The concept of the International Summer Acdemy of Fine Arts and Media | Venice

The uniqueness of the Summer Academy in Venice is the concept of small, specialized classes with the possibility of combining them. Because of the small number of students per class (maximum 18 students per teacher) it is possible to focus on the special needs of each student and adjust the curriculum accordingly. It is also appropriate for beginners with no experience at all.

The development of individual capabilities and the joy of creating your own work is the main focus of this experience.

Students can start one work in one course and continue the same work in a different course during the following week to make use of an additional technique or knowledge they will acquire there. For example, one can start with painting and then continue with film studies to deepen and extend the work done in the first course. One can start with the course “Creative Writing” only to finish with the exhibition of paintings.

Working across all media is an essential boost for the development of new ways of expression and working techniques. It's the first time that this approach has been applied in a summer academy.


Arrival of the participants at the Palazzo.
During the day: individuals may visit the Biennale or new exhibitions.
This is the arrival in Venice and the arrival at the art.

5.00 - 7.00 pm: Registration in the office of the Summer Academy at the Palazzo Zenobio.

8.00 pm: Welcome drink in the garden of the Palazzo Zenobio.

Monday to Friday:
10.00 am - 1.00 pm: Basic lectures and trainings for beginners as well as trainings for more advanced students.

Working in the classes of the Palazzo Zenobio.

Rest of the day is for individual work on individual subjects. Every professor is available for individual interviews.

3.00 - 6.00 pm: Working in the classes of the Palazzo Zenobio or in the city.

7.00 - 8.00 pm: Critic and discussion of the student’s work or lecture with video and slides on examples from contemporary art in relationship to student’s work.

3:00: excursion to the Biennale or a museum

3:00 - 6:00 pm: "Cross-Media Initiatives"

Friday 8.00 pm
Student’s work should be handed over to the professor for presentation on Saturday.

Saturday 10.00 am - 6.00 pm: 
Composition of presentation by the respective professor, students have a free day.

Saturday 8.00 pm: 
Opening of the exhibition and discussion of student's work of all classes during the last week.

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