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Art in the Park – During the summer holidays embrace the summer evenings in all its glory & create and draw outside

The idea for “Art in the park” developed during one adults class where participants wondered how they could continue with their creative activities also during the long summer months where I traditionally didn’t have art classes. We came up with the idea to meet on beautiful summers evenings in Parc Merl and to paint and draw together there.

This class used be determined by good weather! – On Sunday evenings I check the weather forecast for the week and send a suggestion out for the coming week to a subscribers list (in order to be on the list, just quickly drop me an e-mail with the note – art in the park). Particpants who want to join, reply and like that confirm their participation. I will bring all needed materials and painting boards and charge 45 Euros for the 2h session.

Participants are invited to bring a comfy cushion, water and or wine – and I am sure we will also this year spend some fun and creative summer nights.
In case the weather forecast for the week is not reliable, we now can take refuge at my atelier.

Looking forward to a creative & beautiful summer!

Sonja x

Creative art classes for everyone – in Belair

Dear all,

With the set up of my new studio space in Belair I am able to offer a whole new range of art classes for children & adults. During the holiday summer months there are still a few places for Summer art classes for children and for adults I am offering Art in the Park workshops in which you can enjoy summer in all its glory and create and paint outside.

Following the rentrée I am offering Tuesday afternoon kids classes from 15.30 – 17.30, for the age group 7 – 12 years and Thursday afternoons kids classes for the age group 4 – 6 years. Classes will start on the 11th and 14th September and will go over a 12 week period for all details please follow this link.

From the 10th September onwards I am offering a new 6 weeks “Boost your creativity” workshop for adults on Monday nights or Tuesday mornings, which will be an ideal start to bring more creativity into your daily life. Eye opening exercises and practical tips and tricks will help you to take new perspectives and to creatively create more often.

From September 13th onwards I am offering a new mixed media “Black & White painting workshopLess is more or discovering your artistic freedom through the limitation of colours” in which we will explore the space between abstract and concrete, with all tones of black and white and focus on painting elements, lines and personal gesture, the use of composition, structure, space and form. It is a freeing workshop for everyone from beginner to experienced creator – anybody really that feels stuck in a rut and wants to take new perspectives. The class takes place on Thursday nights or Friday mornings.

On Friday afternoons I am particularly happy to be able to offer a 2h Open Atelier, for all those students that would like to continue working on their own personal projects in a supportive group environment.

And there is so much more in the planning, an open atelier weekend in autumn, parents & kids workshops at weekends, etc. In order to stay tuned please don’t hesitate to subscribe to my newsletter.
I look forward to lots of creative interaction in the brand new atelier space and wish you and your loved ones beautiful summer weeks!
Kind regards,
Sonja

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

During one of my previous painting classes 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 6 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. You can bring your own canvases or also have the option to purchase some additional ones during the workshop.
The classes take place at my atelier in Belair on Thursday nights starting on 13th September from 19.00 – 21.00 (20th September, 27th September, 4th October, 18th October and 25th October) or on Friday mornings starting on 14th September from 10.00 – 12.00 (21st September, 28th September, 5th October, 19th October and 26th October) and cost 300 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

Boost your creativity – Getting unstuck & starting creatively in to the late summer season

Do you want to bring more creative projects into your life from September onwards, having fun, enjoying the flow of the creation process and sharing the experience with like minded others?

IMG_6520 (1)I have developed a set of 6 classes in which I am offering materials and eye opening exercises that will allow the participants to connect to their inner artist. 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! And following the feedback of my previous classes I added a session to the programme in which we look at tips & tricks, that make the new found bliss stick! In order to insure you know how to continue once the class is over.

The program is really targeted at everybody from the interested beginner to the artistically advanced – a stepping stone to take new perspectives!

I am offering two sets of classes:

  • One on Monday nights in Luxembourg/Belair from 19.00 – 21.00 starting on the 10th September (17th September, 24th September, 1st October, 15th October and 22nd October)
  • and the other one on Tuesday mornings in Luxembourg/Belair from 10.00 – 12.00 starting on the 11th September (18th September, 25th September, 2nd October, 16th October and 23rd October).

The course fee for the set of 6 classes is 300 € and includes all materials. As the spaces are limited to eight participants, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment!

To book the classes 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 an exciting workshop,

Sonja x

Friday afternoon – Open Atelier

The Open Atelier on Friday afternoon provides you with 2h of creation time on your personal projects in a supportive environment with like minded others.
Basic materials as acrylic paints, oil crayons and paper will be available, but you are also free to bring your personal canvases and art supplies. Throughout previous art classes students asked for the space to further their personal development in a group and I am happy to be able to offer it now in my new studio space.

The price of 300 Euros for 5 afternoon includes the provision of basic materials, personal tuition on your projects and a group review at the end of every afternoon. The Open Atelier will take place on Friday afternoons from 15.00 – 17.00 and starts on the 21st September (28.9, 5.10, 19.10, 26.10). As the participation is limited to 8 places, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment.

Looking forward to be working with an exciting group!

Best regards,

Sonja

 

 

Weekend painting workshop – Creating new ideas & working in series – 16/17 June

Coming up with new ideas of what to paint and getting into the flow of the painting process can be sometimes the daunting part of art creation. One of my favourite methods to create new ideas, that also deals with our tendency to dither in front of white paper or to overwork elements of a painting – is to work on several paintings in parallel.

In order to fully get into the flow of this method and really explore its possibilities I am offering a weekend painting workshop from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon in which we will jump right into the serial painting process. You will discover the inspiration of colours, shapes and forms and get new ideas on how to unlock your inner artist.
We will be working with pencils, crayons, inks and acrylics on small paper formats on the first day and transition to bigger formats the second day, by keeping the flow and ease of the method.

The weekend workshop takes place in Belair on Saturday 16th June (10am – 6pm) and Sunday 17th June (10am – 4pm) and costs 300 Euros including all materials. On both days there will be a lunch break of one hour where we can order food in on demand. As the participants number is limited to eight students, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment.
Looking forward to a creative weekend!
Sonja x

Drawing class for adults – starting in May

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.zeichnen3

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 small number of participants encourages individual and group feedback.

The 7 week classes are starting on the 3rd or 4th May and take place on Thursday evenings from 19.45 – 21.15 or on Friday Mornings from 10.00 – 11.30. All materials are included in the price of 315 Euros and you are also welcome to bring your previous drawing projects to share with the group.

zeichnen2As 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

“Express your colour” – Painting workshop for adults March 2018

This fun and expressive painting workshop over six classes is structured around the discovery of different colours & art materials as aquarelle colours, ink, acrylics, crayons etc. It is a class in which we will creatively explore the painting possibilities of the 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 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 in Weimershof on Thursday evenings from 19.45 – 21.15 (on the following dates: 1.3/8.3/15.3/22.3/19.4/26.4) or on Friday mornings from 10.00 – 11.30 (on the following dates: 2.3/9.3/16.3/22.3/20.4/27.4).

The course fee for the set of 6 classes is 270€ 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.

 

From “surface to substance” – a new art workshop for adults starting on the 11th January

In this art workshop over 5 weeks we will be exploring the possibilities of leaving the flat surface as an art medium and we will playfully discover how to express ourselves three dimensionally with materials as varied as paper, carton, clay, wire, plaster, recycling materials, etc. The workshops are planned as inspirational sessions to broaden our artistic perspectives and to experiment with sculptural processes.

It is a workshop that can work as an eye opener and inspiration for artists that feel stuck in their routine but it is equally great for beginners to connect to their inner artist and to experience how fun it can be to make and build things.
No advance knowledge or experience is required, just the openness to playfully create will be an advantage.

The workshops take place in Weimershof on Thursday evenings from 19.45 – 21.15 (on the following dates: 11.1/18.1/25.1/8.2/22.2) or on Friday mornings from 10.00 – 11.30 (on the following dates: 12.1/19.1/26.1/9.2/23.2).

The course fee for the set of 5 classes is 225€ 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.

Playfull discovery art class for adults – starting in November

Once a year I am offering this fun class in which we play and create freely with creative materials of all kind. The aim is not so much to explore artistic processes and techniques but rather to rediscover the fun to create freely and to find new inspiration in arts and craft projects. Taking the time of year into account, I am sure the projects will also inspire you for some hand made presents.  The classes are targeted at everybody from the interested beginner to the artistically advanced and are a great moment to spend time with like minded individuals!

playful16The classes are taking place in Weimershof/Kirchberg on Thursday nights starting on 9th November – 7th December (from 19.45 – 21.15h) or on Friday mornings starting on 10th November – 8th December (from 10.00 – 11.30h). In five sessions we will be covering a varied range of artistic activities from printing projects, to making and painting easy dry clay projects, working with paper objects etc.. All materials are included in the price of 225 Euros.

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