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