Austrian Woodcarving Weeks 2022

Carvers’ Programme
7th until 21st of May

Spend your carving holiday in the Alps during the most wonderful time of the year.  Learn how to carve and sculpt the Austrian way.

Saturday arrival: Meet some of your carving colleagues at the school and enjoy the first evening completely without any rush

Sunday: Enjoy a long breakfast to really start this holiday off in a relaxed manner. At 10:00 we will show you around in all the parts of the newly constructed school. In the evening you will meet your instructor at the school. There will be tutored carving from Monday to Saturday lunch. This will give you ample opportunity to start and finish your carvings. Also, use the time to join the special theory classes, which are held in parallel to the practical course

Weekly schedule for the course:
Sun 18:00 meet your tutor for the week
Mon to Fri 08:30-12:00 and 13:30-18:00
Sat 08:30-12:00

Since this might be a longer course than usual, here are some ideas of how best you can use your time:
- Use your own ideas for a project
- Work on a bigger project
- Learn more practical and theoretical skills
- Start professional training

The weekend of May 14th – 15th
After the course ends at lunch on the 14th our painting instructor will give you an introduction to the seemingly unlimited possibilities of painting on a small piece.Of course, if you have already completed a project, you can use the time to get some information and tips on techniques etc. by adding a final touch of color to it. On Sunday, May 15th, we will go on a daytrip to Bregenz and Lindau. Located directly at Lake Constance, connecting Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. (Minimum 4 participants for the tour)

Price Carvers’ Programme:
Per person in a double room, category 2, for 2 weeks:
Euro 2112,– / USD 2323,– / GBP1796,–
Single room supplement for 2 weeks: Euro 192,– / USD 212,– / GBP 164,–

Included: Course 11 days, 14 overnights with full board; the local tax 1,90 per person and night and the airport transfer is not included in the price. For all payments the exchange rate of the day will be used.

Non-Carvers' Programme

7th until 21st of May

Enjoy your holiday in the Alps during the most beautiful time of the year.
The programme for non-carvers offers some exciting tours and a variety of activities in the beautiful surrounding area. Enjoy the lovely spring evenings for pleasant walks and relaxing outdoors. The hills are full of exceptional wild flowers, like rare and protected orchids. Each week there will be 2 half-day tours near the school. Several local sights are worthy of exploration including a hanging footbridge, a cheese maker, a glass etcher and last but not least our nice little museum in Elbigenalp. A ride up a mountain or an interesting herb walk are other possibilities, depending on the weather.

On the weekend of May 14th – 15th there is also a special programme, to enjoy together with the carvers, giving you the chance on Saturday, to try out your creative potential with our painting instructor, and to visit the beautiful cities Bregenz and Lindau on Sunday.

IMPORTANT! One full-day tour each week will also be offered. One trip will take us the Linderhof – the small huntingcastle of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and Oberammergau. The other trip will take us to Innsbruck, the beautiful capital of Tyrol. Please note that these full-day tours are not included in the price and will be charged at the school. Prices will vary according to the number of participants.

Take the opportunity to use your free days to relax or go hiking, nordic walking (poles provided), rent a bike for a ride along the Lech river and take time to look at the beautiful spring countryside. Please also note that you can book treatments in the spa or join the activity programme at the 4-star Alpenrose Hotel, next to the school. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit and walking shoes. Minimum for the half day tours are 4 participants.

Prices Non-Carvers Programme:
per person in double room category 2, for 2 weeks:
Euro 1192,– / USD 1312,– / GBP 1014,–

Included: Tours and programme as described, 14 overnights with full board (lunch excluded on tours) and all local taxes. Airport transport is not included. For all payments the exchange rate of the day will be used.