Ernst Fuchs is the founding artist of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism and our annual workshop is inspired by the summer seminars he taught in Reichenau, Austria from 1972 to 1974.
We continue this tradition of passing on the knowledge and
technical virtuosity of the old masters through this special
This summer, we have expanded the program allowing greater flexibility in time
schedules and in offering various short and long-term workshops. The
seminars are for beginners, experienced and highly accomplished
artists alike. All workshops during the seminar dates are limited to a maximum
of 15 participants each. Each artist attending will have the opportunity to work
closely with the teachers while benefiting from informal contact with them and
all the other artists, partners and friends that are encouraged to visit during the
new "buddy system" is now offered, allowing
artists to share a room at a heavily-discounted rate
during their studies. Aside from the knowledge
gained, unavailable at any university, art school,
or institute, the camaraderie of our creative
community is always reassuring, rejuvenating and
The breathtaking beauty of the countryside around our seminars adds
to the educational process while informal gatherings during our meals together
in the evening allow us to engage in conversations that are stimulating, informing
and inspiring. Artists that have attended, and many return again and again, relate
how their experience and creative process was “transformative”.
They also say that their ‘artistic intention’ and personal visual language became
clearer and that their new-found technical knowledge increased their ability to
financially survive and thrive as working artists.
But most importantly, we continually discover how art has the power to connect
and communicate our personal experience and expression to the world at large.
We invite you to join us in building a creative community where we practice the
knowledge of the old masters while unleashing new visions.