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Kunsttischlerei Potzmann in Litzelsdorf

Kunsttischlerei Potzmann in Litzelsdorf, Austria

At the Kunsttischlerei (cabinet maker) Potzmann I got in touch with Mr. Franz Potzmann who is not only a restorer for furniture but also offers lessons in restoring furniture yourself. After a small interview in the garden of his house, where also his lessons take place on sunny days, I had the chance to polish a small box myself.

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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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Voice training at the Reitlehenalm

Voice training at the Reitlehenalm, Austria

My first visit to the Natura.Kreativ led me to the Reitlehenalm, an alpine pasture near Altenmarkt im Pongau. Right in the middle of the hills, a class in voice training took place. The teacher was Annelie Leuthäuser, an experienced theatre and concert singer.

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Baking bread in Rauris

Baking bread at Rauris, Austria

While writing this post I am nibbling at a slice of bread which I actually made by myself! At a farm at the Kalchkendl Alm, an alp named Kalchkendl located in Rauris Valley, I had the chance to bake bread the first time. I took this lesson at a class named Schule am Berg, guided by Roswitha Huber.

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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

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.

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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.¬†More…

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Acrylic art at Lockenhaus Castle

Blue car on a rainy dayRight 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’.