© Claudia Pinkau

Winter Creativity

Would you also like to have a little time for yourself, recharge your batteries and create space for the artist in you? Then wintry Saxon Switzerland is the right place for you. Feel the inner strength of the tranquil nature, hike along lonely paths, enjoy unobstructed views of the rocky landscape and simply let your creative side run wild.


Studio Gallery „Ansichtssache“at the Malerweg Trail in Pirna

© Galeriewerkstatt Ansichtssache

Heike Küchler und Claudia Pinkau are happy to welcome you to their studio gallery “Ansichtssache” in the town of Pirna.

Inspired by Canaletto’s Pirna and Saxon Switzerland’s Malerweg Trail (Painters’ Trail) they opened their studio directly in Pirna’s old town centre, at No 5 Kirchplatz next to Marienkirche Church. Come in and explore their recent works or look over their shoulders as they work.

Heike Küchler has specialized in graphic printing whereas Claudia Pinkau favours water colour painting. Always on Fridays between 2 and 9 p.m. they invite interested visitors to have a look around and browse their “Open Studio”.  You would like to release your own creative energies? No problem. Attend one of the classes they regularly organize.





Open Printing Workshop

© Claudia Pinkau

Heike Küchler offers an open printing workshop every second Saturday of the month. You can try your hand in linocut or woodcut. Design your own relief block (of postcard size for beginners) and print it by hand or with the help of an old printing press.

Costs: 10 € per hour + materials exceeding the first block/paper/paint
Dates: every 2nd Saturday of a month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Meeting point: Studio Gallery “Ansichtssache”, Pirna, No 5 Kirchplatz
Booking: Heike Küchler, phone: 0178 1370936 or HeiKue66@t-online.de


Water Colour Workshop

© Claudia Pinkau

Claudia Pinkau holds beginner classes teaching the basics of water colour painting in a 2 to 3-hour course. The most common techniques, wet-in-wet, wet-on-dry and layering water colours, are demonstrated and you can try them yourself in the studio with easy motifs such as flowers or landscapes.

A starter kit of materials is provided, but of course you can bring your own painting materials if you have your own water colour paints and paper, base pad, brush. The classes can be extended as you like!

Costs: 10 € per hour including a starter kit of materials provided by the gallery
Dates: Fridays, 3 p.m. (4 p.m.) – 6 p.m. or on agreement
Meeting point: Studio Gallery “Ansichtssache”, Pirna, No 5 Kirchplatz
Booking: Claudia Pinkau, phone 01522 2572804 or ClaudiaPinkau@web.de

Painting and Graphic Art

Anne Kern’s Studio House

© Marko Förster

There is a display of paintings and graphic art works featuring the Elbe Sandstone Mountains in the “Schöne Aussicht” Studio House.

Schöne Aussicht 14
01829 Stadt Wehlen





Photo Land Saxon Switzerland

© V. Sojka

The Elbe Sandstone Mountains’ unique landscape not only attracts thousands of tourists every year, but also hobby photographers and professionals. They all want to capture the most memorable views and moments with their camera. The Elbe Sandstone Mountains provide countless sceneries, moods and details and thus are a photographers’ Eldorado. Particularly in the cold season views are wide, contrasts clear and contours sharp. And you needn’t even rise in the middle of the night to benefit from magnificent light conditions.


Learn more about photography in Saxon Switzerland




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