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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.

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

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

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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Adult & Kids Sunday classes for the colder days

Every season has it advantages and although I am going to miss the lightness of summer, I am looking forward to the cooler and calmer days ahead of us – that allow us to cozy up at home and creatively look at task we can do together with our children.

On three 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 November 8th exceptionally on a Saturday with a Printing workshop, followed by November 23rd with another Paper Fashion workshop and on December 14th the season closes with a Plasteline Video Animation workshop. The courses are taking place in Luxembourg and are from 15.00  – 16.30h.

All workshops are open from the age of 4 years onward and are open also for teenagers that would like to engage with their parents in fun, artistic, creative and imaginative workshops. 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 120 Euros for an adult and kid team or can be booked individually for the price of 45 Euros a team.

adultsandkidsautumnThe Printing workshop explores the different, fun options that you can easily recreate at home without needing a big printing workshop. You will be inspired to create prints that are beautiful and could be used as cards for all occasions and also prints that could be used on textiles.

Those of you, who receive my regular newsletters will know that we have done a Paper Fashion workshop already in spring time, but with the hat making that we concentrated on last time, I feel we have only touched the very surface so far. And I am excited to explore the subject further with those of you who have been there before and to create also with the new participants a truly original piece of paper art.

The Plasteline Video Animation workshop is also a repetition in my repertoire as it has been one of my favourite ones too! It is truly a workshop for all ages. Parents should bring a smart phone and in preparation for the class I recommend to download a free app. In the class we will then explore all the options of creative story telling and how to capture them in an animated film. We look at character building, scene setting and the options to film – and it is really easy – I promise you! No filming or technical expertise needed!

The classes are limited to 8 adult & kid teams, so please do book your spot early in order to avoid disappointment! I look forward to a truly creative season and to meeting you in person again soon!

Sonja x

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

Starting off 2013

SoulkitchenThe year 2013 has started for me with the most amazing encounter! I could participate as a visual artist at a Musical/Creative Soulkitchen workshop at Café l’Inoui in Redange, given by the wonderful musician and artist VINX and tap dancer extraordinaire Lee Payne.
Two magic days soul searching, laughter, tears and shared family spirit through the awareness that as artists we share the same fears & challenges, strive to set our mark and that there is certainly no other way to live if you want to be happy! A big thank you to Vinx and Lee and all the wonderful people I got to know! x