CIRRUS is a Nordic-Baltic network of Art and Design higher education. There are 20 excellent art and design schools from the Nordics and the Baltics in the circle of this cooperation. The central activities of the partner institutions are art and design, including innovative activities, technical development and artistic practices.

Express: Excavations of Nida

CIRRUS EXPRESS „Excavations of Nida“

Title of course: „Excavations of Nida“
Place: VAA Nida Art Colony (E. A. Jonušo str. 3, LT-93127 Neringa, Lithuania)
Teaching period: 2018, June 11 –17
Teacher(s): Assoc. Prof. Monika Žaltauskaitė Grašienė (LT), Assoc. Prof. Lina Jonikė (LT) Assoc. Prof. Krista Leesi (EE)
ECTS: 1,5
Number of available place for Cirrus students: 4
Level: (BA)
Application deadline: 15th of May, 2018
How to apply: please send the portfolio to Assoc. Prof. Monika Žaltauskaitė Grašienė by e-mail:

Course description:
Cirrus express course is based on collaboration between Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas Faculty Textile Department and Estonian Academy of Arts, Department of Textile Design.
During the creative workshop we will develop functional textile/design ideas that are related to Nida’s stories/”fossils”, i.e. legends, local tales, emotions, humour, tourism, etc. Collecting, gathering, archiving, processing and creative interpretation of local experiences will take on new forms of textile design. During the workshop we will practice the techniques of collaboration work in groups, observation, experience sharing and application. During the express course we will combine and share cultural stereotypes, idea development, textile design, creative research, and practices of international reproduction. We will have an open discussions and presentations of designed objects. The presentation of designed objects/prototypes will take place in Nida and Nida Art Colony’s spaces.