hi all ¡¡, nice post, hola andres que tal ¡¡
yes making a workshop can be tricky specially with vvvv because there is so much and no linear way to learn at some point you have to jump to some other feature or mecanism and go back and forth.
In my case most workshops are 3-5 concentrated days sometimes 1,2 and 4 days .
From 4 to 6 hours a day. Sometimes 8 hours which is too much for both sides .
Prefarable from 6 to 10 students . usually 15 . but my record is 180 pupils during 3 days 3 hours a day during a special video and narrative program at University .
It can be about diferent themes depending , age , resources , knowledge and time .
After some other introduction about the theme persons etc …
I usually start with a vvvv introduction. what , how , when , who , how much ,then videos and documentacion from various project not too long but enough to cath the motivation.
upss i think i,m writing too much i,ll shorten this could get very long .
then installation what is needed the site how it works . usually every pupil have a computer with the vvvv installation and directx etc ready sometimes only files and then install altogheter and some other they bring their laptops .
Open vvvv how to create nodes links F1 and after that we all start patching i guide then in all of them in some hours they are making their owns due to human nature . so more or less an hour after start everybody is flirting with nodes .
I made my own workshop template for my first workshop back in 2007 in Albacete part of the land of Don quixote ;D. Every workshop i try to update it or add something else to improve but it have not changed much . i use it as reference for myself during workshop and for pupils after it .
Yes is nice to have a small fee . People are more responsable in terms of attention and do not let other people out of the workshop in waiting list, also some cash is good for rentals etc .ask universities art and techonology to support you so you get paid for your time and effort and pupils get better premises and resourses and students will get credits after workshop.In Bilbao vvvv is a official subject in University after many years of workshops with my friends Patxis and will be in more Unis i think as vvvv rocks.
Andres i did some short workshops in beautiful Argentina in Neuquen http://tratadodeintegracion.cc/2011/02/14/workshop-iniciacion-interactivos-vvvv-y-arduino/ and Buenos aires http://www.panoramica.cc/ed_2011.php with the great and nice manuel .
last week i did this one http://www.uselabsevilla.es/node/143 i need to update my user and vvvviki with all of them , hard to survive , learn , family , friends ,have fun … and update hehe as most of us here .more to come.
haha spread the vvvvord ¡¡
bests to all ;D