Two artists from Southern Moravia will be teaching Moravian folk art motif painting during our first summer weeklong workshop. During this class, participants will paint their motifs on a small wooden plaque (approx. 12″ x 12″) to take home and proudly display.
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Moravian Folk Art Motifs Painting: Wooden Plaques
Cost: $50. Class size is limited to 20 participants, so please register early. Recommended for ages 13+. All class materials will be provided.
Sponsored by: CRST International, the City of Cedar Rapids Hotel-Motel Tax, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
Single-day workshops, all 1 – 4 p.m.:
Monday, July 24: Wooden Plaques Workshop
Tuesday, July 25: Napkins, Handkerchiefs, & Towels Workshop Learn More
Wednesday, July 26: No Workshops
Thursday, July 27: Coasters & Trivets Workshop Learn More
Friday, July 28: Wine Glasses Workshop Learn More
Saturday, July 29: T-shirt Workshop Learn More
Sunday, July 30: Paper Cutting Workshop Learn More
About the Artists
“Painting, as well as folklore and our traditions, are a solid foundation for my family and me, which is more than needed in today’s world,” notes Bára Bartošíková, a folk painter from Dolní Dunajovice and a mother of three daughters.
Besides painting, she makes folklore accessories, jewelry, and toys under the brand BB Malované tradice (BB painted traditions), with her husband Janek.
You can access a blog post about Bára (in Czech), along with photos.
Although she was not exposed to folklore at home, at the end of elementary school, she began to be intrigued by the charm of the folk costumes, traditions, and decorative art. Only a few years later, she fell in love with decorative art and decided to learn the craft.
Kristýna Homolová from Mutěnice is somewhat self-taught; initially, she just tried to imitate what she saw painted on the Moravian cellars and houses in the area. She received her wine cellar painting skills partly from Marie Horňáčková, a folk painter from Mutěnice. Kamila Bartálová from Podluží showed her how to paint with a funnel. And the rest was up to Kristýna herself. “Practice and practice,” repeats the folk artist who prefers to paint on textiles. You can admire her work on her Facebook page Ornamenty Homolová.