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.

Together. Porcelain painting workshop

Course title: Together (porcelain painting workshop)

Teaching period: 06.06. – 13.06.2019  (5thJune – arrival, 14thJune – departure)
Teacher(s): prof. Dainis Lesins, Liga Skarina, Eugenia Loginova.
Guest lecturer prof. Sergey Rusakov  fromThe Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design

ECTS:  1.5
Level: BA / MA
Available places for CIRRUS students: 2
CIRRUS grant: 70 EUR weekly + travel grant 330 EUR (Iceland 660 EUR)

Requirements: to prepare some sketches of your design for painting on 2 porcelain plates (25cm) and 2 cups. Working tools (various brushes, palette scraper, pen with a nib and etc.) shall be taken along with you. Accommodation & working material cost for all participants – local & international: 180 EUR (see details below).

Application deadline: 01.05.2019. (results will be announced on 03.05.2019.)

How to apply:
Please send a short motivation letter (mention also your home university, study level, contacts) and some photos of your art works (could be portfolio, electronic version or web link) to the e-mail address:

Course description:

Students’ porcelain painting praxis will take place within the framework of the International Porcelain painting symposium ‘Together’. The students will be given a unique possibility to be introduced to professional artists, their oeuvre.  Symposium participants come from different countries – Lithuania, Germany, USA, Poland, Spain, South Korea, Turkey, Russia and Latvia.

During the course the classical overglaze painting technique will be taught to the students.

It is envisaged to provide an intensive study course – lectures, workshops, professional practice and evening seminars by demonstration of individual presentations of participants.

Assignment:  The course is focused on overglaze painting. A simple shaped porcelain ware will be given and used.

Envisaged results:  Students are taught and are acquainted with the work process of overglaze porcelain painting technique.


Additional information:

Venues of the symposium – a splendid and picturesque resort by the seaside in Jurmala.

Participation fee is compulsory for all the participants, for students (with discount): 180 EUR. It covers costs of accommodation in double room, working materials and firing. Catering is not provided, but each room is equipped with fridge, teapot, microwave.