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We offer intensive short-term programs for students interested in or already devoted to the arts in different fields. Prices of the programs vary depending on particular arrangements, quotes are provided upon request. Please note that these programs are offered for groups only, with a minimum number of about 10 participants. A more detailed description and content of each course shall be provided upon request.  Please also note that not all of the programs are available every year; the following summer courses are all subject to negotiation in advance. 


Available Programs


Study field: Folk Music and Dance

Length: 5 days

Brief description: The students will get acquainted with the theory and practice of Hungarian folk music and dances, traditional instruments and dance styles. What is folk music and why we need it? Researchers and collectors including Bartok and Kodaly. Traditions, the Hungarian dance-house movement, folk music today. Folk music and dance types, dialects in theory and practice.

The course concludes with a folk dance event with live music and dance. 


Study field: Sculpture / Metal Casting

Length: 11 days

Brief description: During the creative camp, theoretical and practical lectures will take place to provide participants with the basic knowledge needed to create sculptures with the lost wax casting method in the Foundry. The participants of the creative camp are free to work on their projects under the guidance of the instructors during the camp without any restrictions on size or genre (within the limits of the quantities of material available).


Study field: Sculpture / Wood Sculpting

Length: 5 days

Brief description: On the first day, participants will learn about the two different basic sculptural approaches, namely structural construction and a sculpture made directly from a piece of log. Detailed description of the tools and possibilities of direct hand carving, presentation of their use will also take place. After the theoretical training, a wood sculpture will be carefully designed. Based on the on the plans the sculptures will be created and elaborated on by each participant during the rest of the week, under the supervision of the instructors.


Study field: Painting

Length: 5 days

Brief description: The course begins with making a painting together as a warm-up. One of the masterpieces of Western painting is divided into parts, and each participant paints their own part in color harmonies of their own choice but different from the original. Then we assemble the parts and make the necessary painting adjustments. Thus, we create a paraphrase of a masterpiece together in a single image. For the rest of the course, participants will perform various guided tasks under the supervision guidance of the instructors. They gain theoretical knowledge about the following fields and then paint their own picture: still life, abstract painting, portrait, nude, fantasy painting, landscape.


Study field: Designer Making / Concrete Sculpture, Concrete Casting

Length: 5 days

Brief description: During the course, participants will have the opportunity to learn the basics of mold making and concrete casting. During the one-week course, students make the negative of a box made of polystyrene sheets under the guidance of a teacher, then make the concrete box by pouring it into the mold, and finally carry out the final surface sanding and refinement. Participants gain basic technical knowledge of working with concrete as well as the basics of thinking in negative spatial forms.


Study field: Graphic Arts / Typography and Riso

Length: 5 days

Brief description: During the one-week course, students will learn the basics of experimental typography and font design, as well as the appropriate software (Glyphs, Adobe Illustrator) in addition to letter anatomy and style history. We examine the different image qualities and possibilities that can be created by simple vector graphic forms. The creation of the compositions is followed by manual printing: after describing the technology of rhizography, we analyze the possible imaging role of colors, transparent surfaces, raster grids and contrasts. The outcome of this one-week course is a series of small-format print graphics created by the interaction of these different graphic areas.


Study field: Painting

Length: 14 days

Brief description: In the first part of the course, by engaging in guided tasks participants will accommodate themselves with multiple forms of painterly representation. The starting point will be a classic still life (vegetables, fruits, plants with different objects). The participant will choose a still life from the provided 19th-20th  century still life reproductions, and will then produce a composition in the chosen palette and style.

In the next part, the participants will portray a model, based on the same principle as mentioned above. The produced works will then be discussed collectively, this way we will dive deep in the ocean of different -isms and techniques and the differences between these.

In the following part of the course we will search for the individually most suitable form of expression with guided tasks. Accordingly, the course will end with informal and independent painting, in a freely chosen theme and genre.


Study field: Electronic Music and Media Arts / Nature and Technology

Length: 5 days

Brief description: The modern world is vigorously looking for creative solutions to connect technological advances with near-natural ways of life. During the course, we practice using off-grid technologies in a variety of situations to create works of art, especially sound. One part of the program takes place on campus, the other part in the semi- or fully nomadic areas of the Hangfarm creative colony - the latter is especially recommended for determined, adventurous students who are interested in art and creative solutions.