Monday 3rd September 2012 in Villa Tugendhat will be dedicated to photographs, taking pictures, developing film in a dark room and viewing the world through the screen of a large format camera.

The afternoon programme in the Villa will be dedicated to children from the ages of 8 - 12 years of age, while the evening programme will be or adults interested in large format photographs and photography in general.



The Study and Documentation Centre in Villa Tugendhat in cooperation with Gabriela  Kolčavová and Roman Franc is organising a photography workshop for children from the age of 8 to 12 from 2:30 pm to 6 pm.

The workshop is designated for children interested in experiencing both the magic of traditional photography as well as thematically working with the remarkable space of Villa  Tugendhat. Children will have the opportunity to briefly become 'architects' themselves and additionally be able to develop photographs in the original dark room of Fritz Tugendhat within the spaces of the Villa. Through the use of the paper collage technique and period photographs, children will create small rooms placed into the floor plan of the Villa using their own imagination. The completed collages will then be lit up in the dark room using the photogam technology. Original large format photographs developed on photography paper in the dark room will consequently come about. The children will be able to take their 'works' home with them as a memento.

The workshop will include an inspirational children's tour of the Villa.

The number is limited to 10 children. Price CZK 200.

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A specialised seminar dedicated to large format photographs will take place on the technical floor of Villa Tugendhat from 7 pm to 9 pm. The various types of large format cameras will be presented in the seminar and the principles of taking pictures will be outlined. Using photographs taken by the lecturers, there will be a demonstration on how large format photographs can help in capturing the atmosphere of the genius loci of the place. 

The seminar will be led by Mgr. BcA. Roman Franc (Photographer, student in the Master's programme at the Institute of Creative Photography at Silesian University in Opava. He has cooperated with various photography schools and institutions, for example, the Brno theatre Husa na provázku or the Office of Václav Havel) and Mgr. Gabriela Kolčavová (Photographer, graduate from the M.F.A. Programme in Artistic Photography at the University of North Texas in the USA where she also worked as an art photographer assistant. She cooperates with various photography schools and institutions, for example, the Moravian Gallery in Brno).  

The capacity is limited to 50 people. Price CZK 100.

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You can download the poster here.