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OPEN Atelier & end of season party – 16th, 17th and 18th of June

At the weekend of the 16th, 17th and 18th of June I like to welcome you to my OPEN Atelier with a special end of season party for all students, former and new ones, friends and families on Saturday the 17th from 15.00 – 19.00h!

Together with Yolanda de Niet another artist & friend that lives in the same building, we are opening our ateliers for the whole weekend on Friday from 19.00 and Saturday & Sunday in the time from 15h – 19h. It will be a lovely occasion to catch up about art & creativity, meet with old friends and previous participants of classes again and to show my younger course participants the other work I do. In the past few years we have had lots of fun to recreate art works with the http://vangoyourself.com project, if you are up for it the camera is always ready.

For the occasion I am offering a 30% discount on selected art works on show and as usual there are also different payment plans available on demand.

In order to plan the drinks and snacks quantities can I kindly ask you to drop me a quick mail to let me know if and with how many people you are able to make it. I am really looking forward to seeing you and hope many of you can make it!

Best regards,
Sonja x

JOY & PEACE – Newsletter

All classes for this year have come to an end and I would like to take the opportunity to say a whole hearted “Thank you” for the trust you have put in me to guide you and/or your children in your/their creative development. It has been a joy to accompany and witness the growing, the developments, the sudden outburst of vital crazy creativity, the moments of mindful creation and the strength of the artistic expression that connects us all.

A big “Thank you” also to those of you who have purchased my art, it makes me happy when people connect to my work and as an independent I do a little happy dance by myself for every purchase 🙂
I wish you and your families a time filled with JOY & PEACE in the coming days and all the best for a very happy, healthy and creative new year, in which we hopefully will see each other soon!

Sonja x

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New drawing classes for adults – January
If you would like to bring more creativity into your life in the new year and would like to develop a regular drawing practice in order to improve your self-expression and train your eye and hand coordination, this class is for you.

 

(c) Sonja Soyer

(c) Sonja Soyer

 

Mixed media art class – March
The mixed media art class in autumn has been such a success, that I will continue with it early next year. It will be a small class for all levels, with individual tuition, that allows us to experiment with various materials and techniques.

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Creative art class for children – February
The new seasons kids class for children aged 7 to 12 years, starts on the 28th February and early bird prices are available until the 8th January. Please do book early in order to avoid disappointment.

Open Atelier

I like to Welcome you – to celebrate with me the first anniversary of my atelier!
The time passed by quickly, but I still feel happy and excited about this dedicated space for art and art creation in the house and I am looking forward to show the work that has been created in the passed year. On Friday the 29th April from 17.00 – 21.00, I like to invite you for a drink & snack straight after work. Or on Saturday the 30th April from 14.00 – 20.00, once the weekly shopping is done, to come over for a refreshment & snack before you head out for a BBQ or a party later on in the evening.

It will be a lovely occasion to catch up about art & creativity, meet with old friends and previous participants of classes again and to show my younger course participants the other work I do. And we also will be doing a fun project together! So please come and leave your mark!

For the occasion I am offering a 30% discount on selected art works on show and as usual there are also different payment plans available on demand.

In order to plan the drinks and snacks quantities can I kindly ask you to drop me a quick mail to let me know if and with how many people you are able to make it. I am really looking forward to seeing you and hope many of you can make it!

Best regards,
Sonja x

New November Dates – Playful discovery art classes for adults

Following on from the fun of the “Boost your creativity” adult classes I have set up another set of 6 evening classes on a Thursday night from 19.45  – 21.15 and 6 morning classes on a Friday morning form 10.00 – 11.30 to provide participants with more creative activities and guidance on how to bring more fun through the creative process to their lives.

The previous participation in one of my classes is not mandatory, but experience has shown that it is slightly easier if you are familiar with its concepts.  Never the less the classes are targeted at everybody from the interested beginner to the artistically advanced – another stepping stone to take new perspectives!

playfullThe classes are starting on the 12th November for the evening classes and on the 13th November for the morning classes. In the six sessions we will be covering a varied range of artistic activities, from drawing, to painting, to building, etc.. All materials are included in the price of 180 Euros and you are also welcome and bring your own projects to share within the group.

As the spaces are limited, 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 seeing you soon,

Sonja x

Vive la rentrée – Newsletter September – Returning to a new creative season at home

The nice thing about returning home from the holidays is that you can take a fresh start with new impressions from the outside – for example on the decoration at home, getting your wardrobes sorted, preparing the kids for the return of school and sometimes enjoying the blissful return to daily routine that the start of school provides. After a busy summer with the family, finding a spot of time dedicated to yourself!
I know – I will be dancing on Tuesday morning and happily escaping upstairs to my studio 🙂 to continue my works of the summer (see above). If you feel you need a bit of creative down time for yourself, I have two nice programmes on offer!

This seasons “Boost your creativity” classes are starting again next week and I still have a few spaces on Friday morning. Rather than being technical in nature, each class is designed to help you playfully create whilst “keeping your inner critic in gear” and to find new ways to bring art & creativity back into your everyday life.

The villageIf you would like to take some creative time out, spending a weekend creating and making your own art, concentrating on your own artistic projects and development in a beautiful environment not far from Luxembourg, than you should join us for the fantastic weekend retreat from the 20th – 22nd November. I can ensure you, it will bring the creative spark back into your life!

kids classes dAnd if you feel your children need another creative outlet apart from school where under professional guidance they can explore a wide variety of techniques and materials, you will be happy to hear that there are still spaces for all age groups in the creative kids art classes on Tuesday afternoons starting again the 22nd September.

The return to routine always needs a bit of time, and if you are looking for some inspirational fun on a weekend there is the BAFF Festival at Carré Rotondes on the 20th September where I am organising some fun & free creative workshops for all ages. Please check their FB site for all further details.

I am wishing you and your families a gentle & inspirational start into the new season! May we still have many sunny days to come and may we meet for one or the other occasion before the autumn fully starts,

Sonja x

What a fabulous summer – Newsletter August

business2What a fabulous summer we have had so far and for some of us we are only half way through the summer holidays. Yeah!! The summer kids art classes were great fun and we could work lots outside. We have had a few sessions of “Art in the Park” where we could create fun art works in the evening sun and even during my latest “Creative sparks 4 Businesses” (see above) we could work partly outside. Let us hope there are some more beautiful days to come! But even if the cooler days are ahead of us I have put together a fun, bright programme of nice classes for all ages. And I am currently researching locations for a relaxing & creative weekend workshop in November. So please stay tuned!

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The time to work on my own artistic projects is always quite limited and I feel the same pressure that most of you deal with. When we finally make the time to create something, it first takes a while to get back into the flow of the painting or creation process in general. But if we stick to it, it is so worth the effort, we are overall happier, have spent more mindful time with ourselves and in most cases, we have created new beautiful objects or paintings.
If you want to use the rentrée to bring more creativity into your life, than join us in the new “Boost your creativity” classesI am offering on Thursday evening and Friday mornings starting on the 17th September.The spaces are filling up fast, so please get into touch soon in order to avoid disappointment.

kids classes dIf you want to provide your children with a creative time-out every Tuesday afternoon, over a 12 week period, there are still spaces for all ages in the kids art classes that I organise in co-operation with a parent initiative from Weimershof.
The aim of the classes is to provide the children with inspiration and materials to express themselves in all different kind of media.

There are always new co-operations and partnerships coming up. On the 20th September I will organise for the Bicycle Art & Film Festival another Plasticine animation workshop at Carré Rotondes and some further fun projects still to be discussed. For the registration and further information please check their web site in the coming weeks.

cutoutglassFor those of you who have already experienced the, “Boost your creativity”, classes once or twice 😉 – you will be happy to know that there will be new“Playful creative discovery” classes starting on the 12th November. I will update my website regarding these classes on our return from the holidays in September.

In September I also celebrate the end of my second year as independent artist and arts educator. Time to say a big thank you to all of you that have purchased some of my art works, that have come to my classes again and again and that have entrusted me to guide the creative souls of your children in their artistic development. It has been a fantastic experience! And I raise my glass to more fun to come!
Wishing you and your families a fabulous end of the summer and that we meet again soon!

Sonja x

Open Atelier

Welcome – to celebrate with me, my new atelier!
Even though the weeks pass by quickly I still feel happy and excited about this dedicated space for art and art creation in the house. On Friday the 26th June from 17.00 – 20.00, I like to invite you for a drink & snack straight after work. Or on Saturday the 27th June from 16.00 – 20.00, once the weekly shopping is done, come over for a refreshment & snack before you head out for a BBQ or a party later on in the evening.

InvWEBIt will be a lovely occasion to catch up about art & creativity, meet with friends and previous participants of classes again and to show my younger course participants the other work I do. And we also will be working on a big canvas together! Come and leave your mark!

For the occasion I am also offering a 30% discount on all art works on show and as usual there are also different payment plans available on demand.

In order to kind of plan the drinks and snacks quantities can I kindly ask you to drop me a quick mail to let me know if and with how many people you are able to make it. I am really looking forward to seeing you and hope many of you can make it!

Best regards,
Sonja x

The sunny days …

… not only brought lots more light but also plenty of change! I am the very happy owner of a new small atelier in town and could not be more excited about it. By the end of the summer season I am planning to organise an open Atelier weekend and will keep you posted about the details a bit closer to the date.

Our AMUSE Lux exhibition at Pianos Kelly is slowly coming to an end and we would like to invite you to our Finissage on the 29th March from 10.00 – 13.00 where you have once more the opportunity to talk with us artists about our inspiration, enjoy the lovely surroundings with a glass of cremant and maybe purchase a new piece of art for your home.

playfullThe “Boost your creativity” classes have been tremendous fun again and I am already a bit sad to see them end after this week. But fear not, new dates are at hand and I will start a new set of “Playful discovery art classes – creating an artistic habit” on the 7th and 8th May. Over a 5 week period we will be exploring new, fun artistic exercises and techniques that you can develop after the classes further at home too.

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The next Plasticine Animation workshop for Adults & Kids on Saturday 28th March 3pm – 4.30pm still has a few available places, please drop me a line if you want to join us spontaneously!

And even though the kids classes are in full swing right now – I am already planning this years Summer Art Classes.  For all details and dates watch this space in my next newsletter.

Wishing you all creative and sunny days and looking forward to seeing you on one of the above occasions!

Sonja x

Playful discovery art classes – creating an artistic habit

Following on from the fun of the “Boost your creativity” adult classes I have set up another set of 5 evening classes on a Thursday night from 19.45  – 21.15 and 5 morning classes on a Friday morning form 10.00 – 11.30 to provide participants with more creative activities and guidance on how to bring more fun through the creative process to their lives.

The previous participation in one of my classes is not mandatory, but experience has shown that it is slightly easier if you are familiar with its concepts.  Never the less the classes are targeted at everybody from the interested beginner to the artistically advanced – another stepping stone to take new perspectives!

playfullThe classes are starting on the 7th May for the evening classes (21st May, 4th June, 11th June and 18th June) and on the 8th May for the morning classes (22nd May, 5th June, 12th June and 19th June. We will be covering a varied range of artistic activities, from drawing, to painting, to building, etc.. All materials are included in the price of 150 Euros and you are also welcome and bring your own projects to share with the group.

As the spaces are limited, 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 a fun new season,

Sonja x

Spring hasn’t sprung yet – but it is all GO now…!

Although there were no classes on in January, it has been a month that went by in a blink. I concentrated on working on new conceptual art pieces for the exhibition currently on show at Pianos Kelly until the end of March (www.amuselux.com) and went away for a week long painting workshop in Germany. And of course we had the fabulous evening on the opening night of the exhibition – where Edith van den Heuvel & Frank Harrison freely improvised on a selection of our artworks. It was a fabulous experience that really added another dimension of understanding and communication to the individual artworks. I`d still like to thank all of you who made the way out to Niederanven to support our vision and creative experiment!

Diving into a week long, art dedicated, learning experience – almost 19 years since I left University – was also a really fabulous experience, that I can highly recommend to everyone. When we hear of “life long learning”, we mostly think of a work force ever growing older that should adapt to the changes and needs of the job market. But really, one week in my chosen field of passion has brought me so many new things to think about, it challenged and improved my work processes and the discussions with my teacher (for those you who are interested it was the German artist Stephan Geisler) and the other artists taking the class, inspired me in a way beyond what I could have imagined in advance.

8e50a1085ebb065493a05e9bd6bc2da2This week continues with both new “Boost your creativity” classes starting on Thursday evening and Friday morning. In the Friday morning class two spaces have become available again, so if you are spontaneously looking to up your level of creativity and to share this experience with a group of like minded others, quickly drop me a line.

All parents with kids of school age will most likely be delighted that the February holidays are just around the corner.

kids classes dTuesday after the holidays (24th February) we will start the new season of creative art classes for kids. There are still a couple of places left for all ages, so if you have any friends that might be interested for their children, please don’t hesitate to pass this message on!

I am very much looking forward to a fun and creative new programme.

Wishing you all a lovely holiday and looking forward to seeing you soon again!

Sonja x