6. Summer Academy @ Häselburg

For the sixth time the Culture House Häselburg will host the Summer Academy.
Nationally known artists give one-week art courses for interested participants aged 14 and over.
Two courses are planned this year: painting with the freelance artist Kathryn Gohmert and photography with Josephine Jatzlau and Maximilian Koppernock from the HGB Leipzig.
The summer academy of the Art School Gera e.V. and the Häselburg is funded by the Thuringian State Chancellery.

Workshops will take place from 10 am to 6 pm or by appointment with the instructor.
Workshop registration below or at: kontakt@kunstschule-gera.de
Sign up now!

date: 15. - 27. August 2021


15.-20. August


22.-27. August


painting workshop
With Kathryn Gohmert
, freelance artist

Freelance artist Kathryn Gohmert teaches painting.
Led by visual artist Kathryn Gohmert, this intensive week-long painting workshop explores the fundamentals, theory and practice of oil painting. The course is open to everyone, including professionals who want to develop their skills in a different environment, beginners who want to learn practical techniques, or those who simply want to exercise their creativity in a different environment. We will explore how to use the nuance and power of painting to express and evolve personal experiences.

Kathryn Gohmert was born in 1983 in the USA. After receiving a BA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007, she lived in Shanghai from 2008 - 2013, where she realized numerous projects and exhibitions and received various awards and project grants. In 2014 she moved to Berlin and founded the artist collective gonzomechanics in 2017. In 2019 she received a master's degree in "Public Art & New Artistic Strategies" from the Bauhaus University Weimar. She currently lives and works in Berlin and Weimar with projects in Germany, China and the USA.

15. - 20. August 2022
workshop in English and German.


Photo workshop
With Josephine Jatzlau and Maximilian Koppernock

Josephine Jatzlau and Maximilian Koppernock teach photography.
The photography workshop focuses on the photographic practice of collecting. Why do we collect certain things or images? How do we store things? The participants discover the Häselburg photographically and explore its past. For this purpose, new images will be produced together, and our own archive material will be deconstructed and reconstructed. The aim of the workshop is to find an individual photographic approach to collecting. As part of the workshop, there will be an excursion to the Museum of Applied Arts.
The course is suitable for beginners and advanced learners and can be held in German or English. Materials for the course will be provided.

Josephine Jatzlau (*1997, Berlin) studied media sciences at the Bauhaus University Weimar and has been at the HGB Leipzig since 2018, and in Heidi Specker's photography class since 2020. Her artistic work is often about human intervention in nature. With her interest in narrative staging and disconcerting visual moments, she moves in a field between documentation and fiction.
➝ Website: www.josephinejatzlau.de

Maximilian Koppernock (*1995, Hammelburg) completed his bachelor's degree in photography and time-based media at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. He is currently pursuing his diploma at HGB Leipzig in Heidi Specker's photography class. His associative compositions dissolve the boundaries of photographic genres. Combined with his observations and thematic investigations, a visual negotiation with the medium of photography opens up.
➝ Website: www.koppernock.com

22. - 27. August 2022
workshop in German and English possible.