Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Everyone
--

About Mediamatic

About Mediamatic

Mediamatic is an art centre dedicated to new developments in the arts since 1983. We organize lectures, workshops and art projects, focusing on nature, biotechnology and art+science in a strong international network.

Details

location Created with Sketch.
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
duration Created with Sketch.
One day
accommodation Created with Sketch.
Accommodation not included
person Created with Sketch.
Groups of up to 4 students
languages Created with Sketch.
English and Dutch
cancelled Created with Sketch.
Strict cancellation policy   ?

Next available dates

Looking for different dates?  Contact us.

Goal of the course

Finding ways to trap smells in a bottle was a quest that went on for ages, until distillation was discovered. Distillation is an ancient process that has long been used to extract essential oils from biological materials like fruits, spices, or even hair! During this workshop you will be introduced to the history of scent extraction by means of the distillation process, and compose a scent with materials of your choice, with the help of olfactory artist Frank Bloem and the Aroma Lab team.

Perfect for

  • People interested in cosmetics
  • Group of friends
  • Fragrance enthusiasts

Finding ways to trap smells in a bottle was a quest that went on for ages, until distillation was discovered. Distillation is an ancient process that has long been used to extract essential oils from biological materials like fruits, spices, or even hair! During this workshop you will be introduced to the history of scent extraction by means of the distillation process, and compose a scent with materials of your choice, with the help of olfactory artist Frank Bloem and the Aroma Lab team.

  • People interested in cosmetics
  • Group of friends
  • Fragrance enthusiasts

Welcome to Amsterdam

Wikipedia doesn´t like to share the information at the moment.

Related courses and workshops

No similar workshops found

What’s included

Wifi Created with Sketch. Wifi
Tools Created with Sketch. Tools
Materials Created with Sketch. Materials

Not Included

Lunch Created with Sketch. Lunch

Description

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the history of distillation and some methods that we use here. With the plants that grow on the Mediamatic grounds and the materials the participants bring to the table, we will form scent bouquets that will be distilled to an essential oil. Feel free to get creative with the materials you bring. The Aroma Lab team would love to help you experiment with the process, and you might even be surprised with the result! However, if you don’t have a project in mind, don’t worry - there is plenty of material here that you can draw inspiration from. You can expect a fresh, zesty oil using the materials that we already have here. Throughout this process, expert perfumer and olfactory artist Frank Bloem will help you to understand the right plants to use, and a good way to balance your scent. At the end of this workshop, you will take home a tiny bottle of a 10% solution of your own created blend.

This is a hands-on workshop, where you will get to play around with different materials and methods of distillation. If you are interested in something more information-oriented and would like to learn more about perfumery, the theory behind it and how perfumes are composed, check out the Composing Fragrance workshop.

Frank Bloem is an artist who uses scent as his primary medium. He studied Fine Arts at the Rietveld Academy. In the summer of 2016, Frank changed his focus from visual art to olfactory-based works and started The Snifferoo. This perfume laboratory is a place for education and experiments around scent. He made several personalized perfumes, hosts regular workshops, and has recreated the elephant smell of Artis, the Amsterdam Zoo.

Our team at the Aroma Lab works with various materials and several distillation techniques. We use the "oil ex-tech" method to quickly and efficiently distill essential oils from fruits and spices.
Time: 11:00-14:00
For Students/Artists/Stadpas €49,- Please contact support@dedi.co

Tools and Equipment

What We Provide
  • Lab tools
  • Fruit peels, spices, herbs, seeds, leaves.
Bring Your Own
  • Spices, seeds or herbs you want to destile

Detailed Daily Program

Program

What you will do
In this workshop, you will be introduced to the history of distillation and some methods that we use here. With the plants that grow on the Mediamatic grounds and the materials the participants bring to the table, we will form scent bouquets that will be distilled to an artistic essential oil.

This workshop takes place from 11:00 till 14:00.

Description

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the history of distillation and some methods that we use here. With the plants that grow on the Mediamatic grounds and the materials the participants bring to the table, we will form scent bouquets that will be distilled to an essential oil. Feel free to get creative with the materials you bring. The Aroma Lab team would love to help you experiment with the process, and you might even be surprised with the result! However, if you don’t have a project in mind, don’t worry - there is plenty of material here that you can draw inspiration from. You can expect a fresh, zesty oil using the materials that we already have here. Throughout this process, expert perfumer and olfactory artist Frank Bloem will help you to understand the right plants to use, and a good way to balance your scent. At the end of this workshop, you will take home a tiny bottle of a 10% solution of your own created blend.

This is a hands-on workshop, where you will get to play around with different materials and methods of distillation. If you are interested in something more information-oriented and would like to learn more about perfumery, the theory behind it and how perfumes are composed, check out the Composing Fragrance workshop.

Frank Bloem is an artist who uses scent as his primary medium. He studied Fine Arts at the Rietveld Academy. In the summer of 2016, Frank changed his focus from visual art to olfactory-based works and started The Snifferoo. This perfume laboratory is a place for education and experiments around scent. He made several personalized perfumes, hosts regular workshops, and has recreated the elephant smell of Artis, the Amsterdam Zoo.

Our team at the Aroma Lab works with various materials and several distillation techniques. We use the "oil ex-tech" method to quickly and efficiently distill essential oils from fruits and spices.
Time: 11:00-14:00
For Students/Artists/Stadpas €49,- Please contact support@dedi.co

Wifi Created with Sketch. Wifi
Tools Created with Sketch. Tools
Materials Created with Sketch. Materials
Lunch Created with Sketch. Lunch
  • Program

    What you will do
    In this workshop, you will be introduced to the history of distillation and some methods that we use here. With the plants that grow on the Mediamatic grounds and the materials the participants bring to the table, we will form scent bouquets that will be distilled to an artistic essential oil.

    This workshop takes place from 11:00 till 14:00.

    Show More

Tools and Equipment

What We Provide
  • Lab tools
  • Fruit peels, spices, herbs, seeds, leaves.
Bring Your Own
  • Spices, seeds or herbs you want to destile

13  Pictures of the Distilling a Scent Bouquet

+10

About Amsterdam

About Amsterdam

Wikipedia doesn´t like to share the information at the moment.

Read Wikipedia

The Location

Located in Dijkspark at the head of the Dijksgracht, Mediamatic, is within walking distance of Amsterdam's Central Station and the city center. It offers a great panoramic city and waterfront view, Also with views of the Nemo Museum and the Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw/Bimhuis. It is a prime location melting pot of different activities that cater the trends happening in the city, serving as an international network hub.

Mediamatic is a creative hub, providing a restaurant/cafe space, with homemade vegan pizzas/drinks, and a great reputation for creativity and cultural events/exhibitions.

11  Pictures of the Accommodation and Location

+8

Located in Dijkspark at the head of the Dijksgracht, Mediamatic, is within walking distance of Amsterdam's Central Station and the city center. It offers a great panoramic city and waterfront view, Also with views of the Nemo Museum and the Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw/Bimhuis. It is a prime location melting pot of different activities that cater the trends happening in the city, serving as an international network hub. Mediamatic is a creative hub, providing a restaurant/cafe space, with homemade vegan pizzas/drinks, and a great reputation for creativity and cultural events/exhibitions.

11  Pictures of the Accommodation and Location

+8

Distilling a Scent Bouquet

location Created with Sketch.
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
duration Created with Sketch.
One day
accommodation Created with Sketch.
Accommodation not included
person Created with Sketch.
Groups of up to 4 students
languages Created with Sketch.
English and Dutch
cancelled Created with Sketch.
Strict cancellation policy   ?
add_dates Created with Sketch.
Choose a date
accommodation Created with Sketch.
Accommodation not included
Choose a package
person Created with Sketch.
× 1 Person(s)
Fee Created with Sketch.
0% service fee
Price of this package : $

84

Select Your Dates

Select Your Dates

Special Requests

Special Requests

Let the teacher know of any additional requests you may have:

Details

add_dates Created with Sketch.
Choose a date
accommodation Created with Sketch.
Choose a package
person Created with Sketch.
× 1 Person(s)
Fee Created with Sketch.
0% service fee

Questions about this workshop?

Send us a message and we'll usually respond within 24 hours.

Total:

$

$ 84
2021