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Friday, December 23, 2011

Art School in Budapest
wishes you

Season's Greetings
A Happy and Creative
New Year

From December 23, 2011 - January 6, 2012, we at Art School in Budapest are having  winter break . The fist lessons ater the break will be heald on January 10th. Enjoy your holidays!    

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Best Gift You Can Unwrap This December

   Few years ago I spent my winter in Northern Finland. Despite my  original fear of getting depressed because of the cold weather and  kaamos (days with hardly any daylight), it actually turned to be one of the greatest experiences of my life. I cannot say that a grandiose event happened to me that winter, nor that I met a person who influenced me greatly. What happened to me  was that I simply allowed myself  to slow down and listen -  listen to other people and to the fine movements of my own soul.  I unwraped many gifts that winter: I learned  that the way to survive winter is to live with it instead of going against it , that it is not the weather that is cold but that I was not dressed worm enough and that burning one little candle on a dark winter day can actually be enough to make me feel good. But the best gift I 'unwrapped' on Christmas that year was myself , being able to hear myself inside and feel whole again.

December always brings these memories to me, and I hope that this winter you will be able to 'unwrap' yourself too while taking part at some of new interesting events at ASiB. Please note that places for all events are limited and will be alocated on first come, first served basis.  To register, please write to artschoolbudapest@gmail.com or call + 36 20 467 5051  and give your name and your phone number. 

  · December 2, Friday, 17.30 - 21 h
   "Even My Grandma Could Do It (or What Happened to Art 
    in The 20th Century"
    ( lecture ) Canceled due to the illness of the lecturer

Whether you feel completely lost in a museum of contemporary arts wishing to understand what artists of today are trying to say or simply are an art lover interested in expanding your knowledge, this lecture is meant for you. The 3 interesting lectures in one evening with the active engagement of the audience and interesting film segments will offer a scope to how making and understanding  art evolved from the 19t century to the present days. It will show you how paradigm shift as well as some social and technological changes shaped the formation of art we have today.  These three lectures are also an introductory to Weekly Contemporary and ARS MODO  courses. In case you are interested, after attending them you will  be ready to join these  two courses.
       ·fee: 4500 Ft/person including snacks and tea

· December 3, Saturday, 17.30 - 19 h
"Experiencing The 2011 Venice Biennale"
 (lecture) Canceled due to the illness of the lecturer

In the begging of November this year I made study trip to  Italy to see  the 54th Venice Biennale, one of the two most important  international contemporary arts exhibitions in Europe.  In this lecture I will be happy to share with you my personal impressions about the exhibition and to present you a selection of  the documentation (pictures and videos) I have made there.  Whether you missed to see the biennale this year or have never been to one, this lecture is for you. 
    · contribution of 1000 - 3000 Ft/person will be welcome.  Tea and snacks are included.

   · December 16, Friday, 18 - 22 h
       Pikkujoulu -Little Christmas Party

    Pikku Joulu is a Finnish expression literary meaning little Christmas. It is a name  for parties Finns like to give in the time before Christmas. Beside mulled wine and yumee cookies, this little party at ASiB will be spiced up with fun artistic activities and a game I learned at my first pukkijoulu party in Finland. You are most welcome and pleae feel free to bring an art loving friend too.
   list of things to bring to the party
   1) slippers or worm socks (you will be asked to take off your shoes  and maybe sitting on the floor)
   2)  some vegetarian food, snacks and/or drinks 
   3) two or more small present for the Pikkujouly game. The present should not be very expensive and if you are creative feel free to make something yourself. If possible keep the presents eather hand made or art related , to keep the spirit of the school. Please remember to wrap your presents at home. It is important for the game that none knows what is inside the package.

 Seasons Greetings 
a Very Happy and Creative New Year! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Even My Grandma Could Do It!

Anish Kapoor, Shooting in The Corner, 2010

    November 11, 2011  Friday
    a doubble lecture - 18 -21h)

Even My Grandma Could Do It! (or What Happened to Art in the XXth Century) 

    Whether you feel completely lost in a museum of contemporary arts and wish to understand what are artists trying to say or simply are an art lover wishing to expand your knowledge this lecture is ment for you. The course will offer you a scope to how the way art is made and the understood  evolved form the 19t century to the present days. It will show you how paradigm shift as well as some socil and technological changes shaped the worl we have today.  Also after attending this lecture you may want to consider joining the Weekly Contemporary course on contemporary arts on Tuesday evening.
 ·fee: 4500 Ft/person including snacks and tea

· about the teacher: 
Barbara Guttman is an active artists, art educator and owner of Art School in Budapest. She holds a college degree in art education and a BA in Fine Arts. In 2011 she received her doctorate degree in Fine Arts (DLA). links:www.artshoolbudapest.blogspot.com  , www.barbaraguttman.blogspot.com

· for more information and application:
email: artschoolbudapest@ gmail.com

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Join a Course This November

    Fall with gloomy clouds and boring rains has finally arrived to Budapest, but at Art School in Budapest we keep the rainbow mood. 

   This November two new 6 weeks long courses are starting: Studio Drawing on Wednesday mornings and FLOW on Thursday early afternoon. Beside this you may consider joining some of the regular weekly courses straight after the mid term break. Please find more information below.

   · 6 weeks STUDIO DRAWING course starting November 9, 2011 
   Lessons will be on Wednesdays (November 9 - December 14. ) from 9.30 -12hThis course is for anyone age 17 who is interested in a more traditional knowledge of drawing. In this course you  learn to draw  what you see accurately, your sight and sense of composition will develop, and you will be introduced to techniques such as pencil, charcoal and pen and ink. Students of different pre-knowledge, experience and interests are welcome to this course.
group size: 3-6 students
course fee (6 lessons): 21 000 Ft  (3500 Ft/lesson)

· 6 weeks FLOW course starting November 10, 2011 
   Lessons will be on Thursdays (November 10 - December 15) from 14.30 -17h. 
This is a course for anyone regardless of age, talent or skills, longing to be creative again. The aim of this course is to wake up your sleeping creativity and to re-create the joy of self expression (state of flow). Feel good about yourself while working with a variety of traditional and non traditional art techniques.  Let Art open a new door to discovering yourself!
group size: 3-6 students
course fee (6 lessons): 21 000 Ft (3500 Ft/lesson)

· about the teacher:
 Barbara Guttman, is an active contemporary artist and she holds a doctorate degree in painting and art educationMore about Barbara Guttman

· Other weekly courses at Art School in Budapest you may consider joining this November (after the mid term break)  with 10% discount:
   ·ARS MODO (introduction into contemporary art), Tuesdays, 18.15 – 20.45h (join from November 8th)
   ·WEEKLY CONEMPORARY (lectures and discussions about contemporary arts) Tuesdays, 18.15 – 17.30h (join from November 9th)
   · STUDIO DRAWING AND PAINITING (traditional drawing and painting methods and techniques), Wednesdays, 13-16h (join from November 9th)
    · FLOW (creativity development, self expression, self connection), Thursdays, 18 –20.30 (join from November 10th)
ckick here to read more about the weekly courses
! note : 10% discount is for the 4 and 8 weeks  enrolments (with the start at the second week of November) 

· for more information and application:
email: artschoolbudapest@ gmail.com

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Art & Nonviolent Communication Weekend

     October 22-23 

   Enthusiasm for the things we feel passionate about can be contagious.

   For quite a while, I have been passionate about both contemporary art and nonviolent communication (NVC). My whole school: the courses, the structure and the way of teaching are inspired by these two passions of mine. 
    And this fall I wish to expand my dream to a wider audience. On the weekend of October 22-23 Art School in Budapest will be offering a series of exciting workshops and lectures about Art and nonviolent communication. You are warmly welcome to join any of them.

   Admission: Contribution of 500-1000Ft/visitor to cover the organizational costs,  free entry for ASiB students 

    To register and for more information please write to: artschoolbudapest@gmail.com 
Due to the limited space, number of places for each lecture and workshop is limited to 15. Places will be allocated on first come, first served basis.

PROGRAM (click here for detailed description of the lectures/workshops )
Saturday, October 22:
15.30 -16.00 
           Judit Bergmann: 
           Presenting the "5 symbols" task series (lecture)
16.00 - 17.00
          Victoria Zamparutti:
          Introduction to the history of Latin America Art (lecture)
17.15 - 18.45
          Katalin Timár: 
          Dialogical Art and Its Political Engagement in Contemporary Art  (lecture)
19.00 - 20.30 
           Hava Eva Jonai: 
           The language of life and connection - Short Introduction to NVC (workshop)
Sunday, October 23:
16.30 - 17.30
           Judit Fischer: 
           Why Do We Support the Arts (lecture)
17.45 -18.30 
           Barbara Guttman:
           Do We Really Draw on The Right Side of the Brain? (lecture)
19.00 - 20.30
            Eva Ramabala: 
            Soft Skills for Hard Cases - Basics of Nonviolent Communication  (workshop) 

                                                          You are welcome to 
  a small school with a big heart!

Friday, September 23, 2011

September News

   After the opening party which marked the begining of the new school year , I am excited to share the latest news about the school with you.  

   Course Selection: This year ASiB is offering six different weekly courses for adults, children and teens. Whether you are a professional artist,  someone planning to apply to an art school abroad or simply a "layman" with a personal interest  in understanding contempoarary art, adding to your skills, ceativity, self expression or your enjoyment of life, I invite you to browse through the  weekly course selections for a course to match your interest. To check the fall semmester timetable click here. 

    The school year will be divided in two semmesters, each one containg 16 weekly lessons and two breaks.To see the calendar  for 2011-2012 school year, click here

    Apply: With a growing interest in the courses and  returning students and , my  vision that learning art can be an exciting, meaningful and self-fulfilling voyage is being  reinforced. To apply for a course or to arrange a visit to see a lesson in progress, please check for availability by email (artschoolbudapest@gmail.com) or phone us at (+ 36 20 467 5051). The maximum nuber of students for each group is 6.

   ASiB on Facebook: Like ASiB's Facebook profile to start receiving (to your Facebook profile) the latest news about the school,  links to interesting videos about art, artists, education and creativity every week, as well as recomendations for exhibitions and different art connected events in Budapest. 

   Student Benefits: Beginning this year, students enrolled in any of the courses at ASiB will receive a student card. This card entitles them to receive discounts at various shops and places in Budapest. (to see the benefits for ASiB students  click here) This list is continually expanding. Please check it regularly for learning about the additional offerings. Any ideas to help me expand the benefits to our students are more than welcome.

   Financial Assistance: It is my vision that ASiB as a school, will become more and more of a supportive community in which the needs and abilities of each student are taken into consideration. My intention in this aim, is to keep the prices as low as possible. While I offer a number of discounts (to see discounts click here and scroll down) prices are sadly, still out of reach for some students. To make studying art with us more financially available, this year ASiB would like to start to connect students in need of financial help with those who would be happy to contribute. 

    Request For Support:  In Case you are a student who needs financial help to attend a course at ASiB, please write to artschoolbudapest@gmail.com and make a request about the kind of support you need.

    Financial Contributors: In case you would like to support students of ASiB, your kind offer of 5.000 – 40.000 Ft  (about 15 – 170 EUR) will be most welcome. I will be happy to introduce you to the students who will be receiving your help.  (to read more about how to support AsiB and how to receive an AsiB scholarship please click here and srcoll down a bit.)

    Please Support ASiB! Art School in Budapest is a new school and any other kind of support from you will be most appreciated. Here are some ways you might like to support the school:
            -     Apply to a course
-       Send us an email and tell us what you like (and dislike) about the school, school’s   
       website, etc.
-       Send us a half page text about your personal experience at a course (which can be   
       published on the school’s web) and pictures of your work
-       Print ASIB poster  and hang it somewhere where people can see it.
-       Recomend ASiB to your freinds and colleagues 
-       Like us on Facebook (click here)
-       Send us ideas about how and where to advertise

I wish you an exciting school year filled with creativity, artistic expression and joy of living!


                Barbara Guttman

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It is Party Time at ASiB!

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   The second week of The Open Days at Art School in Budapest is taking place, preparations for the new school year and the weekly courses starting September 13th  are reaching their peak and everyting seeming to be so busy. But in ASiB we do not forget that having fun is an essential part of out lives. Hence, if you are an old student who learned at ASiB last semmester or if you are a new student, applying to any of the weekly courses this fall, you are wormly welcome to the
School Year Opening Party
Monday September 12th
Please send an email or a text message if you are intending to come. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Open Days at Art School in Budapest

August 30th - September 8th

  The new school year at ASIB is starting on Tuesday September 13th. Before the school year gets into full swing, you are invited to try out a selection of free lessons and see which course suits your interests and needs the best.
    Number of participants for each free lesson will be limited to a maximum of 6.  To apply, please email your name, phone number and the type and date of the lesson you would like to attend to artschoolbudapest@gmail.com.  Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

(for a detailed description of the courses, please click here)

Tuesday August 30th
  - 16.30 - 19.30 - ARTEEN lesson for teens
  - 18.00 - 21.00 - ARS MODO lesson for age 17 & above

Wednesday August 31st
  - 09.30 - 12.00 - FLOW lesson for adults
  - 13.00 - 16.00 - STUDIO DRAWING AND PAINTING lesson for age 14 & above
  - 17.00 - 18.30 - ART FUN lesson for kids age 8-12

Thursday September 1st
  - 15.45 - 17.15 - ART FUN lesson for kids age 8-12
  - 18.00 - 20.30 - FLOW lesson for adults

Tuesday September 6th
  - 16.30 - 19.30 - ARTEEN lesson for teens
  - 18.00 - 21.00 - ARS MODO lesson for age 17 & above

Wednesday September 7th
  - 09.30 - 12.00 - FLOW lesson for adults
  - 13.00 - 16.00 - STUDIO DRAWING AND PAINTING lesson for age 14 & above
  - 17.00 - 18.30 - ART FUN lesson for kids age 8-12

Thursday September 8th
  - 15.45 - 17.15 - ART FUN lesson for kids age 8-12
  - 18.00 - 20.30 - FLOW lesson for adults

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What is Nonviolent Communication (NVC)?

    New academic year at Art School in Budapest is approaching. While being busy with preparations and planning of  the courses, I thought that saying a few words about what nonviolent communication is might give an insight into  the basic principles of the school. The text below is adopted from the official web site of The Center for Nonviolent Communication ( www.cnvc.org )
      NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature. It also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that each of our actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs. With NVC we learn to hear our own deeper needs and those of others. Through its emphasis on deep listening—to ourselves as well as others—NVC helps us discover the depth of our own compassion. This language reveals the awareness that all human beings are only trying to honor universal values and needs, every minute, every day.
   Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is based on the principles of nonviolence- the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart.  It reminds us what we already instinctively know about how good it feels to authentically connect to another human being.
    The form is simple, yet powerfully transformative

   Through the practice of NVC, we can learn to clarify what we are observing, what emotions we are feeling, what values we want to live by, and what we want to ask of ourselves and others. We will no longer need to use the language of blame, judgment or domination and we can experience the deep pleasure of contributing to each others' well being.
   People who practice NVC have found greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deepening connection and conflict resolution. 
   The NVC community is active in over 65 countries around the globe.
   “Freedom is the ability to pause between stimulus and response. And in the pause choose.” (Rollo May)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Cucumber Season at Art School in Budapest

   Art School in Budapest is closed till the September 1. The new timetable and list of courses are expected to bee publish in the second half of August. If you would like to be the first to know about the news connected to ASB lease subscribe to the mailing list (artschoolbudapest@blogspot.com) and/or add Art School in Budapest to your Facebook friends list.
   If you are interested in attending private lessons in August please email at : artschoolbudapest@blogspot.com or call: + 36 20 467 5051
   ASB wish you a lovely summer filled with exciting experiences, relaxation and lots of art!

   What is cucumber season?
   August and July are called cucumber season in Hungaraian as beside the obvious peak time for cucumbers most people go to vacation and finishing  administration in the city or simplly having a coffee with a friend who is in the city in the same time as you  can become a chalenge.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

East-West NVC Advanced


    July 22-26, 2011
    Budapest, Hungary

   Four days in a safe & challenging environment - with people who have a strong intention to integrate NVC into their everyday life and have already put quite some effort into learning the process. For more information please click here.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Intensive ARTeen course in June

If you are age 14-17 and if you are looking for a creative and fun way to spend your mornings, join the ARTeen course from June 21- 30.

In this course, you will:
 - Make your individual art project 
and receive lots of help, support, consultations from the teacher (who is an active artist heref).
- Take part in interseting lectures, discusions  and exercises about contemporary art.

time: 10-12.30h
days: June 21 (Tue.), 22 (Wed.), 24 (Fri.), 27 (Mon.), 29 (Wed.), 30 (Thu.) 
price: 6 x 4000 Ft/ lesson = 24 000 Ft
group size: 3-6 students

To apply and for further information please call: + 36 20 4675051  (8-22 h)

Friday, June 10, 2011

What You’ll Discover Will Be Wonderful

Marta's work made at Flow1 lesson
  Marta has been attending Flow lessons since March this year. Here is what she says about her experiences at ASB.

   "I had been  looking for a long time for a place like this art school. Having lived in 3 different countries in the past 3 years, really made me feel the need to express myself creatively and put down in more than words everything I have lived and felt throughout this time. In Budapest I finally found that place where I go every week and just let my feelings flow side by side with my imagination.
   The good energy of the school, the big smiles I always get when I arrive, the opportunity to share experiences but also jump personal obstacles on concentration and mind-sets: all this together has made my 3 weekly hours spent at the school with my teacher Barbara Guttmann and my colleagues an amazing experience which has enriched me and helped me get over a time of intense self healing and self comprehension.
   Whether you have curiosity on developing your creative side, or if you are simply so creative you feel the urge to express it somewhere, this experience is for you. It’s for every human being in this World actually… because as Alan Alda said, “The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.”
Marta's work made at Flow1 lesson  

Marta, 25 years old

Portuguese living in Budapest