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Monday, 16 July 2018 13:56

Červenec na Fakultě designu a umění Ladislava Sutnara patří každoročně letní škole. Budovu fakulty zaplnili účastníci dychtiví po nových zkušenostech, ale i ti, kteří si chtějí prohloubit své znalosti a dovednosti. Stejně jako v loňském roce jsme vyzpovídali několik účastníků a také jednoho pedagoga. První týden se nesl především ve znamení stálých kurzů, které každoročně naplní své kapacity.

artcamp / courses 2019

Friday, 23 March 2018 10:23

ArtCamp courses are suitable as preparation for entrance exams and studies at art universities but they are also designed for the general public interested in fine arts and design.

Depending on their focus and interest, ArtCamp participants can choose suitable courses and create a personalised schedule of their summer studies at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art.

Depending on the courses you choose you will be provided with necessary equipment and with basic materials. Before the beginning of your course you will be informed what other materials to bring.

The courses will be held in the studios of the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art (located at the campus of the University of West Bohemia, Univerzitní 28, Pilsen) or in the open air. The courses focused on music composition and choral singing will take place at the Department of Music Culture of the Faculty of Education (Klatovska 51, Pilsen).

Tuition takes place Monday to Friday (musical courses include weekend) usually 8 teaching hours (45 mins each) a day (tuition and individual work):

09 a.m. - 12 p.m. / work
12 p.m. - 01 p.m. / lunch break
01 p.m. - 04 p.m. / work

These times may vary depending on the particular course plan. Most of the courses include home preparation. Some courses include work in the evening (e.g. at cultural events).

Each Friday afternoon (2 – 3 p.m.) a short presentation of the results of work will take place in the studios. After this presentation the successful participants will receive their Certificate of Attendance. In order to receive your certificate, you need to attend your course regularly, work actively and fulfil all given assignments.

Please pay special attention to the language of tuition to see what courses are open to international participants.

Courses marked with * take place in DOX + (Poupětova 3, Prague). These courses do not include any additional services (accommodation, meals must be organized by the participants themselves).

In case the course offers tuition in two languages both of them will be spoken if there is a mixed group of Czech and international participants. Small groups of international participants usually get individual attention in English.

cz - Czech language
en - English language
sk - Slovak language
de - German language

In the following list the courses without indication of level of experience in their title or description are suitable for any level of experience thanks to individual approach to the students and tuition in small groups.

 


The current offer of courses for ArtCamp 2020 will be published in spring 2020.

ArtCamp 2019 / list of courses

* Marked courses take place in Prague (DOX +)

The courses will take place in the weeks marked with ✓

Click here for annotations of the courses offered only in Czech or Slovak language.

Course Language 8 - 12 July
15 - 19 July
22 - 26 July
Max. no of participants Price

Animated Film cz, en 10 4190 CZK / 175 EUR

Architecture cz ✓  20 3290 CZK / 138 EUR

Art Therapy / guest: Wieslaw Karolak, PL en   ✓  15 3290 CZK / 138 EUR

Arts Management - projects and enterpreneurship
cz  15 3290 CZK / 138 EUR

Automotive Design / guest: Boris Fabris, IT en  20 3890 CZK / 163 EUR

Illustration / guest: Ali Boozari, Írán en    10 3890 CZK / 163 EUR

Bookbinding cz, en 15 3890 CZK  / 163 EUR

Painting - Mixed Media / guest: Ni Zhiqi, China en  ✓ 15 3890 CZK / 163 EUR

Ceramic Design / preparation for entrance exams  cz, en  ✓ 15 3890 CZK / 163 EUR

Comics cz 15 3890 CZK  / 163 EUR

Curate an Exhibition en 15 3890 CZK / 163 EUR

Comics - Manga / guest: Tomoko Fukushi (Japan) en ✓  15 3890 CZK  / 163 EUR

Design / Prep. for Entrance Exams cz  ✓  15 3890 CZK  / 163 EUR

Digital Painting cz  15 3890 CZK  / 163 EUR

Digital Photography / City Landscape* cz, en 15 3890 CZK  / 163 EUR

Digital Photography / Basics cz  ✓  15 3890 CZK / 163 EUR

Interior Design* sk ✓  15 3890 CZK / 163 EUR

Interior Design / Prep. for Entrance Exams cz, sk ✓  15 3890 CZK / 163 EUR

Introduction to Graphic Techniques cz 10 3690 CZK / 154 EUR

Fashion Accessories Design sk, en ✓  15 4190 CZK / 175 EUR

Drawing* cz, en  ✓ 20 3890 CZK / 163 EUR

Figure Drawing / Prep. for Entrance Exams cz, en  full full 15 3890 CZK / 163 EUR

Graphic Design and Poster cz, de 20 3690 CZK / 154 EUR

Illustration / Prep. for Entrance Exams cz, en full 20 3290 CZK / 138 EUR

Jewellery Design / Jewellery Making Techniques cz ✓  12 4590 CZK / 192 EUR

Light Design cz, en  ✓ 15 3890 CZK / 163 EUR

Lithography cz, en  ✓ 8 4190 CZK / 175 EUR

Ideal Graphic Brand - Logo and Visual Identity cz, en  ✓ 20 3690 CZK / 154 EUR

Digital Clayanimation / guest: Ali + Mousa Khalkali, Írán cz, en 10 4190 CZK / 175 EUR

Modelling for Designers cz, en ✓  12 3890 CZK / 163 EUR

New Media cz, en ✓       15 3290 CZK / 138 EUR 

New Circus / guest: Eliška Kasprzyk, CZ cz, en  ✓   10  3690 CZK / 154 EUR

Painting cz  full  ✓  10 3690 CZK / 154 EUR

Principles of Contemporary Dance / guest: Kateřina Bednářová, CZ cz, en 20 3290 CZK / 138 EUR

Design and mold making technology cz, en  12 3890 CZK / 163 EUR

Science Fiction Design for Film / guest: Chris Rosewarne, GB en  ✓ 15 3890 CZK / 163 EUR

Serigraphy cz, en  full 8 4190 CZK / 175 EUR

Storyboard / guest: Kurt van der Basch, CAN en 15 3890 CZK / 163 EUR

Video Making cz, en  ✓ 15 3890 CZK / 163 EUR


 

Art Therapy

course leader / prof. Dr. Wieslaw Karolak, W. Strzeminsky Academy of Fine Arts Lodz, Poland
language / English

Adventure and Order in Arttherapy

The course will introduce its participants into the principles and methods in art therapy through a series of practical exercises in various techniques (drawing, painting, collage) and art media (Mandala, The artist’s book, Land art, Upcycling) through the analysis of the creative process and its results. Art therapy will be considered from two perspectives: „art as therapy“ and „art in therapy“. The theoretical background and the practical examples and exercises with the elements of art therapy followed by their analysis will help the participants to understand the principles of this discipline. Based on the creative process and the resulting artwork they will learn how to explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem. This new experience will broaden their perspective, bring new impulses for their own creative work and help their personal growth.

Automotive Design


course leader /  Boris Fabris, Italy
language / English

This is a selective course open to students and graduates of art colleges and universities - applicants will be asked to present their portfolios.
The course led by a professional car designer will introduce the participants into automotive design, its processes and principles. They will explore the designing process and its steps through practical examples, study materials and practical exercises. In connection with the topic of style and function the course will focus on selected cars and their producers as well as news from automotive design based on new materials and technologies.
-    history and principles of automotive design
-    selected major automotive companies – the importance of brand identity and styles that characterize the brand
-    style and function – two inseparable aspects in the designing process
-    complete process of designing a car – all the steps from a sketch to a model and from the model to a real car
-    news in automotive design – eco design, new propulsions, new technologies and materials
-    examples of cars developed for different purposes such as big production, a show (concept cars) or a one-off model
-    practical exercises – developing a car design based on a given topic and specifications, sketches and renderings, model-making
The course is suitable for participants with good drawing skills who are interested in automotive and industrial design. In case you are interested in processing your designs in the computer please bring your own laptop with the Adobe Photoshop program.

Animated film

course leader / MgA. Vojtěch Domlátil
language / Czech, English

During the one-week course, participants will learn about the principles and procedures of creating animated film, and when working in a team they will go through all the professions that are necessary for making an animated film. They will make a script, create puppets and settings, practice the work with lights, do animation and take individual shots. At the end they cut the material and add sound and effects. The work of each team will result in a short animated film.

Design and Mold Making Technology

course leader / doc. MgA. Luděk Míšek
language / Czech, English

The aim of the course is to know the basic principles and information about materials for the production of models such as polyester, epoxy or polyurethane resin. Thanks to demonstrations and practical experiments, the participant will also acquire procedural knowledge of selected technological procedures of modeling and mold making. Subsequently, the participants will practice the casting of models into various types of molds and their subsequent surface treatment. The course will also include a demonstration of soft metal casting - tin.

Monday - introduction to the production technology of plaster, lukapren and silicone molds, casting the model into epoxy, polyurethane resin or soft metals. Beginning of forming, making dividing planes, starting the production of the silicone mold.

Tuesday - Silicone mold finish.

Wednesday - production of sculpture clay model and disposable mold making.

Thursday - casting in gypsum and epoxy, making wax model for casting in soft metals.

Friday- soft metal casting + retouching and casting finish.


Bookbinding

course leader / MgA. Mgr. Petra Soukupová
language / Czech, English

The course will introduce its participants into special bookbinding terminology, materials and tools. According to their individual skills and experience they will work on basic or experimental types of bookbinding including:
•    flat-back case binding
•    various methods of paper decorating
•    preparation of folios and text blocks
•    book cover
•    gluing text blocks into the book cover
Advanced participants are offered to work under individual supervision on their own project resulting in an author´s book.

Illustration / Self-portrait


course leader / Ali Boozari, Írán 
language / English

Working with a renowned Iranian illustrator Ali Boozari, the participants will get familiar with the Iranian artists and illustrators and with current Iranian illustration. They will see examples of Mr. Boozari´s artwork before making their own sketches and illustrations. The topic of the course will be a self-portrait. Using several printmaking techniques (such as linocut, monoprint and monotype) participants will create their illustrations/self-portraits. There will be discussions about the student work every day. The participants will also see examples of Persian painting and miniature.


Digital clay animation

course leader / guest: Ali Khalkali, Mousa Khalkali, Írán
language / English

“Character Design for Digital Claymation”
Students will learn how to:
- Sketch/draw a human character
- Create a clay sculpture based on the designed character
- Photoshoot the character specially for the digital claymation
- Make the character alive (using Adobe Character Animator).

This course is divided in 2 parts, first part is to sketch, design and create a physical character with polymer clay and the second part is to transfer this character into a revolutionary new software which will make this character become alive.

We will try to transfer our knowledge and experience in drawing and designing in our own unique style to the students. We start from a sketch and make a sculpture with polymer clay based on the designed character.

And the we will take these characters into the software and make a 2D digital claymation, which feels like 3D.

Ceramic Design / preparation for entrance exams

course leader / doc. MgA. Gabriel Vach
language / Czech, English

The course provides introduction to work with porcelain, its particularities, specifics and limitations. It is suitable for anybody interested in designing, making and decorating porcelain products, especially for students who want to prepare for their talent entrance exams.

The participants will go through the whole process of creating a new porcelain shape, i.e. from sketch to the final product. They will try the basic techniques of work with porcelain including several decorating techniques.


Comics

course leader / MgA. Marie Kohoutová (cz)
language / Czech


Please note that this course is offered in Czech an German language.

The participants will learn about comics and its history, its basic principles (image frames, text bubbles, relation between image and text, story and its structure) and elements (words, images, the story, the hero, the point). They will also find out what kinds of comics there are and what techniques can be used when telling stories in images.

Using images and text the participants will practice their ability to tell stories, they will test their drawing skills, their memory and fantasy. They will experience teamwork as well as individual work and create a set of comic stories which will be presented at the end of the course (they will bring home not only their original drawings but also printed material featuring their work). They will also see examples of works created by the students and teachers of the Comics and Illustration for Children studio at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art.

Please bring a short story of your choice written in German and featuring max. 2 - 3 characters.

Comics - manga

course leader / Tomoko Fukushi (Japan)
language / English

The course is open for participants who are interested in Japanes Manga (comics).  First, they will learn about the origin of Japanese Manga, structure of comics, and the relationship between Japanese Manga and contemporary art.  However, the participants will not learn how to draw comics. They will find possibilities of combining  just elements of comics with artwork ( drawings, paintings , or other media).


 

Digital Photography*

course leader / prof. Mgr. Štěpán Grygar
language / Czech, English

Topic / City Landscape

The course led by a renowned Czech photographer aims to develop the creativity of the participants, enhance their skills in conceptual work with photography and their ability to do a critical analysis of their own work and place it in the wider context of contemporary art.
The theoretical part of the course will focus on various approaches of contemporary photography based on visual and conceptual traditions. It will include lectures on contemporary art and photography and also an analysis and evaluation of student portfolios. The analysis of the particular concepts preceding work on a project will enable comparision of various approaches in relation to contemporary photography.
The practical part of the course focusing on the topic of City Landscape will include selection of locations, lighting, compositional and technical approaches corresponding to the character of the particular project. The work will result in a photographic series, a publication or a folding book reflecting the given topic. If necessary, the course will include lessons on technology of processing a digital or analogue image from exponometry to the resulting photography, structure and composition of an image etc. The final photographs will be selected individually, based of the approach chosen for the particular project. From narration, the ability to create a visual story, to conceptual approach, or the effort to suppress visuality and enhance the text part or connection with other media.

 

Fashion Accesories Design

course leader / BcA. Adam Frk
language / Slovak, English

The participants will go through the whole process of designing fashion accessories from initial sketches to the final product. They will get familiar with current trends in the field and they will learn how to work with them. Using this knowledge they will create their own designs – their work will include sketching, model making and creating a small purse or a handbag. We recommend to participants to have basic skills of work with a sewing machine.

-    current trends in fashion design with focus on accessories design, examples of work of renowned designers, studying fashion magazines about fashion shows, fairs, Fashion Weeks etc.

-    introduction to stylized drawing of fashion accessories

-    principles of working with leather, basic technology of sewing and gluing

-    designing a purse/handbag: sketching, model making and creating the final product and its photo documentation

-    creating portfolio and preparation for final presentation


Figure Drawing / preparation for entrance exams

course leader / MgA. Mgr. Pavel Trnka, MgA. Libor Žižka

language / Czech, English

The course focuses on life-size nude model drawing, it helps to develop the shape register and improve the drawing skills of the participants who will be introduced to several drawing techniques. The participants will learn to depict the figure in the right proportions, they will learn the principles of perspective and the basics of anatomy. At the beginning of the course they will learn how to simplify the complex anatomic structure of a figure into geometric shapes as well as the methods of foreshortening. Part of the course will be devoted to drawing of anatomic details and to the role of light and shadow in figure drawing. The participants will be also able to give their own personal artistic touch to the realistic figure drawing.

Drawing supports one´s ability to perceive, it helps to develop one´s thinking and creativity. Therefore this course is strongly recommended as part of preparation for talent entrance exams and university studies of art.

Illustration / preparation for entrance exams

course leader / akad. mal. Renáta Fučíková
language / Czech, English
topic / Didactic and Book Illustration

The course aims primarily at prospective students of illustration at art universities who can use it as preparation for entrance exams.

-    consultation of student portfolios – please bring your portfolio with you
-    principles and rules of illustration, examples of student work, works of Czech and international illustrators
-    lectures and projections followed by discussions:
the role of didactic illustration in current literature for children and youth
the underestimated middle stream in book illustration
individual experience with myth illustration
-    illustration exercises focused on non-fiction literature (history, biology, geography
-    non-fiction comics


Light Design

course leader / MgA. Jan Morávek
language / Czech, English

topic / Solaris / Light and Space

The course focuses on work with light in a given space – the participants will create individual designs of space modellation by light, supplemented with a video, animated or static projection reacting on a given music motive. Then they will make a team and connect the individual works in one final installation. At the end of the course there will be a final presentation of the space re-modelled with light, creating a new illusional dimension which evokes emotions in the spectators.

Lithography

course leader / MgA. Mgr. Bedřich Kocman
language / Czech, English

The course will introduce its participants into the principles and methods of traditional lithography.  Based on their individual skills and level of experience they will create limited editions of experimental prints.

-    history of the field, terminology, tools and materials used in lithography
-    preparation of a lithographic stone - grinding and graining
-    drawing on a lithographic stone
-    possibilities and technologies of printing and lithography registration
-    printing on fabric and other materials
-    printing with lithographic machines and exploring alternative printing methods

The lithography studio at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art is very unique especially for its focus on traditional methods of printing in a number of formats including extreme size of lithographic stone 90 x 120 cm, various ways of printing without machines, printing on a variety of materials, combination of lithography with serigraphy, photography and other methods. The course participants will be able to include these methods of work in their individual study plan depending on their focus and previous practical experience.


 

Ideal Graphic Brand - Logo and Visual Identity

course leader / doc. MgA. Kristýna Fišerová
language / Czech, English

-    logo, its distinguishing and functional criteria, its semantic and aesthetic role
-    corporate identity and its basic elements (logo, logotype, typography, colours, images, orientation systems)
-    graphic manual and implementation of corporate design

Drawing*

course leader / MgA. Mgr. Pavel Trnka

language / Czech, English

The course focuses on life-size nude model drawing, it helps to develop the shape register and improve the drawing skills of the participants who will be introduced to several drawing techniques. The participants will learn to depict the figure in the right proportions, they will learn the principles of perspective and the basics of anatomy. At the beginning of the course they will learn how to simplify the complex anatomic structure of a figure into geometric shapes as well as the methods of foreshortening. Part of the course will be devoted to drawing of anatomic details and to the role of light and shadow in figure drawing. The participants will be also able to give their own personal artistic touch to the realistic figure drawing.

Drawing supports one´s ability to perceive, it helps to develop one´s thinking and creativity. 

Focus - linear design method of drawing, light and shadow modeling, silhouettes, portrait.
Techniques - pencil, charcoal, brush and ink.


Modeling for Designers

course leader / Mgr. art. Jan Korabečný

language / Czech, Englisch

Participants will learn working with the clay and its use in design, mainly automotive. The participants will learn the basic design and modeling procedures of the designer and modeler work and practice the techniques used in the creation of models while working under the individual guidance of the teacher. Each participant will create a clay work of his own design.

New media

course leader / doc. akad. mal. Vladimír Merta

language / Czech, Englisch

The course is designed for all participants interested in new possibilities and forms of artistic expression. It is especially suitable for those who wish to prepare for their studies of New Media at art schools.
The participants will create their artwork in the interior, in the city and in the nature (the course includes trips around Pilsen and its surroundings). They will document their work for the final presentation and they will create an artist portfolio. 
The course also offers insight in the history and development of fine arts in the 20th and 21st century from the New Media point of view (Conceptual tendencies, Action Art, Land Art, Installation, Electronic media, Environment Art, Information technology etc.).
The participants will learn the basic principles of creating an artwork through practical exercises.
- developing a concept based on a given topic
- choice of a suitable medium
- project (drawing, text)
- realization
- presentation 
- documentation
- assembly of artist portfolio.


Painting - Mixed media

course leader/ guest Ni Zhiqi, China
language / en

topic / Poetic Rebirth

The purpose of the course is mainly for students to use their daily necessities and waste materials to create artworks.

At the beginning of the course, through the introduction and the analysis of the artist's cases, the students will broaden their understanding towards the creative materials, and they will rediscover from a new perspective the "waste" in our daily life and to feel their characteristics. Then they will start their works from the materials, colors, forms to explore the object hood of the material itself. In the common attempt and practice of teachers and students, the students will combine and reshape these objects by injecting their individual artistic ideas to complete the artistic creations in the end, and to renew "waste"’s vitality.

The course aims to develop students' innovative thinking and hands-on ability, to help them to broaden their possibilities in artistic creations and to stimulate their experimentation spirits. They will learn how to deal with the relationship among materials, the impact of colors on the work, and how to use “readymades” and “waste”.

During the course, the teacher will guide the students to process the creation, each student will complete one or a series of works. And their final works will be displayed in the end of the course.

New Circus

course leader / MgA. Eliška Kasprzyk, Žongléros Ansámbl
language / Czech, English

The course is open for physically fit participants who are interested in the possibilities of expression through their own bodies and who would like to get a first hand experience with selected disciplines of new circus.

The course will show the participants how to use their own bodies as artistic tools and it will bring new inspiration for their future creative work. It aims at participants who like to move and it enables them to explore the crossing points of different artistic disciplines. The participants will first try selected disciplines of new circus such as aerial silks, hoops or trapeze acrobatics, couple acrobatics, juggling, hooping and others. While trying out these disciplies they will decide which one they would like to focus on in the second part of the course which will consist in developing a collective performance of all the course participants. This work will enable them to apply their own artistic skills and search for their own ways of expression. They will also get familiar with various techniques of physical theatre, improvisation and stage movement. The course will result in a final public performance.

 


Principles of Contemporary Dance

course leader / MgA. Kateřina Bednářová
language / Czech, English


topic / Dance = space + time + shape + movement

This course is suitable for anybody who likes to move and who would like to discover new possibilities of movement through the techniques of contemporary dance.

The technique of contemporary dance employs the knowledge of human body and its functions based on scientific research (anatomy, physiology, kineziology, biomechanics) and on the body-mind awareness systems. It also uses some of the new principles based on the American postmodern experimental dance from the 60s and 70s. Some of those principles are used in modern dance as well. However, there is a shift of perception of some of them, especially of the need for an effective functioning of a humand body in movement.

The course will introduce its participants into the basic dance principles and possibilities of expression through  the art of dancing. Through improvising exercises they will become aware of their bodies, they will test their physical possibilities and improve their technical capability. At the same time, they will find and develop  their own ways of expression through movement.

The course will result in dance compositions based on improvisations on given topics focused on the basic principles of contemporary dance. There will be a public performance at the end of the course.

Science fiction design for film

course leader / Chris Rosewarne, Great Britain

language /  English

Emmy nominated film industry concept artist Chris Rosewarne will demonstrate his
workflow used in recent projects such as “Star Wars VIII”, “Spectre” and
“Guardians Of The Galaxy”. Participants will learn how to rapidly create a bold
design in Photoshop before moving into a 3D modelling program to build and
render, then covering techniques in Photoshop to create a cinematic presentation
visual. Chris specialises in sci-fi mechanical/robotics as well as architectural
environment design, participants will choose one of the two to focus on in the
course, the goal being to generate a stunning cinematic visual that is used in film
production environments.
- sketching techniques
- Photoshop drawing and painting techniques
- orthogonal designing for speed
- 3D modeling in SketchUp (or any software the student prefers to use)
- rendering in Keyshot (or any software the student prefers to use)
- using photo textures in Photoshop
- the use of cinematic lighting to enhance drama
- digital painting techniques
The participants should have at least basic knowledge of Photoshop, previous experience with 3D modelling will be useful too. They will bring their own laptops with Photoshop ( + mouse or tablet) and  SketchUp or SketchUp Make program (download: http://www.sketchup.com/download/all), or any other program they prefer to use. There is a PC lab available with the Adobe software.


Serigraphy

course leader / MgA. Mgr. Bedřich Kocman

language / Czech, English

The course is designed for participants who wish to gain or enhance their experince with different methods of printing through a stencil.

The participants will learn the basic division of graphic disciplines. We will talk about the characteristics of serigraphy and screen printing compared to other graphic technologies and we will explore in detail the basic principles of printing through a screen. The participants will be introduced to various tools and materials used in serigraphy as well as different printing techniques and they will be able to try everything in practice. The aim of this course is to enable the participants to experience the widest possible spectrum of technological processes from the very simplest ones to the technologically demanding ones.

Through this practical experience the participants will get to know different ways of graphic expression in the field of serigraphy.



Storyboard

course leader / Kurt van der Basch, Canada
language / English

Led by an experienced film artist who has drawn storyboards and concept art for numerous Hollywood movies such as Star Wars ep VII, Cloud Atlas, and the Illustionist. Participants will learn the basics of film storyboarding by examining existing storyboard sequences and film clips and with practical drawing exercises based on script segments. These principles are applicable in various fields of art, such as film production, advertising, animation, comics production,  etc. The participants will also develop their production drawing skills and the ability to express ideas and moods with fast, clear drawing techniques.

The course will cover:
- storyboard principles and terminology including the basic kinds of shots
- how shot choices and camera angles/movement can cause different emotional reactions to the viewers
- practical examples, analysis of film sequences, discussions
- tranformation of a written script into a storyboard
- the creation of a shot list, chronology of a story, working with the scenes and characters
- drawing and illustration for production:
          - creating a ground plan (pudorys) to explain camera locations
          - drawing with minimal reference
          - quick  head and figure drawing
          - various kinds of perspective
          - image composition for creating mood

Participants are encouraged to bring script samples written themselves (or others) to be used in the course.


Video Making

course leader / MgA. Lukáš Kellner
language / Czech, English


topic / Video and videoart

The particpants of this course should have at least basic knowledge of operating a camera/DLSR device and working with video editing programs.

-    introduction into video making – different approaches to shooting a video, video making methods, video editing programs
-    theoretical and practical introduction to the film making equipment
-    working in teams on practical assignments – each member of the team tries different disciplines connected to the fil making proces (direction, camera, sound, editing, script and working in front of the camera)
-    free video / videoart, report, interview, event
-    introduction into advanced video editing methods – efects keyframes / coloration / adobe dynamic link
-    editing, export and presentation of the resulting videos

 

Curate en Exhibitions (in three days)

course leader / MgA. Jan Van Woensel
language /English

The activity of the artist is nowadays more and more interwoven with the activity of the curator. The questions that this course puts forward are; how do I present my artwork, how does the presentation of my artwork change the experience of the audience with the artwork, how does my artwork function in a group exhibition? In this intensive course you will learn first hand the skills of contemporary curatorial practice.

You will learn from professional curator Jan Van Woensel (BE) whom has more than fifteen years of experience making exhibitions internationally. The course leader will introduce you to free curatorship which proves to find its origin in artistic movements of the 1960's. The course pays attention to the artistic aspects of making an exhibition. The course motivates the participants to critically think and talk about (their) artwork. The course is a fast-paced and hands-on experience. We start with an empty space and no concept. In group we evolve to the curation and the opening of an exhibition that includes the artwork of the course participants.

We come up with an idea, a title, a short introduction text, a flyer, online promotion, and we organize an official opening event.

Be part of this intensive course to learn more about the process of exhibition making, which is a major part of each artist's career.


 

 

 

ArtCamp courses are suitable as preparation for entrance exams and studies at art universities but they are also designed for the general public interested in fine arts and design.

Depending on their focus and interest, ArtCamp participants can choose suitable courses and create a personalised schedule of their summer studies at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art.

Depending on the courses you choose you will be provided with necessary equipment and with basic materials. Before the beginning of your course you will be informed what other materials to bring.

The courses will be held in the studios of the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art (located at the campus of the University of West Bohemia, Univerzitní 28, Pilsen) or in the open air. The courses focused on music composition and choral singing will take place at the Department of Music Culture of the Faculty of Education (Klatovska 51, Pilsen).

Tuition takes place Monday to Friday (musical courses include weekend) usually 8 teaching hours (45 mins each) a day (tuition and individual work):

09 a.m. - 12 p.m. / work
12 p.m. - 01 p.m. / lunch break
01 p.m. - 04 p.m. / work

These times may vary depending on the particular course plan. Most of the courses include home preparation. Some courses include work in the evening (e.g. at cultural events).

 

 

Each Friday afternoon (2 – 3 p.m.) a short presentation of the results of work will take place in the studios. After this presentation the successful participants will receive their Certificate of Attendance. In order to receive your certificate, you need to attend your course regularly, work actively and fulfil all given assignments.

Please pay special attention to the language of tuition to see what courses are open to international participants.

In case the course offers tuition in two languages both of them will be spoken if there is a mixed group of Czech and international participants. Small groups of international participants usually get individual attention in English.

cz - Czech language
en - English language
sk - Slovak language
de - German language

In the following list the courses without indication of level of experience in their title or description are suitable for any level of experience thanks to individual approach to the students and tuition in small groups.


ArtCamp 2018 / list of courses

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Course Language 9 - 13 July
16 - 20 July
23 - 27 July
Max. no of participants Price

Animated Film cz 10 4190 Kč / 175 EUR

Architecture cz ✓  20 3290 Kč / 138 EUR

Art Therapy / guest: Wieslaw Karolak, PL en  ✓  15 3290 Kč / 138 EUR

Arts Management - projects and enterpreneurship - new cz  15 3290 Kč / 138 EUR

Automotive Design / guest: Boris Fabris, IT en  20 3890 Kč / 163 EUR

Book Illustration / guest: Tassies, ES en  12 3890 Kč / 163 EUR

Bookbinding cz, en 15 3890 Kč / 163 EUR

Bunjinga as a conceptual art practise / guest: Tatsuo Inagaki, JP en 20 3890 Kč / 163 EUR

Ceramic Design / preparation for entrance exams  cz, en  ✓ 15 3890 Kč / 163 EUR

Comics cz, de  ✓ 15 3890 Kč / 163 EUR

Choral Singing cz, en 30 2900 Kč / 120 EUR

Design / prep. for entrance exams cz  ✓ 15 3890 Kč / 163 EUR

Digital Painting - new cz  15 3890 Kč / 163 EUR

Digital Photography / City Landscape cz, en 15 3890 Kč / 163 EUR

Digital Photography / basics cz  ✓ 15 3890 Kč / 163 EUR

Interior Design sk ✓  20 3890 Kč / 163 EUR

Introduction to Graphic Techniques cz 10 3690 Kč / 154 EUR

Fashion Accessories Design sk, en ✓  15 4190 Kč / 175 EUR

Fashion Design / preparation for entrance exams cz  ✓ 15 4190 Kč / 175 EUR

Figure Drawing / preparation for entrance exams cz, en  ✓ 15 3890 Kč / 163 EUR

Graphic Design and Poster cz 20 3690 Kč / 154 EUR

Illustration / prep.for entrance exams cz, en 20 3290 Kč / 138 EUR

Jewellery Design / jewellery-making techniques cz ✓  12 4590 Kč / 192 EUR

Light Design cz, en  ✓ 15 3890 Kč / 163 EUR

Lithography cz, en  ✓ 8 4190 Kč / 175 EUR

Logo and Visual Identity cz, en  ✓ 20 3690 Kč / 154 EUR

Music Composition cz, en 10 2900 Kč / 120 EUR

Modelling for Designers cz ✓  12 3890 Kč / 163 EUR

New Media cz
   15 3290 Kč / 138 EUR 

New Circus cz, en ✓   10  3690 Kč / 154 EUR

Painting cz  ✓ 10 3690 Kč / 154 EUR

Principles of Contemporary Dance / guest: Kateřina Bednářová, CZ cz, en   20 3290 Kč / 138 EUR

Participatory Art / guest: CHema Skandal!, USA en  15 3890 Kč / 163 EUR

Science Fiction Design for Film / guest: Chris Rosewarne, GB - new! en  ✓ 15 3890 Kč / 163 EUR

Serigraphy cz, en  ✓ 8 4190 Kč / 175 EUR

Storyboard / guest: Kurt van der Basch, CAN en 15 3890 Kč / 163 EUR

Video Making cz, en  ✓ 15 3890 Kč / 163 EUR



 

Art Therapy

course leader / prof. Dr. Wieslaw Karolak, W. Strzeminsky Academy of Fine Arts Lodz, Poland
language / English

This practical course is suitable for artists and university level art students.

The course will introduce its participants into the principles and methods in art therapy through a series of practical exercises in various techniques (drawing, painting, collage) and through the analysis of the creative process and its results. Art therapy will be considered from two perspectives: „art as therapy“ and „art in therapy“. The theoretical background and the practical examples and exercises with the elements of art therapy followed by their analysis will help the participants to understand the principles of this discipline. Based on the creative process and the resulting artwork they will learn how to explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem. This new experience will broaden their perspective, bring new impulses for their own creative work and help their personal growth.

Automotive Design


course leader /  Boris Fabris, Italy
language / English

This is a selective course open to students and graduates of art colleges and universities - applicants will be asked to present their portfolios.
The course led by a professional car designer will introduce the participants into automotive design, its processes and principles. They will explore the designing process and its steps through practical examples, study materials and practical exercises. In connection with the topic of style and function the course will focus on selected cars and their producers as well as news from automotive design based on new materials and technologies.
-    history and principles of automotive design
-    selected major automotive companies – the importance of brand identity and styles that characterize the brand
-    style and function – two inseparable aspects in the designing process
-    complete process of designing a car – all the steps from a sketch to a model and from the model to a real car
-    news in automotive design – eco design, new propulsions, new technologies and materials
-    examples of cars developed for different purposes such as big production, a show (concept cars) or a one-off model
-    practical exercises – developing a car design based on a given topic and specifications, sketches and renderings, model-making
The course is suitable for participants with good drawing skills who are interested in automotive and industrial design. In case you are interested in processing your designs in the computer please bring your own laptop with the Adobe Photoshop program.


Bookbinding

course leader / MgA. Mgr. Petra Soukupová
language / Czech, English

The course will introduce its participants into special bookbinding terminology, materials and tools. According to their individual skills and experience they will work on basic or experimental types of bookbinding including:
•    flat-back case binding
•    various methods of paper decorating
•    preparation of folios and text blocks
•    book cover
•    gluing text blocks into the book cover
Advanced participants are offered to work under individual supervision on their own project resulting in an author´s book.

Book illustration / advanced / Feeling the concepts by drawing


course leader /  Josep Antoni Tàssies Penella, Spain
language / English


This is a selective course open to students and graduates of art colleges and universities - applicants will be asked to present their portfolios.
The course consists of a theoretical session, where some of the teacher's works will be shown, and two practical proposals that combine individual work with common work of participants. At the same time, participants are asked to bring their book that will be reviewed and commented individually throughout the course. The goal is to detect the formal expressive language proper to each person.


Bunjinga as a conceptual art practice

course leader / Tatsuo Inagaki, Artist, Professor of Faculty of Intercultural Communication, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan
language / English

This course conducts a series of practical workshops featuring the Bunjinga, school of Japanese art in 18th and 19th centuries. The characteristics of Bunjinga are "criticism " and "amateurism". Bunjinga is also related to conceptual art in the 20th century. We will practice both of the art movements during this course.

Bunjinga is based on the Chinese tradition of the scholar-amateur artist. The artists had in common an admiration for Chinese culture, particularly the literati painting of the Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties (13th-20th centuries).  Bunjinga is related to conceptual art in 1960's in a way to express the essence of the depiction of objects that cannot be represented by visual reality alone or the psychological effects of human beings.
 
We first advance understanding about Bunjin-ga through lectures and imagery. After that, we will hold a workshop on how ideas are reflected in artworks. At the end of the course program, an exhibition and a discussion meeting will be held. Through this workshop, we aim to deepen our understanding of literary paintings and to find a way of producing them that will lead to the creation of works as current artists.

Ceramic Design / preparation for entrance exams

course leader / doc. MgA. Gabriel Vach
language / Czech, English

The course provides introduction to work with porcelain, its particularities, specifics and limitations. It is suitable for anybody interested in designing, making and decorating porcelain products, especially for students who want to prepare for their talent entrance exams.

The participants will go through the whole process of creating a new porcelain shape, i.e. from sketch to the final product. They will try the basic techniques of work with porcelain including several decorating techniques.


Comics

course leader / doc. M. A. Barbara Šalamounová (de), MgA. Marie Kohoutová (cz)
language / Czech, German


Please note that this course is offered in Czech an German language.

The participants will learn about comics and its history, its basic principles (image frames, text bubbles, relation between image and text, story and its structure) and elements (words, images, the story, the hero, the point). They will also find out what kinds of comics there are and what techniques can be used when telling stories in images.

Using images and text the participants will practice their ability to tell stories, they will test their drawing skills, their memory and fantasy. They will experience teamwork as well as individual work and create a set of comic stories which will be presented at the end of the course (they will bring home not only their original drawings but also printed material featuring their work). They will also see examples of works created by the students and teachers of the Comics and Illustration for Children studio at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art.

Please bring a short story of your choice written in German and featuring max. 2 - 3 characters.

Choral singing

course leader / Mgr. Vít Aschenbrenner, Ph.D., Mgr. et Mgr. Romana Feiferlíková, Ph.D., Department of Music Culture, Faculty of Education, University of West Bohemia
language / Czech, English


The course is suitable for participants with previous experience in choral singing who are interested in deepening their skills and experience with interpretation of so called old music. They will study the 18th century sacred music drawn from the archives of the South-West Bohemia – e.g. music by Brixi, Link and others. The participants will receive the repertoir one month in advace to study their parts. The course work will consist in collective rehearsals as well as individual voice training for each singer. The course will result in a recorded evening concert.


 

Digital Photography

course leader / prof. Mgr. Štěpán Grygar
language / Czech, English

Topic / City Landscape

The course led by a renowned Czech photographer aims to develop the creativity of the participants, enhance their skills in conceptual work with photography and their ability to do a critical analysis of their own work and place it in the wider context of contemporary art.
The theoretical part of the course will focus on various approaches of contemporary photography based on visual and conceptual traditions. It will include lectures on contemporary art and photography and also an analysis and evaluation of student portfolios. The analysis of the particular concepts preceding work on a project will enable comparision of various approaches in relation to contemporary photography.
The practical part of the course focusing on the topic of City Landscape will include selection of locations, lighting, compositional and technical approaches corresponding to the character of the particular project. The work will result in a photographic series, a publication or a folding book reflecting the given topic. If necessary, the course will include lessons on technology of processing a digital or analogue image from exponometry to the resulting photography, structure and composition of an image etc. The final photographs will be selected individually, based of the approach chosen for the particular project. From narration, the ability to create a visual story, to conceptual approach, or the effort to suppress visuality and enhance the text part or connection with other media.

The course is attended by a Czech-German group of students and is run under the auspices of the Czech-German Future Fund, the Pilsen Region and the Czech-German Youth Exchange Coordination Centres "Tandem".

 

Fashion Accesories Design

course leader / MgA. Alena Zendeková
language / Slovak, English

The participants will go through the whole process of designing fashion accessories from initial sketches to the final product. They will get familiar with current trends in the field and they will learn how to work with them. Using this knowledge they will create their own designs – their work will include sketching, model making and creating a small purse or a handbag. We recommend to participants to have basic skills of work with a sewing machine.

-    current trends in fashion design with focus on accessories design, examples of work of renowned designers, studying fashion magazines about fashion shows, fairs, Fashion Weeks etc.

-    introduction to stylized drawing of fashion accessories

-    principles of working with leather, basic technology of sewing and gluing

-    designing a purse/handbag: sketching, model making and creating the final product and its photo documentation

-    creating portfolio and preparation for final presentation


Figure Drawing / preparation for entrance exams

course leader / MgA. Mgr. Pavel Trnka

language / Czech, English

The course focuses on life-size nude model drawing, it helps to develop the shape register and improve the drawing skills of the participants who will be introduced to several drawing techniques. The participants will learn to depict the figure in the right proportions, they will learn the principles of perspective and the basics of anatomy. At the beginning of the course they will learn how to simplify the complex anatomic structure of a figure into geometric shapes as well as the methods of foreshortening. Part of the course will be devoted to drawing of anatomic details and to the role of light and shadow in figure drawing. The participants will be also able to give their own personal artistic touch to the realistic figure drawing.

Drawing supports one´s ability to perceive, it helps to develop one´s thinking and creativity. Therefore this course is strongly recommended as part of preparation for talent entrance exams and university studies of art.

Illustration / preparation for entrance exams

course leader / akad. mal. Renáta Fučíková
language / Czech, English
topic / Didactic and Book Illustration

The course aims primarily at prospective students of illustration at art universities who can use it as preparation for entrance exams.

-    consultation of student portfolios – please bring your portfolio with you
-    principles and rules of illustration, examples of student work, works of Czech and international illustrators
-    lectures and projections followed by discussions:
the role of didactic illustration in current literature for children and youth
the underestimated middle stream in book illustration
individual experience with myth illustration
-    illustration exercises focused on non-fiction literature (history, biology, geography
-    non-fiction comics


Light Design

course leader / MgA. Jan Morávek
language / Czech, English

topic / Solaris / Light and Space

The course focuses on work with light in a given space – the participants will create individual designs of space modellation by light, supplemented with a video, animated or static projection reacting on a given music motive. Then they will make a team and connect the individual works in one final installation. At the end of the course there will be a final presentation of the space re-modelled with light, creating a new illusional dimension which evokes emotions in the spectators.

Lithography

course leader / MgA. Mgr. Bedřich Kocman
language / Czech, English

The course will introduce its participants into the principles and methods of traditional lithography.  Based on their individual skills and level of experience they will create limited editions of experimental prints.

-    history of the field, terminology, tools and materials used in lithography
-    preparation of a lithographic stone - grinding and graining
-    drawing on a lithographic stone
-    possibilities and technologies of printing and lithography registration
-    printing on fabric and other materials
-    printing with lithographic machines and exploring alternative printing methods

The lithography studio at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art is very unique especially for its focus on traditional methods of printing in a number of formats including extreme size of lithographic stone 90 x 120 cm, various ways of printing without machines, printing on a variety of materials, combination of lithography with serigraphy, photography and other methods. The course participants will be able to include these methods of work in their individual study plan depending on their focus and previous practical experience.


 

Logo and Visual Identity

course leader / doc. MgA. Kristýna Fišerová
language / Czech, English

-    logo, its distinguishing and functional criteria, its semantic and aesthetic role
-    corporate identity and its basic elements (logo, logotype, typography, colours, images, orientation systems)
-    graphic manual and implementation of corporate design

Music composition


course leader / Doc. Mgr. MgA. Jiří Bezděk, Ph.D.  
language / Czech, English, German

The course focused on modern music composition will deepen the knowledge and skills of the participants in the field of composition of classical music. It is suitable both for beginners and advanced composers. The course includes individual lessons and consultations of the concrete works developed by the participants and lectures on the theory of modern composing. The participants will work on their own musical projects with the aim to create compositions which will be presented to the public at the end of the course.

Requirements:
The participants should have at least basic experience with music composition and be capable of notation of their creations (ideally with use of any notation software). When composing music for vocals, the participants should bring the text they wish to musicalize (not longer than 1 A4 page, ideally a poem with rhymes).

Jiří Bezděk is a respected teacher of music composition and a leading contemporary Czech composer. He works at the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague  and he teaches music composition at the Pilsen Conservatory.


¡MARCHARTE! / Art mobility

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This course explores the importance of migration in artistic creation and social configuration. Participants will explore the significance and contribution of migrant’s Culture and Art to our society whether such individuals are artists or not.

Working with real-life examples, students will perceive the importance of diversity and intercultural dialogue. Exchanging opinions and promoting conversation  participants will build partnerships and promote team work.

Students may employ drawing, painting, model making, printing and other techniques towards a final collaborative project that will engage and resonate with the community. It could be the publication of a fanzine, a poster campaign or a collective mural. This will be discussed among the group.

There will be discussions, video screenings, slide presentations and video calls throughout the course as well as demonstrations of different techniques to accomplish our final project.
This course is suitable for Intermediate and Advanced level students.

KEY THEMES:
- Migration and Art
- Mexican and Latin American Arts
- Latino Artists in Chicago and the U.S.A.
- Participatory Art as social practice


 

New Circus

course leader / Jiřina Adamková, Žongléros Ansámbl, Pilsen
language / Czech, English

The course is open for physically fit participants who are interested in the possibilities of expression through their own bodies and who would like to get a first hand experience with selected disciplines of new circus.

The course will show the participants how to use their own bodies as artistic tools and it will bring new inspiration for their future creative work. It aims at participants who like to move and it enables them to explore the crossing points of different artistic disciplines. The participants will first try selected disciplines of new circus such as aerial silks, hoops or trapeze acrobatics, couple acrobatics, juggling, hooping and others. While trying out these disciplies they will decide which one they would like to focus on in the second part of the course which will consist in developing a collective performance of all the course participants. This work will enable them to apply their own artistic skills and search for their own ways of expression. They will also get familiar with various techniques of physical theatre, improvisation and stage movement. The course will result in a final public performance.

 


Principles of Contemporary Dance

course leader / MgA. Kateřina Bednářová
language / Czech, English


topic / Dance = space + time + shape + movement

This course is suitable for anybody who likes to move and who would like to discover new possibilities of movement through the techniques of contemporary dance.

The technique of contemporary dance employs the knowledge of human body and its functions based on scientific research (anatomy, physiology, kineziology, biomechanics) and on the body-mind awareness systems. It also uses some of the new principles based on the American postmodern experimental dance from the 60s and 70s. Some of those principles are used in modern dance as well. However, there is a shift of perception of some of them, especially of the need for an effective functioning of a humand body in movement.

The course will introduce its participants into the basic dance principles and possibilities of expression through  the art of dancing. Through improvising exercises they will become aware of their bodies, they will test their physical possibilities and improve their technical capability. At the same time, they will find and develop  their own ways of expression through movement.

The course will result in dance compositions based on improvisations on given topics focused on the basic principles of contemporary dance. There will be a public performance at the end of the course.

Science fiction design for film

course leader / Chris Rosewarne, Great Britain

language /  English

Emmy nominated film industry concept artist Chris Rosewarne will demonstrate his
workflow used in recent projects such as “Star Wars VIII”, “Spectre” and
“Guardians Of The Galaxy”. Participants will learn how to rapidly create a bold
design in Photoshop before moving into a 3D modelling program to build and
render, then covering techniques in Photoshop to create a cinematic presentation
visual. Chris specialises in sci-fi mechanical/robotics as well as architectural
environment design, participants will choose one of the two to focus on in the
course, the goal being to generate a stunning cinematic visual that is used in film
production environments.
- sketching techniques
- Photoshop drawing and painting techniques
- orthogonal designing for speed
- 3D modeling in SketchUp (or any software the student prefers to use)
- rendering in Keyshot (or any software the student prefers to use)
- using photo textures in Photoshop
- the use of cinematic lighting to enhance drama
- digital painting techniques
The participants should have at least basic knowledge of Photoshop, previous experience with 3D modelling will be useful too. They will bring their own laptops with Photoshop ( + mouse or tablet) and  SketchUp or SketchUp Make program (download: http://www.sketchup.com/download/all), or any other program they prefer to use. There is a PC lab available with the Adobe software.


Serigraphy

course leader / MgA. Mgr. Bedřich Kocman

language / Czech, English

The course is designed for participants who wish to gain or enhance their experince with different methods of printing through a stencil.

The participants will learn the basic division of graphic disciplines. We will talk about the characteristics of serigraphy and screen printing compared to other graphic technologies and we will explore in detail the basic principles of printing through a screen. The participants will be introduced to various tools and materials used in serigraphy as well as different printing techniques and they will be able to try everything in practice. The aim of this course is to enable the participants to experience the widest possible spectrum of technological processes from the very simplest ones to the technologically demanding ones.

Through this practical experience the participants will get to know different ways of graphic expression in the field of serigraphy.



Storyboard

course leader / Kurt van der Basch, Canada
language / English

Led by an experienced film artist who has drawn storyboards and concept art for numerous Hollywood movies such as Star Wars ep VII, Cloud Atlas, and the Illustionist. Participants will learn the basics of film storyboarding by examining existing storyboard sequences and film clips and with practical drawing exercises based on script segments. These principles are applicable in various fields of art, such as film production, advertising, animation, comics production,  etc. The participants will also develop their production drawing skills and the ability to express ideas and moods with fast, clear drawing techniques.

The course will cover:
- storyboard principles and terminology including the basic kinds of shots
- how shot choices and camera angles/movement can cause different emotional reactions to the viewers
- practical examples, analysis of film sequences, discussions
- tranformation of a written script into a storyboard
- the creation of a shot list, chronology of a story, working with the scenes and characters
- drawing and illustration for production:
          - creating a ground plan (pudorys) to explain camera locations
          - drawing with minimal reference
          - quick  head and figure drawing
          - various kinds of perspective
          - image composition for creating mood

Participants are encouraged to bring script samples written themselves (or others) to be used in the course.


Video Making

course leader / MgA. Lukáš Kellner
language / Czech, English


topic / Video and videoart

The particpants of this course should have at least basic knowledge of operating a camera/DLSR device and working with video editing programs.

-    introduction into video making – different approaches to shooting a video, video making methods, video editing programs
-    theoretical and practical introduction to the film making equipment
-    working in teams on practical assignments – each member of the team tries different disciplines connected to the fil making proces (direction, camera, sound, editing, script and working in front of the camera)
-    free video / videoart, report, interview, event
-    introduction into advanced video editing methods – efects keyframes / coloration / adobe dynamic link
-    editing, export and presentation of the resulting videos

 





 

 

 


 

 

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Friday, 11 August 2017 14:04

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ArtCamp 2017 / right now

Saturday, 15 July 2017 14:05

ArtCamp summer school is back.

ArtCamp 2017 je v plném proudu

Monday, 17 July 2017 16:27

Probíhá 13. ročník mezinárodní letní školy umění na Sutnarce.

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Wednesday, 03 August 2016 13:00

ArtCamp 2017 nabízí tradiční kurzy i úplné novinky

Thursday, 09 March 2017 10:48

Fakulta designu a umění Ladislava Sutnara pořádá už třináctý ročník mezinárodní letní školy umění ArtCamp.

artcamp / courses 2018

Thursday, 16 February 2017 11:29

ArtCamp courses are suitable as preparation for entrance exams and studies at art universities but they are also designed for the general public interested in fine arts and design.

Depending on their focus and interest, ArtCamp participants can choose suitable courses and create a personalised schedule of their summer studies at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art.

Depending on the courses you choose you will be provided with necessary equipment and with basic materials. Before the beginning of your course you will be informed what other materials to bring.

The courses will be held in the studios of the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art (located at the campus of the University of West Bohemia, Univerzitní 28, Pilsen) or in the open air. The courses focused on music composition and choral singing will take place at the Department of Music Culture of the Faculty of Education (Klatovska 51, Pilsen).

Tuition takes place Monday to Friday (musical courses include weekend) usually 8 teaching hours (45 mins each) a day (tuition and individual work):

09 a.m. - 12 p.m. / work
12 p.m. - 01 p.m. / lunch break
01 p.m. - 04 p.m. / work

These times may vary depending on the particular course plan. Most of the courses include home preparation. Some courses include work in the evening (e.g. at cultural events).

 

 

Each Friday afternoon (2 – 3 p.m.) a short presentation of the results of work will take place in the studios. After this presentation the successful participants will receive their Certificate of Attendance. In order to receive your certificate, you need to attend your course regularly, work actively and fulfil all given assignments.

Please pay special attention to the language of tuition to see what courses are open to international participants.

In case the course offers tuition in two languages both of them will be spoken if there is a mixed group of Czech and international participants. Small groups of international participants usually get individual attention in English.

cz - Czech language
en - English language
sk - Slovak language
de - German language

In the following list the courses without indication of level of experience in their title or description are suitable for any level of experience thanks to individual approach to the students and tuition in small groups.


ArtCamp 2018

The schedule of courses for ArtCamp 2018, which will take place 9 - 27 July, will be available by March 9th 2018. It will again include traditional and also new courses including those led by Czech and international visiting artists.


 Before the new schedule is ready, please find below the course descriptions for courses which took place in 2017 as many of them will be on the list of courses for 2018:

Art Therapy

course leader / prof. Dr. Wieslaw Karolak, W. Strzeminsky Academy of Fine Arts Lodz, Poland
language / English

This practical course is suitable for artists and university level art students.

The course will introduce its participants into the principles and methods in art therapy through a series of practical exercises in various techniques (drawing, painting, collage) and through the analysis of the creative process and its results. Art therapy will be considered from two perspectives: „art as therapy“ and „art in therapy“. The theoretical background and the practical examples and exercises with the elements of art therapy followed by their analysis will help the participants to understand the principles of this discipline. Based on the creative process and the resulting artwork they will learn how to explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem. This new experience will broaden their perspective, bring new impulses for their own creative work and help their personal growth.

Computer Game Design

course leader / MgA. Ing. Václav Šlajch

language / Czech, English

The course will introduce its participants into the principles of work of computer gamedesigners, considering the type of game and the selected game genre. The participants willwork on practical exercises  which will lead them through the proces of designing layout,characters, costumes and objects in logical order from the initial sketching andbrainstorming, through layout illustration and storyboard to the final design. The course isbased on hand-drawn sketches and designs without use of computers.- basic types of computer games and team brainstorming- selection of game genre and appropriate methods of work- sketching, layout- designing the setting, characters, costumes, objects- storyboard to the opening and final animation- final designs, promotional artwork, final presentation


Fashion Accesories Design

course leader / MgA. Alena Zendeková
language / Slovak, English

The participants will go through the whole process of designing fashion accessories from initial sketches to the final product. They will get familiar with current trends in the field and they will learn how to work with them. Using this knowledge they will create their own designs – their work will include sketching, model making and creating a small purse or a handbag.

-    current trends in fashion design with focus on accessories design, examples of work of renowned designers, studying fashion magazines about fashion shows, fairs, Fashion Weeks etc.

-    introduction to stylized drawing of fashion accessories

-    principles of working with leather, basic technology of sewing and gluing

-    designing a purse/handbag: sketching, model making and creating the final product and its photo documentation

-    creating portfolio and preparation for final presentation

Light Design

course leader / MgA. Jan Morávek
language / Czech, English

topic / Solaris / Light and Space

The course focuses on work with light in a given space – the participants will create individual designs of space modellation by light, supplemented with a video, animated or static projection reacting on a given music motive. Then they will make a team and connect the individual works in one final installation. At the end of the course there will be a final presentation of the space re-modelled with light, creating a new illusional dimension which evokes emotions in the spectators.


 

Jewellery Design / advanced

course leader /  prof. Karol Weisslechner, Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, SK / doc. MgA. Petr Vogel, Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art
language / Czech, English, Slovak, German

Topic / Butterfly

The course is open to students and graduates of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts fields of study with advanced knowledge of jewellery-making techniques. The course consists in designing author jewellery/objects.

A butterfly is and has always been a symbol. It carries the magic of metamorphosis, of love and the untouchable but also the notion of night, death and elusiveness. It is also a symbol of spiritual transformation and rebirth. The butterfly carries a wide range of meanings and it has been part of the history of many cultures. It is often employed in jewellery design, especially in commercial production.
The particpants of the course will focus on designing jewellery and objects based on an intensive study of butterflies as a natural phenomenon which has been part of the jewellery design history and has inspired many designers in history and today.They will be inspired by its shape, movement, fragility and by the many meanings it carries. They will not only concentrate on the intellectual and artistic side of the topic but also on the quality of workmanship, on conscious work with materials and with various means of expression.



Digital Photography

course leader / prof. Mgr. Štěpán Grygar
language / Czech, English

Topic / City Landscape

The course led by a renowned Czech photographer aims to develop the creativity of the participants, enhance their skills in conceptual work with photography and their ability to do a critical analysis of their own work and place it in the wider context of contemporary art.
The theoretical part of the course will focus on various approaches of contemporary photography based on visual and conceptual traditions. It will include lectures on contemporary art and photography and also an analysis and evaluation of student portfolios. The analysis of the particular concepts preceding work on a project will enable comparision of various approaches in relation to contemporary photography.
The practical part of the course focusing on the topic of City Landscape will include selection of locations, lighting, compositional and technical approaches corresponding to the character of the particular project. The work will result in a photographic series, a publication or a folding book reflecting the given topic. If necessary, the course will include lessons on technology of processing a digital or analogue image from exponometry to the resulting photography, structure and composition of an image etc. The final photographs will be selected individually, based of the approach chosen for the particular project. From narration, the ability to create a visual story, to conceptual approach, or the effort to suppress visuality and enhance the text part or connection with other media.


Figure Drawing / preparation for entrance exams

course leader / MgA. Mgr. Pavel Trnka

language / Czech, English

The course focuses on life-size nude model drawing, it helps to develop the shape register and improve the drawing skills of the participants who will be introduced to several drawing techniques. The participants will learn to depict the figure in the right proportions, they will learn the principles of perspective and the basics of anatomy. At the beginning of the course they will learn how to simplify the complex anatomic structure of a figure into geometric shapes as well as the methods of foreshortening. Part of the course will be devoted to drawing of anatomic details and to the role of light and shadow in figure drawing. The participants will be also able to give their own personal artistic touch to the realistic figure drawing.

Drawing supports one´s ability to perceive, it helps to develop one´s thinking and creativity. Therefore this course is strongly recommended as part of preparation for talent entrance exams and university studies of art.

 

Music composition

course leader / Doc. Mgr. MgA. Jiří Bezděk, Ph.D.  
language / Czech, English, German

Please note that the course takes place 8 – 14 July 2017

The course focused on modern music composition will deepen the knowledge and skills of the participants in the field of composition of classical music. It is suitable both for beginners and advanced composers. The course includes individual lessons and consultations of the concrete works developed by the participants and lectures on the theory of modern composing. The participants will work on their own musical projects with the aim to create compositions which will be presented to the public at the end of the course.

Requirements:
The participants should have at least basic experience with music composition and be capable of notation of their creations (ideally with use of any notation software). When composing music for vocals, the participants should bring the text they wish to musicalize (not longer than 1 A4 page, ideally a poem with rhymes).

Jiří Bezděk is a respected teacher of music composition and a leading contemporary Czech composer. He works as the head of the Department of Musical Culturer at the Faculty of Education of the University of West Bohemia and he teaches music composition at the Pilsen Conservatory.


Illustration / preparation for entrance exams

course leader / akad. mal. Renáta Fučíková
language / Czech, English
topic / Didactic and Book Illustration

The course aims primarily at prospective students of illustration at art universities who can use it as preparation for entrance exams.

-    consultation of student portfolios – please bring your portfolio with you
-    principles and rules of illustration, examples of student work, works of Czech and international illustrators
-    lectures and projections followed by discussions:
the role of didactic illustration in current literature for children and youth
the underestimated middle stream in book illustration
individual experience with myth illustration
-    illustration exercises focused on non-fiction literature (history, biology, geography
-    non-fiction comics

Illustration

course leader / Ali Boozari, illustrator, Iran
language / English

Working with a renowned Iranian illustrator Ali Boozari, the participants will get familiar with the history of Persian illustration and with current Iranian illustration. They will see examples of Mr. Boozari´s  artwork before making their own sketches and illustrations for the well-known story „The Little Red Riding Hood“. Next, they will study several printmaking techniques (such as linocut, monoprint and monotype) and use them to develop their illustrations. There will be discussions about the student work every day. The  participants will also see examples of illustrations by various artists to the same story.


Illustration

course leader / Hiroko Matsushita, illustrator, Japan
language / English

topic / Advanced illustration inspired by Japanese paper techniques

Working with an experienced Japanese artist and illustrator Ms Hiroko Matsushita the participants will learn several Japanese and non-Japanese paper fold/cut techniques. They will deepen their understanding of the material in order to apply their illustration skills to a new three-dimensional expression. They will combine their illustrations with the  paper engineering techniques they learn thoughout the week to create objects, book-art and other 3D forms.  

-    introduction to paper in Japanese culture
-    Japanese folding techniques and other cut/fold craft techniques
-    dualistic storytelling
-    combination of illustration with paper engineering techniques

This course requires some illustration skills and is suitable for the people who want  to explore alternative techniques beyond pictorial illustration.



Ceramic Design / preparation for entrance exams

course leader / MgA. Gabriel Vach
language / Czech, English

The course provides introduction to work with porcelain, its particularities, specifics and limitations. It is suitable for anybody interested in designing, making and decorating porcelain products, especially for students who want to prepare for their talent entrance exams.

The participants will go through the whole process of creating a new porcelain shape, i.e. from sketch to the final product. They will try the basic techniques of work with porcelain including several decorating techniques.


Bookbinding

course leader / MgA. Mgr. Petra Soukupová
language / Czech, English

The course will introduce its participants into special bookbinding terminology, materials and tools. According to their individual skills and experience they will work on basic or experimental types of bookbinding including:
•    flat-back case binding
•    various methods of paper decorating
•    preparation of folios and text blocks
•    book cover
•    gluing text blocks into the book cover
Advanced participants are offered to work under individual supervision on their own project resulting in an author´s book.

Comics

course leader / doc. M. A. Barbara Šalamounová (de), MgA. Marie Kohoutová (cz)
language / Czech, German


Please note that this course is offered in Czech an German language.

The participants will learn about comics and its history, its basic principles (image frames, text bubbles, relation between image and text, story and its structure) and elements (words, images, the story, the hero, the point). They will also find out what kinds of comics there are and what techniques can be used when telling stories in images.

Using images and text the participants will practice their ability to tell stories, they will test their drawing skills, their memory and fantasy. They will experience teamwork as well as individual work and create a set of comic stories which will be presented at the end of the course (they will bring home not only their original drawings but also printed material featuring their work). They will also see examples of works created by the students and teachers of the Comics and Illustration for Children studio at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art.

Please bring a short story of your choice written in German and featuring max. 2 - 3 characters.





Lithography

course leader / MgA. Mgr. Bedřich Kocman
language / Czech, English

The course will introduce its participants into the principles and methods of traditional lithography.  Based on their individual skills and level of experience they will create limited editions of experimental prints.

-    history of the field, terminology, tools and materials used in lithography
-    preparation of a lithographic stone - grinding and graining
-    drawing on a lithographic stone
-    possibilities and technologies of printing and lithography registration
-    printing on fabric and other materials
-    printing with lithographic machines and exploring alternative printing methods

The lithography studio at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art is very unique especially for its focus on traditional methods of printing in a number of formats including extreme size of lithographic stone 90 x 120 cm, various ways of printing without machines, printing on a variety of materials, combination of lithography with serigraphy, photography and other methods. The course participants will be able to include these methods of work in their individual study plan depending on their focus and previous practical experience.

Logo and Visual Identity

course leader / doc. MgA. Kristýna Fišerová
language / Czech, English

-    logo, its distinguishing and functional criteria, its semantic and aesthetic role
-    corporate identity and its basic elements (logo, logotype, typography, colours, images, orientation systems)
-    graphic manual and implementation of corporate design

 


New Media

course leader / MgA. Anežka Hošková
language / Czech, English


topic / Audiovisual Subcultures – interconnecting music and visual art

The course is suitable for participants interested in audio-visual art: artists who interconnect fine art and music in their work and anybody else who gets inspired by the specific aesthetics and interesting music.

The participants will bring their own laptop.

The participants will get familiar with the activities of the well-known promoter team A.M.180. These activities include primarily exhibitions, curator and promoter work – organization of concerts of Czech and international alternative bands. They will learn about the development of the DIY /do it yourself/ culture in connection with the visual identity of music bands and the Creepy Teepee festival. They will understand the principles of making MC, CD and LP covers, web pages, banners, posters, leaflets and merchandise for such events. The lecturer will introduce the concept of a Collab Band Sketch Book. The course will also deal with the issue of subcultures and offer an authentic experience with DJing.

The practical part of the course consists in creating drawings and collages for a funzine and a Collab Sketch Book. The participants will also work with the Virtual DJ program and try mixing music and designing a visual style for a band. The course will also include screening of a document about Daniel Johnston and live show of a guest music band.  At the end of the course the participants will do their own DJ performance and present the funzines, Collab Sketch Books and covers created during the course.



New Circus

course leader / Jiřina Adamková, Žongléros Ansámbl, Pilsen
language / Czech, English

The course is open for physically fit participants who are interested in the possibilities of expression through their own bodies and who would like to get a first hand experience with selected disciplines of new circus.

The course will show the participants how to use their own bodies as artistic tools and it will bring new inspiration for their future creative work. It aims at participants who like to move and it enables them to explore the crossing points of different artistic disciplines. The participants will first try selected disciplines of new circus such as aerial silks, hoops or trapeze acrobatics, couple acrobatics, juggling, hooping and others. While trying out these disciplies they will decide which one they would like to focus on in the second part of the course which will consist in developing a collective performance of all the course participants. This work will enable them to apply their own artistic skills and search for their own ways of expression. They will also get familiar with various techniques of physical theatre, improvisation and stage movement. The course will result in a final public performance.

Principles of Contemporary Dance

course leader / MgA. Kateřina Bednářová
language / Czech, English


topic / Dance = space + time + shape + movement

This course is suitable for anybody who likes to move and who would like to discover new possibilities of movement through the techniques of contemporary dance.

The technique of contemporary dance employs the knowledge of human body and its functions based on scientific research (anatomy, physiology, kineziology, biomechanics) and on the body-mind awareness systems. It also uses some of the new principles based on the American postmodern experimental dance from the 60s and 70s. Some of those principles are used in modern dance as well. However, there is a shift of perception of some of them, especially of the need for an effective functioning of a humand body in movement.

The course will introduce its participants into the basic dance principles and possibilities of expression through  the art of dancing. Through improvising exercises they will become aware of their bodies, they will test their physical possibilities and improve their technical capability. At the same time, they will find and develop  their own ways of expression through movement.

The course will result in dance compositions based on improvisations on given topics focused on the basic principles of contemporary dance. There will be a public performance at the end of the course.




Science fiction design for film

course leader / Chris Rosewarne, Great Britain

language /  English

Emmy nominated film industry concept artist Chris Rosewarne will demonstrate his
workflow used in recent projects such as “Star Wars VIII”, “Spectre” and
“Guardians Of The Galaxy”. Participants will learn how to rapidly create a bold
design in Photoshop before moving into a 3D modelling program to build and
render, then covering techniques in Photoshop to create a cinematic presentation
visual. Chris specialises in sci-fi mechanical/robotics as well as architectural
environment design, participants will choose one of the two to focus on in the
course, the goal being to generate a stunning cinematic visual that is used in film
production environments.
- sketching techniques
- Photoshop drawing and painting techniques
- orthogonal designing for speed
- 3D modeling in SketchUp (or any software the student prefers to use)
- rendering in Keyshot (or any software the student prefers to use)
- using photo textures in Photoshop
- the use of cinematic lighting to enhance drama
- digital painting techniques
The participants should have at least basic knowledge of Photoshop, previous experience with 3D modelling will be useful too. They will bring their own laptops with Photoshop ( + mouse or tablet) and  SketchUp or SketchUp Make program (download: http://www.sketchup.com/download/all), or any other program they prefer to use. There is a PC lab available with the Adobe software.

Serigraphy

course leader / MgA. Mgr. Bedřich Kocman

language / Czech, English

The course is designed for participants who wish to gain or enhance their experince with different methods of printing through a stencil.

The participants will learn the basic division of graphic disciplines. We will talk about the characteristics of serigraphy and screen printing compared to other graphic technologies and we will explore in detail the basic principles of printing through a screen. The participants will be introduced to various tools and materials used in serigraphy as well as different printing techniques and they will be able to try everything in practice. The aim of this course is to enable the participants to experience the widest possible spectrum of technological processes from the very simplest ones to the technologically demanding ones.

Through this practical experience the participants will get to know different ways of graphic expression in the field of serigraphy.


 

Choral singing

course leader / Mgr. Vít Aschenbrenner, Ph.D., Mgr. et Mgr. Romana Feiferlíková, Ph.D., Department of Music Culture, Faculty of Education, University of West Bohemia
language / Czech, English

Please note that the course takes place 8 – 14 July 2017


The course is suitable for participants with previous experience in choral singing who are interested in deepening their skills and experience with interpretation of so called old music. They will study the 18th century sacred music drawn from the archives of the South-West Bohemia – e.g. music by Brixi, Link and others. The participants will receive the repertoir one month in advace to study their parts. The course work will consist in collective rehearsals as well as individual voice training for each singer. The course will result in a recorded evening concert.

Storyboard

course leader / Kurt van der Basch, Canada
language / English

Led by an experienced film artist who has drawn storyboards and concept art for numerous Hollywood movies such as Star Wars ep VII, Cloud Atlas, and the Illustionist. Participants will learn the basics of film storyboarding by examining existing storyboard sequences and film clips and with practical drawing exercises based on script segments. These principles are applicable in various fields of art, such as film production, advertising, animation, comics production,  etc. The participants will also develop their production drawing skills and the ability to express ideas and moods with fast, clear drawing techniques.

The course will cover:
- storyboard principles and terminology including the basic kinds of shots
- how shot choices and camera angles/movement can cause different emotional reactions to the viewers
- practical examples, analysis of film sequences, discussions
- tranformation of a written script into a storyboard
- the creation of a shot list, chronology of a story, working with the scenes and characters
- drawing and illustration for production:
          - creating a ground plan (pudorys) to explain camera locations
          - drawing with minimal reference
          - quick  head and figure drawing
          - various kinds of perspective
          - image composition for creating mood

Participants are encouraged to bring script samples written themselves (or others) to be used in the course.


Video Making

course leader / MgA. Lukáš Kellner
language / Czech, English


topic / Video – from an idea to a movie

The particpants of this course should have at least basic knowledge of operating a camera/DLSR device and working with video editing programs.

-    introduction into video making – different approaches to shooting a video, video making methods, video editing programs
-    theoretical and practical introduction to the film making equipment
-    working in teams on practical assignments – each member of the team tries different disciplines connected to the fil making proces (direction, camera, sound, editing, script and working in front of the camera)
-    free video / videoart, report, interview, event
-    introduction into advanced video editing methods – efects keyframes / coloration / adobe dynamic link
-    editing, export and presentation of the resulting videos

 

Poukaz na kreativní léto na Sutnarce

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 12:22

Tip pro Ježíška.

teendesign competition

Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00


About Teendesign


Teendesign is an annual international art and design competition for secondary school students (age 15+). The main objective of the competition is to search for new talents, to support young talented students in their creative activities and encourage them to pursue their studies at art universities. The competition has been open to international students since 2012.

The Teendesign competition helps young artists to show and prove their talent and it gives them a chance to win free tuition or discounts on courses of ArtCamp, the international summer school of art held at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art in Pilsen – the European Capital of Culture 2015. This way they can spend a part of their summer holidays in a creative and international environment and develop their talent in courses led by renowned Czech and international artists.

Teendesign 2019

Have you aready created your MASTERPIECE?

The word „masterpiece“ used to refer to the work of a journeyman who aspired to become a master craftsman. In order to achieve this goal he was required to do work of exceptional quality appreciated by experienced jury members deciding about his promotion. When using this word today, we refer to any artwork of exceptional quality which gives us clear message about the values it represents. Have you ever created a piece of art which is important for you and for people around you? Has it been appreciated or has it won any award? If your answer is yes and your artwork falls into the field of Design, Graphic Design and Visual Communication, Photography, Illustration and Multimedia, then go ahead and submit it into the Teendesign competition. And if your answer is no, then do not hesitate and start working on it!

FUTURE CITY is the topic of Teendesign 2019.
You can submit your artwork in five categories and you can even send more than one piece of art.
The deadline for submitting your work is 30 November 2019.

Please find the complete instructions and competition rules here.

The authors of the best works in each category will win free tuition in a one-week course of their choice at ArtCamp 2020 which will take place 13 – 31 July 2020. Those on second a third places in each category will receive discounts for ArtCamp and other attractive prizes.

So do not hesitate and join in Teendesign 2019!

Právě probíhá ArtCamp 2016

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 13:05

Dvanáctý ročník mezinárodní letní školy umění je v plném proudu.

Artcamp 2016 - termín pro přihlášení prodloužen a sleva pro ZČU

Monday, 16 May 2016 10:40

Zájemci se do volných míst v kurzech letní školy mohou hlásit do konce května; studenti a zaměstnanci ZČU budou tančit se slevou

New ArtCamp deadline

Friday, 29 April 2016 13:40

The ArtCamp registration deadline has been extended until 31 May 2016!

ArtCamp 2016 - vaše kreativní léto v Plzni

Thursday, 05 May 2016 10:57

Dvanáctý ročník letní školy ArtCamp nabízí 35 kurzů, doprovodný program i přípravu na talentové zkoušky.

ArtCamp 2016 - your creative summer in Pilsen

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 10:45

Join in and spend up to three weeks in the creative environment of the ArtCamp summer school.

ArtCamp 2016 nabízí 35 kurzů

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 11:08

Registrace do kurzů už běží, přihlášky můžete posílat do 15. května.

Sign up for ArtCamp 2014

Monday, 10 March 2014 21:53

Registrations for courses of the tenth annual international summer school of art are open. Sign up and let your creativity flow this summer.

V létě to vypukne!

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 21:26

Registrace do kurzů desátého ročníku letní školy umění ArtCamp byly zahájeny. Vybírat můžete ze čtyřicítky kurzů.

Přihlaste se na ArtCamp 2014

Sunday, 23 March 2014 22:15

Registrace do kurzů desátého ročníku letní školy umění ArtCamp jsou v plném proudu.

 

artcamp / courses

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:57

ArtCamp courses are suitable as preparation for entrance exams and studies at art universities but they are also designed for the general public interested in fine arts and design. The age limit for participants is 15+

Depending on their focus and interest, ArtCamp participants can choose suitable courses and create a personalised schedule of their summer studies at the Faculty of Art and Design.

Depending on the courses you choose you will be provided with necessary equipment and with basic materials. Before the beginning of your course you will be informed what other materials to bring.

The courses will be held in the studios of The Ladislav Sutnar´s Faculty of Design and Art (located at the campus of the University of West Bohemia, Univerzitní 28, Pilsen) or in the open air. Tuition takes place Monday to Friday usually 8 teaching hours a day (tuition and individual work):

09 a.m. - 12 p.m. / work
12 p.m. - 01 p.m. / lunch break
01 p.m. - 04 p.m. / work

These times may vary depending on the particular course plan. Most of the courses include home preparation.

Each Friday afternoon (2 – 3 p.m.) a short presentation of the results of work will take place in the studios. After this presentation the successful participants will receive their Certificate of Attendance. In order to receive your certificate, you need to attend your course regularly, work actively and fulfil all given assignments.

 

Please pay special attention to the language of tuition to see what courses are open to international participants.

In case the course offers tuition in two languages both of them will be spoken if there is a mixed group of Czech and international participants. Small groups of international participants usually get individual attention in English.

In the following list the courses without indication of level of experience in their title or description are suitable for any level of experience thanks to individual approach to the students and tuition in small groups.


We are working on the list of coures for ArtCamp 2015.

In the meantime, please refer to the list of courses that took place in 2014 below.

The courses will take place in the weeks marked with ✓
Click here for annotations of the courses offered only in Czech language.

 

Course Language 7. - 11.7. 14. - 18.7. 21. - 25.7. Max. no of participants Tuition fee

Animation Art cz, eng 10 3990 CZK / 167 EUR

Architecture cz, eng ✓  20 2690 CZK / 112 EUR

Design cz ✓  15 3990 CZK / 167 EUR

Design / preparation for entrance exams cz 15 3990 CZK / 167 EUR

Toy Design eng 15 3690 CZK / 154 EUR

Interior Design cz ✓  20 3990 CZK / 167 EUR

Furniture Design cz, eng 15 3690 CZK / 154 EUR

Shoe Design / preparation for entrance exams cz ✓  15 3990 CZK / 167 EUR

Light Design cz, eng 15 3690 CZK / 154 EUR 

Digital Photography / open air - landscape cz, eng 15 3690 CZK / 154 EUR

Digital Photography / open air - architecture cz  ✓ 15 3690 CZK / 154 EUR 

Digital Photography / basics cz 15 3690 CZK / 154 EUR 

Figure Drawing / preparation for entrance exams cz 30 2990 CZK / 125 EUR

Flash cz 15 3690 CZK / 154 EUR 

Graphic Design and Poster cz, de 20 3490 CZK / 146 EUR

Printmaking Techniques / Moku Hanga eng 15 3690 CZK / 154 EUR

Illustration / preparation for entrance exams cz 20 2690 CZK / 112 EUR

Ceramic Design / preparation for entrance exams cz, eng ✓  15 3990 CZK / 167 EUR

Book Binding cz, eng  ✓ 15 3490 CZK / 146 EUR 

Mixed Media Collage eng 15 2690 CZK / 112 EUR

Comics cz  ✓ 15 3690 CZK / 154 EUR 

Drawing / open air cz, eng 20 2990 CZK / 125 EUR

Drawing and Painting / open air eng 20 2990 CZK / 125 EUR

Drawing and the Mokulito technique eng 20 2990 CZK / 125 EUR

Lithography cz, eng 8 4490 CZK / 188 EUR

Logo and Visual Identity cz, de 20 3490 CZK / 146 EUR

Painting / preparation for entrance exams cz  ✓ 20 2690 CZK / 112 EUR

Paper Mache Painting cz, eng 15 3490 CZK / 146 EUR

Clay Modelling / preparation for entrance exams cz, eng  ✓ 20 3990 CZK / 167 EUR

New Media cz, eng  ✓ 15 2990 CZK / 125 EUR

Rhinoceros / 3D Modelling cz ✓  15 3490 CZK / 146 EUR

Serigraphy cz, eng ✓  8 3690 CZK / 154 EUR

Jewellery Design / jewellery-making techniques cz  ✓ 15 4490 CZK / 188 EUR

Jewellery Design / Making Connections eng ✓  15 4490 CZK / 188 EUR

Jewellery Design / advanced  cz, eng  ✓  10 4490 CZK / 188 EUR 

Body, Movement, Dance cz, eng ✓  20 2990 CZK / 125 EUR

Video Making cz  ✓ 10 3690 CZK / 154 EUR

Computer Game Design cz, eng 15 2990 CZK / 125 EUR

Introduction to Graphic Techniques cz ✓  10 2990 CZK / 125 EUR

 

animation art

course leader /  MgA. Vojtěch Domlátil
language / Czech, English

topic / Animated film

The participants of this one-week course will learn the principles and procedures of making an animated film. Working in teams they will experience all the professions that are necessary in the process of making an animated film – writing a script, creating puppets and settings, working with lights, animating and shooting the film scenes.  In the end they will edit the material and add sound and effects. The work of each team will result in a short animated film.

  • script writing, dramaturgy, puppets and settings
  • preparation of film setting, lights, direction and camera
  • animation
  • editing, post-production, sound, rendering

architecture

course leader / Mgr. Ing. arch. Petr Klíma
language / Czech, English

topic / Architecture - history, theory, design

This course will focus on historical, theoretical and practical aspects of architecture (and urban planning). Lectures and discussions will cover the analysis of contemporary architectural issues, as well as the overlap of architecture with liberal arts and visual studies. The course will provide introduction to the processes and principles of designing, from the initial commission to the actual construction. Part of the lectures will be devoted to building typology, construction categories and the basics of architectural engineering. The participants will subsequently use this knowledge and skill to work on elementary practical architectural assignments (using traditional techniques or digital technologies).

Note: International participants will get handouts for the theoretical part of this course.


toy design

course leader /  Marco Ginoulhiac, University of Porto, Portugal
language / English

The main purpose of the Toy Design course is to develop skills of the participants in toy comprehension, conception, design and manufacturing.

The opening lectures will explain the importance and complexity of toy design through the most meaningful toys of the 19th and 20th centuries. The conceptual framework around the definition of childhood and the consumption of toys will be discussed as well. During these classes, Ladislav Sutnar’s toys will have a main relevance because of the significance of the author and their graphic and formal quality.  

The practical part of the course will challenge the participants to design a toy through several possible creative processes. Starting with a conceptual idea (toys as a reproduction of a part of society), physical experience (toys as sensorial artifact), shapes or colors (toys as a visual experience), materials, rules or mechanisms (toys as an intellectual experience), ages or customers profiles, participants will develop a toy using different techniques. During this period toy examples will be presented in order to explain each category of designing method.

The designing process will start with representation of the idea through handmade sketches and models. After that, a prototype will be produced in wood, foam, cardboard, or other material, depending on the toy’s features. In this phase manufacturing problems will be discussed concerning market and customers in order to understand how to approach production and selling operations.
Finally, the prototypes will be completed with a packaging design and, where necessary, an instruction manual (two aspects that sometimes are as important as the toy itself).

The course is suitable for participants with at least basic background in artistic techniques and designing skills in order to achieve a comprehensive artifacts representation and a good prototype production.

furniture design

course leader /  MgA. Jaroslav Kyselý
language /  Czech, English

The Furniture design course will introduce its participants to the detailed process of furniture development from initial ideas to the final designs presented in the form of sketches, models, 3D visualizations etc. depending on individual skills of the participants.

The participants will gain practical knowledge and learn important principles in furniture design. The course also includes seminars focused on materials, ergonomics and basic technologies in design.

  • introduction to the history and terminology of the field
  • seminars on materials and technologies
  • sketching and development of concepts based on given topics
  • working with modern ergonomic principles
  • model making  

Note: International participants will get handouts for the theoretical part of this course.


light design

course leader / MgA. Jan Morávek
language / Czech, English

topic / Solaris - Light and Space

The course focuses on work with light in a given space – the participants will create individual designs of space modellation by light, supplemented with a video, animated or static projection reacting on a given music motive. Then they will make a team and connect the individual works in one final installation. At the end of the course there will be a final presentation of the space re-modelled with light, creating a new illusional dimension which evokes emotions in the spectators.

digital photography / open air - landscape

course leader / Vojtěch Aubrecht
language / Czech, English

topic / Formulation of landscape

Landscape offers an exceptionally wide range of interpretations in photography. "Calendar concept" is just one of many options.  Personal poetic testimony, impersonal document, abstract art, playful experiment, plain concept - all this and much more can lay behind landscape photography.

This open air photography course aims to explore the possibilities of photography within this field. In addition to technical skills, emphasis will be put on creative solutions and individual expression.  Inspiration and motifs can be found in Pilsen suburbs, open landscape, architecture, civilization elements in landscape, figure in landscape etc.  The participants will focus both on impulsive, intuitive shots and on coherent, analytical photography. They will work with composition of non-standard photography formats, such as square and panorama. The participants will also aim to intensify the message of their photographs by creating diptychs, triptychs and photographic series.

Attention will be paid to adequate methods of presentation - the final print size, material, surface finish, editing / post-production, installation methods etc.

The course will help its participants to deepen their technical knowledge, develop their own individual artistic language, leave orthodox photographic concepts and gain inspiration for their own original work.

The principles discussed in the course are in essence universal and applicable to most photographic genres.
The participants should bring their digital camera with the possibility of manual setting and a tripod. Laptop with Adobe Photoshop is recommended.


graphic design and poster

course leader / doc. akad. mal. František Steker
language / Czech, German

This course is offered in Czech and German language – please find its annotation in German here.

printmaking techniques / moku hanga

course leader / prof. Tomasz Kawełczyk,  Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Poland
language /  English

topic / Moku-Hanga – traditional Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
The participants will get basic knowledge and practice in a very traditional Japanese color woodblock printmaking technique: Moku-Hanga. Each participant will realize an individual and original artwork while exploring the whole process of water-based printmaking:  transfering picture on woodblock, cutting matrix, mixing colors and printing.

Moku-Hanga is a technique best known for its use in the ukiyo-e artistic genre; however, it was also used very widely for printing books in the same period. Woodblock printing had been used in China for centuries to print books, long before the advent of movable type, but was only widely adopted in Japan surprisingly late, during the Edo period (1603-1867). Although similar to woodcut in western printmaking in some regards, the moku hanga technique differs in that it uses water-based inks—as opposed to western woodcut, which often uses oil-based inks. The Japanese water-based inks provide a wide range of vivid colors, glazes, and transparency.

The participants need to bring their finished painting projects – paintings on paper made in any watercolor technique (acrylic, watercolor, tempera, gouache etc.). Minimum size 15 x 20 cm, maximum size 30 x 20 cm. These paintings will be used for the Moku Hanga technique.


ceramic design / preparation for entrance exams

course leader / MgA. Gabriel Vach
language / Czech, English

The course provides introduction to work with porcelain, its particularities, specifics and limitations. It is suitable for anybody interested in designing, making and decorating porcelain products, especially for students who want to prepare for their talent entrance exams.

The participants will go through the whole process of creating a new porcelain shape, i.e. from sketch to the final product. They will try the basic techniques of work with porcelain including several decorating techniques.

This year´s topic is a teapot – the participants will design and make a functional teapot and possibly also other parts of a tea set. Their work will result in an original porcelain piece which will be tested during the final tea party.

book binding

course leader / MgA. Mgr. Petra Soukupová
language / Czech, English

The course will introduce its participants into special bookbinding terminology, materials and tools. According to their individual skills and experience they will work on basic or experimental types of bookbinding including:

  • flat-back case binding
  • various methods of paper decorating
  • preparation of folios and text blocks
  • book cover
  • gluing text blocks into the book cover

Advanced participants are offered to work under individual supervision on their own project resulting in an author´s book.


drawing / open air

course leader / doc. akad. mal. Jiří Kornatovský
language / Czech, English

topic / Drawing beyond time

The course focuses on the spiritual aspects of artwork. It is not about shallow game with materials, it is about discovering the secrets between microcosm and macrocosm. It is about the relation between the internal and the external, about seeking one´s own identity through realization of one´s artistic intent - through self-reflecting experience of working in a group and in confrontation with isolation and individual perception of one´s relationship with the timeless and the universal.

The course and the work itself will take place in a selected unusual and inspiring object in the city of Pilsen. The work of each participant will result in a drawing or a series of drawings.

drawing and painting / open air

course leader / Prof. Dr. Wieslaw Karolak, Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Poland
language / English

topic /  Our place – space and place  

This open air drawing and painting course will focus on depicting the architectonic elements and atmosphere of urban places which are at the same time very important from the human communication point of view – such as squares, boulevards, parks, yards etc. The participants will focus not only on the places themselves but also on the human behavior and its cultural heritage in those places (both in the literal meaning and metaphorically speaking).

“Today, it seems that it is important to realize that space is somehow original and earlier than place. Something that was space at the beginning becomes place thanks to cognition and valuating. We give meaning to the space and change it into place. It is said that man is defined by everyday places - with family (at home), at work, at church. A man is born to the world and searches for a homeland in it, builds a house, plants a tree, establishes a cemetery for his ancestors.  A place comes into being as a result of agreement between man and space. A relation between man and the Earth is the best described by a picture of man developing on the Earth.     

Today we can observe that a nomadic identity is born, an identity of man that is not attached to a place. An identity of man that is more oriented on space than place. An identity resulting in continuous searching, defined by “not-place” that needs no identity. In hyperspaces each “place” (or maybe it is “not-place”) has the same parameters (supermarkets, airports, banks, petrol stations) and its users are deprived of any cultural references.     

The main idea is to develop individual personality, realize it, develop creativity and strengthen responsibility of being a member of the society and support overcoming life problems. The thing is to establish conditions towards self-consciousness and self-realization, conditions towards developing abilities of valuating and becoming valuable.”
Wieslaw Karolak


drawing and the mokulito technique

course leader / prof. Pawel Frackiewicz, Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Wroclaw, Poland
language / English

topic / The Catharsis of The Eye

This drawing course is brought to you in cooperation with the 9th International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2014. The course will also introduce its participants into the japanese wood lithography technique - Mokulito.

„Every person standing in front of a sheet of paper with an intention to draw, should have a good reason for doing so. Thoughtless drawing is forbidden. A reason can also be hope of finding such a reason in the course of drawing. I regard drawing as a kind of intellectual expression, a kind of language which the author, artist uses to communicate with a viewer and the world. Therefore it seems natural to take care about the hygiene, comprehensibility, clarity and readability of intentions. Reception is of particular importance. Therefore particular care must be given to ensuring that reception is compatible with the author's intentions. The ABCs of a professional. All activities, symptoms of drawing activity, regardless of their style or form, will be treated most seriously. I will try to equip participants with a need for an order and a feeling that rules exist, but also with great love for following intuition and improvisation – as if some kind of order was a safeguarding magic charm enabling moving around in the magical world of art.“
Pawel Frackiewicz

Mokulito – hand printed wood lithography
Wood lithography is a relatively new technique which originated in Japan in 1970s. A new feature is the use of plywood in place of lithographic stone and the ability to perform without the aid of large print presses, using only hands and even feet in the printing process.

The participants will learn solid craftsmanship of drawing and mokulito step by step (preparing the wood block, etching, printing). Regardless of stylistcs or subjects matter, a drawing, a print or combination of both should be executed technically flawlessly, with a clear focus on intention - author's intention. This approach will become a value which allows the participants to change almost any idea into the subject matter of a drawing or print, circumventing the obstacle which lack of manual skills could pose. Technical craftsmanship will be also a crucial, useful element while creating from imagination.

mixed media collage

course leader / John Humphries, Miami University, Ohio, USA
language / English

Collage as one of the typical technical and expressive means in the 20th century art is often used not only in fine arts but also in music, literature, theatre or film. The course will introduce its participants to the history and development of this technique which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century when it was used e.g. by Pablo Picasso or Georges Braque.

The course aims to stir up the participants´ creativity through combining various techniques to develop medium sized to large collages. The participants will create a series of collages using drawing and painting in combination with found or provided pictures, photographs, objects, materials etc. Being used as part of the collage these objects gain new significance and meaning just like the collage itself. Besides exploring new ways of expression the participants will also work with composition, surface layout and shape conception.


lithography / advanced

course leader / doc. akad. mal. Mikoláš Axmann
language / Czech, English

The participants of this course will deepen their knowledge and skills in the field of traditional lithography.  The course respects the individual level of experience of each participant and balances it with the wide range of technical possibilities of lithography. The participants will be led to intensive work with lithographic stone which includes preparation of the matrix, realization of a drawing and the printing process. They will print using both machines and alternative methods. Their work will result in limited editions of experimental prints, they will experience direct printing in historical conditioins and they will try large-format printing using the Krause machine. The practical excercises will be complemented with lectures and video-projections from the history of the field.

The lithography studio at the Faculty of Art and Design is very unique especially for its focus on traditional methods of printing in a number of formats including extreme size of lithographic stone 90 x 120 cm, various ways of printing without machines, printing on a variety of materials, combination of lithography with serigraphy, photography and other methods. The course participants will be able to include these methods of work in their individual study plan depending on their focus and previous practical experience. At least one piece of each set of prints will be kept for the ArtCamp archive, the participants will keep the rest of their prints.

logo and visual identity

course leader / Jan Pelc
language / Czech, German

This course is offered in Czech and German language – please find its annotation in German here.


paper mache painting

course leader / Mgr.A. Mira Antonović
language / Czech, English

The course will introduce its participants to the principles of work with paper mache and to the unusual technique of paper mache painting. The participants will first learn how to make paper mache from recycled paper. They will dye it while it is still liquid and use it to paint on a porous surface. Their work will result in a paper mache painting which can also include inlays such as letters or other shapes. Through this unusual method the participants will discover new possibilities of self-expression in art and they will be encouraged to find unconventional ways of addressing a given topic and creating their artwork.

clay modelling / preparation for entrance exams

course leader / MgA. Luděk Míšek
language / Czech, English

The course is suitable not only for those who wish to prepare for their talent entrance exams but also for anybody interested in clay modelling techniques regardless their previous experience.

Using sculpting clay, the participants will model 3D compositions, natural objects and reliefs. More experienced participants will focus on life-size portrait sculpture. They will concentrate on the right representation of size, shape and proportions of the modelled object. At the end of the course they will learn how to prepare a plaster mould and then make a cast in plaster.


new media

course leader / doc. akad. mal. Vladimír Merta
language / Czech, English

The course is designed for all participants interested in new possibilities and forms of artistic expression. It is especially suitable for those who wish to prepare for their studies of New Media at art schools.

The participants will create their artwork in the interior, in the city and in the nature (the course includes trips around Pilsen and its surroundings). They will document their work for the final presentation and they will create an artist portfolio.

The course also offers insight in the history and development of fine arts in the 20th and 21st century from the New Media point of view (Conceptual tendencies, Action Art, Land Art, Installation, Electronic media, Environment Art, Information technology etc.).

The participants will learn the basic principles of creating an artwork through practical exercises.

  • developing a concept based on a given topic
  • choice of a suitable medium
  • project (drawing, text)
  • realization
  • presentation
  • documentation
  • assembly of artist portfolio

serigraphy

course leader / MgA. Mgr. Bedřich Kocman
language / Czech, English


The course is designed for participants who wish to gain or enhance their experince with different methods of printing through a stencil.

The participants will learn the basic division of graphic disciplines. We will talk about the characteristics of serigraphy and screen printing compared to other graphic technologies and we will explore in detail the basic principles of printing through a screen. The participants will be introduced to various tools and materials used in serigraphy as well as different printing techniques and they will be able to try everything in practice. The aim of this course is to enable the participants to experience the widest possible spectrum of technological processes from the very simplest ones to the technologically demanding ones.

Through this practical experience the participants will get to know different ways of graphic expression in the field of serigraphy.


jewellery design / advanced

course leader / doc. M.A. Petr Vogel, Sandra Gross (glass artist, USA), guest: Susan Ewing, Miami University, Ohio, USA
language / Czech, English

topic / Light and Shadow

The course is open for students and graduates of Bachelor and Master art programmes with advanced knowledge of jewellery making techniques.

Addressing the topic of light and shadow, transparency and opacity in relation to the body and the ways of seeing, the participants of this course will work with glass, metal, plastic, perspex and other media to explore them as materials, not outcomes. To conceal and reveal, the students will use the unique properties of these materials to design and make wearable objects. Their work will result in a set of designs, some of the designs will be realized.


 

jewellery design / making connections

course leader / Samantha Skelton, Miami University, Ohio, USA
language / English

topic / Making Connections

This class will present numerous approaches to fabricating design ideas. Using copper and brass sheeting, perspex, wires, mesh, plastic, paper, colored pencils, wood, fiber, found and alternative materials and objects, students will design and create a wide variety of jewelry. Basic material will be available, participants are encouraged to bring a variety of their own collected treasures to use during the week.

The lecturer will present traditional approaches to connecting materials with both cold connections and soldering, and also offer low-tech approaches to jewellery design and incorporate fiber, wood, paper and plastic related techniques to the construction and design of jewellery.  

We will discuss and see examples of traditional metalsmithing and talk about how jewellery has been used and worn historically in comparison to new and found materials and their conceptual implications. We will discuss design, content and creative approaches and explore how all of these possibilities can lead to the connection of meaning in your work.


 

body, movement, dance

course leader / MgA. Kateřina Bednářová
language / Czech, English

topic / Dance = space + time + movement

This course is suitable for anybody who likes to move and who would like to discover new possibilities of movement in connection with the elements of space, time and motion quality.

The course will introduce its participants into the basic dance principles and possibilities of expression through  the art of dancing. Through the basic principles of space – time – movement and through improvising exercises they will become aware of their bodies, they will test their physical possibilities and improve their technical capability. At the same time, they will find and develop  their own ways of expression through movement.
The course will result in dance compositions based on improvisations on given topics focused on the basic dance principles: space – time-movement.

 

computer game design

course leader / MgA. Ing. Václav Šlajch
language / Czech, English

The course will introduce its participants into the principles of work of computer game designers, considering the type of game and the selected game genre. The participants will work on practical exercises which will lead them through the proces of designing layout, characters, costumes and objects in logical order from the initial sketching and brainstorming, through layout illustration and storyboard to the final design.

  • basic types of computer games and team brainstorming
  • selection of game genre and appropriate methods of work
  • sketching, layout
  • designing the setting, characters, costumes, objects
  • storyboard to the opening and final animation
  • preparation of the final presentation

 

 

 

 

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