All posts in Art classes – teenagers & young adults

Collage & mixed media art class – January 2020

Do you like to have fun experimenting and combining various materials for original collage & mixed media art projects? Discovering a wide range of  styles and techniques, from fun and quirky looks to the more sophisticated one’s?

In this six weeks workshop, we will be drawing, collaging, painting to your hearts desire – everyone at their own specific level. This workshop is targeted at everybody from the interested beginner to the artistically advanced! And the class is structured in such a way that we will start at outset with an inspirational group exercise, but that you then will be able to develop your own personal projects to follow up on.

The workshops take place at my atelier in Belair on Wednesday nights from 19.00 – 21.00 or on Thursday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00. The classes will start on the 8th/9th January and the dates go through to the 12th/13th February.

The course fee for the set of 6 classes is 360 € and includes all materials. To book the class or in case you do have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me and please feel free to share with your friends.

Boost your creativity – Start into the new year with new creative projects & new found energy!

Do you want to bring more creative projects into your life, would you like to learn how to express your inner artist, having fun, enjoying the flow of the creation process and sharing the experience with like minded others?

I have developed a set of 6 classes with eye opening exercises that will allow you to connect to your inner artist and counter act any limiting self belives you might have. To playfully try out new materials, sharing inspiration with like-minded others, feeding your inner soul, opening your eyes and encouraging you to express yourself in new creative ways, more and more often! 

The program is targeted at everybody from the interested beginner to the artistically advanced – a stepping stone to take new perspectives! An invitation to bring more creativity to your life!

The workshops take place at my atelier in Belair on Monday nights from 19.00 – 21.00 or on Tuesday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00. The classes will start on the 6th/7th January and the dates go through to the 10th/11th February.

The course fee for the set of 6 classes is 360€ and includes all materials. As the spaces are limited to ten participants, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment!

To book the workshop or in case you do have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me and please feel free to share with your friends.

Looking forward to the start of an exciting new season,

Sonja x

The elements of art & composition – An explorative painting workshop starting in October

This fun and expressive painting workshop over seven classes is structured around the exploration of the different elements of art and composition. It is a class in which we will creatively discover painting possibilities of abstract & concrete elements, the impact of colour and the use of different materials, in order to identify individual preferences that will put the participants on a path to develop their own personal style.

The explorative way in which we will use the materials is great for beginners and experienced artists a like, as a new use of colours and materials can unblock those who have been stuck in rut for a while. The participants will be encouraged to trust themselves and their painting process and will learn to creatively react to challenges that might appear on their paths.

The workshops take place at my atelier in Belair on Wednesday nights from 19.00 – 21.00 or on Thursday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00. The classes will start on the 23rd/24th October, then there is a break of a week during the autumn holidays and the dates go through to the 10th/11th December. As the participants number is limited to ten students per class, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment!

The course fee for the set of 7 classes is 350€ and includes all materials. In order to book the classes or in case you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me and please feel free to share the information with your friends. I am looking forward to meeting you!
Kind regards,
Sonja

Flowers in art – Painting workshop starts October

Flowers have been forever a big theme in art and in this 7 weeks course we will dive into the creation of flower paintings from different angles. We will be looking at the subject in art history and try to establish a very personal, contemporary view. You will be encouraged to look at flowers and plants around you and learn how to creatively capture them.

The class is a freeing, process driven painting workshop for all level of students that want to learn how to express themselves with colours and learn how to develop a theme. The explorative way in which we will use the materials is great for beginners and experienced artists a like. The participants will be encouraged to trust themselves and their painting process and will learn to creatively react to challenges that might appear on their paths. Due to the small number of participants each student will be encouraged at a personal level.

Even though I also plan to be working from real flower set ups, in preparation for the class I recommend to chose at least 5 photos of different flowers, plants or pictures of blossom that inspire you to capture them, may it be close detail pictures, a still life set up in a vase, a potted plant or plants in their natural habitat. The workshops take place at my atelier in Belair on Monday nights from 19.00 – 21.00 or on Tuesday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00. The classes will start on the 21st/22nd October, then there is a break of a week during the autumn holidays and the dates go through to the 9th/10th December. As the participants number is limited to ten students per class, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment!

The course fee for the set of 7 classes is 350€ and includes all materials. In order to book the classes or in case you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me and please feel free to share the information with your friends. I am looking forward to a fun class!

Kind regards,

Sonja

Wednesday afterwork – ART Tasters

Summer is here and it is the perfect time to create and unwind afterwork in the city on a Wednesday night from 7 – 9pm!

Join us at my studio for a drink and guided one off art session with eye opening art exercises, in which everybody is encouraged to create their very individual piece of art. Together we will be drawing, painting, collaging and participants will learn at the same time to overcome white paper fear, let go of limiting self believes and reconnect to the joy that you feel when you create something tangible.

The available Wednesday evening dates are:

  • June 26th
  • July 3rd , 10th , 17th , 31st
  • August 21st, 28th
  • and September 4th

The 2h evening session costs 50 Euros and includes all materials and a drink and takes place at my studio at 27, rue Jean Bertholet, L-1233 Luxembourg. In order to plan materials and drinks I would be glad if you could reliably subscribe for the individual dates by e-mail, but spontaneous joiners are also welcome.
And those of you who will bring a friend that has so far not been to my classes yet, will receive a surprise 🙂
I am looking forward to seeing you here and to spend creative Wednesday nights together with you throughout the summer!

Sonja x

NEW Date – A Saturday art retreat – exploring art journaling

On Saturday the 22nd June, clear your mind and escape from your usual weekend and fill your soul with artistic creation! Spark your creativity to nurture your wellbeing and relax into mindful art processes that will calm your busy mind.

Rediscover the joy of your own creativity through art journaling that is therapeutic, liberating and transformative at the same time. We work utilising free writing, collage play, mixed media techniques in response to creative prompts. Let go of your assumptions and your limitations, relax into the possibilities. Learn to be present in enjoying processes through creative mess making prompts and to let go of perfection, with meditative mindful exercises. No previous art making experiences are necessary.

The workshop takes place at my atelier – 27, rue Jean Bertholet, L- 1233 Luxembourg/Belair and starts on Saturday 22nd June at 11.00 o’clock and finishes at 17.00 h. You can either bring a little snack for lunch or we will order food in for a short lunch break at 13.00 which is not included in the price.

The workshop costs 130 Euros including an art journal for you to take home and all needed materials during the day. In order to book please send a message through the contacts page on this site.

Monday nights – Black & White painting workshop – starts 25th February

Black & White painting workshop – Less is more or discovering your artistic freedom through the limitation of colours

During my last painting class we focussed for one session on the limitation of colours – to black and white. And discovered in the process that the restriction was actually rather freeing and helped the students to focus on other important painting elements, as lines and personal gesture, the use of composition, structure, space and form.
In this painting workshop over 5 weeks we will drive the experience further and not only explore the colour palette between black and white in all its options, but also finding an exciting way to express ourselves in between abstract and concrete, through the use of the before mentioned painting elements.

The 2h class is for beginners and advanced students alike, because the restriction in colour indeed is eye opening also for experienced creators and helps to get unstuck from old routines.

We will be working with coal, inks, acrylic colours and pigments, on paper and carton. The classes take place at my atelier in Belair on Monday nights from 25th February  – 25th March, between 19.00 – 21.00 and cost 250 Euros.

As the spaces are limited to eight participants, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment! If you do have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me and feel free to share this post with your friends!

Looking forward to an exciting workshop,

Sonja x

Additional Landscape painting workshops on Tuesday morning – starting at the end of February 2019

Landscape is a big theme in art and in this 5 weeks course we will dive into the creation of landscape paintings from different angles and explore the world around us. We will be looking at the subject in art history and try to establish a personal yet contemporary view. You will be encouraged to look at the landscapes around you and learn how to capture them.
The class is a freeing, process driven mixed media painting workshop for all level of students that want to learn how to express themselves with colours and learn how to develop a theme. The explorative way in which we will use the materials is great for beginners and experienced artists a like. The participants will be encouraged to trust themselves and their painting process and will learn to creatively react to challenges that might appear on their paths. Due to the small number of participants each student will be encouraged at a personal level.

In preparation for the class I recommend to chose at least 5 photos of different landscapes that inspire you to capture them, may it be countryside views, seascapes, cityscapes, industrial views, etc.. The workshops take place at my atelier in Belair on Tuesday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00,  Thursday evenings from 19.00 – 21.00  or on Friday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00. The classes will start on the 26th/28th February/1st March and end before the Easter holidays on the 26th/28th/29th March. As the participants number is limited to eight students, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment!

The course fee for the set of 5 classes is 250€ and includes all materials. In order to book the classes or in case you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me and please feel free to share the information with your friends. I am looking forward to a fun new class!

Kind regards,

Sonja

Drawing class for beginners and advanced students – start January

Would you like to bring more creativity into your life? Would you like to develop a regular drawing practice in order to improve your self-expression and train your eye and hand coordination at the same time? Would you like to learn how to sketch a memory with only a few lines? Then this class is for you!

Inspired by Paul Klee’s definition:

 “Drawing is the art of taking lines for a walk.”

We will tackle different drawing exercises and subjects that will also enable you to follow up at home and provide you with the tips and tricks to catch up on your drawing skills when and wherever you can.

We will be exploring varied drawing materials and their use for different subjects. All exercises are chosen in such a way that the class is really targeted at all art enthusiasts from beginner to advanced. The classes are never exactly a total repetition of previous drawing classes, so they are also a great option for previous students to deep their understanding of the process and further develop their drawing skills. The small number of participants encourages individual and group feedback.

The workshops take place at my atelier in Belair on Monday evenings from 19.00 – 21.00  or on Tuesday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00. The classes start on the 7th/8th January and go through to the 11th/12th February incl.. All materials are included in the price of 300 Euros and you are also welcome to bring your previous drawing projects to share with the group.

If you do have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me and feel free to share this post with your friends!

Looking forward to seeing you soon,

Sonja x

Colourful painting workshop – Discover your expressive style – starts in January

This fun and expressive painting workshop over six weeks is structured around the exploration of different colours & art materials, as gouaches, ink, acrylics, crayons etc. It is a class in which we will creatively explore the painting possibilities of the different materials, in order to identify individual preferences that will put the participants on a path to develop their own personal style. You will learn how to work with your inspirations and yet keep an open end process in order to avoid a painting by numbers effect.

The explorative way in which we will use the materials is great for beginners but also for experienced artists a like, as a new use of colours and materials can unblock those who have been stuck in rut for a while. The participants will be encouraged to trust themselves and their painting process and will learn to creatively react to challenges that might appear on their paths.

The workshops take place at my atelier in Belair on Thursday evenings from 19.00 – 21.00  or on Friday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00. The classes start on the 10th/11th January and go through to the 14th/15th February incl. and the participants number is limited to eight students. As the spaces are limited, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment!

The course fee for the set of 6 classes is 300€ and includes all materials. In order to book the classes or in case you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me and please feel free to share the information with your friends.