Course Description

The Art Summer Workshop for PRE – IB and MID – IB students consists of two parts: a 3-day IB-related art workshop and an additional 3-day art masterclass.

It offers an outstanding opportunity to be creative during a summer camp, and not just for IB students! The workshop is tailored for students of ages 15-18, who are passionate about visual arts and are on the path of taking art for IB, A-levels, AP or similar.

IB Visual Arts Workshop:

This 3-day IB-focused part of the course involves a continuous mix of the rich cultural resources in Vienna and studio work at the IBWISE campus. This makes the course ideal for IB Art students, who would like to enjoy both the cultural experience of Vienna, shape their investigation workbooks and develop several of their own exquisite works of art, that they can take back home as a memento of their stay in the city of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele or Oskar Kokoschka.

In addition, the workshop focuses on guiding students with their investigation workbook. This will reshape the participants’ approach to making and understanding art, the students’ ability to find, modify and develop ideas, and their ability to build up new information and directions that enable them to produce creative and original works of art.

The workshop leader is Dr. Derek Pigrum, who for 30 years has motivated and guided IB Art students, many of whom he is still in touch with and are now practicing artists, designers and architects in their own right and whose investigation workbooks are used as a resource on the course.

Visual Arts Masterclass Special:

This 3-day masterclass is designed to give students the possibility to unfold and enhance their creative capacities to the full in a studio working environment. The masterclass in the visual arts will be led by Dr Derek Pigrum, an art teacher with more than forty years experience, a painter, sculptor and ceramicist who is also an author and has conducted and published research into creativity for more than twenty years.

What makes the masterclass unique is that students will have first hand experience of how artists really work, how they generate ideas as a response to the outside world, join them, disjoin and develop them into autonomous works of art. In addition to Dr Pigrum it is planned to bring in another art specialist for half a day. The culmination of the masterclass will be a student inspired Gesamtkunstwerk , or total work of art, involving contributions from the visual arts, music, film, theatre and dance masterclasses.

What to expect…

  • Either 3 days (15 hours) or 6 days (30 hours) of direct contact with your workshop leader plus open studio time until 8 pm each day.
  • You will be exposed to a world of art and critical perception, where you will develop your investigation workbook and your own works of art through sketching, painting, charcoal, collage, photography and documentation.
  • Limited group size: minimum of 4, maximum of 8 students.
  • An identity forming experience as a young artist within a supportive, creative and fun environment of the IBWISE summer camp community.
  • Individual support and superior guidance.
  • The opportunity to be creative together and make many new friends.
  • Inspiring field trips in the midst of Vienna’s wealth of art and art history… and to discover your own path of art in a city full of expression, intellectualism and charm!
  • A choice of additional optional short courses to sign up for
  • Join our optional free time activities on your free day
  • 24-hour pastoral care
  • Pick-up & drop-off included for boarding students
  • At the end of your stay you will receive a course certificate & a written feedback by your IB Art specialist


COMBINE the IB ART Workshop with our PRE IB- or MID IB SUMMER COURSE !!!

You can combine this workshop with our Pre IB- or Mid IB Summer Course. Up to 4 other subjects can be chosen in addition to the IB Art Workshop.

For further information regarding other subjects and registration, email us to or call us at +43-1-319 10 68 (Austria).


3-day Course: JULY 28th – JULY 30th, 2017
6-day Course: JULY 28th – AUGUST 3rd, 2017

This workshop is composed of one or two 3-day modules, depending on your choice.

3-day Course (15 hours of teacher contact): July 28th – 30th, 2017

Arrival: July 27th, 2017
Departure: July 31st, 2017

6-day Course (30 hours of teacher contact): July 28th – August 3rd, 2017

Module 1: July 28th – 30th
Rest day: July 31st

Module 2: August 1st – 3rd

Arrival: July 27th, 2017
Departure: August 4th, 2017

Art class


Course DurationBoarding Students*Day Students**
3 days (July 28 - 30, 2017)€ 1180 (4 nights)€ 940
6 days (July 28 - August 3, 2017)€ 2360 (8 nights)€ 1880

* incl. half board, snacks, drinks & accommodation in modern, 4-star rooms with en-suite facilities on the IBWISE campus.

** includes 3 course lunch, snacks & drinks


Due to limited group size, we strongly recommend to sign up by April 2017 to guarantee placement.

You can either register online by choosing the red SIGN UP button on the right side of this page or download our hardcopy registration form by pressing below link:


Please complete and email or fax the PDF form to our office.


Fax: +43-(0)1-2533033 2474

We will get back to you with your registration details within 48 hours, including your specific course dates.

For any further information regarding our classes please call us at +43-1-319 10 68 (Austria) and we will happily assist you!


Travel Info

GETTING TO AND FROM VIENNA –Vienna has low price flight connections with all the major European cities, as well as excellent road and rail links. Whichever mode of transport you decide to use, you will be met at your arrival point in the city, and delivered safely to your accommodation. Usually, transfer times are no more than 30 minutes.


Students MUST have full medical insurance – proof of which will be required at the beginning of the course. Holiday insurance to cover against loss of personal items is a sensible precaution. Insurance against late cancellation due to illness etc. should also allow you to claim for a refund of course fees, if necessary.

Having the relevant travel documents is important. You can visit the website at to obtain details of visa requirements. EU citizens do not require a visa.

If you are not sure whether you require a visa, please contact your consulate.