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Programme and regulations of PATA 2015
Programme and regulations of PATA 2015

The Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź has always been an important point of reference for all wishing to engage in artistic printmaking, both in Poland and abroad. Many of our masters and teachers have been appreciated around the world and have gained international recognition. Numerous foreign artistic institutions, such as the International Centre for the Artistic Engraving KAUS in Urbino and the Academies of Fine Arts in Barcelona, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Burgos Geneva, Helsinki, Istanbul, Lisbon, Ljubljana, Malaga, Paris, Sofia or Vilnius or cooperate with the Academy. It was this context which gave rise in 2013 to the idea of organizing the International Summer Courses for Artistic Printmaking at our Academy based on the knowledge derived from the analogous enterprise run in Italy by the International Centre for the Artistic Engraving KAUS in Urbino for the past twelve years. During the first two editions the courses gained an international prestige and became one of the main centres of summer education in Europe and beyond. Many participants from Albania, Belgium, Denmark, Canada, China, Columbia, Cuba, Japan, Italy, Latvia, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the Republic of South Africa, and the USA have chosen our courses to deepen their knowledge and practice their printmaking and textile art skills. The success of the summer courses in Łódź encourages us to continue and develop this artistic undertaking beneficial for promoting the artistic traditions of Łódź in the fields of printmaking and textile art.

PATA NETWORK, an international network of public and private institutions, whose aim is to cooperate in the field of promoting the printmaking and textile art courses around the world was established in 2014.

The Summer Courses for Artistic Printmaking are addressed to both beginners in the art of printmaking and experienced artists. The courses are intended for students and graduates of Polish and foreign Academies and for all artists wishing to learn or further develop their skills in the field. The goal of the course programme is to arouse and cultivate the individual approach to the field of artistic printmaking.

The courses will present traditional forms of artistic printmaking as well as innovative technologies developed by outstanding artists. Participants will have access to the excellent equipment of the studios of the Department of Printmaking.

To complement the educational offer, the programme for the year 2015 includes two interdisciplinary courses of composition in time and space and of handmade paper. The knowledge of these theoretical and practical issues is essential for the process of creating graphic and textile art and therefore the new courses are available in the programme of both disciplines. They may be treated as classes preparing participants for other courses or as separate classes which help to gain knowledge useful in artistic activity.

There will be a possibility of creating both black and white and colour prints. The maximum size of the print will be 100 x 70 cm. After the approval from the teacher, an edition of four prints signed and numbered as artist’s proofs will be printed. Two prints will become the property of the Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź and its International Printmaking Archives. The plates will remain the property of participants.

The teachers running the courses will be supported by assistants who represent the young generation of talented and recognised artists – teachers of the Academy and by experienced technical instructors.
The official languages of the courses will be Polish and English, but in some classes it will be also possible to communicate in Italian and German.


1° Course: July 23 – August 6, 2015
2° Course: 23 – August 6, 2015
3° Course: 10 – 22 August, 2015
4° Course: 10 – 22 August, 2015
5° Course: 10 – 22 August, 2015
Prof. Kestutis Vasiliunas - Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania
Assistant: Alicja Habisiak Matczak, PhD


A° Course: July 23 – August 6, 2015
B° Course: July 23 – August 6, 2015


During the courses the following seminars will take place: (the exact dates and names of the lecturers will be published in June 2015)


  • Presentation of the Lithuanian Triennial of Book Art "International Artist’s Book Exhibitions in Vilnius"
  • History and collection of the International Print Triennial Society in Cracow
  • Łódź Artistic Tradition


  • Kestutis Vasiliunas – Graphic art, the Odnowa Gallery, Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź (August 2015)
  • FINAL SHOW I – an exhibition of the works created by participants of the first session of the International Summer Courses Printmaking and Textile Art , Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź
    (opening ceremony – August 6, 2015)
  • FINAL SHOW II - an exhibition of the works created by participants of the second session of the International Summer Courses Printmaking and Textile Art , Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź (opening ceremony – August 22, 2015)


During our courses we offer an interesting opportunity to use the typography workshops of the Book Art Museum (Łódź, 24 Tymienieckiego Str.) to create artistic prints. Participants will have a possibility to realize their own projects composed and printed with the use of movable types which belong to the large collection of the Museum(
Two planned sessions of typography workshops (44 hours each) will take place on weekends according to the following schedule:
Session 1: July 30 – August 2, August 6 – 8, 2015
Session 2: August 14 – 16, August 22 – 25, 2015
The participation fee for one session is 230,00 € and includes the costs of technical support and materials. The payment should be made at the Book Art Museum directly to the Museum representative at the beginning of the workshops.

The typography workshops will be preceded by a visit to the Museum and a practical presentation of the equipment.


Akademia Sztuk Pięknych
im. Wł. Strzemińskiego
w Łodzi

International Art Centre KAUS Urbino


Stowarzyszenie Międzynarodowe Triennale Grafiki w Krakowie

Miejska Galeria Sztuki w Łodzi

Muzeum Książki Artystycznej w Łodzi

Centralne Muzeum Włókiennictwa w Łodzi


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