Orońsko Academy is one of the highlights of the educational programme conducted in the compound of the Centre of Polish Sculpture. The project is based on several- day-long-stays of children and teenagers and involves a wider educational, theoretical and workshop range. It is a variation of art workshops (in the field of sculpture, painting, ceramics, photography), connected with learning about the institution and the surrounding landscape attractions as well as an introduction to sculptural circles. Orońsko academy is intended for schools or classes with an art profile, to clubs or other centres for young people keen on art. During our activities the participants have an opportunity to try various artistic techniques, not only sculptural ones. The conscious reference to the tradition of ‘Orońsko Free Academy’* sets a standard we want to model on.
Date: set individually for groups booking a stay
3-day holiday – 3 workshop classes, 2 museum lessons, bonfire
5-day holiday – 5 workshop classes, 3 museum lessons, a trip, bonfires
7-day holiday – 7 workshop classes, 3 museum lessons, 2 trips, field game, bonfires
10-day holiday – 11 workshop classes, 3 museum lessons, 2 trips, field game, a walking trip, meeting with an artist, bonfires
In the case of 5, 7 and 10 day holidays, the group should have at least 10 people. The workshop classes and museum lessons are conducted by experienced educators and artists.
380 PLN – 3-day holiday / person
620 PLN – 5-day holiday / person (plus the cost of trip - to be decided)
870 PLN – 7-day holiday / person (plus the cost of trips - to be decided)
1130 PLN – 10-day holiday (plus the cost of trips - to be decided)
Teachers or assistants – the fee for accommodation and full board (50 PLN/ day)
Participants of the Orońsko Academy stay in the rooms at the Sculptor’s House in Orońsko, in the compund which is the seat of the Centre of Polish Sculpture. There is also a canteen serving traditional meals: breakfast, dinner and supper. During the holiday, the participants have at their disposal a sculpture studio as a base for their creative activities – both included in the programme and individual ones. There is a possibility of using craftsman’s services (baking in ceramic kilns, using the carpenter’s, founder’s and smith’s shops and others – according to the price list link).
*Orońsko Free Academy was an informal artistic group formed by friends and disciples of Józef Brandt (Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski, Jan Chełmiński, Wojciech Kossak, Jan Rosen, Apoloniusz Kędzierski, Władysław Czachórski and others). Every year they organized artistic open air workshops at the estate of their mentor.