Every year, the participants in our ArtCamp summer school have the opportunity to meet numerous interesting art figures from the Czech Republic and abroad. Thanks to the unique atmosphere of our summer school and our city, many of them have repeatedly returned to Pilsen.
As part of our long-term cooperation with Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo, our offer includes courses led by Japanese artists who familiarise participants with the traditional Japanese art and culture, as well as modern trends and techniques. As part of our cooperation, Japanese students participate in numerous courses of our summer school.
In the recent years, for example, we have welcomed the following artists:
Kurt van der Basch (CAN - CZ)
A Czech-Canadian artist living in Prague, author of storyboards and conceptual illustrations for a number of feature films, such as Star Wars episodes VII and VIII, Atlas of Clouds, Assassin’s Creed, Illusionist and Jurassic World. He also worked on storyboards for the Babylon Berlin series, Carnival Row and the Whiskey Cavalier series, for example.
Course: Storyboard (2015 – 2019)
Ali Boozari (IRN)
Iranian Illustrator, educator at the Tehran University of Art, Chairman of the Iranian Society of Illustrators, curator, and art historian. He specialises in the art of the Iranian Qajar dynasty with special attention to the history of the press, rare printed books, and miniatures. He himself has published a number of publications on books illustrated by lithography. His works have been displayed in numerous countries of the world, including the Czech Republic.
Course: Illustration (2017, 2019)
Boris Fabris (IT)
During his career, the Italian car designer has worked for carmakers such as Fioravanti srl, Italdesign Giugiaro, Qoros Auto, Haima Auto and BAIC Motor. In recent years, he has continued to work as a consultant for renowned car manufacturers, and also has been passing on his experience as a teacher and head of courses and workshops at art schools in many countries, including the Czech Republic, the USA, Spain, the Netherlands, and his native Italy.
Course: Automotive design (2015, 2018)
Tomoko Fukushi (JAP)
A Japanese artist, graduate of painting at the prestigious Tokyo University of Arts and currently a teacher at the Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo. Her work is full of humour, she likes to draw with a black permanent marker on a white board, and she creates works of art using magnets. She also devotes herself to comics in the Manga style, whose structure and rhetoric are also evident in her paintings.
Course: Comics - Manga (2018)
Tatsuo Inagaki (JAP)
A Japanese conceptual artist and Professor at the Hosei University of Tokyo. In his work, he focuses on the Japanese art of Bunjing, which combines poetry, literature, arranging, and painting.
Course: Bunjing as conceptual art (2018)
Prof. dr hab. Wiesław Karolak (PL)
A Polish artist, author of works of art and teacher at the W. Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz
Course: Art therapy (2014 – 2019)
Prof. Lech Majewski (PL)
A Polish designer and illustrator, holder of the Ladislav Sutnar Award and pedagogue at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, specialises in poster creation and book design.
Workshop: Poster design (2016)
Prof. R. Roger Remington (USA)
An American graphic designer, member of Alliance Graphique International, holder of the Ladislav Sutnar Prize and professor of design at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, author of a number of professional publications on the history of graphic design.
Course: Graphic design and poster (2016)
Christopher Rosewarne (GB)
A British film artist (among other things, he has received an Emmy nomination) is the author of conceptual illustrations and artistic designs for films such as Star Wars VIII, Spectre, Guardians of the Galaxy, Skyfall Bond movie, and Jurassic World.
Course: Science-fiction design for film (2017 – 2019)
doc. MgA. Miro Švolík (SK)
A renowned Slovak photographer living in Prague, curator, pedagogue at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, now at the Art & Design Institute in Prague, focuses mainly on photography combined with a number of artistic elements and photographic montages.
Course: Digital photography (2013, 2016)
Josep Antoni Tàssies (ES)
A Spanish illustrator of literature for children and youth. In 2009, Tàssies became the first Spanish illustrator to receive a prestigious award at the Bratislava Biennial of Illustration for his book El nen perdut / El niño perdido (The Lost Child). His work for Spanish newspapers, where he contributes illustrations, comics, and caricatures, is recognised as well.
Course: Illustration (2018)
Prof. Karol Weisslechner (SK)
A renowned Slovak designer and pedagogue at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, mainly engaged in freelance work in the field of jewellery and objects, as well as in interior architecture, design, and scenography.
Kazuhiro Yajima (JAP)
This Japanese architect and holder of several architectural awards deals in his creation with various aspects of architecture with its multiple overlaps into style and space.
Course: Architecture (2016)
Ni Zhiqi (CN)
A Chinese artist and professor of painting at Shanghai's East China Normal University enjoys working with waste materials in his freelance work. He studied education at the Shanghai Institute of Technology and in Europe at the Royal Academy of Arts of Antwerp in Belgium.
Course: Painting – Mixed media (2019)