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From 13 to 18 August, the Creative Summer School will take place in Kuldīga, featuring workshops for designers and artists on self–presentation and communication, as well as exposition and product design. While on August 17 the organisers invite to public lectures, devoted to design and creativity.

Stories Editorial July 31, 2017

«The Visible Persona» with Jens Roth

The workshop «The Visible Persona» led by Jens Roth (Germany) will provide an insight to artists and designers on how to communicate values and concerns. The workshop participants will learn the «SourceTuning» technique to get in touch with their bodies and learn to express intuitive knowledge. They will practise conducting interviews in front of the camera and learn improvisation skills. Jens Roth is a trained actor, director and acting coach with a degree in graphic design. He has trained award–winning actors for over 15 years, mainly for German film productions and various international projects.

The workshop will take place from August 13 to 18, working language — English. Fee — 600 euros (includes five nights at a hotel with breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Exposition design workshop with Mareks Birznieks

Workshop «The Stich», devoted to exposition and product design, will be held by interior designer Mareks Birznieks. In 2018, the Kuldīga Municipality hopes to open the Needle Factory Museum. Together with the tutor participants will work individually or in small groups on the development of exhibition concepts, including interactive elements, and learn to prototype their ideas. The objects created during the workshop will later be displayed in the Needle Factory Museum.

The workshop will take place from August 13 to 18. Fee — 330 euros (includes five nights at a hotel with breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Limited number of places has remained; participants can register via e–mail.

Public lectures

On August 17, the organisers of the Kuldīga Creative Summer School invites to public lectures, devoted to design, art and creativity. Lecturers: shoe designer Elīna Dobele, designer and architect Liene Jākobsone, playwright Lauris Gundars, designer Mareks Birznieks, acting coach Jens Roth. More information will be available on Kuldīga Artists Residence’s Facebook page.


All workshops will be held at Kuldīga Artists Residence, Pils iela 2, Kuldīga. The Creative Summer School is organised by Kuldīga Artists’ Residence with the support of the State Culture Capital Foundation, Art Academy of Latvia, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.