From November 21 to 23, the final international clothing workshop for the FASHION project, funded by the Erasmus+ program, took place at our school. Pupils and teachers from partner schools in Porto, Portugal and Riga, Latvia came to visit us. On Monday, the visitors saw the school on a guided tour and rehearsed the choreography for the show in the gymnasium. They were modifying the models at the last minute and tuning everything for the show.
On Tuesday, the entire group of 40 pupils and teachers moved to Loket Castle. For the first two hours, they rehearsed the choreography for the parade together, then listened to an explanation in English and viewed individual parts of the castle. Around noon we all moved on to a delicious lunch at the brewery to recharge our batteries for the fashion show. At one o’clock we returned back to the ceremonial hall of the castle and the last rehearsal was taking place.
At exactly two o’clock Mrs. Ladýřová started the fashion show, which was moderated by Patricie Dvořáková and Kristýna Zmeškalová in Czech and English. SUPŠ ceramics and glassware was the first to present its models, followed by Latvia’s Riga Art and Design Secondary School, and Portugal’s Soares dos Reis School of Arts from Porto closed the show. The highlight was the final parade of all the models. We repeated the same parade for the public at 3:00 p.m. The models on display received a huge round of applause and all the participants were proud of a job well done.
After packing and cleaning, the whole group returned to Karlovy Vary and the teachers gathered for a celebratory dinner, where they evaluated the overall progress of the project, the quality of cooperation and the techniques they had the opportunity to learn.
On Wednesday morning, the whole group met at the Art Gallery and viewed the exhibition “Artists at the Ceramic School (1945-1995)” and the permanent exhibition 100 years – 100 works / 100 artists – 100 destinies. After the exhibition, we walked through the spa zone around the Orthodox Church of St. Peter and Paul to Becher’s villa, where we viewed the exhibition “The Art of Contemporary Ceramics”. The entire workshop was concluded with a farewell ceremony and the presentation of certificates.