Language difficulties? Don’t worry! Our classes are always bilingual. Most weeks English-speaking students attend classes. In addition we have several special weeks during 2012, with an emphasis on English-speaking participants. Traditionally many English and American carvers return year after year to attend courses.
1 week - full day or half day course - Option A
We offer instruction in all aspects of woodcarving and sculpting, for all abilities, from beginners to advanced students. You will be encouraged to either copy a carving from the 500 pieces at the School or you can practice your own ideas according to your individual interest and skill. You may choose to work from a block or a rough-out and your tutor will help you to achieve a good result.
Carving religious figures
Carving from roughouts
Professional carving from a block of wood
Thematic carving course “portrait” / “nude”
Experiments in wood
Sculpting course (wood/stone/clay)
Modelling a human head or making a portrait.
During your course our special theory teacher will give instruction in the various important aspects of woodcarving and sculpting which includes preparing wood, sharpening tools, modelling, drawing, the anatomy of the human body, form and proportions and finishing your work. Theory and practical are taught in parallel. All this tuition is included in the regular course fee and can be done on a need to know basis.
Weekly schedule for the full day course:
Sun 18.00 meet your tutor for the week.
Mon to Fri 08.30 –12.00 and 13.30 to 18.00
Sat 08.30 –12.00
Afternoon tea and coffee 15.30 –16.00
Weekly schedule for half day courses:
Sunday 18.00 meet your tutor for the week
Mon to Sat 08.30 - 12.00
Included in the course:
- Practical and theoretical tuition.
- Use of tools and all necessary equipment.
- Lunch and afternoon tea and coffee.
- A course completion certificate
- Option to work in the evening on your own
Only materials used in the course are not included.
Special weeks for English speaking participants
If you think you may have language difficulties – Don't worry. Our classes are always bilingual. Most weeks English speaking students attend classes.
On the dates listed below we have specialist English speaking tutors. We encourage you to attend these weeks as the more people we can get to come at one time the cheaper the transfer costs will be. Traditionally many carvers from all over the world return to attend our courses during these weeks, which gives this time a lovely international flavour. During these weeks there will also be the opportunity to finish your carving with wax, stain or watercolours at the end of your course.
30 Dec - 6 Jan 6 Oct - 13 Oct
24 Mar - 30 Mar 13 Oct - 20 Oct
28 Apr - 4 May 20 Oct - 26 Oct
16 Jun - 22 Jun 22 Dec - 5 Jan 2014
1 Week - full day course - Option B
Learn how to gild and paint figures and carvings the classic way. The gilding involves 26 operations and you will be taken through these, step by step. This is a learning process. You will usually finish one piece of normal size by the end of the week… Our intention is that you will be trained and given sufficient information to be able to continue working on your own at home.
Supplement for this course Euro 25,- / USD 33,- / GBP21,-
1 Week - full day course - Option C
For many weeks in 2012 we will offer wood turning courses. There are different themes to choose from. Some are: spindle turning, turning in wet wood, hollow turning and many more. Learn new techniques, try new tools and develop your skills.
Why not try something new or combine a carving and a turning course? Please ask for details.
Supplement for this course Euro 40,- / USD 52,- / GBP 34,-
The package includes: 1, 2 or 3 week courses of your choice (Monday to Saturday noon), 7/14/21 overnights with all meals (except Sunday lunch), afternoon tea and coffee:
Per Person in double room:
Full day course Half day course
Euro USD GBP Euro USD GBP
1 Week 772,- 1004,- 656,- 597,- 776,- 507,-
2 Weeks 1444,- 1877,- 1227,- 1144,- 1487,- 972,-
3 Weeks 2166,- 2815,- 1841,- 1716,- 2230,- 1458,-
All courses are the same price, except that some of the special sculpting, painting and woodturning courses have a small supplement added. Prices for shorter or longer stays, please enquire.
Non-carvers accompanying course participants.
Prices per person in a double room including breakfast, dinner:
Euro USD GBP
1 Week 322,- 419,- 274,-
2 Weeks 644,- 838,- 548,-
3 Weeks 966,- 1257,- 822,-
Local tax: Euro 1,20 per Person per night will be added.
Single room supplement per week :
Euro 84,- / USD 110,- / GBP 71,-
Supplement for Christmas and New Year:
Euro 40,- / USD 52,- / GBP 34,-
Please note that for all prices mentioned the EURO is basis of calculation! For all payments the exchange rate of the day will be used. For calculation purposes, in this brochure, we have used the following rates:
1 Euro = 1,30 USD, 1 Euro = 0,85 GBP
Arrival and Departure day is Sunday (or Saturday) – other times on request.
Transportation: From Munich Airport to Elbiginalp to Munich Airport the transfer prices are between 90 and 250 Euros per person depending on how many individuals arrive or leave at the same time. We recommend you arrive at the airport before lunch and depart after noon. Please consult the office before confirming your flight booking.
For guest who prefere to go by train and bus by themselves, we will of course be glad to help you in making your travelling plans.
Early booking for courses and the guesthouse is strongly advised.