Course MOSAIC ART (How is it done?)
Department of Architecture and Urban Studies
We will take you on a trip into the magical world of mosaics – an ancient art which has marked the glorious advance of more than one civilizations. Originating in ancient Babylon, this art becomes harmonious with the Greeks and acquires elegancy with the Romans. Finally the Byzantines give it that unique sophistication which still today evokes admiration and elan. Today, just as it was back then, the mosaic is a symbol of a sophisticated style and eternity.
Each piece of mosaic is part of a story, told by means of colours and nuances. We suggest that you learn to tell this story…
The course is part of the summer school organized by VFU “Chernorizets Hrabar”, and targets participants from across the world – students, doctoral students, architects, designers, artists and others who wish to obtain knowledge and practical skills, and desire to gain experience going deeper into the rich Bulgarian history.
The course aims to introduce the participants to:
The practical work will be done on the territory of the university campus. Each participant will create a mosaic panel from different stones, on a topic of their own choice.
The course programme includes visits to historical and cultural places of interest such as the early Christian church in the Dzhanavara area, the early Christian basilica of IV – VI century in the city of Varna, the Archaeological Museum in Varna, the Museum of Mosaics in the town of Devnya and the Regional Historical Museum in Stara Zagora.
Upon completion of the course each participant will be awarded a certificate for the acquired new knowledge and skills. The ECTS credits awarded can serve as grounds for recognition of prior learning, depending on the major of the participants.
Why should I choose this course?
Maria Nikolova is a young, talented author of mosaics. She graduated from the Friulian Mosaic School (Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli), where she mastered the Roman, the Byzantine and the modern art mosaic. She also mastered the method for creating stained glass art. So far she has been the only Bulgarian artist who has obtained the prestigious diploma by the most significant school of modern art mosaic. She has done an internship at the School of Glass "Střední uměleckoprůmyslová škola sklářská" in Valašské Meziříčí (the Czech Republic), where she worked with fusing, glassblowing, glass painting and glass engraving.
She is a member of the Eclectic cultural association.
She is the author of numerous mosaic panels in different styles – Roman mosaic, Byzantine mosaic, modern mosaic etc.
She has arranged her own exhibition “MOZARTICA”.
Read more about Maria Nikolova: http://www.mozartica.com/bg/page/about/
Assoc. Prof. Krassimira Vacheva, PhD, Arch. is an expert in history of architecture and preservation of architectural heritage. Currently she is a lecturer at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of the Faculty of Architecture at Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar”. Before that she worked for many years for the Archaeological Institute and Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, was Head of the Sofia Museum, was Chief expert on monument and culture preservation at Varna municipality.
Assoc. Prof. Vacheva is an architect-specialist and a researcher in the field of ancient Roman architecture.
She is a member of ICOMOS, the Cultural Heritage Association at the Union of Bulgarian Architects, Varna Historical and Architectural Association.
She is the author of more than 67 publications, the Bibliography of Roman Baths in Bulgaria and five lecture courses in History of Architecture.
Arch. Zhechka Ilieva is a young specialist in history of architecture and preservation of architectural heritage. She is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of the Faculty of Architecture at Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar”.
She is a PhD student at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies.
In the period 2010 – 2012 she did a course on professional training of architects in preservation of at the National Institute for Immovable Cultural Heritage.
She is a participant in the Academy of Heritage, organised by the “BULGARAN HERITAGE” National Movement.
She is a member of ICOMOS, the Cultural Heritage Association at the Union of Bulgarian Architects, Varna Historical and Architectural Association and the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria.
- Group 1 – 20.07.2019 - 31.07.2019
- Group 2 - 20.08.2019 - 31.08.2019
- Group 1 – no later than 20th June 2019
- Group 2 - no later than 20th July 2019
Course „LOCAL TRADITIONS – MODERN FASHION”
Department of Arts
Fashion design plays an important role in the symbiosis between the local traditions in countries and regions, and the development of the fashion industry. This course will explore the intersection between traditional costume and contemporary urban fashion.
The course will combine lectures, trips, discussions and workshops on topics, related to the impact of traditions and folklore costume on fashion and clothing.
Each participant gives a presentation at the beginning of the course on „Local traditions– modern fashion”.
The course is intended for all who want to experience the magic of Bulgarian traditions and costumes, with an interest in learning the national differences and authenticity with regards to fashion - Bulgarian and non-Bulgarian students and any other interested.
Course contents/ objectives
The course aims at getting participants acquainted with:
Knowledge acquired during the seminars for traditional costumes can reincarnate in real creative projects during the two accompanying workshops.
During the course, each participant will have access to materials and resources and can use a variety of visual techniques for expression.
Participants’ projects made of material will be presented at a fashion show and flashmob.
After the course each participant will receive a certificate for the acquired new knowledge and skills. The acquired ECTS credits can be recognized for the completion of training depending on the curriculum of the speciality, in which participants are trained.
Assoc. Prof. Savka Kazalarska
She started her carrier as an artist and a designer in „Advertising” department at TC „Balkantourist” – Golden sands in 1984. She was a designer for many years at „Drujba” plant, Varna, Senior designer at „Drujba - Style”, Varna, and Chairwoman of fashion house „Galatea”, Varna. She has also been a lecturer for more than 10 years of work at VFU and an author of basic courses in Fashion and Styling.
Among the creative achievements of Assoc.Prof. Savka Kazalarska can be distinguished: implementation of collections of men’s and women’s clothing for the European and local markets; participation with a collection of clothes at the international fare MODE WOCHE – Munich (1989); awards „Golden medal” and „Golden hands” for collection of clothes, presented at the International Plovdiv Fare; collection of tricot clothes, presented at a fashion show by ensemble „Pirin” before the Diplomatic Corps (1998).
She is the author of the book „Fashion, Style, Dresscode”.
Assoc. Prof. Diana Peneva – Sotirova, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Diana Peneva – Sotirova, PhD has a PhD in Art/Fashion Design, and Master’s degree in Design, Artistic design of products for the light industry, obtained from the Faculty of Applied Arts, MDTA, Moscow, Russia.
Since 2000 she has been a lecturer at VFU “Chernorizets Hrabar” Direction “Fine Arts, Department of “Arts”.
Her scientific interests are in the area of: Design, Fashion design, Visual Arts and Art studies. She is the author of the monograph „Composition in clothes design” and has publications in journals of NAA, VFU, has been a leader and participant in exhibitions and shows in Bulgaria and abroad.
Assoc. Prof. Kapka Manasieva, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Kapka Manasieva, PhD, Eng. is a specialist in design and technology of clothing, organization of production and management of fashion and design. She is currently a lecturer in the department of “Arts” at the Faculty of Architecture of VFU “Chernorizets Hrabar. She has been a lecturer for many years with scientific production, exploring the processes in the fashion industry. Leader of a number of artistic-and-creative projects and diploma works. Participant in several teaching mobilities and visits to Europe as a lecturer.
Member of STA of Textile, clothing and leather, and STA of Mechanical Engineering-Sofia.
Author of more than 20 publications, Monographic work „Fashion – industrial focus” and leading lecturer of 6 lecture courses in Bachelor and Master programmes.
Viktor Petkov works in the area of video art, digital photography, drawing and installation. Since 2000 he has been working as a lecturer of Fashion Design at VFU. Has a number of individual exhibitions and is a participant in national and international projects in the area of design.
He has been awarded for an instruction video and the project On Difference#2, as well as No1 award for video clip and poster Prevention ofpeople trafficking, Varna (2006).
Albena Sveshtarova has been a lecturer in the speciality Fashion andFashion Management at VFU since 2000.
Winner of national award for men’s fashion in the category Young designer. Makeup artist for Bourjois in 2005, for Une natural beauty in 2011, and makeup artist for Revlon in 2005.
Guest at the Royal Academy of Arts in Antverpen in 2006 and jury member in national contests on makeup and hair styling.
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FACULTY OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND ADMINISTRATION
Department of Computer Science
MobileCEntre (Mobile Apps + Social Networking + Entrepreneurship) is our new project for a summer school at VFU “Chernorizets Hrabar” - summer 2018.
This proposal is a direct continuation of the initiatives of the Department of Computer Science from summer 2013, namely, freely accessible summer trainings in creating mobile applications (App Inventor and Phone Gap), which were joined by more than 50 participants from the region aged between 12 and 50+. They were not only learning, but also realizing their own projects, which were demonstrated at a conference organized by the Municipality of Varna in the autumn of 2013, and on the occasion of the students’ day (in December 2013) they were awarded by the Mayor of Varna.
Photos from our previous trainings and fun having with computer sciences
The training programme of the MobileCEntre includes the following main aspects:
The training for creating mobile applications provides an opportunity to participants with various levels of competency in that field to join that process and achieve results. The participants, who have completed that training, will be able to make use of their acquired skills repeatedly by attending national competitions (Mobile applications, in April at VFU) and international competitions (Technovation). Those, who are only beginners in that area, but already feel quite confident, may continue their development by transferring their skills into using other devices (XCode, etc.).
Training under social networks for business purposes has been conducted at VFU for two years now in some Master’s degree programmes. The students are introduced to real-life opportunities as to how the social networks, the social instruments, the semantic technologies and the socio-network analysis can help them in their personal and professional development.
MobileCEntre’s team believes that the development of entrepreneurial skills for the staff in the IT business is most successful with the participation of the trainees in a real-life working environment. This means that within the summer school we will provide an opportunity to the participants to get acquainted and take part in events such as the StartUp initiatives, to develop their leadership skills in teams and learn how to overcome obstacles.
During the summer school, the participants will meet personally and interact with experts from software companies, which are partners of the Department of Computer Science.
The training in the summer school combines theory and practice in a natural working environment, however fun is in the first place – it is summer after all.
The programme will be last updated according to the trainees, who will be enrolled in the group and their previous experience. After the completion of the course, every participantwill receive a certificate for the acquired new knowledge, skills and competences.
The participants will be awarded 9 ECTS credits in total under the disciplines:
The obtained ECTS credits can be recognized as training covered depending on the curriculum of the particular speciality, in which the participants study.
You can follow both the course programme and any relevant proposals for trainings and certification related to Computer Sciences and Digital Skills on www.vfu.bg/cs.
The summer school organized by VFU “Chernorizets Hrabar” is targeted at participants without any restrictions – students, doctoral students, schoolchildren and adults from the all over the world, who would like to have a meaningful holiday in an academic environment and, at the same time, get to know Bulgaria better.
Why joining that summer school?
Because it takes place in the city of Varna, known as the maritime capital of Bulgaria! Varna is a city, which attracts people from all over the world during the summer season with its golden sands and warm sea.
Because you will meet some interesting people that you will be also doing some work with!
Because the University campus is one of the best in Europe! The University facilities have been entirely renovated and they are situated at a 5-minute walk from the beach, as well as at a 30-minute bus drive from the centre of the city of Varna.
Because you will have an opportunity to experience a more differentsummer, which will be useful for your professional accomplishment!
Because you will see why you will come back here again next summer!
The team of MobileCEntre 2018
Assoc. Prof. Galina Momcheva. Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. Momcheva has been Head of Department “Computer Science” since 2013.
She is the author of various forms, topics and resources for teaching, related to computer sciences and designed for trainees of all ages (pre-school and early school age, secondary and senior school stages, university students and adults) in Bulgaria and abroad.
She is a leading lecturer to university and school students and teachers for courses such as “Socio-network Analysis“, “Semantic Networks and Programming“, “Mobile Applications and Entrepreneurship“, “Project-based Learning“, “Programming for Designers“, “Visual Programming (Scratch, BYOB, Alice)“, “Computer Games Development“, and she is also Academic Tutor of the Master’s degree programme „Computer Games and Animation“.
Assoc. Prof. Momcheva is a longstanding leader of research Developments by students and outstanding schoolchildren in the field of computer science.
Assist. Prof. Veselina Spasova
Assist. Prof. Spasova is a leading lecturer in thematic fields related to software Development, while she is also holder of many international certificates in the area of software technologies.
She is actively involved in trainings of schoolchildren, teachers and students on topics such as “Modern Presentations“, “On-line Questioning and Evaluation “, “Visual Programming and Robotics“.
At VFU, Assist. Prof. Spasova is also functional secretary for working with students.
Prof. Teodora Bakardzhieva, Ph.D.
Prof. Bakardzhieva is Director of the Technological Institute at VFU, which activities we will be presenting to you.
She gives lectures in “Contemporary Internet Technologies“ and “E-business“, and is Academic Tutor of Master’s degree programmes related to project management and web-design.
Prof. Bakardzhieva is the main driving factor for VFU’s international cooperation and the international project activities.
Several of our own students will also join the summer school as trainers. We have been working together with them on projects using the programming languagePython, as well as on creating applications with natural interfaces with Kinect andLeap.
Duration period of the summer school
Deadline for registration
until 15 June 2019
Price (for international participants)
600 Euros. The amount includes – 10-day accommodation in a single room and catering (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the campus of VFU “Chernorizets Hrabar” at preferential prices, as well as visiting different sites and delivering handout materials.
Price (for Bulgarian participants)
600 BGN. The amount includes – 10-day accommodation in a single room and catering (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the campus of VFU “Chernorizets Hrabar”, as well as visiting different sites and delivering handout materials. The campus is on the territory of the University, at a 5-minute walk from the beach, and at a 30-minute bus drive from the centre of the city of Varna.
200 BGN. The amount includes visiting different sites and delivering handout materials for the course, without accommodation and catering in the campus of the University.
Prices are calculated having in mind 20 participants.
For further information and enrolment:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Galina Momcheva
+359 888 793785