IT IS A 5-YEAR SCHOOL DEDICATED TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GRADUATES, ESTABLISHED MORE THAN 70 YEARS AGO. GRADUATING FROM OUR SCHOOL, A GRADUATE RECEIVES NOT ONLY A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, BUT ALSO A DIPLOMA ENTITLING HIM TO USE THE TITLE OF PROFESSIONAL VISUAL ARTIST. THE SCHOOL DIFFER IN A PLEASANT, INTIMATE ATMOSPHERE OF LEARNING, INDIVIDUAL APPROACH TO THE STUDENT IN AN FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE.
EDUCATION RUNS IN PARALLEL IN TWO SUBJECT BLOCKS:
- GENERAL EDUCATION: IN WHICH WE IMPART GENERAL KNOWLEDGE INCLUDING HUMANITIES AND SCIENCES, AND EMPHASIZE THE STUDY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES.
- ARTISTIC: IN WHICH STUDENTS DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS ACCORDING TO THEIR CHOSEN SPECIALTY: GRAPHIC DESIGN, METALWORK, ARTISTIC PRINTING TECHNIQUES OR JEWELRY MAKING. IN ADDITION TO THE MAIN CHOSEN DIRECTION, STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT DRAWING, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE BASICS OF DESIGN.
STUDENTS STUDY IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ARTISTIC SPECIALIZATIONS:
- GRAPHIC DESIGN OR METALWORK
- ART PRINTING TECHNIQUES OR JEWELRY MAKING
“Magic Carpets” project
The community was working together with Magic Carpets resident Davide D’Angelo between October/November 2022. Together with the artists, students had a chance to make collective drawings and response to the topic of Yourself Library which refers to working out a common language with the participants. As the artist says, “our diversity is what makes us alike.”
High School is a neighbour of the Wrocław Institute of Culture. Thanks to URKA’s residency, we worked together for the first time. It was a unique group, because it started its high school education in the era of pandemics and online classes. 2022 was the first time they visited the school on a regular basis and were able to socialise outside of computer screens. As the teachers recalled, the opportunity to work collectively, practice art together and talk to URKA strengthened the bonds between them and they also learned new artistic and experimental drawing and sculpting techniques. They also learnt that there is a place like Barbara that is open to them.
Number of community members included in the project: 18 (together with 3 teachers involved)
Reasons for participating in the “Magic Carpets” project:
- To integrate the community of students between them, especially that they started their proves of education during pandemic
- To gain experience in working with visual artist
- Improving language skills
The award will be used for continuing the integration of students taking part in the workshops led by URKA. The idea is to organise a workshops for the community with a local artist of Wrocławski Instytut Kultury or one of WIK’s resident being currently in Wrocław. Both the artist and the students were very satisfied with our collaboration and they would be happy to continue working with our institution in an workshop form of education. They opened for international experience and enjoyed spending time and making art together.
Emerging curator Paulina Brelinska ([email protected])
High School director Iwona Wawrzyniak ([email protected])