WB Academy Overview


Sunday 5 July - Wednesday 8 July 2020


Traditionally the most comprehensive, educational and training programs for Bodypainting, SFX and Airbrush including the increasingly areas of Make-up and Photography, which all take place during the pre week leading up to the World Bodypainting Festival. These classes are held in small groups by professional bodypainting artists and well known instructors. All courses have limited space, so it is recommended to book well in advance.

We are currently working on the programms for 2020, but to get an idea of our offers you can still take a view on our schedule for 2019:


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Important information:

  • Class times: Classes start on Sunday July 5 – Wednesday July 8 from 10:00 am to approximately 5:00 pm (with the possibility of some going over a bit). Please check the exact times in the detailed class description as instructors may change times around. Please be on site 10 minutes prior to your scheduled class time! On the day after the Body Circus most classes start at 11:00h
  • Location: All rooms are located in the inner city Klagenfurt. Most workshops will take place in the school building of the Lerchenfeldgymnasium. In order to arrive to your workshop on time, please check the location map and rooms (available from May on) Some classes will be held as outdoor classes, and meeting points for those classes will be communicated through email. (Please be aware that on Sunday 5th July there will be some traffic issues due to the Iron man contest that takes place the same day!)

  • Booking: Individual Workshops, as well as the Academy Pass can be booked and paid through our Online Shop. Please note that all workshop descriptions and details are available on this website. Once booked you will receive a confirmation email via the online shop. For single Workshops your invoice is considered your official booking confirmation. For purchases of the WB Academy Pass, you will get a separate email confirmation. All Workshop participants will get Emails with further detailed inofrmations on their classes end of May.

  • WB Academy Pass: The WB Academy Pass includes 3 Day Festival Pass, as well as all Side events and the 4-day workshop program. Depending on the availability, you can choose a different class each day (excluded are photo workshops – marked with the photo symbol; as well as special classes). Places are limited, early bookings of your class choice is recommended.


  • Costs: Costs for the single classes and the Pass will be kept affordable for everybody. An email confirmation will be sent after payment has been received. If the minimum number of participants is not reached or the class has to be cancelled, you will get the full payment refunded or can rebook without additional costs.

  • Availability: Every Workshop has a strict limited number of participants. We try to update the availabilities immediately but please be aware that there can maybe some interference, especially on Weekends. This is a first come – first serve policy.
    Booking Status
    green Bookings are available
    Only individual bookings are available (No Academy Pass)
    Fully booked

  • Previous knowledge / Levels: To maximise outcome of the classes we have created a requirement A-C list below. We ask that you review beforehand if your skills fit into the single classes. In the detailed descriptions you will find the levels of the single classes:
    Beginner without or with little previous knowledge
    A2: beginner with some previous knowledge
    B1: Intermediates with some practical skills
    B2: Intermediates with good practical skills
    C1/2: Advanced

  • Catering: Drinks (water and juice) will be provided throughout the day. At lunchtime we offer some simple meals (e.g. Curries or similar), always with a vegetarian option. The lunch for the participants is included in the Workshop price. Please take into account that it is unfortunately not possible to react to any other speacial food preferences. Food for your voluntary model can be booked before on extra cost.

  • Equipment:The majority of materials and colors will be provided, but in some classes we ask the participant to bring additional materials - if available. If it is not possible to bring the requested things, please inform us well in advance. Participants are asked to bring their own brush sets, if that is not possible you can borrow a brush set at the registration desk (for a small deposit).

  • Models: IMPORTANT!! In most classes participants will need their own models. It is up to the participants to find their models (Perhaps you try on our Facebook model page that is available from March on). Due to organizational reasons it is not possible for us to provide models!! (time and model needs can be found in the detailed description). We further cannot provide any food for the models.

  • Group ClassesWe can organize private classes with our instructors for colleges; make up schools or other groups. Please write us a note with your request.



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