Hana Stehlíková Babyrádová

Doc. Hana Stehlíková Babyrádová, Ph.D. works at the Department of Art Education, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. She is professionally focused on the theory and practice of art education and art therapy. For the last 15 years she has been leading the art therapy stage at Masaryk University in Brno. He is engaged in artistic creation in the fields of drawing, graphics, haptic painting and object. He lectures at many European and non-European universities (Germany, Austria, Spain, England, Finland, Canada, Turkey) and represents the Czech Republic with topics such as spontaneous art, intermedia creation, expressive therapy, experimental non-media teaching of art education. She is the author of several publications focused on art therapy and art brut (Expressive therapy with a focus on intermedia expression, From the bottom of the soul, Permanent invention)

Annotation of the workshop: Breathing syntax – graphic images of breathing (synchronous etudes)

Breath as one of the basic bodily functions that maintain human health and life will become the subject of large-scale graphics during our workshop. The aim of the project is an intense experience of the rhythm of breathing, the subsequent development of an image of the breathing process in the imagination and the capture of “graphics” of the breath on ten-meter strips of paper and textiles. The therapeutic effect of this etude consists in the release, concentration and transformation of mental tension into symbolization in the form of a graphic image. At the end of the workshop, there will be an improvised composition of the created graphics in the space, which will be shared as a collective work.


Faculty of Education, Masaryk University Brno, Department of Art, Poříčí 7, 603 00 Brno, Czech Republic. Phone +420 733 347 847