I really liked it. The teacher was really good at his job, he could help you no matter what you were trying to illustrate with whatever technique. For me, as someone with absolutely no art experience whatsoever, it was unclear what exactly illustration practice entailed. I had the idea beforehand that it would be more of a drawing course. Nevertheless the course was really valuable: it got me going. The most import thing I learned is probably that you shouldn’t be afraid and just do and try, it will come to you eventually. The course was really helpful. The activities were really nice.
ESS brings together people not afraid of engaging in something completely different from what they’re used to doing back home. It’s a great way to meet and interact with young people representing different cultures and as such – a definite opportunity to spend quite possibly the best couple of weeks in your life if you’re curious, enthusiastic and open to new experiences. Also, Prague is absolutely amazing!
Design Thinking Bootcamp
I came to the design thinking course to learn and get an overview of this approach, it helped me a lot to figure out the design process. Now i feel more confident with the methodology. The materials shared were really valuable and the course was taught in the best possible way. I really enjoyed it and I higly appreciated the activities that ESS was proposing everyday. You can discover and enjoy the city, you'll live in an international context and you'll make for sure new good friends. At the end of the courses there's a cerimony where everyone can shows the output and also get a certificate. I was in team with a Portugeuse engineer and a Japanese master student, we worked on a project for a pharmacy of Prague. I'm happy to remember the time we spent on it and all the great moments I shared with the participants of the summer school. Thank you ESS! It was definitely an amazing experience.