We are taking part in the exhibition CAMPUS for the fifth time. Participation in such an important event is a very interesting and valuable experience for our students. It offers them the opportunity to confront their own achievements with accomplishments of other European art schools.
STRZEMIŃSKI ACADEMY OF FINE ART AND DESIGN IN ŁÓDŹ
The Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts and Design was established in 1945. Today it consists of four faculties and offers two levels of study, Bachelor and Master of Art: Faculty of Textile Art and Fashion Design; Graphic Art and Painting; Industrial Design and Interior Architecture; Visual Education.
FACULTY OF TEXTILE ART AND FASHION DESIGN
The Department of Textile Art at Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz is the only unit in Poland that provides education for students to become highly trained textile designers. The specific character of teaching in this faculty rests on systematic development of both students’ artistic sensitivity and their painting skills.
Currently, the four studios of the Department of Textile Art are run by teachers with vast practical and theoretical knowledge of industrial textiles design as well as artistic achievements which ensure them a place amongst the world’s best “textile artists”.
Studio of Decorative Textiles – professor Krystyna Górska, Aneta Anderwald M.A.
Studio of Experimental Textiles – Lidia Choczaj Ph.D. Dominika Czekalska M.A.
Studio of Carpet and Wall-Hangings – professor Jolanta Rudzka-Habisiak, Izabela Walczak M.A.
Studio of Paper – professor Ewa Latkowska – Żychska, dr Magdalena Soboń
Our students’ projects come into being by means of different methods – they can be either hand made, for instance with the use of traditional painting techniques or they can be made with the use of specialist computer applications and software. This enables their implementation both in the school’s weaving plants and on the premises of companies we cooperate with, using the newest technologies. Moreover, textile companies are our allies as far as finding new ways of designers’ training is concerned. They allow students to complete both their coursework and, later on, a diploma; they organize trainings, sponsor certain contests and initiate artistic and integrating activities for young designers. One of such activities is ‘rooms for free’ program, within the framework of which we cooperate with 18 schools from Europe, which specialize in textile design.
IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO TAKE PART IN CAMPUS@HEIMTEXTIL FOR THE 5th TIME !
The curriculum of the Studio of Experimental Textiles involves design for tapestry, both artistic and industrial. In the catalogue of realizations from this studio one can find various kinds of works: manufactured of yarns with the use of classical techniques on harness or jacquard looms – traditional, flat woven textiles (often used as part of stage design), fabrics for garments, textile objects – made of non-typical materials, as well as textile installations. Design tasks are elaborated for every student individually (with regard to other specializations of his selection) The intention is to assist the student in the individual development of his/her creative passions and interests in the most extensive way. Our aim is also to train skills, which help in combining various design tasks for the benefit of the whole realization. Those who search for space for their non-typical actions, installations, original ways of artistic expression in textile art will also find place and assistance in the creative inquiry and experiments.
written for The Studio of Experimental Textiles by Lidia Choczaj Ph.D., Dominika Krogulska – Czekalska M.A.
We wish all the participants of CAMPUS@Heimtextil 2011 a great exhibition, interest of the spectators, contacts with many interesting people and success in creative work after graduation. All the best!
We express gratitude to our sponsor - Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit / Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation - who supports the participation of Department of Textile Art- Academy of Fine Art and Design in Lodz, in CAMPUS@HEIMTEXTIL 2011.