& Guest Artist Presentations

The 4 week Seminar and weekend workshops will all take place at 

The  Ernst Fuchs Academy

Childrens' Art Classes will be held at Castle Kuenberg: TBA

JULY 23/24 - Prof Albert Hoffmann ~ Watercolor Workshop

Saturday and Sunday, July, 23rd and 24th

 10:00 am  to 5:00 pm  with one hour break.


Price: € 160,-- for general public

 € 130,-- for OMNV core students


Maximum: 24 Students



In diesem Seminar werden die Motive ausführlich besprochen und anschließend vorgezeichnet. In der Folge wird die jeweilige Bildkomposition erörtert. Um diese auch darzustellen, malt Prof. Hoffmann das Bild ganz oder Teile davon vor.

Sodann beginnen die Teilnehmer mit der praktischen Umsetzung.


Beim Malunterricht wird der Kursleiter, der auf eine jahrzehntelange Erfahrung zurückblickt, ausführliche Informationen und konkrete Unterstützung geben.

Empfohlene Malutensilien für den Kurs: Aquarell

Aquarellblock oder Aquarellpapier - ca. 40x50cm, 300g, bei losem Papier Malunterlage und Klammern – Bleistifte – Maltuch – Wasserglas – Zeichenkohle – Aquarellfarben – Aquarellpinsel Nr. 30 – bei Kursen im Freien eine Sitzgelegenheit.



Description: In this seminar, the artist/students' subjects are discussed in detail and guidance in building the picture is offered by this experienced master of the medium. As a result, the respective picture and composition is achieved with grace and knowledge is imbibed in a methodical manner, while leaving space for individual expression. Prof. Hoffmann will aslo be active painting and directly observed as his own work grows to fruition. In the traditional European manner, he may, with the peromission of the student, demonstrate approaches on the students' work at certain stages of development in the painting. During the course, this instructor, who looks back on decades of experience, gives extensive information and concrete support. The course will take place at the Ernst Fuchs Academy and may also include working outside as well.


Recommended painting materials for the watercolor course:

watercolor block or watercolor paper - approx 40 x 50 cm, 300 gram weight loose paper, pad and brackets - pencils - towel - water glass - charcoal - watercolours - watercolor brush nb. 30 -.

Regular Tuition € 160. 

+ PayPal Fee € 8.80 = Total of € 168.80

OMNV  Core Seminar Students: € 130 +

PayPal Fee € 7.15 = Total of € 137.15

JULY 29 - 8:00 pm ~ De Es Schwertberger


An Evening

Visual Presentation

by De Es

with a  Q & A session

at the end of the show.


"My voice is in my paintings,
telling stories of the journey
merge in peace.
How close we are—
ART can tell."

Vienna, 13.9.2006
De Es Schwertberger


De Es will present an overview of the spectrum of his work  from his beginnings as a Phantastic Realist in 1964 till his recent collaborations with the artist Mimi Staneva...

De Es ~ Photograph by Mimi Staneva

"Distant Thinker", 2015 , 120 x 160 cm,. oil on canvas

De Es Schwertberger  was born in 1942 in Gresten, Lower Austria. He studied the painting technique of the Old Masters in Vienna with Ernst Fuchs and is an independent artist since 1962. He lived three years in Switzerland and twelve years in New York City. Since 1986 in Vienna.


The artist considers himself to be a seeker, who shows what he has found through "the language of the images". His message of "meaning and transformation" finds clear and intense expression in his paintings through a precise use of space, light and texture.

Public Admission:  € 10 at the Door


OMNV Core Seminar Students: FREE

JULY 30/31 - Peter Gric 


Amazing Options in Acrylic Painting Techniques. Discover, Explore, Experiment !



















Peter Gric's weekend seminar is an introduction in his layered acrylic technique of painting. Due to its flexibility acrylics can be used in various ways and approaches. Since acrylics are water based but insoluble after drying, they can be applied in many transparent layers very quickly. Many tools and techniques can be used to create all sorts of textures instantly which can become a great base for a painting. An acrylic underpainting can be a solid matrix for a traditional technique like oil, or the oil-tempera "Mischtechnik", or in combination with air-brush acrylics, but furthermore can be used as a "stand-alone" method in order to create a depth and density that is in no way inferior to traditional techniques of painting.


Android-Pietà, 2015, Acrylic on fiberboard, 32 x 40 cm, 12.6" x 15.75"

Peter Gric

Peter Gric was born in former Czechoslovakia in 1968 as the only child of the artist-couple, Ludmila and Jaroslav Gric. Already, in his early childhood, his parents recognized and supported his talent for drawing and painting. In 1980 his parents decided to emigrate and via Hungary and Yugoslavia they finally arrived in Austria. They spent the first year near Reichenau an der Rax before they moved to Linz where Peter finished a technical college for Graphic Design. In 1988 he came to Vienna to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in the master class of Prof. Arik Brauer.  Even as a student he already participated in numerous group exhibitions and started to become successful in selling his paintings. He finished his studies in 1993 earning a Masters degree in Fine Arts. In 2009 Peter moved from Vienna to Oberhöflein at the Hohe Wand plateau nearby the Eastern Alps of Austria.

Dissolution of Ego, 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 60 cm, 19.69" x 23.62"


Maximum number of students limited to:   12          






2 Days:  12 hour workshop

SATURDAY: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (lunch break) 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

SUNDAY:      10:00 am - 1:00 pm (lunch break) 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm



Regular Tuition € 300 +PayPal Fee  €16.50: = Total of € 316.50




OMNV  Core Seminar Students: € 250 + PayPal Fee 13.83 = Total of € 263.83