"The painting school" is a youth art school that has been located in the Cranach-Hof at Schlossstraße 1 in the historic town centre of Wittenberg since 1996. Lucas Cranach the Elder and his son Lucas Cranach the Younger maintained their large painting workshop in this courtyard. With the help of the federal government, the state and the city, the Cranach courtyards were extensively renovated. The Cranach Foundation, which grew out of a citizens' initiative, has enriched these places with cultural life from the very beginning.
The founding of a youth art school at Schlossstraße 1 continues the tradition of training and promoting young talent. Since then, it has been available to children, young people and adults as a contemporary cultural educational institution. Our teachers are primarily artists and art educators. In this way, we guarantee a high-quality and varied educational programme.