International Summer Academy from 19 - 30 August 2024


Each summer the Idar-OberSTEIN Campus opens its workshops to jewellery designers and students from all over the world. In nine different workshops, instructed by renowned artists, you will be able to discover new artistic horizons and master techniques to be implemented into your own professional practice. The two week programme gives you the option to choose your own focus and to participate either in one or in two workshops. Workhops will be offered by teachers from Belgium, Germany, Georgia, and Estonia.

The International Summer Academy creates an intercultural learning platform by establishing an intensive exchange between participants from all over the world. We have each year hosted participants from over 15 countries.

In addition to the workshops there will be opportunities to participate in excursions to jewellery and gemstone merchants, as well as visits to the agate and copper mines within the Idar-Oberstein area. Please reserve also time for a visit to the Jakob Bengel Foundation and the unique gemstone museum "Deutsches Edelstein Museum" (German site only).

COVID-19 information

The Summer Academy will take place under the  Corona-Restrictions.
We expect the restrictions to be resolved around the 20th of March, but for now it is as stated below.
If the restrictions mentioned are changed we will show information here - so, visit and check again by the end of March!

momentary restrictions:

  • you need to be at least 2x vaccinated and show an additional max. 24 h negative test result,

  • you do not need an extra test if you:

    • have recovered max 3 months prior to the symposium,

    • are 2x vaccinated within 3 months prior to the symposium,

    • are 3x vaccinated (boostered),

  • You need to wear a face-mask in the university.

Please note: none vaccinated, not-recovered persons will not have access to the symposium.

If you have any questions on this issue, feel free to contact Theo Smeets.
Should the Corona pandemic prevent the Summer Academy from taking place, your participation fee will be refunded.

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