Painting Studio I / Jiří Sopko School
This studio focuses on work with colours, format organisation, the process of painting, the possibilities for development and innovation, and experimentation, i.e. finding a suitable expression of a theme through the optimum utilisation of resources.
Painting Studio II / Vladimír Skrepl School
This studio provides an open space for working with painting and other media that are sometimes based on painting or in confrontation with it. Students work with video and photography and create three-dimensional works. The atelier operates as a laboratory and “safe zone” for artistic experimentation.
Painting Studio III / Michael Rittstein School
This studio emphasises the principle of gathering, analysing and subsequently transforming the most common activities in life, social mechanisms and visions. It examines communisation with the reality surrounding us and the search for the most precise form of expression with a focus on individuality.
Painting Studio IV / Martin Mainer School
This studio focuses on painting. It considers the teaching of painting and its outputs, i.e. paintings themselves, to form the basis of fine art. Of course an interest in applying formal approaches other than classical painting, for example photography, video, computer paintings and graphics, sculpture, and installations, are today all accepted and closely linked to painting. We support and cultivate thinking which will lead to the best results, whatever the resources utilised.
Drawing Studio / Jiří Petrbok School
The aim of this studio is to activate the creative potential of a personality, uncluttered by a complex technical background or formal considerations, and to find the right medium for expressing the message. Drawing accelerates the realisation of new thoughts and spontaneous emotional impulses.
Printmaking Studio I / Jiří Lindovský School
Work in the studio focuses on traditional graphics techniques, with the aim of understanding and discovering their possibilities in contemporary art.The studio draws on any traditional training techniques which work and can be reapplied within the context of contemporary fine art.
Printmaking Studio II / Vladimír Kokolia School
We view graphic art as an indirect, transferred and transformed image. We arrive at the image using traditional graphic techniques as well as procedures located at the interface of graphic art and other disciplines. At the same time we concentrate on drawing, which has the most direct relationship to the image.
Sculpture Studio I / Lukáš Rittstein School
This studio focuses on creating figural and non-figural sculptures from durable materials for exteriors and interiors. In order to study at this atelier a student must have mastered drawing and be able to express their thoughts and ideas on a flat surface. The aim is to teach students to put their craftsmanship at the service of their self-expression.
Sculpture Studio II / Jindřich Zeithamml School
The focus in this studio is on mastering a wide range of sculptural styles, from realistic studies, through portraits, nudes and copies, to the study of abstract forms. In their final years students are expected to combine their studies with architecture with a view to following through a project from first impulse to final execution.
Studio of Figural Sculptures and Medals / Jan Hendrych School
The tuition provided by this studio is based on the technical and artisanal foundations of spatial sculptural works, on still-life drawing (of a figure, head, animal, etc.), and also on familiarity with the history of fine art. The studio puts an emphasis on contemporary art in its tactile execution.
Studio of Intermedia Work I / Milan Knížák School
The focus of this atelier is on free movement between media, which does not necessarily mean the combination of several media within one work, although this is not excluded. In addition to classical forms, students can also use literary, musical or theatrical forms. All disciplines are accorded equal value.
Studio of Intermedia Work II / Jiří Příhoda School
We teach students the utilisation and effective mastery of space and we help define clear, innovative communicative processes and visual strategies for individual students. We try to ensure that our students understand the wider context within which art is created and are aware of their own aims.
Studio of Intermedia Work III / Tomáš Vaněk School
Our studio is an environment for conceptual exploration, in which we learn how to put a name to objects and phenomena and how to give shape to them or remove shape from them. We work on a collective basis and influence each other, and in this way we subject our own individual approaches to scrutiny and thus reinforce them. We regard “concept” and “will” as being analogous.
Studio of New Media I / Markus Huemer School
The methods of this atelier are based on experimental work with technologies, analogue and digital media, and on innovative ways of handling an artistic concept. Students should be well versed in technical and artistic procedures and above all possess a creative approach.
Studio of New Media II / Anna Daučíková School
This atelier examines the problematic of the image. It focuses on the image in motion and the creative possibilities of the latest technology. Students select their own resources and use not only digital technology (video, digital image, photography), but combine it with traditional media (drawing, installations, objects) and time-dependent techniques (performances, events, videos and audio installations, multimedia and public art).
The Studio of Restoration of Painted Artworks / Karel Stretti School
This course of study is a professional artistic discipline based on a perfect understanding of the artistic and technological structure of an artwork. It includes scientific research methods as well as the systematisation of work, with an emphasis on respecting the authenticity of the artwork.
The Studio of Restoration of Sculpture / Petr Siegl School
This studio’s teaching methods rest on three pillars – the development of painting and creative abilities, the constructive use of the technical and technological facilities of the Academy, and strict compliance with all the rules pertaining to the cultural heritage.
Studio of Architecture / Emil Přikryl School
The school of architecture at AVU has a tradition stretching back almost a century of “master” or “specialist” schools of architecture. In this sense it is a kind of postgraduate school and provides a fine-art based education in architecture to talented and already technically proficient students. It is a small school with a total of 15 students.
Studio of Guest Professor
This studio enables AVUstudents to spend each semester under the guidance of a new, outstanding personality in the field, usually invited from abroad. The atelier’s focus changes regularly.
A grant received from the City of Prague Municipal Authorities supported by the European Development Fund has enabled AVU to organise six successful semester-long courses over the past few years led by leading artists on the international scene in the Šaloun Studio, which AVU had specially refurbished for this purpose. Given the ever-increasing interest of students in visiting lecturers, this is one of the school’s long-term priorities.