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Monday, April 7, 2014

Secrets of Egg Tempera


May 2 - 4
an intensive weekend course  

Can you imagine that your main kitchen ingredients, such as eggs or vinegar were once supplies in every painting workshop?

Egg tempera has been one of the oldest painting techniques in the Western visual depiction. It was widely used in Europe till the 15th century, when it was overtaken by oil-paint. Nowadays, this technique is still used, mainly in Orthodox icon painting and by some contemporary artists.
            
At this course you will learn:
● How to prepare and paint with your own egg tempera
● How to choose the right painting brushes and canvases 
● How to make skin glue and your own Italian gesso
● How to prepare your panel for painting

The course will be taught by Dr. Barbara Guttmana contemporary artist and art educator. To see some of Barbara's works made with the help of egg tempera please click here and here

Times: 
Friday, May 2nd: 18 - 20.30h
Saturday, May 3rd: 14 -17h
Sunday, May 4th: 13 -17
Please note that the schedule is a time-estimate and may depend on the environmental factors as well as on the pre-experience of the people who apply to the course. If needed each apointment may be extended to a maximum 60 minutes. 

Minimum 3 and maximum 6 students. Places will be allocated on first come first served bases. You place at the course will be guaranteed only after your deposit was covered and your filled and signed application form submited (please require a form in email) .  

Registrations deadline: Monday, April 28th

Fee: 25 000 - 40 000 Ft (aprox. 85 - 133 EUR) Depending on your financial abilities and free will. 
Fee includes: all materials (brushes, pigmets, canvas, panels, gesso, etc.) + tea and light snacks served during the lessons 
Deposit of 15 000 Ft (aprox. 50 EUR) will be required when you register to the course and it will be used to cover costs of materials and administration.  The deposit is non-refundable. You will be asked to cover the remaining part of your fee by 28th of April 2014 latest. In case of course cancelation, all of your payments will be fully refunded (including the deposit). 

Applications and more information at :
tel:  +36 20 467 5051


          Egg Tempera Nowadays:



click here to read more about Antony Williams and his egg tempera paintings


Egg tempera is still used for painting icons





Lets Celebrate- ASB just turned 3!




You are invited to

THE BIG 
BIRTHDAY PARTY

Art School in Budapest has turned 3 this spring and on April 12th, Saturday we will celebrate it with the Big Birthday Party 



18-19.30 film screening: Dreams by the Sea - film about painter Emil Nolde ( max. 15 people, please register)
19.30 - 22.30 h party:  (max. 40 people, please register)


For more information and registration please write to: asbgeneralinfo@gmail.com

Everyone is welcome!


About the film: Emil Nolde began his independent creative work only when he was 37. But blessed with with unusual productivity and a long life, he could still leave an exceptionally large oeuvre. Nolde was a German-Danish painter and printmaker and was one of the first Expressionists, a member of Die Brücke. He  is considered to be one of the great oil painting and watercolour painters of the 20th century and is known for his vigorous brushwork and expressive choice of colors.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

March newsletter - The Miracle of Small Acts of Kindness

I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”  (Mother Teresa)

I was probably the happiest person on planet Earth when, on February 18th, I received the news that my installation, Kaddish for Michael, was selected as one of 30 finalists in the sculpture and installation section of The Arte Laguna Prize in Venice, Italy.  I knew that presenting my work at this international show would be the most important opportunity I had in my artistic career so far.  I also knew that it meant March would turn into a very busy and hectic month for me.  Still, not in my wildest dreams could I imagine that organizing and preparing for this exhibition would turn into a life-changing experience. 

Keeping in mind that I only had one month to prepare for the show, I knew that if I wanted this to happen I would have to ask for help – from whoever was willing. However, when time came to ask, I found myself feeling scared and vulnerable. I feared that people would judge me for asking, I feared to be refused, I feared that none would understand how much work was actually required. On the top of it, I made this whole situation even more absurd for myself as I constantly remembered the quote I so often use at my lessons: “Express your needs or live with the consequences”.

Life put me in a situation of choice: give up the whole project, or
 swallow the frog. I chose the second - I decided to embrace my own vulnerability and fears, to jump into the  unknown and see if I can swim. “After all, art is the most important thing in my life,” I thought.

And do you know what happened?  A Miracle!  A miracle of small acts of kindness. So many people helped: they offered me advice, they helped me with translation, they forwarded my letters to friends, they gave me a car ride, they came for a few (and sometimes many) hours to help me, they gave me donations and sponsorships...the list could continue on and on.   I could not believe what I was whitnesing - People enjoyed giving without expecting anything in return;  not only one or two people, but a whole
battalion of friends, acquaintances, former and current students, and even complete strangers. Seeing this, I felt flooded with gratitude for the care and support I had received.  I realised that this March had not been only about the 3rd birthday of ASB nor my art project in Venice - it was about something much, much more important. It brought me the understanding that by building my little art school in the past three years, not only a place for learning was establieshed, but also a caring, giving community of people. Art School in Budapest is not only about art, it is about people, it is about people like you and me who dare to dream and act and care and share. It is about building the kind of world we would like to see arround us.  Understanding that ASB is a community is heeling for me. It restores my trust in the idea that we are all connected - the trust that when I need something it will be given to me and that in the important moments of my life I do not need to be alone;  that none of you need to be alone.

Thank you, the battalion of  miracle workers - your small acts of kindness were the best gift I could get this spring. 



ASB NEWS: 

NEW 8 WEEK COURSES starting  >>>
● March 31 – May 26, Mondays, 18 – 20.30h  
Introduction to Contemporary Art
 
● April 1 – May 27, Tuesdays, 13.30 – 16h
 Introduction to Contemporary Art
 and  18 -20.30
 Studio Drawing and Painting

● April 2 – May 29, Wednesdays,  18 – 20.30
Sketching and Small Drawings (Nude and City-Scape) 
 >>>


BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY
ASB has turned 3 this spring and 
on April 12th, Saturday we will celebrate it with the Big Birthday Party 

film screening: Dreams by the Sea - film about painter Emil Nolde 18-19.30 ( max. 15 people, please register)
party: 19.30 - 22.30 h  (max. 40 people, please register)For more information and registration please write to: asbgeneralinfo@gmail.com


 ART WEEK on a Croatian island
June 7 -14, Krapanj island, CroatiaEnjoy making art on a picturesque little island on Dalmatian coast. With Barbara Guttman (DLA in painting) and Klara Orosz (DLA in sculpting).
More information comming soon. 

NEW PARTNER  new benefits for ASB students
Edit Pelejtei - business coach is offering
15 % discount to ASB students
for any Business Coaching 




Saturday, January 25, 2014

Parallels and Meetings - exhibition in Szombathely


You are corteously invited
to our group exhibition titled
Paralles and Meetings 
dedicated to my professor Ilona Keserü Ilona
at Szombatlyi képtár
in Szombathely, Hungary

Opening: Thursday, January 30th at 17h
The exhibition will on view till March 2nd


On January 30th, as a guerilla art project, a new version of my Kaddish for Michael installation in time will be on view within the pedestrian area of the downtown and arround the gallery.

Hope to see you there!                  

Sincerely

Barbara Guttman

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Courses Starting in January and February

At Art School in Budapest spring is starting in February and you are welcome to join us for new exciting courses and workshops.

Between January 24 - 26 you can discover the The Secrets of Egg Tempera, at an intensive weeken course. >>

 Between January 27th and 31st, promotional lessons will be offered for those who would like to have a taste of how a lesson at Art School in Budapest looks like. >>

From February 3rd, new weekly courses and workshops will be starting. >>

Places for all courses will be allocated on first come first served bases. To apply please write to: artschoolbudapest@gmail.com
 more about the courses >>       more about Art School in Budapest >>>



PROMOTIONAL LESSONS      (please register)

 Jan. 27
Jan. 28
Jan. 29
Jan .30
Jan. 31
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

13 - 16 
Introduction to
Contemp. Art 2
13-16 
Studio Painting and Drawing

13 – 15.30 
Creative
Self-Expr.2





18 -20.30
Introduction to
Contemp. Art 1

18 -20.30
Sketching and Small Drawings
18 – 20.30 
Creative
Self-Expr. 1 
(moved to Saturday, February 1st at 16h due to exhibition opening)



Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Secrets of Egg Tempera









January 24 -26, 2013
an intensive weekend course  

Can you imagine that your main kitchen ingredients, such as eggs or vinegar were once supplies in every painting workshop?

Egg tempera has been one of the oldest painting techniques in the Western visual depiction. It was widely used in Europe till the 15th century, when it was overtaken by oil-paint. Nowadays, this technique is still used, mainly in Orthodox icon painting and by some contemporary artists.
            
At this course you will learn:
● How to prepare and paint with your own egg tempera
● How to choose the right painting brushes and canvases 
● How to make skin glue and your own Italian gesso
● How to prepare your panel for painting

The course will be taught by Dr. Barbara Guttman, a contemporary artist and art educator. To see some of Barbara's works made with the help of egg tempera please click here and here

Times: 
Friday, Jan. 24th: 18 - 20.30h
Saturday, Jan.25th: 14 -17h
Sunday, Jan. 26th: 13 -17
Please note that the schedule is a time-estimate and may depend on the environmental factors as well as on the pre-experience of the people who apply to the course. If needed each apointment may be extended to a maximum 60 minutes. 

Minimum 3 and maximum 6 students. Places will be allocated on first come first served bases. You place at the course will be guaranteed only after your deposit was covered and your filled and signed application form submited (please require a form in email) .  

Registrations deadline: Monday, January 20th

Fee: 25 000 - 40 000 Ft (aprox. 85 - 133 EUR) Depending on your financial abilities and free will. 
Fee includes: all materials (brushes, pigmets, canvas, panels, gesso, etc.) + tea and light snacks served during the lessons 
Deposit of 15 000 Ft (aprox. 50 EUR) will be required when you register to the course and it will be used to cover costs of materials and administration.  The deposit is non-refundable. You will be asked to cover the remaining part of your fee by 24th of January 2013 latest. In case of cancelation, all of your payments will be fully refunded (including the deposit). 

Applications and more information at :
tel:  +36 20 467 5051


Egg Tempera Nowadays:

Antonia with Fireplace
Antony Williams: Antonia with Fireplace
egg tempera on panel / 122x185cm


Egg tempera is still used for painting icons



click here to read more about Antony Williams and his egg tempera paintings


















Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Happy Holidays!


Season's Greetings!

Let your New Year
be filled with 

joy, good helth 
     &
tons of Creativity.



Art School in Budapest is on winter break till end of January.
New courses are starting on February 3rd.
Promotional lessons will be offered between January 27th -31st. 



2014 SPRING TERM 
15 weeks + two breaks

- Jan. 24th -26th (Fri.-Sunday) - Introduction to egg tempera - intensive weekend course
- Jan 27 th-31th (Monday to Friday) - Promotional lessons

- Feb. 3rd - Start of spring courses
- Feb. 23rd (Sunday)  -Art Marathon
- March 7th (Friday) - ASIB's birthday party- March 24th - 28th - Half Term break
- Apr.11th 
(Sunday)  -Art Marathon
- Apr. 18 th - 25th - Spring break
- May 25th 
(Sunday)  -Art Marathon
- May 29th - End of spring course

- May 31st (Saturday)-End of school year party


MONDAYS:
   18 -21h
   Feb.3 - May 26
   Introduction to Contemporary Art 1
   15 week course
   
(7 weeks basics + 8 weeks advanced)

TUESDAYS: 

   13 -16h
   Feb.4 - May 27
   Introduction to Contemporary Art 2
   15 week course

   
(7 weeks basics + 8 weeks advanced)

WENSDAYS: 
   13 -16h
   Feb.5 - May 28
   Studio Painting and Drawing
   
15 week course
   

   18 -20.30h
   Feb.5 - Mar. 19
   Sketching and Small Drawings
   
7 week course
   

   Apr. 2 - May. 28
   Nude Sketching and Small Drawings
   7 week course

   
8 week course


THURSDAYS: 
   18 -20.30 h
   Feb.6- May 29
   Creative Self Expression 1
   
15 week workshop

FRIDAYS: 
   13.00 -15.30 h
   Feb.7- May 30
   Creative Self Expression 2
   
15 week workshop