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Janis Rozentāls Riga Art High-School

logoThe history of Janis Rozentāls Riga Art High-school goes back to 1895 when the Union of Decorative Painters established a School for Decorative Painters.

From 1928 to 1944 the school’s name was “Vocational School of Latvia’s Decorative Painter Trade Promotion and Assistance Society”; from 1944 to 1946 – the name was Riga Art High-school. On March 18, 1946, the school was given the name of Janis Rozentāls, a prominent Latvian painter (1866 – 1916), so the school’s full title was Janis Rozentāls Riga Art High-school, the name it carries today.

Janis Rozentāls Riga Art High-School provides education in accordance with the regular high school curriculum augmented by classes in drawing, painting, composition, sculpture, photography, computer design, graphic arts and video. After completing the combined three-year high school and art program, students can choose to continue their studies in one of the following specialities:

  • Visual art: speciality – Illustrator.
    4th year students specialise in painting, graphic arts or sculpture
  • Visual communications art: speciality – Multimedia Designer
    4th year students specialize in 2D digital design, video art, 3DM digital design, animation or web design.
  • Visual communications art: speciality – Fine Art Photographer
    4th year students specialize in fine art photography.

Janis Rozentāls Riga Art High-school is an active participant and organiser of various experience exchange programmes, and local as well as international exhibitions. Also is a member of EU associated projects.

Janis Rozentāls Riga Art High-school cooperates with many art high schools in other countries such as: Baltic States, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Italy and Great Britain.

Janis Rozentāls Riga Art High-school is a member of the Eksperimenta! international network and participant in the Comenius project “IDEAlaboratory: how to integrate contemporary art and art education”.

Contact information
Post address: 2a Hāmaņa Street, Riga LV-1007, Latvia
Telephone: +371 7601783
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.jrrmv.lv