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Summer academy at the Künstlerhaus

The summer academy gives you new perspectives and impulses for your own artistic work. You will be accompanied by a team of current and former scholarship holders of the Künstlerhaus. Thanks to funding from the Lüneburg Regional Association, you will work in small groups and can be looked after individually. We try to take all wishes into account as best as possible when dividing them into groups. An exchange is always possible on site, just ask the artist team!

Achtung: Die Sommerakademie 2023 ist bereits ausgebucht - das Künstlerhaus bietet Ihnen diese Alternative (klicken)

Dates in summer 2023:

Welcome, introductions and getting to know each other
Sunday, 09.07
.23 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m

Practical work
Monday, 07/10 – Saturday, 07/15/23, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m 194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_


Final exhibition and summer party of the Künstlerhaus Meinersen eV
Sunday, 07/16/23  11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

After the exhibition, you can take your own works with you.


Theme: Figurative and abstract clay sculptures


Olga Monina

1989       born in Kharkiv, Ukraine
1994       Immigrants to Bad Pyrmont, Germany
2017       Diploma in painting/graphics at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig
               Alive and works in Berlin



In this workshop, I would like to work with you to create sculptural objects made of clay that move between the poles of everyday objects and art objects.
After an introduction to the cultural history of ceramic objects, the variety of shapes of vessels, their functionality in everyday life, and a possible ritual/personal meaning will be discussed.
Under individual guidance, the ideas of the course participants are developed with the help of drawings and implemented with their own hands in the construction technique.  
You are welcome to bring ideas or objects as role models. Sound and tools will be provided


Theme: Painting by all means


Anja Warzecha

2008-14 Study Burg Giebichenstein, Halle
2012      Semester abroad in Kathmandu, Nepal
2018      Artist in Residence at Pier 2, Kaohsiung,  Taiwan
2019      Working grant from the Saxony-Anhalt Art Foundation and Bergesche Monastery           Foundation
2021       Neustart Kultur, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn



In this course, painterly techniques are combined, expanded or reinvented. What traces does a hand brush leave in acrylic paint? What structure does a steel sponge leave behind in the picture? We throw one or the other design rule overboard and allow ourselves freedom in the creative process. The participants can experiment with different means by painting, wiping, scratching, spraying and thus expanding their repertoire. The starting point for the experimental approach are still lifes that invite the investigation of structures and forms. Individual image concepts are developed and implemented under individual guidance.


Thema:  Introduction to the techniques of fine arts


Maria Trezinski

1994            born in Brunswick
2017            Meisterstudent Graduation from Wolfgang Ellenrieder, HBK Braunschweig
2016 -17      Studies at the École de recherche graphique, Brussels
2016            Diploma Free Art
2011-16       The HBK Braunschweig
2010 -11     
Highly gifted art in Lower Saxony



In this basic course, I would like to introduce the participants to various artistic techniques and help them to recognize their own advantages and strengths. Together we free ourselves from demands for perfection and free ourselves from the fear of the blank canvas. My expertise in the areas of acrylic and watercolor painting, drawing and a wide variety of printing techniques as well as a wide range from abstraction to naturalism in my own work enable me to demonstrate different techniques and also to pass on tips and tricks on how the participants* can develop their own visual language can find

Thema:  Introduction to the techniques of fine arts


Maria Trezinski

1994            born in Brunswick
2017            Meisterstudent Graduation from Wolfgang Ellenrieder, HBK Braunschweig
2016 -17      Studies at the École de recherche graphique, Brussels
2016            Diploma Free Art
2011-16       The HBK Braunschweig
2010 -11     
Highly gifted art in Lower Saxony



In this workshop I try to show that there are many ways to create a recognizable portrait. The starting point is a photo template. It begins with the precise transfer to the painting surface. After that, all paths to the goal are open. Whether acrylic, oil or watercolor, the color is in the foreground. During the course, the aim is to achieve the desired or “undesirable” result in a playful and free way. It's more about painting over and repainting and letting yourself be surprised and reacting than meticulously copying the template. Bring along - photo templates, - soft pencils if available.

Head of SOAK 2023


Jochen Weise

1946            born  in Gleichen / Goettingen
1970 - 74     Hanover University of Applied Sciences
1974 - 76     Study painting HBK  Braunschweig
1979 - 85     gallery owner
1990            Scholarship Artists House Meinersen
                    lives and works in Künstlerhaus Meinersen


As the head of SOAK, I coordinate the workshops and the final exhibition and am always the contact person for all participants.
This year's workshop is aimed at those who are busy with their own ideas and work projects and want to realize them with professional support. The focus of the work should be on painting. We discuss the work in an open group so that all participants can join the discussion and learn.


The Summer Academy 2023 is unfortunately fully booked, but the Künstlerhaus offers an alternative:


Fourth Autumn Academy at the Meinersen Artists' House

Monday 16 October to Saturday 21 October 2023 During the autumn holidays, the Künstlerhaus Meinersen offers the Autumn Academy, a studio week for beginners and advanced artists.


Group 1 is aimed at beginners who are looking for a compact, intensive introduction to the theory and practice of drawing and painting with specific exercises.

Group 2 is intended as a master class especially for advanced participants who want to work artistically for a week in a good atmosphere and with a lot of peace and quiet.


The Autumn Academy is approved as educational leave. Especially for young talents between the ages of 16 and 25 we offer up to 6 free scholarship places in the autumn academy. The award is made through a selection process. Send applications with a short self-portrayal and picture examples directly to: (application deadline is September 8th, 2023)

Exhibition of results: Saturday, October 21, 2023, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

Cost: €250 Registration at:


You can get more information from: ​

Charlotte Dreschke,

Kreisvolkshochschule  in Gifhorn

Head of Kreiskunstschule

Specialist advice: culture, study trips


Tel: 05371 9459638


The current courses offered by the district adult education center as well as the terms and conditions and the data protection declaration can be found on the website

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