sculpture with Jindra Viková
Date: **September 1 – 15, 2013 **
The course will be held at:
Ceramics Studio of Jarmila Tyrnerová s.r.o.,
Kohoutov, 54401 Dvůr Králové nad Labem, Czech Republic
7-day intensive workshop with sculptor Jindra Viková (Sept. 3–9, 2013)
Ceramic sculpture with the option of participation in the Landmarks in the Countryside project of the Ceramics Studio
Consultations with a second English-speaking instructor (Sept. 2–15, 2013)
Evening presentation of the works of Jindra Viková and other contemporary Czech ceramic artists.
Workshop with Petr Toms: firing ceramics using wood in an „Eco kiln“
Option of participation in a 1-day workshop on sketching in the outdoors – Landmarks in the Countryside – Jessica Maine
Kuks, Betlém (Bethlehem – stone sculptures in the woods), Dvůr Králové nad Labem, Trutnov, Hradec Králové
Teaching language: English
Number of participants: 8
CZK 15,000, approx. EUR 620 for 15 days
The price includes:
Teaching by the instructors (teaching hours 8–12 A.M., 1–3 P.M.)
Working space in the ceramics workshop (working hours 8–12 A.M., 1–8 P.M.)
Material: 30 kg of ceramic material, engobas, colours, glazes
Firing of the ceramics in an electric kiln
Firing the ceramics in a wood-fired kiln
Firing by the Raku technique
Start of the course: Sunday September 1; meeting point at the Prague Main Station at 3. P.M.
Train trip to Jaroměř, transfer by car to Kohoutov, accommodation and getting to know one another.
End of the course: Sunday September 15, 2013 – final exhibition of the work in the garden of the studio. Departure from the train station in Jaroměř for the Prague Main Station
Accommodation in the town:
Pension – approx. EUR 10 per night, the price depends on the number of people per room
Pension – meal with beverage 4–5 EUR, vegetarian meals are also available
The town has a shop selling foodstuffs; there is a kitchen in the studio
The Ceramics Studio of Jarmila Tyrnerová s.r.o. is an educational facility for teaching adults with 20 years of experience.
It is located in the historical building of an old school in a small town in Eastern Bohemia and is surrounded by a large garden where firing of ceramics in wood-fired kilns and Raku kilns takes place.
Every year, about 300 participants attend some of the 40 specially oriented courses of the study program. In addition to intensive teaching in the areas of modelling, throwing on the wheel, casting and decoration, the programs are also concerned with teaching ceramics instructors and requalification.
Lectures, professional conferences, artistic symposia and residence stays are also part of the program of the studio. Our instructors participate in international projects for exchange of experience and preparation of teaching videos (videos are available at http://www.eu-ceramics.eu/) and also in projects for studying new methods of teaching adults (the IDEAL – Grundtvig project).
The Ceramics Studio cooperates with the Baroque complex and Kuks hospital, which is an important cultural monument of the Czech Republic. The long-term project of the Ceramics Studio „Landmarks in the Countryside“ is associated with the theme of the Baroque landscape. In 2012, the studio presented the results of the project and two international ceramics symposia on this subject at three exhibitions: in the museum in Dvůr Králové nad Labem, in the Kuks Hospital and during the Week of Adult Education in Hradec Králové.
The studio has long cooperated with well-known artists in the Czech and Slovak Republics. In September of 2012, Jindra Viková acted as a consultant for the residence stay of Canadian and Belgian artists, which was rounded out by a exhibition in Dvůr Králové nad Labem.
The participants will have at their disposal three workrooms, 7 kilns for firing ceramics, a shop selling material and tools, extensive professional literature in the study room and a gallery with a permanent exhibition of international ceramics and space for current exhibitions. Further information at www.keramiko.cz
Kohoutov is a picturesque small town in Eastern Bohemia, 130 km from Prague and 6 km from the Kuks Baroque complex with a forest gallery of stone Baroque sculptures. Visitors come from all over Europe to see Kuks.
Kohoutov has a goat farm, bakery, small lake for bathing, attractive walks and forest paths with old crosses. The town has a general shop and pension with widely known local cuisine; vegetarian meals are also available.
Name: Keramické studio Jarmily Tyrnerové s.r.o.
Adress: Kohoutov 74, 54401 Dvůr Králové nad Labem, Czech Republic
Contact person: Ing. Jarmila Tyrnerová, Tel: 00420 499392416
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.keramiko.cz