Program Details

Each day at Artmill involves work in individual studios, mentored by Czech arts professionals which may include painters, sculptors, photographers, installation and multi-media artists, designers, jewelers, musicians and architects, depending on the group
Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
MayMester Intersession

Program Overview

Program Description:
Bohemian Workshops is a 3-week immersion program that explores the diverse intersection of art and sustainability. Based on the guild models of the Renaissance, this unique educational opportunity is presented as an alternative to the conventional classroom or studio experience. Participants work closely with mentors to develop critical perspectives about their chosen subject while gaining awareness of the contemporary culture of Czech Republic and issues of sustainability as related to creativity and the environment. The program begins in Prague with a cultural survey of the Czech capital, and continues at ArtMill Center for Sustainable Creativity, located in a rural farming community in Southern Bohemia. The program concludes with a professional exhibition of participant work held at Galerie Califia, known in the region for its program of promoting and exhibiting contemporary art.

Each day at Artmill involves work in individual studios, mentored by Czech arts professionals which may include painters, sculptors, photographers, installation and multi-media artists, designers, jewelers, musicians and architects, depending on the group. Studio facilities include photography labs (digital and wet), and workshops for metal and wood sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, jewelry/light metal-smithing and music/performance. ArtMill Director Barbara Benish, New York University arts faculty Carolanne Patterson, as well as invited Czech artists will participate in assisting students each day with the development of artistic concepts, design/construction, and presentation of work for the exhibition.

Credits are available through our affiliation with Anglo-American University in Prague.
Setting Description:
Since 1989 and the fall of communism, Prague has become a destination for superior international exhibitions. We will visit well-known nationally funded museums as well as several ‘not in the guidebooks’ alternative spaces. Prague is a labyrinthine city, and the session begins with a walking tour led by Jana Ticha, an esteemed architecture critic and recent participant in the Venice Biennial International Architecture Exhibition. Accommodations in Prague are provided by the centrally located and award winning Mosaic House, one of Prague’s first “green” hotels. From Prague the group will travel to ArtMill, located 2.5 hours south in the forested countryside bordering Sumava National Park (one of the oldest and largest greenbelts in Europe). Positioned on a beautiful lake, ArtMill is the ideal place to study, collaborate and create. Anchored by Cerveny Mlyn (the Red Mill), a renovated flour mill and granary from the 17th century, the rural property consists of director/staff living qu
Cost:
The program fee of 1900 Euro includes: *Academic Credits *Housing in Prague and at ArtMill *2 meals in Prague (lunch, dinner) *Museum, tour and excursion fees *All meals at ArtMill (breakfast, lunch, dinner) *Transportation costs within the Czech Republic (travel to and from CR not included) *Use of complete studio facilities including a large assortment of art materials, photo printing: digital and wet/dry, sculpture materials, paint, paper, inks, etc. (within budget) *Spacious individual stud

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