The Masterclasses am Brillantengrund is a workshop series for creatives from all over the world. Twice a year, for a few days, participants and international lecturers will meet at a great place where they can learn from each other, exchange opinions and experience, and simply have a great time. The classes are open to everyone who is working in creative business, but also to senior students and advanced autodidacts.

The Venue

The Hotel am Brillantengrund, right in the heart of Vienna, is known for its inspiring atmosphere. Since the re-opening a few years ago, this friendly little hotel has been hosting numerous artists, musicians, dancers, and DJs. The place itself is not easy to describe, but the moment you walk through the doors, you can feel the warmth and spontaneity that makes this place different from anywhere you´ve ever been.


During the Masterclasses, the hotel will be closed for this private convention, so no rest-seeking tourists will complain even if you have a fun drawing session together in the lobby at night.

The Lecturers

Learn from the best, wave to the rest. Our tutors are renown for their outstanding work and experience, and they all do what they do with greatest passion. No swellheads, no boasters, no mystery-mongers. Great, talented people who worked hard to achieve their reputation, and who also know the business. As the workshop groups are small, you will have the chance to ask them anything, and they will be happy to give you expert tips which really bring you forward.

Who´s behind

We from atelier olschinsky, a design studio from Vienna, are passionate about graphic design, illustration, and photography, nevertheless always trying to develop and refine our work. Since our foundation in 2002, we were able to build a great community of artists and creatives from all over the world, which is one of the things we love most about our job. We believe that apart from working hard, sharing thoughts and having fun with other dedicated people is essential for staying fresh and motivated. Together with the family from Hotel am Brillantengrund we will give our best to be great hosts.