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Art Retreat at Schloss Salaberg in Austria

Schloss Salaberg rises in the south-west of the Lower Austrian town of Haag, in the beautiful Mostviertel region. Surrounded by the hilly foothills of the Alps and connected to the Haag Zoo with its seventy exotic and native animal species. The gardens of the castle, which are among the most important baroque gardens in Austria, were mainly designed in the 16th and early 17th centuries, and the baroque layout can still be recognised in its basic features today.
At this beautiful location, we offer our Schloss Salaberg Art Retreat exclusively for a maximum of 12 people. Before the course begins, interested individuals can take part in an hour of yoga in a relaxed atmosphere. Our yoga teacher is looking forward to meeting you. After that we start. On Saturdays we have a model at our disposal for 3 hours, here you can refresh, deepen and experiment with your knowledge of nude drawing or painting.
Date in June 2023
6 days Art Retreat:
Schloss Salaberg in Austria

Monday, 19.6.–Saturday, 24.6.

Monday, 19.6., 9:00 a.m.
until Sarurday, 24.6., 17:00 p.m.
Daily 9:00–17:00
Breaks by arrangement

Fee: 720,00 €
incl. Nude drawing and Yoga before art

Booking number:

Please book via email:

Nude Drawing: approx. 2 hours

Morning daily yoga: 9.00–10:00 a.m.
Don't forget your yoga mat and comfortable clothes!
(If the weather is nice, yoga takes place in the garden)

Number of participants:
Maximum 12 people

Margarit v. Pölnitz & Achim Anders

Location: Schloss Salaberg
Salaberg 35
A-3350 Haag

Gasthof Mitter
Adress: Linzer Straße 11
A-3350 Haag
Phone: +43 7434 42 426
Gasthof beim Tierpark
Adress: Salaberg 18
A-3350 Haag
Phone: +43 664 14 82 390

Further interesting information can be found here, City Haag:

Art Retreat Schloss Salaberg in Austria – Painting courses, nude drawing and yoga before art ...

You will learn the basics of painting or deepen your existing knowledge. Whether abstract or representational painting with different painting techniques (acrylic, mixed techniques, watercolour, etc.) we will find creative ways together. We want to work with you in a processual way. We give a lot of space to emotions, intuition and spontaneity so that moods can be transferred to the canvas.

... Draw ...

Learning to draw means learning to see, but learning to draw also means understanding that no one can tell you how something should look. Learning to draw also means learning to meditate, because drawing is also a kind of yoga. You will learn the basics of drawing: seeing, recognising and grasping, finding the "characteristic" and realising it in a classical way or interpreting it freely. You refine the plastic representation with hatching and lavur techniques. They deal with light and shadow as well as composition. What is important and what can be left out is put up for fundamental consideration and discussion.

Line – Hatching – Washing – Combined techniques – Experimenting
In addition to the teaching of various drawing techniques, the quick, graphic comprehension is trained and various drawing tools are introduced.
Special attention is given to: sharpening the view and finding one's own style. Developing the courage to dare something new in a relaxed atmosphere and the possibility to discover the feeling of inner freedom.

... Nude drawing and painting ...

The human figure has been the focus of artistic interest since antiquity and has lost none of its appeal to this day. Whether the approach is naturalistic or abstract is up to each participant. In shaping the human figure, the course participants will practise on the model in initially short and later long nude poses to sharpen their eye for proportions and to develop their own style.

The individual needs of the participants are specifically addressed.
The seminar is suitable for all interested people with or withoutprevious knowledge.

Depending on personal preferences, please bring: canvas, drawing pad, acrylic paints, watercolors, etc. Sketch pad, pencils of different degrees of hardness, felt-tip pen, ballpoint pen, charcoal, black chalk, ink (pen, reed pen, brush), colored pencils, etc.

We would be happy to send you our list of materials.

... Yoga before art

Our experienced yoga teacher is ready for you. In this class you will get the time to breathe, let go and arrive at yourself, your body and the room.
We start the day together with gentle yoga exercises. Breathing exercises in combination with movement help us to shake off the daily routine so that we can then devote ourselves fully to being creative with the necessary calm and energy.
This yoga session is suitable for everyone and invites you to feel good and arrive.

We look forward to you!