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BALTIC ILLUSTRATION TOMORROW! Summer course at NIDA Art Colony organised by Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas Faculty, Graphic department.

Number of available place for KUNO students: 10 places for KUNO students
Teacher: Vaidas Naginionis
ECTS: 1.5
Level: BA students
Language: English
Location: Nida Art Colony, Nida, Lithuania (
How to apply: short motivation + portfolio (link to portfolio/website or pdf, max size 10MB)
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Application deadline: 1st of June, 2017

Course description: The main goal of this practice - to analyze the content of illustrations (created around the Baltic sea), the possibilities of expression and future tendencies of illustrations based in this region. We seek working as a team to find the most appropriate mythological story of each participant country and create illustrated narrative that extends the mythological perception in other countries and cultural contexts. Weekly practice includes discussions with representatives from different art academies.

Additional information: Nida Art Colony is an art and meeting space, surrounded by sand dunes and seas. As a resourceful platform, it runs an Artist-in-Residence ProgrammeNida Doctoral School, and initiates arteducation and research projects

NAC is a subdivision of Vilnius Academy of Arts, and opened in 2011. It operates all year round, receives about 700 people a year, and provides space for workshops, intensive courses, exhibitions, seminars, rehearsals, artists’ talks and screenings in its premises of 2,500 square metres. Its activities can result in presentations, exhibitions, broadcasts and publications.

NAC is located on the Curonian Spit, a peninsula dividing the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea. The spit is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the most beautiful and unique cultural landscapes of Europe. It also forms Neringa National Park. Nida is 50 kilometres from the Lithuanian seaport of Klaipėda, and 360 kilometres from the capital city Vilnius.