ArtCamp 2017, the thirteenth international summer school of art, has attracted hundreds of art lovers to Pilsen and the Sutnar Faculty again. Working with local and visiting artists in an inspiring and creative environment, they develop their talent in various fields of art. The wide variety of courses includes preparation for entrance exams, courses for the general public and for experienced artists as well.
ArtCamp takes place 10 – 28 July with over 360 participants in its 36 courses. Just like every year, the summer school includes not only traditional courses of e.g. digital photography, figure drawing, book binding, graphic techniques, painting, fashion design, illustration, graphic design and much more, but also a number of attractive new courses. ArtCamp 2017 will welcome visiting artists from Japan, Iran, Poland, Canada, Great Britain, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
The new courses of this year include the courses focused on choral singing and music composition offered in cooperation with the Department of Music Culture of the Faculty of Education. Both courses took place during the first week of the summer school and all ArtCamp participants could see and hear the results of the intensive work of the singers and composers during the regular final presentation of course outcomes on Friday afternoon.
The new course of the increasingly popular new circus takes place this week and its participants have been learning the principles of various disciplines like juggling, couple acrobatics, aerial acrobatics and hooping. The course takes place in cooperation with the Zongleros Ansambl Pilsen.
Those interested in fashion design have an exceptional opportunity to design their very own fashion accessories in another new course while film fans will learn how to make science fiction design for film industry from a professional concept artist. The open air drawing course takes place in the picturesque surroundings of the Nectiny Castle near Pilsen.
The guests of this year´s ArtCamp include the Japanese artist Hiroko Matsushita, who introduced the participants of her illustration course into the traditional techniques of paper cutting and folding to create 3D illustrations. A renowned Iranian illustrator Ali Boozari shares his experience in the field of creating illustrations with various graphic techniques this week. We will soon welcome a British concept artist and illustrator Christopher Rosewarne who will teach the course of science fiction design for film and his Canadian colleague Kurt van der Basch who will lead the storyboarding course for the third time. ArtCamp also features the art therapy course with the Polish artist Wieslaw Karolak again. Prof. Karol Weisslechner from Slovakia led his course of advanced jewellery design last week and it was his fifth ArtCamp experience.
ArtCamp also offers an attractive accompanying program which includes exhibition openings, gallery visits, excursions to the DEPO2015 creative zone and the world-renowned Loos interiors, workshops with visiting artists, lectures and much more. Each Friday afternoon a public presentation of the week´s outcomes takes place in the Sutnar Faculty building from 2 p.m.
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