In Till Megerle's course High/Low: Figurative Drawing Today participants will observe the human form and explore how the body can be depicted as the scene of social and political configurations. They will examine what forms can be found for doing this today, and why drawing in particular assumes an interesting role here.


Artist Till Megerle works not only in drawing but also ind photogrpahy and video.His works are often structured as siereis and revolve around topics such as body images, pop culture and German history. The stylistic appropriations in his drawings range from the Renaissance to 19th century caricature  (https://drawingroom.org.uk/drawingbiennial2017/drawing/untitled6).

10/05/17 09:00 Summer Academy 2016 drawing course, summeracademy, till megerle


please apply now, if you want to choose from all courses, after May 2 some courses might be fully booked

26/04/17 10:24 Summer Academy 2017

Aisha Khalid

A few days ago Pakistani artist Aisha Khalid, who is going to teach miniature painting next summer, opened a show, together with Imran Qureshi, at Pakistan National Council of the Arts, National Art Gallery in Islamabad called Two Wings to Fly Not One http://projectartdivvy.com/exhibition/ 

In her unique course students will be introduced to certain basic skills (brush-making, wasli-(paper)making, and processing the paints/pigments in a traditional way) and gain an understanding of the ancient art form of miniature painting. At the end of the course they will translate their previous assignment-based practice into their own personal visual vocabulary.


19/04/17 11:34 Summer Academy 2017 miniature painting course, summeracademy

Kimberly Bradley

There are many possibilities to write about art and there is a variety of text formats. A press release contains other information than a review, which in turn is formulated in a different way than a catalogue essay, a contribution in a daily newspaper or a tweet. An artist will write differently about his own work than a critic. As an experienced journalist Kimberly Bradley is the best teacher for this diversity. She knows all kinds of writing, from popular to theoretical and she knows how to communicate it. She contributes to New York Times, Monocle, Frieze a. o. and she has many years of experience in editing, e.g. for Haus der Kunst in Munich. 

She will advise you how to overcome writing inhibitions and gets you to trust your instincts. Students will work on how to revise their own texts and will learn about the mechanics and strategies of art writing and issues around art criticism. Have a look at her website and find some texts by her on trend online magazine hyperallergic.

26/03/17 22:50 Summer Academy 2017

Marc Monzó


Catalan jeweller Marc Monzó, based in Barcelona, has a specific view on jewellery making. He contemplates the nature of things and reflects this process of observation in his pieces, known for their plain and intelligent designs. Wining the prestigious Françoise van den Bosch prize 2016, he is among the most famous jewellers in Europe today. The jury praised his ability to reduce jewellery to its essence while still keeping his work poetic, elegant, wearable and playful at the same time. It is surprising too, in the way it connects sometimes contradictory ideas. "Fire Camp, brooch" e.g. combines geometry and found forms of natural elements.

Marc Monzó, "Fire Camp", brooch, 2014, silver, steel, 85 x 65mm

"My work is a treasure hunt among things and ideas finally fashioning into pieces of jewellery made to be desired, worn, questioned, or loved", he says.

Read here an insightful interview with Marc Monzo about his relationship to materials, form-finding processes, small objects that he collects and his ideas about teaching. On the bottom of this page you will also find further texts and information on Marc Monzó. 


19/03/17 17:09 Summer Academy 2017 jewellery course, summeracademy

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