Svaty Jan pod Skalou (near Prague), Czech Republic

The Scientific Art

when 23 July 2017 - 30 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 230

As conscious beings we have been awestruck and inspired by the visual expression of feelings since we were cave men. Now we possess grandiose institutions (read. Museum) that house such works of expression which have overturned governments, stopped wars and ascended consciousness’ throughout history. However, the causality behind these effects has long been presented as mystifying and unquantifiable. On the other hand, Art wouldn’t have reached its current heights had it not been for such quantifications and applications of natural principles (such as basic math geometry, biology, geology etc) done by countless artists in the evolution of man’s society. Somehow general (and sometimes higher) education fails to connect the dots for its students. During the six days of this course we are going to discuss the following topics:

Introduction to the 3 key factors in art: The Artist, The Observer and Intelligence
Language of visual expression and observational methods / What can we make visual art with? How can we see like an artist?
Gesture & Line Drawing / How does the artist practice and hone his Precision?
Application of Geometry in art / What is the obvious secret?
Dimensions & Perspective / How do we express more dimensions on a 2 dimensional plane?
Theory of Light / How to recognize the behavior of light upon material objects?
Root Rectangles and The Golden Section / What are the natural formats of expression?
Theory of Color / How to create color keys? Can you always create the perfect color combination?

The Scientific part of this course will focus on providing the necessary apparatus for the appreciation and creation of art. The Philosophical part will focus on tackling the grand question of “Does art exist?” (and how can we define it as a construct), as well as providing a dissection of popular opinion on what classifies as artistic spirit. Last but not least, each session will consist of demonstrations and exercises which will show the practical application of these systems in the expression of thought and feelings on a 2 dimensional plane. The materials needed for this course will be tailored specifically for each student. For more contact me at

Course leader

Nerses Malakjan

Target group

high school students from across the world.

Fee info

EUR 230: "I want to pay the full cost of the Discover experience. It includes the costs during the academy (accommodation, food, materials), travel costs for tutors, marketing, administration and preparatory meetings. Without these expenses, we wouldn't be able to offer a diverse range of high quality courses."
EUR 170: "I prefer to pay only the costs during the academy: accomodation, food and materials."


We understand that people in different countries, and different people within each country, have very different ability to pay the participation fee. We, therefore, expect to offer partial scholarships to up to 80% of participants.