22nd International Dresden Summer Academy for Visual Arts / 21.07.2019 - 03.08.2019

The 22nd edition of the International Dresden Summer Academy for Visual Arts presents again interesting artists whose varied workshops offer great opportunities to advance in artistic techniques and lots of inspiration to follow novel ways of creativity.
Being on our wishlist for quite some time, former Neo Rauch master student David O’Kane is now coming to Dresden to teach you how to realize conventional subjects in figurative painting while keeping sight of contemporary ways of style and expression. In contrast, Jessica Buhlmann leads you to compelling results in non-representational painting and she offers the opportunity to try out the reverse glass technique. Daniela Wesenberg’s drawing course uses intuitive methods to experiment with layering of and mixing up single fragments to come to surprising and even surreal picture contents. Or do you prefer a more rational approach? TOMAK, a master of traditional drawing, makes you discover the interesting symbiosis between picture and text beyond mere illustration or description.
On first sight Stefan Krauth’s photographies seem to depict truth and reality, but as the artist points out himself: it’s all a pack of lies. Thus, his workshop centres around the invented image. Do you find this too artificial and are you tired of illusive perfection emerging from nowadays flood of pictures? In this case I recommend the photography workshop with Andreas Rost.
Jens Schubert’s unconventional approach to the medium of linocut frees it from its old-fashioned image – discover the splendid cosmos of colours! Jos Diegel’s video workshop reveals ambiguities in messages underlying every film narration. Together with the interdisciplinarily working artist Karen Packebusch you figure out suitable strategies to comprehend the different subjects of urban space. In her figurative works wood sculptor Daniela Schönemann combines traditional craftsmanship with contemporary expression and this year’s stone sculpture workshop with Dierk Berthel offers the opportunity to try out effects using mineral paint on the sandstone.

As usual our varied supporting program offers lots of opportunities to have an inspiring, entertaining and delightful time on our summer academy campus. I am looking forward to see you again and to welcome new participants at our Summer Academy.

Franka Häßner, director
& the team of riesa efau. Kultur Forum Dresden

COURSES from Mondays to Fridays 9.30 am - 5 pm
PAINTING I | David O'Kane
course A 22.7.-26.7.19 | course B 29.7.-2.8.19
PAINTING II | Jessica Buhlmann
course A 22.7.-26.7.19 | 29.7.-2.8.19
course A 22.7.-26.7.19 | 29.7.-2.8.19
DRAWING II | Daniela Wesenberg
course A 22.7.-26.7.19 | course B 22.7.-26.7.19
PHOTOGRAPHY I | Andreas Rost
course 22.7.-2.8.19
PHOTOGRAPHY II | Stefan Krauth
course A 22.7.-26.7.19  | course B 29.7.-2.8.19
LINOCUT | Jens Schubertcourse A 22.7.-26.7.19  | course B 29.7.-2.8.19
VIDEO | Jos Diegel
course 22.7.-2.8.19
course A 22.7.-26.8.19 | course B 29.7.-2.8.19
SCULPTURE/ WOOD | Daniela Schönemann
course 22.7.-2.8.19
SCULPTURE/ STONE | Dierk Berthel
course 22.7.-2.8.19

SUNDAY | July 21, 2019 | 6 pm
Inauguration of the 22nd International Dresden Summer Academy and opening of the Faculty Exhibition | Motorenhalle

WEDNESDAY | July 24, 2019 | 8 pm
„Hunters and gatherers. About collecting artworks.” A presentation by Dr. Iris Stöckl, authorized expert for art and design in Vienna and collector herself. | Motorenhalle

THURSDAY | July 25, 2019 | 8 pm
Summer party with musical entertainment | Motorenhalle courtyard

WEDNESDAY | July 31, 2019 | 8 pm
Slow down! Together with mindfulness coach Anett Joerß you experience how to connect with your inner self to find out more about your creative potential. | Motorenhalle

FRIDAY | August 2, 2019 | 8 pm
Stip(p)visite Exhibition opening and talk with the recipients of the scholarships Rösslstube e.V., Friedrichstraße 37, 01067 Dresden

SATURDAY | August 3, 2019 | 6 pm
Opening of the student exhibition and closing ceremony of the 22nd International Dresden Summer Academy | Motorenhalle

August 5-17, 2019 Student exhibition | Motorenhalle

every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 pm
Intermezzo at 1 pm. Join us for artist talks with selected faculty members about their work | Motorenhalle

riesa efau. Kultur Forum Dresden, Workshops at Wachsbleichstraße 4a and Adlergasse 14, 01067 Dresden (tram 1, 2, 6, 10, Bus 94 to „Bahnhof Mitte“, S-Bahn to „Bahnhof Mitte“)

Motorenhalle. Project Centre for Contemporary Art: The 400 square metres large, former industrial building is an important venue of art exhibitions and events in Dresden. Wachsbleichstraße 4a, 01067 Dresden (tram 1, 2, 6, 10, Bus 94 to „Bahnhof Mitte“, S-Bahn to „Bahnhof Mitte“)

External places:
Buchkinder e.V.
offers book workshops for children. The 100 sqm large and bright studio space by Sabine Heinrich and Henry Puchert in the back house of a former mattress factory has been renovated in 2007. Buchkinder Workshop Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Wachsbleichstraße 22, 01067 Dresden, Tram 10 to „Vorwerkstr.“ or line 1 to „Manitiusstr.“

Two weeks: Photo I, Video, Sculpture Stone/ Wood, 430,- € / 350,- €¹ plus material costs
One week: Painting I and II, Drawing I and II, Photo II, Linocut, Sculpture/ Installation, 290,- € / 250,- €¹ plus material costs
Combined courses: The one-week courses can be combined to give a two-weeks discount: 250,- € / 230,- €¹ per week plus material costs
Expanses materials are not included in the course fees. The cost of materials depends on techniques and individual need
¹ Discounts: Unemployed persons, students, trainees, volunteers and senior citizens. For a discount price, please send in a certifi¬cate of discount privilege with the registration.br />

Information about accommodation and private rooms will be available at the service point of riesa efau. Kultur Forum Dresden, Tel.: +49 (0)351|86602-13. On request, you will receive our accommodation list.

The restaurant of riesa efau. Kultur Forum Dresden offers lunch from Mondays to Fridays (including vegetarian food).

Each participant will receive a personalized card which allows for discounts at various vendors in Dresden during the period of the Summer Academy.

International Dresden Summer Academy of Fine Arts
Franka Häßner (director)
Tel.:+49 | (0)351 | 86602-13
Mail: soaksommerakademie-dresden.de

Please note our terms and conditions:
General Terms and Conditions

The application has to be made in written form via the application form available in the Service Office of riesa efau or at the Homepage www.sommerakademie-dresden.de. The application is legally binding. With it, you accept the general terms and conditions, as well as the house rules of the respective course locations. The application cannot be transferred. The claim to a course seat only sets in with the settlement of the course bill ahead of the course start. Applications will be only processed if they are complete and in order of the arrival of their financial settlement. In the case that the maximum number of attendants is reached, the participation cannot be claimed. Please contact us beforehand about fully booked courses. After the arrival of your course fee, we will send you an electronic or postal confirmation of participation.

Terms of Payment and Participation
The course fee is to be settled cashless (via bank transfer or debit withdrawal), postally or in cash during the office hours. In case of a bank transfer, we ask you to include the keyword ”Sommerakademie“ as well as the course title. After a prior agreement, a payment in two instalments can be arranged. The claim for a course seat becomes effective, when 50% of the course fee has been paid and a written direct debit authorisation about the remaining 50% has been granted to riesa efau. Participation can only be accepted for one course each (exception: successive one-week offers) and for its total duration. We ask for your understanding, that a minimum number of applications have to be reached for each course, as well as that certain maximum numbers of attendants cannot be exceeded.

The information on the pricelist is applying. Entitled for abatement are the unemployed, students, pupils, trainees, people in a voluntary social year or a federal volunteer service and pensioners. Concessions can only be made on presentation of a corresponding identification. In case of a bank transfer of the course fee, we ask you to add this identification as a copy to your written application. Retroactively, there can no concession be made.

The association riesa efau. Kultur Forum Dresden is allowed to cancel or interrupt a course in case of lacking participation or force majeure. In these cases, the already paid course fees are refunded either in full or, in case of an interrupted course, partially. If a course instructor drops out, riesa efau is allowed to provide an equivalent replacement.

Cancellation by a Participant
Statements of retirement can only be accepted in written form. We ask for understanding, that in case of short-termed retirements, we have to raise cancellation fees (as from four weeks before the Summer Academy 25%, as from two weeks before the Summer Academy 50%). On any kind of cancellation an administrative charge of 25,- € is raised. As from one week before, as well as during the Summer Academy there can be no refund of expenses in case of a cancellation.
Other Refunds:
In some courses, costs for material have to be envisaged, according to consumption and type of material. These costs cannot be refunded.

Course Location
The course locations are announced to the participants and are published on www.sommerakademie-dresden.de ahead of the Summer Academy. Behaviour in the course rooms: The participants of the Dresden Summer Academy are liable to the duty of care. They commit themselves to respect the house rules of the respective locations and follow the corresponding regulations. Eventual deficiencies have to be reported to the project management.

Accident Insurance and Liability
During the lessons or during excursions and events undertaken in the scope of the lessons, the participants are not insured in case of an accident. The association is not liable for lost objects of any kind. Remarks and information given by the course instructor only serve the immediate execution of the course or event; they cannot be made liable for a claim of responsibility. In case of a disturbance or casualty, the course participants are obliged to undertake all reasonable and adequate actions in order to remedy this disturbance or damage. The liability of the association is reduced to acts of gross negligence and willful misconduct. We also recommend a travel cancellation insurance.

These terms and conditions are valid with effect from 1.1.2019, verbal agreements require the written consent of the Board. The effectiveness of the Conditions are not affected in their entirety. Jurisdiction is the city of Dresden.

Participants‘ exhibition

The works are placed on 2.8.2019 or 3.8.2019 together with the course instructor. Led by the curator Franka Häßner, setting up the exhibition is part of the course offer. During the exhibition, from 3.8. till 17.8.2019, there is no possibility to remove any work. The return of the works made by the participants is possible from 19.8. to 23.8.2019, by appointment (Service Office of riesa efau | Tel 0351/86602-11). From 24.8.2019 onwards, riesa efau is not liable for uncollected works. 

The works of the participants are not insured during the construction, exhibition, dismantling and collection period. A redirection of the works as an additional service of riesa efau only takes place when sufficiently stamped sending material / cash on delivery is deposited.