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.
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!
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.
After taking a lesson in 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. I “klimt” the Iron Maiden I saw in the castle vault.
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.
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
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.
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’.
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.
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 topple down, the design makes it always to get up.