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Summer courses 2021

Applications are open for this year’s summer courses on the topics of Stone and Individual Artistic Work.

Summer course: Stone (18 hp/ECTS)

The summer course Stone provides the students with an overall knowledge within the area of stone carving and gives the participants the tools to individually develop their approach to stone carving as an artistic expression. At the beginning of the course the students design an individual study plan in consultation with the supervisor. In addition to the students’ own project work, the course consists of study visits, lectures and teaching in the technique. The main part of the course will be carried out in Stora Vika, close to Nynäshamn (possible to reach with public transport from Stockholm) and stone will be taken from a local quarry nearby.

The course further aims at giving the students a basic insight into the different techniques, methods and history of sculpting in stone. The students will work individually with stone as a material in order to find their own approach to how it can be used. The compulsory course elements are scheduled to the first three weeks and the final three weeks of the course. In the period in between, independent artistic work is conducted with the support of supervisory meetings.

Application deadline: 15 April 2021
Scope of the course: 18 hp/ECTS, full-time
Course period: 7 June–27 August 2021
Entry requirements: 60 hp/ECTS in Fine Arts or the equivalent knowledge/experience.
The following should be submitted to the application: 2–6  work samples, CV and a short letter of intent.
Course leader: Henrik Ekesiöö

Summer course: Individual Artistic Work (18 hp/ECTS)

The course has as its main aim to encourage students to engage into an individual artistic process, having as method the consolidation of an individual study plan based on the use of a constant critical self-reflection of the students’ artistic practices. 

The course is structured around three individual tutoring sessions for which the student is required to choose one of the two teachers of the course. The first session is intended for establishing the individual study plan and for discussing possible ways of working during the course. The second tutorial consists of a studio visit in relation to the student project and the third and final tutorial is also the occasion when to present the project and establish some conclusions based on the work done throughout the course. In addition to this, each participant will be asked to write a text describing their summer project in relation to the study plan.

Students will be provided with a studio space, but please note that the workshops are not open during the summer.

Not knowing exactly the situation with Covid-19 at the time for the course the plan is to meet individually at the Royal Institute of Art and using Zoom. This to give the best opportunities to work in a safe way.

Application deadline: 15 April 2021
Scope of the course: 18 hp/ECTS, full-time
Course period: 7 June–27 August 2021
Entry requirements: 60 hp/ECTS in Fine Arts or the equivalent knowledge/experience
The following should be submitted to the application: 3–4  work samples, proposal for an individual study plan and a CV.
Course leaders: Thomas Elovsson and Oscar Lara