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Woodcraft and Art Summer School
Mar 13, 2017

Woodcraft and Art Summer School

Students from all over the world who are interested in wooden design are welcome to join the "Woodcraft and Art Summer School" taking place in Riga and Ligatne (Latvia) from 14–25 August 2017 organized by Riga Technical University.

The deadline for submitting the application is 5 May 2017

This summer school will provide you with knowledge in wood design, materials, technology, compounds and skills of wooden product manufacturing. You will also get a closer look at Latvia through introduction of traditional woodcraft objects closely linked to Latvian lifestyle and traditions.

Prerequisites for candidates

Previous knowledge in woodworking is not required; you have to have finished at least one year of studies by the time the summer school starts, speak fluent English, have an interest in wooden design, as well as appreciation for the expertise of qualified professionals.


The summer school offers a programme consisting of lectures, workshops and discussions, company site visits, countryside visits, guided excursions and exciting parties. The programme will be conducted by a local team – designers, artists, technologists, designing engineers and invited experts. There will be lectures on different aspects of wood manufacturing and design. In addition to the lecture programme, practical work in groups will be carried out providing the possibility to work with woodworking machines processing sewn timber and manual woodworking tools while processing round timber. The programme will among other events include a social programme in Riga, sightseeing tour in Kuldiga and visits to several enterprises related to wood manufacturing.

Participation fee

The participation fee, covering registration, tuition, accommodation in a student hostel of RTU, meals (breakfast and lunch) and the social programme is EUR 700. The participants will have to cover their travel expenses and health insurance. Participants can apply for partial scholarship from organizers depending on their academic result.

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