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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.

Flowers in ART

Flowers have been forever a big theme in art and in this 5 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 personal yet contemporary view. You will be encouraged to look at flowers and plants 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.

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 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 be on the 20th/21st May, 3rd/4th June, 17th/18th June, 24th/25th June and the 1st/2nd July . 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

“Free your figures” – a figurative painting class

The Figurative painting workshop is a mixed media art class in which we will be playfully exploring all routes this subject has to offer, from art historic inspirations, working from photo and real life models, to using collage elements, painting, drawing and transfer techniques.

The subject allows a wide range of directions and is also a great starting point on how to develop your own themes and yet use an open ended playful, creative process that will provide you with new perspectives and inspirations.

The classes are taking place at my atelier in Belair on Thursday nights from 19.00 – 21.00 or Friday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00 and are open to everybody from the enthousisastic beginner to the more advanced creator. The seven weeks workshop starts on the 16th/17th May and due to Luxembourgish school holidays (during the week 27th May – 1st June, there are no classes) goes through to 4th/5th July and costs 350 Euros.

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

Looking forward to an exciting new workshop,

Sonja x

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.

Creative weekend sessions for parents & children for spontaneous subscribers – next workshop in November

On Saturday 29th September I am offering a 2h drawing workshop for children at my atelier from 14.00 – 16.00 in which we will explore drawing exercises with different materials. The class will be a fun introduction into drawing tips & tricks or an excellent repetition & eye and hand coordination training depending on the individual level of the young participants.
The class is targeted at children from the age of 6 – 12 years and costs 40 Euros for the session. As the workshop is limited to eight participants, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment.

On three Sunday afternoons in autumn and winter I would like to inspire you to take the time to connect with your children over creative projects that we will first explore together but which then easily can be developed much further at home too. The season will start on Sunday 30th September with a Printing workshop, followed by November 11th with a Paper Fashion workshop and on November 25th the season closes with a Plasteline Video Animation workshop. The courses are taking place at my atelier from 15.00  – 17.00.


All workshops are open for children from the age of 4 years onward and also teenagers that would like to engage with their parents in fun, artistic, creative and imaginative workshops are welcome. These mixed age workshops have have been a really fun experience in the past and everybody brings their own inspiration and interpretation to it.

The workshops can be booked as a package of three for the price of 150 Euros for an adult and kids team or can be booked individually for the price of 60 Euros a team. As the workshop is limited to 5 parent & kid teams, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment.

Looking forward to spend some cozy and creative afternoons with you and your children,

Sonja x

“Letters in Art” – a mixed media art workshop – starting in November

The “Letters in Art” workshop is a mixed media art class in which we will be playfully exploring all routes this subject has to offer, from art historic inspirations, to automatic writing, collaging, painting, drawing and transfer techniques.

The subject allows a wide range of directions and also is a great meeting point for writing artist and writers that would like to bring their written words to another medium.

The classes are taking place at my atelier in Belair on Thursday nights from 19.00 – 21.00 or Friday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00 and are open to everybody from the enthousisastic beginner to the more advanced creator. The six weeks workshop starts on the 8th/9th November and goes through to 13th/14th December and costs 300 Euros.

As the spaces are limited to ten participants per class, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment! If you do have any further 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

Playful discovery art class for adults – starting in November 2018

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 on Monday nights starting on 5th November – 10th December (from 19.00 – 21.00h) or on Tuesday mornings starting on 6th November – 11th December (from 10.00 – 12.00h). In six sessions we will be covering a varied range of artistic activities, from creating paper objects, -jewellery  and collages, printing projects, to making and painting easy dry clay projects, etc. and all materials are included in the price of 300 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