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2nd Summer Academy Gardena

Gröden / Val Gardena


Organization: Association "LA VETA", St. Ulrich/Ortisei in cooperation with Südtiroler Künstlerbund SKB

Date: 22.07.2019 - 03.08.2019

Place: Atelier hall, business zone St. Ulrich/Ortisei - Pontives


Artists and referee

Peter Senoner, nude drawing and drawing as storytelling

Aron Demetz, sculpture and plastic arts

Markus Delago, sculpture and plastic arts

Reinhard Eiber, mold making and plaster casting




Course descriptions



Peter Senoner


Nude drawing and drawing as storytelling


This course is intended to treat drawing as an essential medium of presentation.

Based on large-scale nude drawings based on the living model, the participants are familiarized with different aspects of contemporary drawing.

Idea generation, proportion, composition, anatomy and perspective. This course is about an in-depth understanding and development of drawing skills. Furthermore, the powers of observation should be sharpened and individual formal languages strengthened.


The focus of this drawing module will be narrative image contexts: Participants should learn to visualize interrelations beyond single observations. A variety of drawing methods is used. What should be achieved is the ability to present an artistic idea and its coherent sequence as a logical, narrative act.


Required work materials:

Various drawing materials, graphite, charcoal, pigment pencils, erasers.

Large format paper rolls and paper sheets.


Peter Senoner

Sculpture studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich

Freelance lecturer at the Faculty of Design and Arts, University of Bozen/Bolzano and at the

Institute of Experimental Architecture, University of Innsbruck.

Atelier for sculpture and drawing at Klausen/Chiusa.



Markus Delago / Aron Demetz


Free sculpturing and working on living model.


The fracture with the anatomical corset, as a sculpture redefinition

The creation of tension, through anatomical dissonances

The "dehumanization" through the concept of "thing hood"


In this section of the course, we try to continue our own results achieved in the drawing course and to implement them sculpturally. There is also the opportunity to orientate yourself according to a living model, but to develop an independent work. Even if time is limited, it is important to us to try to analyse and critically question the appropriated approaches of the students in order to seek opportunities for further development.


Classic and conventional materials such as clay, plaster and cardboard should be the basis for exploring new ways of representing the body.

Dealing with these simple materials is no longer a given at today's places of study, therefore a challenge for us to reconsider the simple and to reshape contemporary thought processes.


Markus Delago and Aron Demetz will analyse the entire body with the students, and both will explore connections to space, volume, and material.

The practical approach should be supplemented by theoretical discussion in order to continue the own competences and to tackle them from other perspectives.


Required work materials:

Modeling tool, cutting tool, general toolbox, chisel, drawing material and paper


Aron Demetz born 1972 in Italy.

1986-1993 art school in Wolkenstein/Selva

1997-1998 Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg

2010-2013 professor of sculpture at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Carrara

Lives and works in Wolkenstein/Selva – Gröden/Val Gardena.


Markus Delago born 1964 in Italy

1981-86 vocational school Wolkeinstein/Selva

1986-1992 Academy of Fine Arts Munich

Several stays in Africa

Since 2009, he teaches sculpture in the Kunstlyzeum St. Ulrich/Ortisei – Wolkenstein/Val Gardena



Reinhard Eiber

Mold making and plaster casting


This course teaches simple impression techniques and the different plaster techniques. In addition, it is possible to make a plaster cast of the resulting sculptures.


Required work materials:

Work clothes and some tools for plaster work


Reinhard Eiber

Prof. a.D., Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg




Evening events: round tables, studio visits and panel discussions

Program still to define


Opening hours of the studios:

Mon-Sat 08:30h - 12:00h, 14:00h - 18:00h. On Sunday, the studios are closed.

Lunch break: There is a simple studio kitchen available, can be cooked and eaten together if desired.





Course hours:

22.07.2019: mornings: nude drawing                             afternoon: sculpturing

23.07.2019: mornings: sculpturing                                afternoon: nude drawing / drawing techniques

24.07.2019: mornings: nude drawing                             afternoon: sculpturing

25.07.2019: mornings: sculpturing                                afternoon: nude drawing / drawing techniques

26.07.2019: mornings: nude drawing                             afternoon: nude drawing / sculpturing

27.07.2019: mornings: sculpturing                                afternoon: sculpturing


29.07.2019: mornings: sculpturing                                afternoon: sculpturing

30.07.2019: mornings: sculpturing                                afternoon: sculpturing

31.07.2019: mornings: sculpturing                                afternoon: plaster casting / mold making

01.08.2019: mornings: plaster casting / mold making     afternoon: plaster casting / mold making

01.08.2019: mornings: plaster casting / mold making     afternoon: installation final presentation

02.08.2019: all day: final presentation and exhibition


Atelier and working materials:

The atelier of the Summer Academy is located in a spacious hall in the commercial zone Pontives – Gröden/Val Gardena. The Summer Academy’s facilities (drawing boards 185 cm x100 cm, modeling blocks, stools, work desks) are available to participants on loan.

Modeling clay, plaster and individual pieces of wood are provided.

Other work equipment, materials and work clothes are to bring your own (see individual course descriptions).

An act model will be present throughout the course.



Everyone has to take care of the overnight stay himself or herself. A list of accommodation is provided.


Target group:

Open to all artists, art students and sculptor candidates from 18 years, maximum number of participants 20 people.


Registration and enrolment:

SKB Südtiroler Künstlerbund

Z.H. Franziska Perpmer

T +39 0471 977037


Conditions of participation

Course participants must register via e-mail at SKB Südtiroler Künstlerbund within Monday 03.06.2019, 12:00h.

To submitted: the completed registration form, a maximum of 5 current works illustrations, as well as a short curriculum, all in digital form.

A maximum of 20 participants can be admitted; the selection is based on the documents submitted by the speakers.

By registering you are obliged to participate.


Participation fee

The participation fee includes a one-time registration fee of 300.00 Euro and must be transferred within 10 days of receipt of the confirmation of participation by the summer academy to the following bank details of the association La Veta:

IBAN: IT 46H08238 58680 00030203339


The enrolment is valid only after the deposit.

This fee entitles you to attend all courses and events offered.

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