On 15 March 2017 students of the second grade together with German students from glass school in Reinbach visited Praque. The trip was focused on lectures of art history. They visited the Prague Castle, the St. Vitus Cathedraland the historical center of Praque.
Masterful Engravings of Bohemia
Toni Mitkovski from Macedonia
A visiting student Owen Fitzpatrick from Seattle (USA) will be staying at our school for three months. He is the third student from the USA to stay at our school this year.
The school’s English teacher Mrs. Ilona Husáková has just returned from a two-week language course in the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Mr. Peter Rath ( Lobmeyer Company Wien) visited our school in 14 of March 2014. He is longterm supporter of our school, as well as supporter of cultural life in Kamenicky Senov.
Our school visited group of students from the Rhode Island School of Design (Glass Department). Six students came togeather with Professor Jocelyne C. Prince. The group visited our workshops and studios, as well as a rich collection of historical glassware in the school gallery. Warm atmosphere was complemented by meetings with graduates of our school Pavel and Klara Mrkus, which guided american glassmakers . During the visit, we discused future cooperation with the University of RISD and our glass school.
In April 2012 further two foreign visiting students passed training in our school, following two Chinese students, who spent March in our school. That were Mrs. Batia Mach Shepherd, an Israeli sculptor, and Mr. Chester Lee, a Dutch teacher.
On April 27, 2012, during the 63th meeting of the German Association of Young Glaziers and Window Builders from Hadamar.
Some time ago I was described by the Mlada fronta newspaper editor Mr. Sebelka as a naive academic. There are no doubts that I deserve this description as fighting the evil and injustice almost always turns out to be a waste of effort, a pointless and therefore naive activity. However, to quote Mr. Jan Werich (a Czech famous actor), one needs to fight against stupidity out of principle, although we know it can’t be beaten ultimately.
From Febr. 20 - March 18, 2012 two visiting students from China were staying at our school. Mr. Zhu Li Min passed a glass cutting workshop and Mrs. Zhu Li Yue implemented her glass objects using the mould melted glass technique.
The week from Febr. 24 to March 4, 2012 was the period of the business stay of the deputy director Mr. František Janák in the glass centre Glass Furnace – Cam Ocagi - in Istanbul.
On January 29, 2012 a group of ten German students from our partner school Berufskoleg, Rheinbach came again to our school in the Framework of the European programme of Leonardo.
The Kamenický Šenov municipality will became the new home for five sixteen years old students from Alma Ata. Shinar, Nazerke, Sasha, Peri and Nikita arrived to Kamenický Šenov one by one according to the progress of their visa proceedings. Their stay is given by the co-operation with the Academy of Linguistic and Professional Preparation. Their initiall dream were either America or Germany, nevertheless, after they had learned more about the existence and qualities of the oldiest Glass School of Applied Arts in Kamenický Šenov, they decided to study there.
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports is going to keep its promises and save the Secondary Glass School of Applied Arts in Kamenicky Senov even though the Liberec Region won´t implement its plan regarding the optimalization of the net of secondary schools in the originally supposed extent.
Invited by SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov, a group of Chinese students and teachers headed by Prof. Wang from the Tsinghua University Beijing (Ceramics, Glass and Design Studio) and Prof. Huang from the Polytechnic School Shenzhen (Art and Design Department) visited the Czech Republic in August 24 –30, 2011.
Acad. Painter František Janák, the actual SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov deputy headmaster, was – besides to the U.S.A. – invited for fourteen days also to the studio Glass Furnace in Turkey to teach Turkish students making moulds for glass melting.
Acad. Painter František Janák, the actual SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov deputy headmaster had been invited to the USA again to teach in glass centres during July and August. The František Janák´s first steps led to the Pittsburg Glass Centre, celebrating the 10th anniversary of its establishment just in this year.
In 2010 our glass school Kamenický Šenov established contacts with the Banking Institute University Ltd. Prague. A result of the cooperation was the order of glass gift items „I love money“ that should be multiple miniaturized models of a monumental billboard, a new symbol of the university (BIVŠ), situated in front of the BIVŠ building in Prague Stodůlky.
Acadamic Painter František Janák, the actual deputy headmaster of the SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov has succeeded with his legal action against his removal from the post of the school headmaster.
Acad. Painter Mr. František Janák, the deputy headmaster of the SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov was invited by the West Texas A&M university, Canyon, USA, to make a workshop from Apr. 13 – 26, 2011.
On Apr. 30, 2011 the town of Kamenický Šenov and our glass school were briefly visited by a choir, set up of a group of students and teachers from the Secondary Art and Craft School Riga, Latvia.
Family Silver – A SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov Exhibition in the Senat of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
In Tuesday on Apr. 12, 2011 there was officially opened an exhibition of students´ works of the SUPŠ Kamenický Šenov in the anteroom of the Senat of the Parliament of the Czech Republic in Prague.
SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov was very successful in the competition of secondary and higher professional schools Student´s Design, the first round of which took place on March 30, 2011 in Velké Opatovice.
The National Library of the Czech Republic awarded the quality of the SUPSS Kamenicky Senov web sites by their archiving in the framework of the WebArchiv project. SUPSS is entitled to public a special logo highlighting this fact at its sites.
The final work of Katerina Sípová, a graduate of the SUPSS Kamenicky Senov from 2009 – a glass tequila drinking set – has been selected for a prestigious exhibition „New Ware“ New York 2011. The exhibition is organized by the Prague Design Cabinet.
From March 24 to May 4. 2011 a glass artist and pedagogue Frantisek Janak shows a cross section of his forty five years long creation in the Glass Museum in Kamenicky Senov. The exhibition, held on the occasion of his sixtieth includes both his first student´s works and the latest ones.
We are bringing several snaps from the festive opening of the exhibition of Frantisek Janak. The opening was held in the Glass Museum Kamenicky Senov on March 24, 2011 and will be opened to May 4, 2011.
From March 10 – 13, 2011 we were allowed, as the only secondary school, to participate in an important exhibition Light in Architecture in the Mánes exhibition hall in Prague.
On February 16, Mr. MgA. Ladislav Prucha and Tomás Sieber, representatives of the new study branch „Renovation of Lighting Assemblies“ at the SUPSS Kamenicky Senov participated in the thematical day „Historical Lighting Assemblies“ in Roztoky u Prahy.
On Tuesday, January 4, 2011 the glass school Kamenický Šenov was visited by the Minister of Education Josef Dobeš with his secretary Mrs. Petra Fryblíková.
On November 23, 2010 the Liberec Regional Council at its public meeting turned down the joining of the glass schools, submitted for consideration by Radek Cikl, a deputy education manager ŠMT.
Dear friends, we wish you all the best in the New Year 2011! Thanks a lot for your support and help. Cross your fingers for us, we continue to fight for our survival!
On Sept. 29, 2010 Mrs. Helen Stokes, an Australian artist performed her workshop in our school. Mrs. Stokes, assisted by her friend from New York and former student Susan Abanor, showed our students and teachers her own way of making moulds for glass melting called honeycomb process.
In October 2010, during his professional stay at a prestigeous Beijing university Tsinghua the school headmaster František Janák agreed an itinerant sales exhibition of works by students and teachers of the Glass School in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. The main guarantee and partner of the project is the Blue Heaven Crystal Lighting from Shanghai, a company connected for years on business with Czech manufacturers of lighting assemblies and top-quality glass producers.
In later October 2010 František Janák, headmaster of the school visited a prestigeous school Tsinghua Universite in Beijing.
On September 1, 2010 a new computer graphics classroom was opened at the Glass SUPŠ Kamenický Šenov in the presence of all students, teachers and personnel of the school. The new equipment of the classroom was purchased thanks to a generous financial donation by the Preciosa company.
From September 13 to 14, 2010 there was held an annual meeting of the UNESCO associated schools at the SUPŠ sv. Anežky České in Český Krumlov.
Great Success of Our Students in the International Symposium of Schools of Applied Arts of the Liberec Region
Our glass school reached an outstanding success in the Symposium of Schools of Applied Arts of the Liberec Region. The Symposium has been held already three times at the Liberec region schools from Saturday, Sept. 18 to Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010.
On Monday, May 24, 2010 a public benefit for supporting the SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov was declared in the Museum of Applied Arts in the presence of important guests and professionals.
On June 8, 2010 on the occasion of 100 years of the establishment of the cutting department of the SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov, the exhibition „The Refined Craft“ was festively opened including a selection of the best works of graduates of the above department of the Glass School since its opening in 1910.
From September of the new school year 2009 two foreign trainees – Cheryl Dunsmore from Canada and Itzell Tazzyman from Australia – were studying at our school for 3 months.
The celebrations of the 100th anniversary of foundation of the cutting department at our school of the 110 anniversary of promotion of Kamenický Šenov to the town took part from June 11 – 13, 2010.
SUPŠS First Year Students Successful in the 20th International Festival of Children´s Art Creativity in Goleniow, Poland.
Marie Jindrová, Denisa Chroustová, Eva Losová, Kristina Malejovská, Hana Hubertová and Lenka Dang Leonová, SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov first year students, were nominated for prizes in the International Festival of Children´s Art Creativity in Goleniow, Poland in the category of secondary schools and gymnasiums.
In late May 2010 a group of students from the West Texas University, USA, headed by Professor Chad Holliday, visited for the second times our school.
Within the week beginning on Monday, May 31, final examinations took part in our school under the examining board chairman Mrs. Mgr. Martina Lacová from the Higher and Secondary Graphic School Prague.
Under the auspices of the Prague Mayor Mr. Pavel Bém, the second year of the Prague Festival, introducing to the public glass artists from several countries, will take place from May 25 to June 25, 2010 in Prague.
On Monday, May 24, 2010 a public benefit for supporting the SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov was declared in the Museum of Applied Arts in the presence of important guests and professionals.
On Saturday, May 8, a festive concert connected with awarding of the National Memory Prizes within the project We Haven´t Backed It Down, organized by the Post Bellum society, was hold in Žofín, Prague.
Our school is regularly visited by peoples interested in studies, from abroad. From March 8, 2010 a group of four foreign students from the USA, Canada and the Netherlands, interested in the mould melted glass technology as well as in glass cutting and painting spent 14 days in our glass school.
From April 13 – 17, 2010 the prestigious exhibition connected with a competition Grand Prix Mobitex 2010 took place in Brno at the Fairground. Our school was represented by works of six girls.
From March 8 – 12, 2010 our school participated in a new specialized selective exhibition of lighting fixtures and design in the Mánes gallery Prague.
From February 15 to March 7, 2010 a group of students from our partner school Berufskoleg Rheinbach stayed in Kamenický Šenov. Headed by Czech teachers, the German students created drawn studies and clay models and learned making of moulds for melted glass sculptures.
The Prague Deputy Mayor Mrs. Ing. Marie Kousalíková and Ing. Zdena Javornická, a deputy director of the Prague municipality, visited our school on March 9, 2010 to see the final processing of prizes for a competition of clothing design schools „Dress Prague“.
On April 22, the Prague Park Stromovka saw celebration of the Day of Earth, gifts for the ambassadors have been designed and manufactured by the SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov.
On March 16, 2010 the final part of the project „Dress Prague“ organized by the Prague Magistrate within the program Craft is Alive, took place in Prague. Our glass school manufactured prizes for the competition.
On March 6, 2010 a benefit concert in aid of the SUPŠS was held in the Culture House Kamenický Šenov. It was organized by Milan Krajmer, a graduate of the school, together with the Club of Friends of the School and the Kamenický Šenov municipality.
Already traditionally our school has participated in the competition National Prize for Student Design, held by the Design Cabinet CZ together with the Association of Secondary and Higher Professional Schools with Creative and Handicrafts Subjects, Society of Czech Architects, Union of Professional Designers CR and Union of Creative Artists CR. To the competition, final works of our students Žaneta Rychlá, Martina Doležalová and Kateřina Šípová were sent up.
Success in the competition of students of glass art departments of secondary professional schools, higher art professional and art academies in Karlovy Vary 2010.
On April 10, 2010 already third year of the competition of students of glass art departments of secondary professional schools, higher art professional and art academies was held.
Exchange Stay of Our Students within the Frame of the Leonardo Programme at the Staatliches Berufsko
From November 8 to 21, 2009 a group of 10 students headed by Mgr.A. Petr Stacho visited our partner glass school at Rheinbach within the frame of the exchange program Leonardo. Above all, the students learned the classical technique of production of stained glass - composing of colored glass into lead. The implementation of individual designs was foregone by training at simpler patterns.
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The Glass Museum, the Municipality Kamenický Šenov administrative apparatus, the Secondary Glass School of Applied Arts Kamenický Šenov and the municipality and museum in Weisswasser, Germany prepared an exhibition "Glaskunstfachschule Kamenický Šenov", opened on Friday, Oct. 4, 2009 in the Glass Museum in Weisswasser.
The Secondary Glass School of Applied Arts Kamenický Šenov successful in the "For Light 2009" compet
The For light - Světlo pro zítřek competition has been organized by the fair implementation management team - the ABF a. s. company together with the Světlo (Light) magazine. The competition was held within the For Electro fair, taking place together with the building fair For Arch from Sept. 22-26, 2009 in Prague Letňany.
By the order of the Kravaře v Čechách municipal office, SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov manufactured a crystal glass sculpture designed by the school headmaster František Janák, which has been donated to the President of the Czech Republic on the occasion of the conferment of the honourable citizenship.
Our school has took part in the competition and exhibition Zwieseler Kölbel in Bavarian Zwiesel. The exhibition opening ceremony together with awarding the prizes was hold on Friday, August 14. The theme of the competition was nature.
Already for the second time, the headmaster František Janák has been teaching at the summer academy Bildwerk in Frauenau, Germany. For the first time, it was in 2007. During the holidays 2008 two students of the 3rd year, Martina Doležalová and Kateřina Šípová participated in the academy, first thanks to the scholarship for our school, received from the Bildwerk.
Thanks to the invitation of Zhu Li Yue, a Chinese student at the Tshighua University, Beijing, who visited our school with a group of her collegues, our pedagogue, the head of the cutting department Mgr.A. Petr Stacho passed within the scope of his self-improvement an extraordinary 17 days long tour of northwest China.
Within the international project "The Czech Gate to Mexico 2009" a group of Mexican children stayed in Kamenický Šenov from April 3 - 4, 2009, hosted by the primary school Kamenický Šenov and the municipality of Kamenický Šenov. Our school organized a morning workshop for those children, where they could meet some glass techniques and make their own glass piece.
Again, our school has scored an important success! In the competition Craft and Art in Glass, held in Nový Bor, Lukáš Tejkl won the first place in the category Engraved Glass, Pavlína Hozáková won the third place in the category Painted Contemporary Glass as well as Johana Gabrielová did in the category Glass Object.
The Secondary School of Glassmaking in association with the Julius Pufler's Press in Prague has published its first own large-format colour postcard featuring the Panska rock formation and pictures of students' works of glass. The postcard is available at the school shop.
vA group of eight students from the USA has been staying at the Glass School Kamenický Šenov from Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 31, 2009, accompanied by two instructors. The working workshop of these students has been organized by the Glass School together with the Pratt Fine Arts Center from Seattle. The working training program is oriented onto the glass melting mould making technology and basic skills in glass cutting.
In 2010 our school will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the cutting department foundation. As the date of the celebration has been given the 29th May, 2010.
Pratt Fine Arts Center and the Kamenicky Senov School of Industrial Arts for Glass invite you to take your glass studies abroad. This two week intensive, taught by Czech Master Artists, is designed to teach students the true basics of traditional Czech glass. While in the hills of Northern Bohemia study the technical, intellectual and artistic processes of traditional Czech moldmaking, kiln casting and cold working. Dates July 19-31, 2009.
On Wednesday, May 6, 2009 a contemporary European glass sculpture exhibition Connections was opened in the Prague gallery Mánes. The exhibition shows works by 74 artists from all over Europe, chosen by curators from 7 countries. Among the artists, there are 42 Czechs and 32 foreigners.
Lately (April 2009), a former longstanding pedagogue and director of the Glass School Kamenický Šenov acad. painter Karel Rybáček (1931-2006) has been honored in memoriam with the First-Degree Silver Medal of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports for a consideration of SUPŠS. For this prominent award he was advised by the nominee selection committee and consequently confirmed by the minister.
On April 4, our school organized a spring open door day. The beautiful weather attracted numerous parents with children to visiting studios and workshops. Both children, their parents and relatives tried working with glass and/or drawing and modeling.
In the facilities of Spa Resort Sanssouci in Karlovy Vary, second year of the students´ competition of glass schools with foreign participation was held from April 17 - 19. Some 50 students of secondary and higher schools and universities from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary took part in it. Students competed in 2 categories - younger and older ones.
SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov designed and manufactured official gifts for participants of the international conference Innovation and Creativity in the Program of Lifelong Learning. The conference will take place in Prague from May 6 - 7, 2009 within the scope of the Czech EU presidency. It is an official event of the European Commission.
Thanks to the contribution by the Preciosa Foundation the school was able to buy new glass processing equipment.
From February 23 to March 13, 2009 our school was again visited by a group of students from our partner school Berufskoleg Rheinbach. The German students led by Czech teachers created both drawn sketches and clay models and learned to make moulds for glass melting. They also tried glass plate printing. A friend and supporter of both the associated schools Mr. Helfried Glössner visited the students.
On March 11, 2009 our school was honoured by a visit of two representatives of Moscow universities, Mrs. Olga Krolenko from the Faculty of Architecture from the State University of Land Use Planning and Mrs. Irina Topchiy from the Moscow Architectonical Institute.
On March 26, 2009, on the occasion of the Day of Teachers, Mr. Václav Hubert, a former teacher at the SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov, obtained an appreciation of his long-term pedagogical activities from the Liberec region deputy governor for education, youth, physical training and sports Bc. Radek Cikl. The festive awarding was held in the Liberec Regional Authority headquarters.
The exhibition New Ware presenting results of the National Award for Students´ Design 2008, in which also our school has taken a share in the form of a table set by Pavla Bartáková, was moved from Stockholm to Moscow, where the Design Cabinet CZ would guest in the fair Design and Advertisement from April 15 - 18, 2009.
At the display of the latest trends in the field of living and interior accessories "For habitat 2009", held from March 5 - 8, 2009 at the exhibition area Praha Letňany, also our school had its stand. Here, students of the Lighting Objects Design studio presented their terminal and final works.
Within several last weeks three groups of foreign students changed in the glass school Kamenický Šenov, who passed numerous workshops and classes. From Jan. 26 a group of seven students from the Beijing university spent two weeks in our school, where they were interested especially in mould melted glass and glass cutting. On Febr. 22 a group of German students from the partner school Rheinbach came to our school for three weeks within the scope of the Leonardo program.
n Monday, January 25. 2009 a group of Chinese students from the Tsinghua University, Beijing, Faculty of Art and Design, arrived to our school for a two weeks stay. During the first week at our school, the Chinese students learned models and moulds manufacture for mould melted glass.
On Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 our school opened its door for public again. Visitors could see all classrooms, workshops and studios. Also the school gallery and shop were opened, where there was possible to buy original products of our students.
On Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 festive prize awarding was held in the Glass Museum in Frauenau, Germany, connected with the opening of the participating works. The prize is set by a Bavarian company Pöschl Tabak. This year, also glass artists from Czechia were invited to the competition for the first time. The theme was snuff bottles.
On Dec. 15, 2008 in the Světozor cinema in Prague a nomination evening of the Czech Grand Design was held.
From Jan. 15, 2009 - Feb. 20, 2009 an exhibition Nytt Gods, opening the European Union chairmanship of the Czech Republic, will be kept in the Czech Centre in Stockholm. The exhibition will present the contemporary Czech design.
On Nov. 13, 2008 20 children from the PS Kamenický Šenov took part in a three-hours long workshop, in which they passed three SUPŠS workshops.
In this autumn our school has already traditionally taken part in three important school markets. These were markets Amos in Jablonec n. Nisou on Oct. 9 - 10, Educa in Liberec Oct. 30 - Nov. 1. and Quo Vadis in Česká Lípa Nov. 5 - 7.
From Oct. 15 - 22, 2008 24 students of a French glass school CERFAV in Vannes le Chatel spent their intership in our school. Vannes le Chatel is a small town situated in a glass region near Nancy.
Thanks to teaching activities of the headmaster František Janák our glass school entered into cooperation with the summer academy Bildwerk in Frauenau, Germany. Headmaster Janák was invited to the Academy Bildwerk in summer 2007 and would be teaching there in summer 2009 as well.
From Oct. 6 - 9, 2008 the 8th year of the Dominik Biman School run over at the Higher Glass School and Secondary School Nový Bor under the auspices and leading of an outstanding glass engraver and medallist Acad. Sculptor Jiří Harcuba. Before the Dominik Biman had taken place in various sites both in the Czech Republic and abroad.
From Oct. 22 - 25, another year of the international glass fair Glastec was held. At the fair our school was represented with two final works by Pavlína Horáková and Simona Panochová, students of the painting department.
Table drinking set - the final work by Pavla Bartáková, a student at the cutting department of our school - was selected for the last round of the competition National Prize for Student´s Design 2008.
The headmaster Acad. Painter František Janák was invited to teach together with an American artist Fritz Dreisbach in August at the summer glass school Pilchuck, Washington, the USA. Both the artists together led the glass blowing and cutting workshop Hot and cold, where students could try new processes when using graal and ariel techniques for their works.
On Oct. 7 students of our school took part in a day-trip to Kutná Hora. The tour was oriented especially on visiting of late-gothic monuments taught in the subject History of the Art Culture. The aim was also understanding of the importance of Kutná Hora in context of silver mining in the Mittle Ages and of all historical connections.
From Oct. 9-12, 2008 a complex of selected modern design exhibitions of furniture, lighting assemblies and interior decors Art and Interior was held in the Exhibition Palace Prague. There the latest world trends and news in design were represented. Also our school was successful there.
On October 10th 2008 an exhibition of our glass school was open at Numina Gallery at Princeton High School in USA.
The 5th year of the International Symposium of Engraved Glass in Kamenický Šenov September 8 - 14, 2
ince 1996 triennial International Symposia of Engraved Glass have been organized oriented onto the traditional handicraft technique - glass decoration with engraving. The sympozia allow creative meetings and cooperation of artists, craftsmen, theoreticians and other interested persons from all over the world as well as support new ideas in the branch, discussions, contacts etc. A part of the Symposium is a parallel interpreted professional seminar, en exhibition of participants´ works in the Glass Museum, social and cultural events opened also for the public.
Our school has again reached an excellent success! A graduate of the engraving department Miss Monika Pernecká won the first prize at the international exhibition Watches and Jewels kept from Oct. 1 - 4, 2008 in the fairground Incheba Expo Prague.
The international interior fair "Tendence" was held from Sept. 11 -14, 2008 in the Letňany fair area. Leading world companies showed there a wide range of actual products including news in furniture, decorations, lightings etc. Our school presented an exhibition of lighting assemblies together with the VOŠUP and SUPŠ and SOŠ of Building and Gardening Prague.
From May 23 - 24, 2008 a glass fair was held in Nový Bor and Skalice by the TGK company. Our school participated with an exhibition stand where two of our students headed by their teacher Jaroslav Šára showed glass engraving. Several our students also helped at the fair organizing and selling the TGK glass.
From June 7 - 11, 2008 the other part of the exchange stay between the SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov and the Václav Hollar Art School Prague.
On Friday June 6th at 4 p.m. at the Glass Museum in Kamenicky Senov there will be an official opening of the exhibition of the final student works.
From May 1 - 4, 2008 a large exhibition My House My Castle was held at the exhibition ground Litoměřice. There the SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov was represented with an exposition of their students´works at the area of 35 square metres. A part of the exposition students´works were sold.
In the premises of the spa hotel Sanssouci in Karlovy Vary the first year of a competition of art glass students from the whole Czech Republic will be held from Apr. 18 - 20. In Sanssouci the competition of glass students will be held every year.
Interview with a foreign student Chad Holliday from USA
From April 7 - 11, 2008 a group of our students took part in a week exchange attachment at the Hollar Graphic School Prague. The students learned all graphical techniques taught at the school and the whole week attended to the screenprinting technique.
Since early January 2008 evening drawing classes for the public have run in our glass school. The classes have been going on in regular periods, visited by a group of enthusiastic women from Kamenický Šenov. The classes have been led by experienced teachers acad.painter Petr Menš and Mgr.A Petr Stacho.
The 5th year of the International Symposium of Engraved Glass in Kamenický Šenov September 8 - 14, 2
Since 1996 triennial International Symposia of Engraved Glass have been organized oriented onto the traditional handicraft technique - glass decoration with engraving. The sympozia allow creative meetings and cooperation of artists, craftsmen, theoreticians and other interested persons from all over the world as well as support new ideas in the branch, discussions, contacts etc.
Our glass school cooperates with some important glassworks in the Czech republic. In this school year our students have been allowed to visit the Moser glassworks at Karlovy Vary. They saw over all parts of the works: hot shop, engraving, painting, cutting workshops as well as the new design department.
From February 18 - March 7, 2008 in our school we were hosting a group of 10 students from our partner school Rheinbach. They arrived with their teacher George Linden, changed after a week for Helfried Glössner for several days.
Besides their study duties students of our school find time also for entertainment. At the school they organized a Santa Claus merriment and in their boarding house a Christmas party a part of which was a presentation of witty video-clips filmed by themselves.
At the beginning of November 2007 Mr. Michael Commeh from Ghana visited our school to pass a short training in glass techniques. Michael has been working for an university in Kumasi, Ghana where he would help to open a glass centre.
From Nov. 11 to 16, 2007 a further, this time already fifth exchange short term stay between our school and the SUPŠ Turnov came through. On Sunday afternoon, Lenka Husárková, a student of the 3rd year, and Petr Kořínek, a student of the 4th year, together with their teacher Václav Zeman left for Turnov.
On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 our school organized an Open Doors Day. A long queue of cars in front of the school proved an unusual interest of visitors welcomed by videoprojection at the entrance. Visitors were allowed to visit all classrooms, workshops and studios.
On October 29 results of the competition of secondary art schools FIGURA 2007 were solemnly declared at the SUPŠ sv. Anežky České in Český Krumlov.
Our glass school takes regularly part in markets of secondary schools. In this school year in autumn we have had a stand in the market of secondary schools Amos in Jablonec n. N., at the market Educa in Liberec and in the market Quo Vadis in Česká Lípa.
Our glass school together with the glass school Nový Bor organized - as traditionally - an autumn trip of students to abroad. From October 19 to 21 we visited Vienna, the capital of Austria. Besides all the common showplaces and galleries - St. Stephen Cathedral, Albertinum, Belvedere, Pavilion of Secession, Schönbrunn and Hundertwasserhaus we visited also the shop and museum of the Lobmeyr company, that is closely connected with Kamenický Šenov. There, Mr. Peter Rath kindly described in detail the company history and showed us - despite the unfavorable weather - round the centre of Vienna.
Last year our students participated in a competition hold by the municipality of Kamenický Šenov. They had to design a logo for newly reconstructed municipal parks - Dvořáček´s and Janula´s ones.
On the occasion of the festive awarding at the 4th international exhibition Glaskunstpreis in Rheinbach the Club of Friends of the towns Rheinbach and Kamenický Šenov organized a trip from Sept. 13 to 16. In the trip several teachers of the SUPŠS headed by the director of the school took part.
From May 28 to June 1 the school-leaving exams were under way. On Monday students presented their final works and in the other days they underwent exams in obligatory subjects - history of art, glass technology, Czech and foreign languages.
From Sept. 7 to 9, 2007 a student of our School Petra Schneiderová and a graduate of the School Roman Klinger participated in the presentation of the Liberec District at Days of Saxony in Reichenbach, Germany. This town is situated some 250 km from the Czech border. Both participants were accompanied by a teacher Rudolf Kment who was also responsible for the transport.
Nowadays a teacher and head of the cutting workshop of our Glass School Mgr. Josef Kříž is finishing a cut plate which is a free replica of the famous work designed in 1957 by Miluše Roubíčková for Expo 58 in Brussels.
The final work of our graduate Vojtěch Starosta "Hands" won the first place in the prestigeous 4th international exhibition Glas Preis in German Rheinbach. Besides the same work won also the third prize "Alexandra Bruns" chosen by visitors. It is worth to notice that the sculpture was chosen for the exhibit of the year 2006 in the Glass Museum Kamenický Šenov - see our web archive.
From June 8 - 18, 2007 the International Symposium of Schools of Applied Arts was held in the Liberec District. A student of our School, the Department of Lighting Objects Design, Petr Kořínek won there two acknowledgements for his table lighting unit Gemini.
In the weekend of June 22 to 24, 2007 the Glass Festival was held in the square in Nový Bor. On Saturday the SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov was represented there by a stand showing glass engraving.
On June 20, 2007 a student of the Lighting Objects Department Michaela Pokorná together with the head of the Department Martina Klimošová participated in the presentation of works of students of secondary schools at the ČVUT Praha.
The SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov achieved the "Special Prize of the Exhibition" for its display at the exhibition Habitation Litoměřice. The prize was awarded by a jury representing the Exhibiting Company Ltd. Litoměřice, the Municipal Office Litoměřice and the Receptář journal. The exhibition showed furniture, glass, ceramics and paintings. It was held from June 1 - 3, 2007. Our students showed glass engraving and the Tiffany technique during the exhibition at Litoměřice.
From April 26 to 29, 2007 already the eighth exhibition ART & INTERIOR was held in the Fair Palace in Praha. Students of our School, department Design of lighting objects, exhibited their works at the exhibiting stand of "Světlo - Light" - a professional journal for lighting assemblies and technologies. Our School has successfully cooperated with the editorial staff and published there its reports.
From April 16 to May 6, 2007, our School organized a short term stay of ten students from our partner School in Rheinbach. The German students were learning to make moulds for glass melting according to their designs. They tested various types of mould constructions including the lost wax technique.
In late April our School bought a new school car Fiat Dobló. The School missed an own car. Fiat Dobló is a seven-seat van with a really spacious variable layout. The new car was festively christened and we do believe it will reliably serve our purposes.
In late April the 1st Toušeňská company has lent our School a new, advanced sandblasting box for the test period of one month. If it proves good it would be bought by the School.
In the early April of the year students of our School could visit sights of Spain. The School organized a nine-days trip to Catalonia. In the journey also a students group from the Glass School Nový Bor took part. The accommodation was booked in a seaside resort Lloret del Mar.
Books by Antonín Langhamer and Milan Hlaveš were published on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the SUPŠS Kamenický Šenov. The describe the complete history of the School up to now. The text is accompanied with top colour photographs by outstanding Czech photographers, graphic layout by Jana Hrachová.
On March 23, 2007, pupils from the Primary School U Lesa Nový Bor carried out a "practical excursion" in our school. In it pupils of three classes - 6.B, 5.B and 4.B - took part together with their pedagogue Mgr. Dana Mouchová (form mistress of 4.B). Professional assistance in the cutting workshop done by DiS. Vojtěch Novák. In workshops children worked with teachers of the SUPŠS Mgr. Josef Kříž, Rudolf Kment and Dagmar Pánková.
Students of our school took part in an important exhibiting project oriented onto presentation and propagation of progressive designs of secondary schools Desingstory 2007 organized by the Design Centre ČR and by the company Veletrhy Brno a.s.
In this year of the Glastec fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, also Dagmar Pánková, a teacher of the Glass School Kamenický Šenov, took part together with two other Czech artists. There, her works were exhibited by the Welti Gallery. Dagmar Pánková started her close co-operation with the gallery woman Mrs. Daniela Welti, who - thanks to her Czech origin - positively tends to a prospective collaboration with our Glass School.
he Glass Museum Kamenický Šenov announced the Exhibit of the Year 2006! This year visitors of probably any age group have been attracted by an exhibit in the exhibition of the glass school held in the basement of the museum from June 2 to Oct. 10.
This November we have again continued in our successful co-operation with the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Turnov. On Sunday, Nov. 11 we left with two students of the fourth year, Michaela Razímová and Tomáš Černý, for a week exchange trainee-ship.
At the beginning of this school year our school together with the glass school Nový Bor have organized a trip to Italy, this time sightseeing of Rome.
A grandiose exhibition of machines, equipment and tools for glass industry took place from October 24 - 28, 2006 at the Glastec fair in Dusseldorf. There a group of 15 members of the Czech Glass Association participated. Among them also teachers from our Glass School: Ing. Jan Houferák, Mgr. Josef Kříž and a painting department teacher Mrs. Dagmar Pánková.
In October our school took part in the Regional Days in Jablonec nad Nisou. There two students of the 3rd year Petra Schneiderová and Martina Pavízová showed engraving in an exhibiting pavillion of the Eurocentre.
On Aug. 14 and 20, 2006 the 6th year of the Dominik Bíman School, founded by an excellent Czech artist, medal maker and engraver, academic sculptor Jiří Harcuba, was held in our Glass School.
The celebrations of the anniversary had officially been opened as early as 2005, when the 4th International Symposium of Engraved Glass was held under that topic at Kamenický Šenov.
From October 11 to 15, 2006 there was held the 9th International Glass Symposium at Nový Bor. The symposium has been already for many years one of the most important events of its kind in the world. In this year´s symposium a number of important artistic personalities from both inland and abroad participated.