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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.

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