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
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.
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
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
The courses will take place in the weeks marked with ✓
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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|
||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|
course leader / prof. Dr. Wieslaw Karolak, W. Strzeminsky Academy of Fine Arts Lodz, Poland
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.
course leader / MgA. Mgr. Petra Soukupová
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:
course leader / Tatsuo Inagaki, Artist, Professor of Faculty of Intercultural Communication, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan
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.
course leader / doc. MgA. Gabriel Vach
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.
course leader / doc. M. A. Barbara Šalamounová (de), MgA. Marie Kohoutová (cz)
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.
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
course leader / prof. Mgr. Štěpán Grygar
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 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".
course leader / MgA. Alena Zendeková
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
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.
course leader / akad. mal. Renáta Fučíková
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
course leader / MgA. Jan Morávek
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.
course leader / MgA. Mgr. Bedřich Kocman
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
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.
course leader / doc. MgA. Kristýna Fišerová
- logo, its distinguishing and functional criteria, its semantic and aesthetic role
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.
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.
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.
course leader / Jiřina Adamková, Žongléros Ansámbl, Pilsen
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.
course leader / MgA. Kateřina Bednářová
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.
course leader / Chris Rosewarne, Great Britain
language / English
Emmy nominated film industry concept artist Chris Rosewarne will demonstrate his
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.
course leader / Kurt van der Basch, Canada
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:
Participants are encouraged to bring script samples written themselves (or others) to be used in the course.
course leader / MgA. Lukáš Kellner
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