Studio of Fiber Art
The concept of the Studio leans on the contemporary fiber art – free art in textile material. Focus is put on the textile fabric as a multiform medium, which offers a number of alternatives of creation ranging from a unique textile fabric to soft sculpture.
The programme of the Studio is aimed at authorial creation, work with individual concepts, at the textile fabric as a part of architecture designated for a particular interior or exterior. The programme is also focused on original design with the emphasis on its concept, such as textile accessory or textile jewel.
The Studio draws on the traditions of textiles and wide range of textile techniques. Today the offer is broadened by new technologies, like tufting, digital weaving and knitting. Students experiment with these techniques, work with other media and new technologies. They search progressive solutions and innovative original procedures when creating the works of art.
The programme of the Studio encourages the students to form their own individual artistic opinion, which shall be based on practical experience with the textile medium in the range from textile miniature to monumental art.
The study is organized in workshops and specialized lecutres, and accompanied by excursions, field trips, studio exhibitions in Slovakia as well as abroad, and cooperation with other studios.
Besides specialized subjects the Department offers study of optional subjects of textile restoration, where the students can gain knowledge of historic textile fabrics, their conservation, restoration and reproduction. After bachelor´s level, the students continue at the master´s level either at the Department of Textiles or in Studio of Textile Conservation and Restoration at the Conservation and Restoration Department.