Workshops and creative seminars

Zlin Design Week also has a rich educational and creative accompanying programme for both the professional and general public. You can look forward to closed professional workshops following the theme of inclusive design and participatory design. For the general public, children, adults, and the elderly, there are creative workshops and open workshops from which you can take away, for example, your own hat or ceramic mug for your favourite coffee. Creative workshops and public workshops are realized in cooperation with our partners, local studios, and a platform dedicated to the education of children – Designéři dětem (From Designers to Children).

Workshops within the Universal Design project 

Two half-day workshops on accessible tourism and libraries will be held as part of the Universal Design project, which is supported by EEA Grants. The workshops are designed to follow issues directly linked to a specific selection of workshop participants. Further workshops pursuing inclusive design will take place as part of the ZDW International Conference.

Accessible Tourism

Who will lead it: Tereza Kosnarová Venerová

The workshop opens the topic of accessible tourism and participatory cooperation, the possibilities of how to design routes, experiences, or services to serve the widest possible group of tourists and visitors. Under the guidance of the lecturer Tereza Kosnarova Venerová, participants will go through the basic terms related to the topic, focus on who is left out when designing spaces and services, map a specific route/service, and show that sometimes it is not necessarily about removing the barrier itself, but about finding other, accessible ways. The workshop is realized in cooperation with the City of Zlín and the Zlínsko-Luhačovicko organization.

If you are interested in the workshop, email

When: Thursday, May 4, 9:00 – 16:00
Where: TIC, Vavrečkova 5262, Zlín; meeting room on the ground floor
Entry: free

Accessible Library

Who will lead it: Tomáš Štefek

The workshop led by Tomáš Štefek, director of the Municipal Library in Bratislava, is intended for library staff from the Zlín Region. The workshop will focus on learning the barriers different people may experience when using library services, provide motivation and inspiration to break them down and give courage to not be afraid to contact the person who experiences inaccessibility and talk openly with them.

If you are interested in the workshop, email

When: Wednesday, May 10, 10:00 – 16:00
Where: František Bartos Regional Library in Zlín
Entry: free

Workshops and creative workshops for schools and the public

Workshop of Eliška Podzimková & Eliška Vrága for the exhibition of The Little Prince

The workshop with illustrator Eliška Podzimková and Eliška Vrága will take place in cooperation with the Culture Club Napajedla as part of the exhibition The Little Prince. During the workshop, participants will enter the world of Eliška’s illustrations, which will give a new breath to old clothes. We will show that something new can be created without buying it and how old textiles can be reused. Participants can bring their own pieces they want to re-purpose or use those that will be available on-site. The workshop will be followed by an accompanying programme at Café Klášter.

When: Friday 5 May, 9:00 AM – 12:00 (for primary schools), 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (for the public)
Where: Museum Napajedla, Komenského 304, Napajedla
Who will lead it: Eliška Podzimková and Milan Flíček
Capacity at the public workshop is limited
Entrance/reservation/Price: 250 CZK

TONAK workshop

Become a designer. At the workshop, we will introduce you theoretically to the production of unique TONAK hats. You will learn about the production process, why the hat will be the most sustainable piece in your wardrobe, and how to take care of it. In the second part of the workshop, you will choose from the available hat blanks on the spot and you can start creating! There will be hat ribbons, straps, ribbons, beads, feathers, as well as paints you can use to paint your hat.

To ensure we hit your taste as closely as possible, please email with your preferred hat blank size ( and preferred color. Thank you.

When: Wednesday, May 10, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Where: TIC, room 207, Vavrečkova 5262, Zlín
Who will lead it: Klára Šugárková
Capacity: 10 people
Entry/reservation/Price: 1 500 CZK; included: hat blank, decorating material, sewing supplies, paints, drinks, and snacks

From designers to children: creative material workshop upcycling and recycling not only for children

Creative work with materials and unnecessary things that would otherwise end up in the garbage. The workshop aims to perceive waste as a resource for creative work and to learn new artistic techniques (recycling, upcycling) to create useful and artistic objects. The workshop is designed for creative children and adults. The workshop is led by an experienced lecturer, designer Martina Hamouzová.

When: Saturday, May 6, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Koma module in Comenius Park, next to Café 204
Who will lead it: Martina Hamouzová
Capacity: Unlimited
Entrance/reservation/Price: free admission

QUITKOVA: creative workshop SASHIKO

A picture like it was embroidered:

SASHIKO…come and embroider an image to your liking and get acquainted with traditional Japanese techniques in the Zlín environment
SASHIKO…workshop on the basics of hand embroidery as a means of expressing oneself.
SASHIKO…workshop to extend the life of your clothes….
SASHIKO…Are you a circle or a square? Are you an orbit, or can you not see around the corner? What does the line of travel to your dream look like? What color does the choice represent? What line represents your path to your parents?….

When: Thursday, May 4, and Tuesday, May 9, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
Where: sutu & cover QUITKOVA, Kvítková 4122, Zlín
Who will lead it: Kateřina Vavroušková and Eliška Hejdová
Capacity: 8 people/workshop
Entry/reservation/Price: 1 200 CZK – material is included in the price

Keramikes: creative ceramic workshop – cobalt painting

In the creative ceramics workshop in the new Keramikes workshop, you will try the classic technique of ceramic decoration. There will be a demonstration and you will get basic information about work. There will be three finished shapes for you to choose from (tea cup, coffee cup, vase, bowl, and more). These will be glazed with a white glaze, on which you will paint with cobalt using a brush, any motif of your choice, and imagination. The products will be fired within three days and handed over by appointment.

When: Sunday, 7 May, and Monday, 8 May, always 9:30 AM – 12:00
Where: Keramikes, Hlavní 1161, Otrokovice
Who will lead it: MgA. Martin Mikeš and BcA. Anna Hanušová
Capacity: 5 people/workshop, suitable from 6 years of age
Entrance/reservation/Price: 1 000 CZK

Keramikes: creative ceramic workshop – spinning on the potter’s wheel

In the creative ceramics workshop in the new Keramikes workroom, you will try your hand at spinning on the potter’s wheel. The basic rules, techniques, techniques, and demonstrations will be explained. You will have three kilograms of clay at your disposal (the amount is equivalent to six large mugs). The finished products will then be cleaned, dried, glazed with a transparent glaze, fired, and handed over by appointment. An apron will be provided, and clothing that you can get dirty is recommended.

When: Sunday, 7 May, and Monday, 8 May, always 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Keramikes, Hlavní 1161, Otrokovice
Who will lead it: MgA. Martin Mikeš
Capacity: 3 people/workshop, suitable from 8 years of age
Entrance/reservation/Price: 1 100 CZK