Painting Studio III
The studio is open, friendly, but at the same time demanding. An important element in its program constitutes individual work with each student, developing their unique predispositions, so that they can along with the teacher decide the evolving character of the studio. Classes are structured around the theme of the so-called still life with a model, but in a new, modern way. It is more of a spatial installation with a human figure placed in it. The assumption is that each new installation, changing every 3-4 weeks, should be different, taking into account distinct issues of space, composition, color, light etc, be interesting and visually intriguing, and as such stimulating the working of imagination and fresh ideas. We expect a creative look on reality, an intriguing initial idea, highly advanced interpretation is also welcome. Students have the right for experimentation, artistic search and making mistakes; we encourage bold, free thinking, readiness for taking risks in defense of one’s own worldview. Corrections should be directed at finding a solution of the task ideal for the student’s predispositions; simultaneously being a lecture on selected issues of old and contemporary art, as well as technical and technological problems. Students (especially those at painting specialization, who have more hours of painting) can execute at the Studio their own ideas not connected with the object displayed. The use of techniques learned at other studios (photography, printmaking, new media) is allowed and welcome. The aim is to develop technical skills not for their own sake, but in accord with a growth of imagination and in the service of achieving an individual vision. Plein air painting also forms part of the schedule, as it provides new stimuli, presents other aspects of color, light and space that are difficult to see in the enclosed space of the Studio and the postindustrial landscape of Silesia.