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Creative Sculpture in Altenmarkt/Pongau

Creative sculpture in Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria

While walking along the venues of the festival Natura.Kreativ in Altenmarkt I came across a class in creative sculpture ran by artist Walter Puchmayr. Participants were told how to create artworks by combining driftwood, stones and metal in a creative way.

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My first attempt working with clay

An ateliere named Waldwerkstatt in Zell am See, Austria

While staying at Landhotel Martha I took a lesson in working with clay. The lesson took place in a former farmer house called Waldwerkstatt. Well, what should I create? A pot? A plate? A heart? A locomotive … That’s it!

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Landmatura in Schlierbach

Mr. Weingartner as reaper in Schlierbach, Austria

At the farm house of Mr. Weingartner in Schlierbach I took a lesson in cutting hay with a traditional scythe. Interested people can also take a class learning about some facts regarding agriculture. Though this is mainly an offer just for fun the lessons are pretty informative.

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Painting lessons at Lockenhaus Castle

Art lesson with gold

Lets play ‘Guess the movie’! This photo was taken at that castle where I created a painting with some coffee and gold leaf. There is still some gold at my finger so about which movie I am speaking?

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Coffee art at Lockenhaus Castle, Austria

Coffe art at Lockenhaus Castle

After taking a lesson in making Latte Art I did it again: Making art with coffee. At Lockenhaus Castle I took a class in painting with coffee and gold run by the Austrian artist Stefanie Moro.

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How to distil schnaps in Kukmirn

Distilling schnaps in Kukmirn, Austria

At the hotel & distillery Lagler located in Kukmirn I took a lesson how to distil schnaps. For example I learned about the right temperatures (very important!) during the process and how to define the wished percentage of alcohol in your own schnaps.

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Latte Art in Oberwart

Latte Art in Oberwart, Austria

The first stop of our creative tour through Burgenland was a coffee shop in Oberwart. At the stylish Stromberger Coffee to Go we had the chance to watch how to make Latte Art.

Latte Art in Oberwart, Austria

Here you are! After a few minutes the first results were available for a photo. The procedure was presented by Franziska, proud mother of Jasmin Stromberger who took the 2nd place of a Latte Art competition lately. Some photos of her works are shown at this Austrian page: Kaffeekunst zum Trinken

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Chain saw art at Lockenhaus Castle

Chain saw art at Lockenhaus Castle, Austria

While I was trying to make some peaceful art like a painting several ladies of my group were interested to make something more adventourus. They joined a lesson in creating art with a chain saw instructed by Michael Schlapschy. After finishing my painting lesson I was curious to see how the ladies created things like racks for DVDs just by a tree trunk and a chain saw.

Disclosure: This trip was supported by Kreativreisen Österreich

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Acrylic art at Lockenhaus Castle

Blue car on a rainy day

Right below the walls of Lockenhaus Castle (Burg Lockenhaus) in Burgenland, I took a class about working with acrylic paint led by Elisabeth Holzschuster. Well, how do you like my first work? It is named ‘Blue car on a rainy day’.

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Decorating a cake in Zwentendorf

Decorating a cake in Zwentendorf, Austria

At the Rosencafe in Zwentendorf I joined a lesson in decorating a cake. The lesson was given by the owner of the cafe Mrs. Helga Fidler-Himsel. After an introduction about different methods decorating a cake I was told how to create that small pieces showing above, how to paint them and finally how to move the result from your work space up to the cake. Well, one can see the result above.

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‘Pinocchio’ made of Augarten Porcelain

Pinocchio made of Augarten porcelain

Cute vase made of porcelain seen on a guided tour through the Viennese Porcelain Manufacture Augarten. The piece named ‘Pinocchio’ (mind the long nose) was designed by the Austrian designer Philipp Bruni. Fun detail: The vase can not tobble down, the design forces it always to get up.

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Augarten porcelain manufacture in Vienna

Augarten porcelain manufacture in Vienna, Austria

Entrance to the Augarten porcelain manufacture were I was not only told about the process of making porcelain but also about the chance to take painting classes.