remote teaching and learning. New situation for most of us but together we’ll make it! There will be a time when we can continue hands on learning too but now, let’s focus on research & design and planning the future projects! Warm and colourful thoughts for all 🌈
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#aaltouniversity #aaltoarts #aaltostudios #occupationalsafetyandhealth #safetygear #dyeingstudio
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Sometimes some extra body parts are needed for film shootings 🎬
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Prop making requires various skills and wide material & technique knowledge. The guidance is normally provided jointly with our workshop (costume & set & fablab) specialists!
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The hand was casted with beige coloured silicone using lifecasted one-piece alginate mould. The final translucent and realistic skin look was created with alcohol activated paints by @iidaukkola.
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#aaltouniversity #aaltostudios #aaltoarts #costumedesign #propdesign #prostethics #specialmakeupeffects #sfxmakeup #lifecasting #alginate #siliconepainting #alcoholactivatedmakeup
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New life for the old 👠👠
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In addition to just borrowing, you can also modify various items from our wardrobe 👗👖🧥👕🧣🧢👜👓💍
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These beauties were modified by Costume Design student Jenni Räsänen @rasajenn. Scroll to the first post to see the starting point!
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#aaltouniversity #aaltoarts #aaltostudios #costumedesign #shoemaking
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Open Days are cancelled until 31 May 2020 due to (yes you guessed right) #covid19 #coronavirus ...

No need for professional shoemaker’s shop! Be creative!
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Luckily we are surrounded with other Aalto Studios workshops! We borrowed some clamps from the wood workshop, did the contact glueing in well ventilated painting room and reactivated the glue with hot air gun in metal workshop 👌🏻
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#aaltouniversity #aaltoarts #aaltostudios #costumedesign #workshops #shoemaking
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Today we are #milling #yoga blocks with Henri from Turku who decided to come to the Fablab with his own material (leftover #wood from his #sauna in Turku) and #challenge our Recontech 1312 #cnc machine. Tuesdays are the new #opendays !!! ...

Where’s the sewing machine?!
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Big costume pieces might be sometimes a bit challenging to operate and workshop master’s help is required in actual making process. Together with the student and our free arm, walking foot and needle feed industrial sewing machine we succeed in it!
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See more about the used materials&techniques (e.g. heat formable felt) and the final art piece at @oscardempseyart
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#aaltouniversity #aaltoarts #aaltostudios #costumedesign #bodyextensions #wearableart #sculpture #thermoplastic #sewingchallenge
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There are never enough #blinky boards. We made a few videos on how to design a double-sided one with #kicad #eda check our #youtube channel to find out more! ...

Hats hats hats!
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On Special materials and techniques course, held by @aijanurminen, students are also exploring millinery techniques. How to make big and light weight hats without hat blocks. Useful knowledge for the future when working as a freelancer, although during your studies our various hat blocks are available!

Used materials: Sinamay, piano wire and gelatine for hardening the materials which you cannot harden with iron on glue (finnish costumers call it ”räkä”)and nylon crinoline. Painted with Dylon dyes afterwards.
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#aaltouniversity #aaltoarts #aaltostudios #costumedesign #millinerysupplies
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The beauty of #pcb milling with #roland #srm-20 #kicad #mods and 0.4mm two-flute tool... ...

Students are learning how to modify shoes on Special materials and techniques course with teacher @aijanurminen. Let’s see what kind a new life these old beauties will get, stay tuned! #aaltouniversity #aaltostudios #costumedesign #shoemaking ...

Practicing #bouldering or #climbing ??? Add #cnc and #cam to your process !!! Here we generated tool paths with #fusion360 and milled with our Recontech 1312 milling machine to achieve the beauty of these forms. ...

A mystery pod has popped up in the Learning Center! Watch this space.. 🎙#comingsoon #aaltostudios #aaltouniversity ...

The things you can do with plastic scaffold sheets!
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In the Abstracting Archetypes costume design master class, the ELO students had a week to study Commedia dell Arte archetypes, prepare the costumes based on that, work with the material given and plan the performance.
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After an intense week spent in the Aalto Studios workshops, it’s show time!
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