Linda Arbuckle on wed 9 may 07
From Holly Hanessian at FL State U...
I just got approval from FSU to start a ceramics studies abroad program at
the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary starting next
summer. It is for beginning to graduate students and there is space for onl=
12 students. I don't know what the price is as of yet. Stay tuned....
Ask Chris Carroll or Louisa Blenman <
email@example.com> for more info if you are interested.
This program is based at the International Ceramics
Studio (ICS); a world-renowned ceramic art center
located 35 miles south of the Hungarian capital,
Budapest. The ICS, a highly regarded institution
known for fostering excellence in ceramic arts, brings
together a community of artists with whom our students
interact. Classes will be held in a professionally
active ceramic arts environment, where students will
share equipment and facilities with artists from all
over the world. The mission of the studio is to
promote the formal, aesthetic and technical
development of ceramics and to help foster creative
skills. Students have exceptional 24-hour access to
workshops and equipment, breaking down the barriers
between education, life and art.
A country that broke free from Communism in 1989 after
having been under rule of the Russians, Germans,
Austrians, or Turks for most of the last 500 years,
Hungary has one foot firmly grounded in its rich
literary, architectural and artistic tradition and one
foot in its vibrant, optimistic present, manifest by
its 2004 acceptance into the European Union. Students
will have access to five national museums, including
na=EFve arts, folk arts and photography, as well as
excellent private collections. Hungary is also home
to two of the best porcelain factories in the world =96
Her end, a modern factory in which the work is still
hand painted, and Zsolnay, a fading but fascinating
factory in the southern town of Pecs.
The program includes a four-day trip to Česk=FD
Krumlov, a small medieval Bohemian town in a crook of
the Vltava River in southern Czech Republic. One of
Europe's untouched gems; the town center is
resplendent with original Gothic, Renaissance and
Baroque architecture. The UNESCO World Heritage
Monument Castle Česk=FD Krumlov dates to the early
13th Century and includes one of only three remaining
Baroque theaters with original stage machinery,
scenery and props. Also incorporated into the Castle
complex are museums and a large ceramics collection,
displayed in its two kilometers of wine cellars.
Students also will travel on the river to Zlat=E1
Koruna, one of Bohemia's oldest monasteries.
This program is open to all interested students.
Beginning ceramics is offered for students with no
prior experience, intermediate, advanced ceramics, DIS
and graduate credit hours are also offered for
students who have prior university or college credit
in ceramic studio art courses.
Students will live in the studio buildings, giving
full access to workshop and studio space at all times.
Accommodation is in two restored houses, with shared
bedrooms, bathrooms, lounges, communal meeting rooms,
kitchens and dining areas.
Dates and Fee
All dates and fees are subject to change. For payment
deadlines, see the inside front cover.
July 5th =96 August 7, 2008 (4 weeks)
Fee includes: all registration and instructional costs
for up to 6 undergraduate credit hours (for graduate
course availability visit international.fsu.edu);
housing; program social/cultural activities; health
insurance; international student ID card; T-shirt or
cap; full-time academic and administrative support.
Not included: round-trip international airfare;
passport; books and supplies; food, personal
travel/activity/spending money; class related
performances and events; entry visa.
Areas of Study
For specific courses see page 66. For course
descriptions visit international.fsu.edu.
Art and Culture of Hungary
Quick Facts: Hungary
Location: central/eastern Europe
Time Zone: EST+6, CET (GMT+1)
Area: 35,919 sq mi
Holly Ann Hanessian
220 Fine Arts Buidling
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1150
NCECA Exhibitions Director 2005-2008