Czech Section of INSEA
Welcome to the official website of the Czech Section of INSEA, the national section of the International Society for Education through Art, and a specialised portal for art education and education through art in its broadest sense!
‘Creative activity in art is a basic need common to all people; and art is one of man’s highest forms of expression and communication.
from the Preamble of the Constitution of the International Society
for Education through Art
Mgr. Karel Řepa, Ph.D., působí jako pedagog na katedře výtvarné výchovy Pedagogické fakulty JU v Českých Budějovicích, na které rovněž vystudoval obory Arteterapie a Učitelství českého jazyka a výtvarné výchovy. Doktorské studium v oboru Teorie výtvarné výchovy absolvoval na KVK PF UJEP v Ústí nad Labem. Profesně se zabývá se didaktikou výtvarné výchovy pro první stupeň ZŠ, vedle které vyučuje také dějiny výtvarné kultury, kresbu, prostorovou a environmentální tvorbu. Dlouhodobě se zabývá především teoriemi tvůrčího procesu z pohledu psychodynamicky orientované psychologie.
The international association for education through art defines itself as a community that strives to defend the position of art education and its research, and to interconnect people and share findings in the field. It emphasises the importance of research – be it theoretical, or, empirical – and its links to praxis of art teaching. The Czech Section of INSEA cannot have other objectives – while being a real community it also has the quality of the didactic discourse of our field at its heart.
The Czech Section of INSEA is part of a civil society in Václav Havel’s sense of the term which points out the overall positive impact of a collective life on a democratic society, as well as the fact that it provides a person – an individual with a space for self-realisation. In the contrast to neoliberal concept of a society and education (which particularly art education has to brave as it accents also other than economically perceived values), Havel maintained that a human being is not just a producer, a creator of a profit, or, a consumer. In the deepest sense, a human being is somebody who self-realises themselves through interpersonal relations and desires cooperation, somebody who is not negligent to what is happening around them. A civil society – that is also the Czech Section of INSEA – is one of the forms of a pure human self-realisation, it is a space in which to fulfil our responsibility for the world. This is how many of us perceive education through art itself which continues to gain in power and visibility thanks to its institutionalised and community-based character.
Petra Šobáňová, head of the Czech Section of INSEA
The Czech Section of INSEA is a voluntary non-profit association which is a collective member of the international organization of INSEA (International Society for Education through Art) and which aims at promoting cooperation in education through art and education towards art. This non-governmental organization is represented in many countries of all continents while playing an integrating role in accordance with its constitution which is also binding for the Czech Section. INSEA activities are consequently linked to the activities of UNESCO with which INSEA is in consultative form of relationship. Our organisation has more than 60 members (exactly 63) and it was set up in 1967.
The Czech Section of INSEA is a national section of this significant world-wide organization which is to celebrate in 2017 the 50th anniversary of its continual activity in the field of education through art.
The mission of the Czech Section of INSEA is to encourage and advance education through art and the didactic discourse of art education as well as to contribute to the international cooperation in this area. The association monitors and shares experience from abroad, publishes specialized texts and reports, and dispenses information on world-wide activities in the field of education through visual art in the whole and broadly perceived sphere of aesthetic education.
The Czech Section of INSEA organizes conferences and educational seminars, and is dedicated to the advancement of theoretical research in this area.
of the Czech Section of INSEA
The Newsletter of the Czech Section of INSEA plays the role of a specialised information source and a discussion panel for members of the Czech Section of INSEA (International Society for Education through Art). Initially, the newsletters were published in the period between 1995 and 1998 as a non-periodical issue (there were 5 issues published in this 4-year period). In 2016, this tradition was followed by a fifth year of the renewed bulletin which is now issued twice a year as a non-registered bulletin for the needs of the society and specialised public.
We welcome any information and invitations that you would like to share
in the Newsletter of the Czech Section of INSEA
The Newsletter of the Czech Section of INSEA plays the role of a specialised information source and a discussion panel for members of our society. Initially, the newsletters were published in the period between 1995 and 1998 as a non-periodical issue (there were 5 issues published in this 4-year period). In 2016, this tradition was followed by a fifth year of the renewed bulletin which is now issued twice a year as a non-registered bulletin for the needs of the society and specialised public. You can find the full texts of Newsletters issued since 2016 here. The archive of older issues can be found here.
Statutory Body of our Society
According to the statutes, the statutory body of the Czech Section of INSEA is its committee. The current committee has 8 members . More...
President of the Czech Section of INSEA
Vice - President of the Czech Section of INSEA
Members of the Board of the Czech Section of INSEA
Václava Zamazalová | Lucie Tikalová | Věra Uhl Skřivanová | Kateřina Štěpánková | Jana Jiroutová | Karel Řepa
Review Panel of our Society
Membership in the Czech Section of INSEA
Are you interested in becoming a member
of the Czech Section of INSEA?
We would be very happy to welcome you among us! The benefit of the membership is to become a member of an international community of art teachers, and to participate in the activities of our society that has an inspiring tradition.
On regular basis, our members are informed about activities in our field, and have the opportunity to attend educational programmes and specialised meetings.
A regular newsletter titled Listy České sekce INSEA [Newsletter of the Czech Section of INSEA] as well as electronic versions of INSEA publications are regularly distributed to all members for free. Members are also entitled to a discounted price on our printed publications. More...
The Czech Section of INSEA organises conferences and educational seminars, participates in the organisation of various events supporting art projects of children and the youth, and supports theoretical inquiry and research in this field of study. Our activities can be divided into three categories: organisation of regular conferences, organisation of educational seminars, and activities of working groups.
In this section, you can find all publications and articles which were produced in cooperation with the Czech Section of INSEA or its representatives. More...
The Czech Section of INSEA organises conferences and educational seminars, participates in the organisation of various events supporting art projects of children and the youth, and supports theoretical inquiry and research in this field of study. More about our events...
From our Field of Study
The Czech Section of INSEA is a platform integrating various groups and entities that are active in our field. That is why we list on our website addresses of significant decision-making as well as non-governmental organisations, university departments, specialised portals, specialised and methodological journals, and other sources of information.
From our last conference in 2019