A series of lectures

Series of lectures on art history (online)

This course is conducted in the Czech language.

Learn to think about art beyond the context of its history and evolution.

Do you like art and would you like to understand it? Do you want to know why artworks look the way they do? Do you sometimes feel lost in galleries and don’t quite understand what the surrounding works are supposed to mean? In an art history course at Scholastika, you will discover that the role of art has been and continues to be much more than to simply be “beautiful.”

We have prepared a Sunday course where you will learn the basics of formal analysis, learn to recognise individual styles and, above all, learn about the art of thinking.

We will meet five times during the semester and each meeting will be devoted to three lectures.
In the “getting acquainted” segments we will learn to look at art and learn terms and concepts that will allow you to place individual works in a chronology of art history and useful contexts.
The remaining two lectures will always deal with one topic from different angles and together they will give you a deeper and more detailed insight into interesting areas of art history. This semester, for example, you will learn what people found funny in the Middle Ages and what caused merriment at the court of Rudolphine, or what copies were used for historically.


  • 11/2 2024
    14.00—15.00 Getting acquainted
    15.10—16.10 Venice as a European power 1500—1600
    16.20—17.20 The story of pigments: auripigment

  • 10/3 2024
    14.00—15.00 Getting acquainted MARKÉTA/BÁRA
    15.10—16.10 Ornament and abstraction. How does ornamentation relate to non-representational art?
    16.20—17.20 Avant-garde and abstraction. What is revolutionary about straight lines and geometric shapes?

  • 14/4 2024
    14.00—15.00 Getting acquainted
    15.10—16.10 Family trees as PR programmes
    16.20—17.20 And they derived their origins… The phenomenon of family galleries

  • 19/5 2024
    14.00—15.00 Getting acquainted
    15.10—16.10 From Czech lands to Dalmatia: San Sebenico - Italian and Czech echoes on the Croatian shore
    16.20—17.20 From Dalmatia to the Czech lands: painters Martino Rota and Giulio Clovio

  • 9/6 2024
    14.00—15.00 Getting acquainted
    15.10—16.10 Building to discipline! Disciplinary aspects of architecture
    16.20—17.20 The dark side of Baťa’s prosperity

What awaits you in the course

  • Fundamentals of formal analysis
  • Recognise different styles
  • Think about art

Who is the lecturer

Public Courses

Jitka Šosová a Markéta Ježková


Jitka Šosová is a graduate of Art History at Charles University in Prague and History and Theory of Design and New Media at the Academy of Arts and Design (UMPRUM). She has been working for many years at the National Gallery in Prague and also cooperates with other museums and galleries, for example with the Kampa Museum in Prague or the Klatovy/Klenová Gallery as a curator and lecturer. She is mainly interested in visual culture and art from the 1960s to the present and in the methodology of art history. She contributes to print and online media, and has also published a number of professional texts.

Markéta Ježková studied art history, aesthetics and French language at Charles University and ULB in Brussels. She is mainly interested in Renaissance and Mannerist art and the phenomenon of 16th-20th century sovereign collections. For more than ten years he has been cooperating with the Education Department of the National Gallery in Prague and works at the Centre of Rudolphine Studies of the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

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Course price: 2.750Kč

Course price:

How to apply for a course?

  • 1

    Make sure that it is possible to attend the course in English by sending an inquiry to kurzy@scholastika.cz.

  • 2

    Complete the online application on our website. You will then receive an email asking you to pay the reservation fee. Pay the reservation fee of 700 CZK. The fee must be paid within 24 hours of receiving the invitation. After paying the booking fee, we will contact you back with instructions for paying the remaining part of the course fee and other information.

  • 3

    Pay the rest of the course fee. The remaining part of the course must be paid within 5 working days of receiving the invitation.

Course application

The course capacity is already full! We look forward to seeing you in the summer semester 2024.

If you have any questions regarding the Scholastika courses, please contact us via email kurzy@scholastika.cz

  • When do courses start at Scholastika?

    Courses are always semester-long. In the winter semester they start in mid-October and the summer semester usually starts in February/March. The 2024 summer term starts the week of February 26.

  • Is there an Open Day at the courses?

    The Open Day is always held before the start of the semester. The next date is February 12, 2024 (18.00-19.30 at Římská 12, Prague 2).

  • How much does a one semester course cost?

    9 800 Kč
    for courses: 3D Animation, Photography, Graphic Design, Adobe Graphic Programs, Interior Design, Jewellery, Textile Design and Production, Adobe After Effects

    8 700 Kč
    for courses: Drawing, Painting

    8 300 Kč
    for lecture course: History of Design and Architecture

    2 750 Kč
    for lecture course: Art History

    If the membership fee is paid through Benefit Plus or other employee benefits, the membership fee is increased by 15% of the original amount.

    The price of each course does not include materials or software programs (Adobe, Cinema 4D, etc.). In some cases, it is possible to use the school computer where the programs are installed during the course by prior arrangement.

    Price advantages
    1 or 2 completed semesters = 5% discount for the next semester
    3 or more semesters completed = 10% discount for the next semester

    We also offer a discount for combinations of 2 or 3 studios.

    For more information, please see General Terms and Conditions

  • Are there some discounts when attending a combination of courses?

    The basic price for the combination of 2 courses is 16 500 CZK. For a combination of three courses 22 500 CZK. For more information contact us at kurzy@scholastika.cz.

  • What are the cancellation conditions?

    The course fee is recorded as a membership fee of the Scholastika, z.s. An administrative fee of 700 CZK is always deducted when the membership fee is returned.
    Within 2 weeks of the beginning of the semester of the course in question, the membership fee is refunded, minus the administration fee and the lessons taken. Thereafter, and within 1 month of the start of the semester, only 50% of the membership fee, minus the administration fee, is refunded. Thereafter, the membership fee is no longer refundable.

    For more information, see General Terms and Conditions

  • How do I apply for a course?

    The first step is to complete and submit the online application form, which is listed below on this website. We will then notify you of its acceptance, enrolment in the course and payment of the membership fee.

  • Are the courses held only in person or is it possible to join online?

    It is not possible to join the in-person courses online. We offer only one online course, the Art History (online) course.

  • Is there an admissions interview for the courses?

    As of the winter semester 2018, applicants are admitted to the courses without the need for an entrance interview.

  • Is it possible to use the Scholastika space during non-class time?

    Yes, we motivate students to work on school assignments and their own projects. Scholastics is open by appointment every weekday from 12-8 pm.

  • For whom are the courses intended?

    The courses are intended for the general public. Our students are graduates of high schools and universities, people interested in studying at art colleges, people in the field who want to develop their work and better orient themselves in the art and design scene, as well as people who have chosen the course purely as a hobby.

  • Will the courses prepare me for admission to the art college of my choice?

    Yes, that is one of our goals. We are trying to prepare students both theoretically and practically to be more successful in art college admissions. Many Scholastika graduates study at the Academy of Fine Arts, UMPRUM, FaVu, FAMU or UJEP.

  • Will I receive a certificate or certificate upon completion of the course?

    Yes, you will receive a printed certificate upon completion of the course. Certificates are issued on request after the course has been completed in a given semester.

  • In which language are the courses conducted?

    Courses are primarily conducted in the Czech language. However, it depends on the course and the lector whether they will be able to effectively incorporate another language variant into their lessons. If you are interested in studying the course in English, please contact kurzy@scholastika.cz.