Date: 21.08.2019 ALUKSNE ART SCHOOL ACCEPTS STUDENT ENTRIES FOR YEAR 2019/2020!

 

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FOR ALUKSNE ART SCHOOL PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM “VISUAL PLASTIC ART” 2019/2020 WILL TAKE PLACE AT:
August 26, 27 at 10 a.m.
CAN APPLY FOR INTEREST EDUCATION PROGRAM GROUPS
/ WITHOUT ENTRANCE EXAMINATION /
• “Pre-School Drawing and Ceramics Classes”
(4-6 years),
• "Visual Plastic Art" for first grade students from 7 years,
• "Visual Plastic Art" for elementary school grades 2-6,
• "Visual Plastic Art" for young people in grades 7-12,
• "Visual Plastic Art" for Adults.
tel. 29177702, 64322433

For more information on enrollment and education, see here:

Date: 21.08.2019 Educational field trip to Sēlija and Latgale during the summer plein air session on June 6. - 7. 2019.

        At the end of the school year, 3-6. grade students spent the first week of June in the summer plein air - painting, drawing and went on a 2 day educational field trip to Sēlija and Latgale as a part of the summer plein air session, continuing to learn about the Latvian cultural environment. This year's trip took place in the spirit of the ‘’Daugava Circles’’, a route that was thoughtfully planned by Anda Plauma, a teacher and deputy principal of the school. Teachers and students got acquainted with the Mailīši weaving workshop and the art objects created by the artist Ivars Mailītis in Ērgļi.                                 

      While continuing the field trip through Pļaviņas and Koknese all participants had a chance to sail longships once used by Vikings and listened to the captains stories about the Daugava, its banks and the immediate surroundings before the construction of Pļaviņas hydroelectric station.
       The tour continued in Līvāni, where the historical exposition “Craftsmen in Latgale 19th-20th Century” and the exhibition of qualification works of students of Rēzekne Secondary School of Art and Design "Be smart, free and creative ..." was visited, . In the Līvāni Glass Museum, the Students also practiced drawing various forms of Līvāni glass dishes. For the night everyone was staying in Ilūkste and on the second morning a visit to Ilūkste Music and Art School took place.
       The exhibitions at Rothko Center in Daugavpils, were as diverse as life itself - from very high technical and intellectual prowess to a bit awkward sweet personal excitement, from an abundance of emotions to a formal technical virtuosity. It is very important for students to visit serious exhibitions, to see and feel art in its diversity, which is often lacking in a small-town cultural environment. It was interesting to watch how school children with their open world perception admire talent and genuine emotions…
     Continuing the tour, the landscapes with picturesque Daugava circles were explored, and the participants of the tour, climbing the observation tower, could see the Rozališķi Circle of the Daugava river - one of the most beautiful Latvian landscapes that once embellished the Latvian banknote - 10 lats bill.
     Before going home, we had a shared lunch at the scenic Lake Rāzna and received diplomas, awards and appreciation for outstanding results in studies and competitions.

Date: 05.06.2019 Congratulations to the graduates of year 2018/2019!



      This year on June 1, in Aluksne Art school 25th graduation ceremony, 12 students presented their creative works and gained a diploma for graduating professionally oriented educational program “Visual Plastic Art”. Like every year, our students introduced audience with their final works and the process of making them. This year, graduates were given a common theme: The study of natural materials as a source of inspiration for their individual composition from observation to idea, from idea to sketch, from sketch to materialization of the work, requiring that artwork be in 3D using unconventional and accessible materials for the realization of the idea. The participants were able to evaluate the results by looking at the students' work, presentations of the work process, and hearing the feedback of an external reviewer. We are truly honored that this year's reviewer was Matīss Šteinerts and his opinion was engaging and very interesting to the entire audience, given the reviewer's extensive knowledge and professional background: Fordham University, New York, USA, 2017 (Master's degree in Urban Studies), Riga Stradins University, Faculty of Communication, 2014. (Master of Social Sciences in Social Anthropology), Riga Technical University, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, 2010. (Certified architect), having developed his professional experience by participating in various projects in Latvia and abroad. Matīss is also a year 2000 graduate of the Aluksne Art School. Thank you Matīss!
   

     Many thanks to singer-songwriter and guitarist Kristīne Pāže for the musical mood of the event and to photographer Jana Rāga for capturing all the wonderful moments of the event!
     

     I sincerely thank the graduates, their parents and teachers for all the work they have done to achieve this goal!
     

      Wishing everyone a sunny, joyful summer and good luck in all their future endeavours,


Director of Aluksne Art school Ojārs Vēliņš

 

Date: 15.05.2019 Let`s meet in Alūksne Art School on May 18

      At 19:00-22:00 within the Night of Museums for viewing in Alūksne Art School will be available exhibition of 2018/2019 school year's art works and exhibition of creative school's graduating works by 7th grade students. We Welcome everyone to the Art school.

Date: 27.02.2019 Educational excursion to the museum of Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova, exhibition hall "Arsenāls" (Arsenal) and Latvian National museum of art


          On February 22 a group of teachers and upper-classes students visited exhibitions “Portrets Latvijā. 20.gadsimts. Sejas izteiksme.” (Portrait in Latvia. 20th century. Face expression), “Portrets ar smaidu. Šarži un karikatūras Latvijā. 20.gadsimts” (Portrait with smile. Parodies and caricatures in Latvia. 20th century) in the exhibition hall "Arsenāls" (Arsenal) of Latvian Museum of art and in the museum of Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova and collected strong impressions about the features in photographs, paintings and graphics in the 20th century.
              Portraits directly or indirectly document social characteristic marks of Latvian history and society, the expressions of national identity and parts of the existing ideologies. The spectrum of the exhibition included the reflection of this age from individual viewpoints of artists to generalizations, from the state orders to free interpretations, from representation to privacy.
The exhibition clearly showed the 20th century as the time when the Latvian state was created and formed, lost and again renewed. It described an age when in spite of the stereotypes and ideological demands of the society personalities invested their experience in creative expressions as powerful, intelectually productive potentional.