The summer school offers a programme consisting of lectures, workshops and discussions, company site visits, countryside visits, guided excursions and exciting parties. The programme will be conducted by a local team – designers, artists, technologists, designing engineers and invited experts. There will be lectures on different aspects of wood manufacturing and design. In addition to the lecture programme, practical work in groups will be carried out providing the possibility to work with contemporary and historical woodworking tools and create wooden products.
On the premises of the Institute of Design Technologies, students will master working with woodworking machines processing sewn timber and creating wood product with a Latvian ethnographic symbol. During the stay in Vienkocu Park in Ligatne, participants will learn how to use manual woodworking tools while processing round timber.
The programme will among other events include a social programme in Riga, sightseeing tour in Kuldiga and visits to several enterprises related to wood manufacturing.
The participation fee, covering registration, tuition, accommodation in a student hostel of RTU, meals (breakfast and lunch) and the social programme is EUR 700. The participants will have to cover their travel expenses and health insurance. Participants can apply for partial scholarship from organizers depending on their academic result.
More details: Summer School 2017 Woodcraft and Art