Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kids and Glass

This is my passion - working with the kids. Let them discover the unusual ways of the hot meltig glass. And as you can see, they are burning with enthusiasm.

These pictures are from Art Station Oepfershausen. About 27 years ago, Helmut Wolff, a fresh baked retiree, used nearly all of his saved money to buy a small vacation bungalow and foundet "The Art Station Oepfershausen".
Oepfershausen is a very small village in the middle of nowhere, but this nowhere is one of the most beautifully regions you can imagine - The Rhön.

The first time he was the only intructor in his little kingdom, providing "meditative painting with watercolors". His students were no great artists, rather housewives, retirees and children. It was not his vision to make great art for museums. Helmut Wolff wanted to bring happiness to the people around him and teached his students to follow the ways of their hearts with a paintbrush.

Helmut Wolff died in 2008. His dream is alive. His former students keep "The Art Station Oepfershausen" going and I am proud to be one of them.

Per year, 1500 children, teenager and adults attend 120 courses about drawing, painting, lithography, ceramics, textile design, oil painting, calligraphy, landscape art, wickerwork, wood-carving, felting, glass and many many more...