Study art and painting in the heart of Europe! Prague, Czech Republic is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe where great artists of the past, from Mozart to Kafka, have called their home. Prague Art Workshops was founded by two artists with a passion for painting. Jeremiah Palecek and Franco Huller. We believe that Prague is the perfect setting to get engaged in painting and drawing.
One workshop lasts 5 days (Mon – Fri) and includes daily art related activities in Prague, and the surrounding countryside of Czech Republic. Classes will be held Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. These classes are focused primarily on painting and workshops, although field trips will also be made to museums, plein air sites, and other attractions.
We do not provide food or lodging, however AirBnBs are plentiful in Prague, and very affordable! Something like this will cost you 50$ a night and if you’re coming with a friend you can stay together and cut down on costs.
Total for housing: 350$ for 7 days (split that if you share with someone)
Prague has also become a great food city as well, and you get the quality at a fraction of the price. We know the best places to eat and can help advise you where to go. Here is an average menu from a standard Italian restaurant in Prague. As you can see you can get a meal and a few beers for just 10$ (you can view the english on the menu underneath the other languages).
Total for food: 200$ (eating out all the time)
We have a required materials list here, as materials are not included in the cost of the course. We do buy some items which will be used during the workshops but it’s your responsibility to bring your own materials to use as well.
Total for Materials: 120$
Both Franco and myself have spent endless hours chatting about the structure of the painting course and how to best approach it. We believe that we have some fundamental skills which will be the focus of every days workshop. In addition to this I will be doing a series of demonstrations on materials and techniques of the great masters (making oil glazing mediums, making gesso from scratch, making oil paint, etc.) . These workshops and tutorials will take up the first half of the day, the second half will be devoted to you creating your own projects. For those who want a more academic approach we will also have a series of assignments which can be done in the afternoons as well. We’ve found that everyone comes to these workshops with different expectations, and skill levels and we prefer to meet you where you’re at. Some want more freedom to work on their own projects, and others wish to have a more guided approach.
It should be noted that one full day is devoted to drawing and painting the figure from life, and another day will be devoted to plein air painting in Kutna Hora, the home of the famous Bone Church and the beautiful countrysides which were the inspiration for Kasper David Freidrich among others.
The total cost for these five days of intensive instruction and workshops is 1000$ Should a student wish to include a second workshop (the second week) they will be given a discount and can take Week 2 for 800$.
This is truly a unique opportunity to study with two world renowned artists in one of Europe’s most beautiful places. A place which has been the source of inspiration to so many throughout the years is one which will stick with you too. If you would like more information please contact me at the email address below. I look forward to hearing from you, and helping you with any questions you may have.