Staff of the University of Tartu Centre for Arts
margot.must [ät] ut.ee
+372 737 6187, +372 50 63 686
Uppsala St 10-204, Tartu
Margot is responsible for running the centre daily, coordinating and developing the studies, taking care of the personnel and managing development tasks.
Academic Affairs Specialist
maarja.nommik [ät] ut.ee
+372 737 5669
Uppsala St 10-130, Tartu.
Please turn to her with questions concerning study organisation, the courses offered at the Centre for Arts, continuing education and recognition of prior learning.
She also gives a course on Sketching.
He prepares the classrooms and takes care of the equipment.
Ilmar Raag is Professor of Liberal Arts in 2018/2019 giving a lecture and seminar series "What Can Unite Us in a Fragmented World? Techniques and Ethics of Fiction". He is an Estonian essayist, scriptwriter and film director. His best known films are: "Kertu", "The Class" and "A Lady in Paris".
in 1997, Raag graduated the University of Tartu in the field of art history. He has also studied at Paris’ universities: VIII Saint Denis and III La Sorbonne Nouvelle and has MA degree from the University of Ohio in the USA.
In 2001-2005, he worked as the Programme Director and Chairman of the Board in Estonian Public Broadcasting. Raag has lectured both at the Universities of Tartu and Tallinn. He has been the member of the Supervisory Board of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the Estonian Film Foundation for many years, as well as the member of the President’s Academic Advisory Board. He has also worked as an advisor of strategic communications at the Estonian Government Communications Office. In 2014, he was a translator at the Defence Forces mission in the Central African Republic and in 2016 in the Republic of Mali.
See further in Wikipedia.
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Anne Parmasto is the Associate Professor of Painting and painter with more than 30 years of experience as a university lecturer. She teaches painting composition, watercolour, oil painting and portrait drawing. Parmasto graduated in 1981 from ERKI (known today as Estonian Academy of Arts), specialising in painting and theatre arts. She has had 39 personal exhibitions and over 300 joint exhibitions in Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Italy, Luxemburg, South-Korea, France, Sweden, Germany (in Art Cologne), Finland, USA, Russia and Belarus.
Parmasto is a member of the Estonian Artists' Association, Estonian Painters' Association, Rabnitztaler Artist Group (in Austria), and Tartu Artists' Union.
She received the Ado Vabbe reward in 2002 and Estonian Association of Artists Award in 1994.
anne.parmasto [ät] ut.ee
Jüri Kask is the Lecturer in Drawing, Painting and Composition and active painter. In 1974 he graduated ERKI (known today as Estonian Academy of Arts) specialising in painting. In the span of his career, Kask has had over 40 personal exhibitions and over 60 joint exhibitions in Estonia and elsewhere. Kask is a member of the Estonian Artists’ Association and the Estonian Painters' Association. He received the Ado Vabbe Scholarship of Arts in 2008, Estonian Culture Reward in 1992 and annual Kristjan Raud Prize in 1991.
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Rauno Thomas Moss is Assistant in Drawing, Plastic Anatomy and General Compositiona and painter. He teaches sculpture, drawing, illustration, comics, plastic anatomy and general composition. Moss holds a BA in Painting from the University of Tartu as well as MA and PhD in Semiotics and Culture Studies. In addition to painting, he has been engaged in computer graphics and curatorial work, and has published many writings in cultural analyses. He has had a large number of individual and joint exhibitions in Estonia and abroad. Moss belongs to the Estonian Artists' Association, Estonian Painters' Association, Tartu Artists’ Union and Estonian Semiotics Association.
Professional awards: Ado Vabbe Prize in 2010, Gallery Vaal Art Award in 2009, 25 + 5 most beautiful books nominee in 2007, "Hypercube" III prize at Juri Lotman's memorial contest in 2006 and Tartu Young Artist Scholarship (by Ltd. Merko Tartu) in 2005.
Veiko Klemmer is the Assistant (0.75 p) who teaches multimedia courses and painting. He is also active as an artist. In addition to painting, he is engaged in digital painting, computer graphics and 3D graphics. He holds a BA (2007) and a master's degree (2009) in Painting from the University of Tartu.
Professional awards: Loviisa artists' residencies in 2014, DoRa Scholarship in 2009, Wiiralt Scholarship in 2008 and Kalmus Scholarship in 2007.
veiko.klemmer [ät] ut.ee
Lauri Kärk is the Assistant (0.4 p) who teaches the courses of film art history. He is also a film historian and critic. In addition to the long tradition of film courses at the University of Tartu, he has also taught at the Tallinn University (BFM), the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, and at the Tartu Art College.
lauri.kark [ät] ut.ee
Piret Viirpalu is the Assistant in Art Education Methodology (0.25 p) and the Programme Manager for two master programmes: Teacher of Arts and Technology and Teacher of Arts, Handicraft and Home Economics.
She studied artistic design in Tartu Art School (1991-1995) and has BA for the University of Tartu in Painting. In 2002 she completed the specialty Teacher of Art studies for Elementary and Upper Secondary Schools (thesis "Creativity and Creativity Development: Theory and Possibilities for Its Implementation at School"); In 2008 she got Master's Degree in Pedagogics with thesis "Art Teacher's Understanding of the Purposes and Content of Art Education". Viirpalu is the member of the Estonian Art Education Association and the InSEA - The International Society for Education Through Art. She has participated on the exhibitions of painting students at the University of Tartu and had a joint exhibition with M. Liivak at the Tartu Children's Art School in 2000.
piret.viirpalu [ät] ut.ee
LECTURERS on AUTUMN & SPRING SEMESTER 2018/2019
Markus Kasemaa is an Estonian artist born in 1972. He is a member of the Estonian Artists' Association and Tartu Artists' Union since 1997. He studied art at Tartu Art School, Department of Sculpture (1990-1991) and at the University of Tartu, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Painting (1991-1995). He teaches Improvisational Drawing at the Centre for Arts.
markus.kasemaa [ät] gmail.com
Lilian Langsepp has been a lecturer at the university since 1995, and she also works as a teacher at the Heino Eller Music School (harp, counterpoint). She is a member of the Estonian Music Society, the Association of Estonian Professional Musicians, the Estonian Harpsichord Fellowship and the Pallas Art Society. Since the foundation of the Tartu Early Music Festival "Orient et Occident" in 1996 to the present, she is the consultant, co-author of many materials and editor of the publications. Lilian Langsepp is also a doctoral student in philosophy, focusing on the philosophical analysis of perception of music. She teaches several courses in the field of music at the Centre for Arts: Singing Class based on Gregorian Chant and Themes in the Music of Asian Cultures.
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Kadri Lepasson is a zither artist and she has extensive experience as a teacher of traditional songs, dances and instruments. Kadri is a graduate from the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy with a specialization in traditional music/folklore teacher. Currently Kadri works as a teacher and instructor at the Folk Culture Centre. She teaches Traditional Dance together with Eeva Talsi at the Centre for Arts.
kadri.lepasson [ät] gmail.com
Iñaki Sandoval is one of the leading jazz artists and pianists in the Spanish music scene whose solo performances and concerts with his trio, have taken him to perform concerts and master classes in Spain, Europe and America. Currently he resides in Estonia and is the Director of the UT Viljandi Culture Academy and a lecturer at the Music Department. He is the former Dean of Graduate Studies (2014-2015) and founding director of the Jazz Department (2003-2015) at the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona. He teaches The Story of Jazz At the Centre for Arts.
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Eeva Talsi is a well-known and recognised traditional musician, violinist and songwriter. She is a graduate of the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy with a specialization in traditional music. Currently Eva works as the head of the traditional music department at H. Eller Tartu Music School. She teaches Traditional Dance together with Kadri Lepasson at the Centre for Arts.
eeva.talsi [ät] tmk.ee
Matti Vainio is a Finnish artist who teaches the course Looking at Art, that observes and analyses art with the students from the artist's point of view. In 2013, he acquired a master's degree at the Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture. He has participated in numerous individual and joint exhibitions in Finland, Estonia and elsewhere. He belongs to the Finnish Painters’ Union and the Helsinki Union of Artists.
matti.vainio10 [ät] gmail.com