Workshop comes from french atelier and refers to place where you work mainly with your hands . The concept has several uses: a workshop can be, for example, the space of job from a painter, a potter or a craftsman: “A painter from the neighborhood of La Boca offers guided tours of his workshop”, “To decorate my house, I visited a workshop of indigenous crafts and bought several very original works”.
In the field of graphic arts, a workshop is a establishment where prepress and finishing tasks are carried out . Other workshops are limited to fulfilling very specific tasks (such as a welding shop ). In these cases, the workshop is usually simply a certain area within a factory or industry .
A mechanical workshop It is one that is dedicated to the repair of vehicles, such as cars or motorcycles. There are official workshops of each brand (that support their products) and others that work independently or that provide services to cars and motorcycles of any brand (they are known by the name of multi-brand). It is worth mentioning that some mechanical workshops specialize in certain specific parts of vehicles, such as sheet metal and paint, motor or brakes.
In the field of education , we talk about workshops to refer to a certain teaching methodology that combine theory and practice . The workshops allow the development of research and teamwork. Some are permanent within a certain educational level while others may last one or several days and not be linked to a specific system.
Art workshops do not always have the same objectives, and those of training and those of improvement. A workshop musicFor example, it usually offers teaching programs of one or several instruments, including voice, covering or not writing staff, but training their students from the initial level until they reach sufficient skill as to develop successfully in the field of your interest
A workshop literaryOn the other hand, it usually aims to give students certain very specific tools to polish their writings, whether they are effective revision and correction techniques, or tips to make good use of resources such as adjectives to get more descriptions. shocking While music and literature are vocations and cannot be acquired through study, adding technical knowledge can allow an artist to make better use of his natural faculties.
Many great actors discovered their vocation at an early age by attending theater workshops, moved simply by curiosity. The interaction with a group pursuing the same goal usually produces a sense of satisfaction, the need to hold on to that experience forever.
Regardless of technical knowledge, workshops are especially beneficial at the level Social, since they force their members to work close to other people; Even when the work is individual, the opportunity to share hours of creative activities is highly enriching. In principle, it allows us to learn from others, both their skills and their strengths and their mistakes; also, by placing ourselves in a context that represents us, we feel more motivated and inspired, and our effort seems to make more sense than when we do it in isolation.
On the other hand, the influence of a good tutor can be essential in the life of an artist, especially during childhood; many people whose first approach to art (in any of its forms) is given through a workshop, years later they turn fully to the study of their vocation, acquiring a professional training that allows them to live their passion to the fullest.