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Finding your flow – Abstract painting class – January 2021

Despite the challenging times or exactly because of them, allow yourself a time out to be playful, messy and creative and discover your inner creator through new processes and playful inspirations. Join me in my explorative and mindful approach to art making and discover new ways of self expression, free from limiting self beliefs and preconditioning.

In this explorative art class over 6 weeks the participants are introduced to creative play and discover new methods to create freely in different art materials – I am guiding you through a mindful creation process, that is fun and relaxing at the same time. 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.

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 will start on the 4th January/5th January and end on the 8thFebruary/9th February.

The course fee for the set of 6 classes is 380€ and includes all materials. The course fee is payable on subscription.

Due to the measures around the Corona virus the class sizes are reduced to a max. of 6 participants. In order to keep us all safe, you are greeted with disinfectant gel at the door and masks need to be worn the whole time even though the participants are seated with a distance of 2m between each other.
Should there be a difficulty to continue the classes at the studio due to the pandemic, the classes will continue as life streaming sessions and I hope you do understand that refunds will not be available. 

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.

I am looking forward to start into a new creative year with you!
Warm regards,
Sonja

Mixed Media Art Class – April 2020

Do you like to have fun experimenting and combining various materials for original mixed media art projects? Discovering a wide range of mixed media 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 – 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 then you will be able to develop your own personal projects to follow up on.

The art classes take place at my atelier in Belair on Monday nights from 19.00 – 21.00 or on Tuesday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00 and will start on the 27th/28th April. 

Due to holidays the class dates are: 27/28th April, 4/5th May, 11/12th May, 25/26th May, 8/9th June, 15/16th June. The participants number is limited to 8 students per class, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment!

The course fee for the set of 6 classes is 360€ 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 exciting new weeks!
Kind regards, 
Sonja

Colour explosion – an expressive painting workshop

This fun and expressive painting workshop over six weeks is structured around the exploration of different colours & art materials, as gouaches, inks, 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 Wednesday evenings from 19.00 – 21.00  or on Thursday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00. The classes start on the 29th/30th April.

Due to holidays the class dates are: 29/30th April, 6/7th May, 13/14th May, 20/21th May, 10/11th June, 17/18th June. As the spaces are limited to 8 students, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment!

The course fee for the set of 6 classes is 360€ 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 fun new weeks!
Warm regards,
Sonja

“From creation to presentation”

In this class over six weeks we will create individual creative works & paintings and learn how to present and share your creations in an exhibition. 

We will very practically discuss, plan & execute all steps for the setup of a show at the Maison de la culture in Diekirch in April. The workshop ends with the Vernissage of the exhibition at 7pm on Thursday evening 2nd April. So please note the date already and share with your friends & family! 😉

By the end of the course you will have

  • the understanding and confidence to present your art, 
  • exercised all steps to develop an idea into an action plan,
  • learned how to market and document your exhibition, as writing & preparing invitations and press releases,
  • practically framed, presented, handled and installed your works and
  • finally experienced the exciting experience and atmosphere of your own first vernissage.

The art classes will take place at my atelier in Belair on Wednesday nights from 19.00 – 21.00 or on Thursday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00 and will start on the 26th/27th February.  The participants number is limited to 8 students per class, so please do book early in order to avoid disappointment!

The course fee for the set of 6 classes is 360€, but please expect extra cost for the setup of the exhibition shared by all participants and framing costs. 

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. 

Subscription time – Creative art classes for children – Spring 2020

Dear all,

I am happy to announce that next year I am offering two sets of kids class in spring time. The classes will be taking place at my studio in Belair and they will be in English, German and French.

Creative art classes – for 4 to 6 year olds  on Thursday afternoon

In 10 classes of 60 minutes, we are going to playfully explore the impact of colours, shapes and forms of the world that surrounds us. It is a class that allows the little ones to experiment with a wide choice of materials to express their imagination through painting, gluing, building, printing, etc. The classes are on Thursday afternoons from 15.00 to 16.00 and parents are welcome to accompany and share the creative experience of their children. This class has a max. number of 6 participants.
The classes are beginning on Thursday 27th February 2020 and go through to Thursday the 28th May. During all Luxembourgish school holidays and on the 21st May there are no classes. The course fee is 300 Euros (for a set of 10 classes) and includes all materials.

Creative art classes – for 7 to 12 year olds on Tuesday afternoon

In 10 classes of 120 minutes, we are still playfully exploring the impact of colours and shapes of the world that surrounds us, adapted to this age group. The children are encouraged to find their own expression through experiments with different materials, techniques and styles. The practical part of the course is essential but we will be also discussing other examples of art and our own creations and as such learn how to talk about art and learn from each others experiences. The classes will take place on Tuesday afternoons from 15.30 to 17.30 and have a max. participants number of 10 children. The classes will start on Tuesday 25th February 2020 and go through to Tuesday the 26th May. During all Luxembourgish school holidays and on the 19th May there are no classes. The course fee is 350 Euros (for a set of 10 classes) and includes all materials.

There is a sibling’s discount of 50 Euros on the total sum. In general, the fee is payable on subscription and I hope you do understand that refunds will not be available. The participants should wear clothes that can get dirty or should bring an apron that protects their clothing.

Looking forward to another creative season!

Kind regards,
Sonja

For the course reservation please contact me through the contact page.

Autumn holiday workshop for kids

Are you looking for a creative break for your children, during the autumn holidays (28th October – 31st October) in which their imagination is encouraged to blossom, in which they can unwind from the pressure of daily school life and where they  learn from a professional trained art teacher to express themselves visually in colours, shapes and forms? This autumn I am offering a seasonal art class for children aged 6 – 12 years at my atelier in Belair 27, rue Jean Bertholet, L-1233 Luxembourg, from Monday to Thursday 10 – 12 pm.

In the classes the children are encouraged to experiment with different materials and express themselves on paper, carton, canvas or three dimensionally.

The course fee is 160 Euros for the set of 4 art classes and includes all materials and a small snack & drink. The fee is payable on subscription and I hope you do understand that refunds will not be available. The participants should wear clothes that can get dirty or should bring an apron that protects their clothing.

For subscriptions or any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. And please do feel free to share the class info with your friends.

Newsletter May 24th 2020 – Small artistic steps on a still shifting ground

Art & creativity for the soul
Dear all, 

I hope my e-mail finds you well! The last few weeks have been difficult in so many ways and I hope to be able to provide you with small steps that can reconnect yourself and/or your children to your/their inner artist – for moments of mindful creation, where we can forget the humdrum of daily life and gather new strength for the challenges ahead. 

  • For all those of you, who contacted me over the past few weeks in order to start their summer planning, I am sure you will be happy to know that the lists for the kids summer art classes 2020 are now open. I hope that by early July I am able to offer small group classes of max. 6 children when we strictly follow the hygiene rules given by the Luxembourgish government. For all further information, please check the web site here
  • Since the 18th May individual art classes are under strict hygiene rules also possible at the studio again. The prices for individual art classes at the studio or online via Webex life streaming cost 70 Euros for 1h or 105 Euros for 1.5h and are very personalised art coaching sessions for all levels of students. You can also buy them as a treat or a present for a loved one or a friend, for appointments and vouchers please contact me here.
  • The last few weeks I have been diving into my own work like I haven’t been able to do in a long time and I have started to upload some of these mono prints on my website for you to enjoy and purchase if you want toThey are unique expressions of a time in lockdown that started for me on the 13th March. If you are interested you can buy them in a lockdown subscription, the first one at the normal price and all following purchases of the coming weeks at a 20% reduction, so that you can build a collection of works as a memory of a special time.

For more information about adult group classes, online and at the studio and a summer art workshop for adults now most likely in Luxembourg, please stay tuned when I have more news hopefully in the coming days. I am wishing you a good start into the new week, stay safe and I look forward to seeing you and/or your children life or online soon again!

Warm regards,
Sonja x

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

Vernissage Thursday 3rd December, Grevenmacher – Exhibition by THE ART GROUP

You are wholeheartedly invited to our Exhibition and Vernissage at Caves Bernard-Massard, 22 route du Vin, L- 6794 Grevenmacher from Friday December 4th to Sunday December 6th 2015.

Vernissage, on Thursday 3rd December from 18:00 – 21:00 H

Opening hours :

December 4th Friday            9:00 – 18:00 H
December 5th Saturday        9:00 – 18:00 H
December 6th Sunday          15:00 – 18:00 H

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Merry Christmas & happy New Year

Today is my last class for the season and I would like to use the opportunity to thank you for the interest and participation in my art & classes, may it be by yourself or your children! I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and hope the feeling was mutual! I now look forward to a few weeks in which I will recharge the batteries, by painting myself and reading lots of new interesting books on creativity and art  – and hope we will meet soon again in 2014!

Wishing you and your families a very merry Christmas and all the best for a happy New Year!

Sonja x

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