The International Summerschool of Fine Arts and Media | Venice is grounded in the tradition of Black Mountain College and Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center.

Our interdisciplinary approach welcomes students of all skill levels and backgrounds to our idyllic location in Venice, where the school was founded in 2003. The school partners with the Venice Biennale, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Francois Pinault’s collection at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.

Students enrolled in our summer art classes will find a global teaching staff, peers from more than 15 nations, and classes geared toward everyone from the complete beginner to the advanced career artist.

The courses are scheduled weekly, allowing students to immerse themselves in an interdisciplinary and creative environment. The master classes start on Monday and end on Sunday. Saturday evening is the exhibition of the work of the students curated by the teaching professors. 

This year we will start a new model of organization.

As the International Summer Academy Venice has to facilitate high end art and innovative experimenting, the classes will be divided in 2 weeks of training and 2 weeks of innovative studios. During the first 2 weeks training in different art disciplines will be offered as it has been offered in the recent years. During the second 2 weeks artists will work in their own studios for individual or small group work. In order to support interdisciplinary work, we will invite a New Media expert to assist the project work during this time. Artist are welcomed to book a studio for their individual project work during one or two weeks.

For more information on the school and the master classes, and concept read more here.

Find the blog and documentation here.

Should you have difficulties with enrolling please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +43 660 588 4018.

The following Summer Master Courses and Studios are offered from June 21 to July 19, 2020:

Painting I

Teaching Professor: Wolf Werdigier
Course date: 21. June – 5. July 2020

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Painting II

Teaching Professor: Lucia Riccelli
Course date: 21. June – 5. July 2020

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Soundscapes

Teaching Professor: Gisela de Villiers
Course date: 28. July – 5. July 2020

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Photography

Teaching Professor: Orshi Drozdik
Course date: 21. June – 5. July 2020

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Creative Writing - German

Teaching Professor: Harry Walter
Course date: 21. June – 28. June 2020

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Artist Career

Teaching Professor: Christine König
Course date: 28. June – 5. July 2020

 

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Studios

Dates: 5. July – 19. July 2020

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