Summer Academy Traunkirchen 2012: Call for Applications

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Summer Academy Traunkirchen
Verein Sommerakademie Traunkirchen
Ortsplatz 1
A-4801 Traunkirchen
t +43 664 166 3813

Application Deadline is July 15, 2010 with rolling admissions.

The Deadline for the scholarship application is April 13, 2012.

Summer Academy Traunkirchen 2012: Call for Applications
The fifth Summer Academy Traunkirchen will take place from July 22-September 8, 2012, and this year will focus on painting, graphic art, drawing, and photography. Xenia Hausner, Christian Ludwig Attersee and the Zhou Brothers will lead the „painting' classes and will offer differentiated approaches to this artistic means of depiction. In the course „Inner Life', Xenia Hausner will focus on the exploration of individuality and the filtering out of an inner essentiality. The Zhou Brothers will transmit methods of interaction for the creative process in their course „Feeling is Liberty' and Christian Ludwig Attersee will examine „Water and Weather' with regard to their presentation options. Experience in graphic arts may also be value to painters; experience with this medium can be gained or deepened during the graphic arts course led by Konrad Winter.

Eva Schlegel will teach in Traunkirchen for the first time. Her course concentrates on „Photography: Portrait', whereby both photographic as well as experimental experiences are examined. The goal is to train one's vision and to determine the criteria for artistic photography. The prerequisites for Tone Fink's course „Drawing and Forming' is letting go to be open to new experiences. At the beginning, a special focus will be placed on „dancing' on the paper, whereby finger and body exercises with all graphic media can help to loosen up the participants.

This year, six courses are being offered for approximately 120 students. The Summer Academy Traunkirchen is open to everyone over the age of 17 with an interest in art; to apply, submit application materials (registration form, CV and images of one's own work). Each course concludes with a public school exhibition. Further event dates and the public framework program with lectures by artists as well as events organized in cooperation with the Salzkammergut Festwochen Gmunden, the Kunstforum Salzkammergut, and the Galerie 442, will be announced in June.

Some 12 grants covering tuition costs are available for participation in one of the classes at the Summer Academy Traunkirchen. Journey and accommodation must be paid by students themselves. Applicants must be at least 17 and not older than 28 years old. An attendance of universities of arts, art colleges, art academies and art schools or of federal higher institutes of applied arts is a further condition.

An application for a scholarship must be clearly marked as such (in the letterhead or in the subject line of an e-mail) and should be sent with complete documents: name of the class, short curriculum vitae, convincing letter of motivation, maximum 10 photos, copies or concepts of own works (no originals!) to the following address: Sommerakademie Traunkirchen, Ortsplatz 1, A-4801 Traunkirchen or

Scholarship donors for the Summer Academy Traunkirchen

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Matthias Rant, consulting engineer for industrial engineering in building industry (dormant authority), certified court expert, will sponsor two scholarships for the painting class: water and weather, under the artistic supervision of Christian Ludwig Attersee. The selection from the applicants for this scholarship will be done by the artist.

Program Overview
22. July - 4. August
Xenia Hausner | Painting: Inner Life
Konrad Winter | Graphic Arts

5. - 25. August
Zhou Brothers | Feeling is Liberty
Tone Fink | Drawing and Forming

26. August - 8. September
Christian Ludwig Attersee | Painting: Water and Weather
Eva Schlegel | Photography: Portrait

The participation fee for the Summer Academy is € 650 (reduced fee € 490) for a two-week course and € 860 (reduced fee € 625) for a three-week course.

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