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“Collage art”- for beginners & advanced students – mid April 2021

Come and keep alive your creative spirit! Have fun experimenting and combining various materials for original collage & mixed media art projects with like minded others. Discovering a wide range of styles and techniques, from fun and quirky looks to the more sophisticated one’s.

In this six weeks workshop, we will be cutting, ripping, experimenting and collaging, to your hearts desire – everyone at their own specific level. This workshop is targeted at everybody from the interested beginner to the artistically advanced! And the class covers new inspirations and prompts so that previous joiners will be inspired with new content.

Due to the measures around the Corona virus the class sizes are reduced to a max. of 6 participants and 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 course fee for the set of 6 classes is 380€ and is payable on subscription. Should there be a difficulty to continue the classes at the studio due to the pandemic, the classes continue as life streaming sessions and I hope you do understand that refunds will not be available. 
The classes will start on 19th/20th April and the dates go through to 31st May/1st June. On May 24th/25th there are no classes.

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 a new creative class with you!
Warm regards,
Sonja

“From inspirational spark to fearless mark” – mixed media workshop at the atelier and as live online workshop February 2021

In this explorative art class over 5 weeks the participants are introduced to creative play and discover 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 and provides you with surprising outcomes. You will learn how attitudes and believes influence our creations and that self limiting and blocking ideas can be overcome with creative play and fun mindful creation processes that will let you be surprised by the outcome every time.  
We will be working with crayons, ink and acrylics on paper and examine the expressive power of line, tone, texture, touch, movement and space, black and white paint and any other mixed media materials you might like to introduce. 

In each session we will explore a different kind of stimulus and spark with these materials, bringing alive the visual, the sensual, the imagined and felt. Searching for a free artistic expression of the experienced.
The explorative way in which we will use the materials is great for beginners and experienced artists a like, as a new use of the 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 art classes on Wednesday evening (from 7-9 pm (MEZ)) will be dedicated live online classes for those of you would like to participate in the comfort of your own home. We will start Wednesday 24th February and the workshops go through to the 24th March. As materials you just need different pencil strength from hard to soft (H2, HB, B4 or B6), colourful pencils or oil crayons, watercolours or acrylics, brushes, black ink, scissor and glue stick and papers of any kind. Effectively you can also use any stationary materials you have as black markers or felt pens for example, as the beauty of creativity is, that it blossoms when our options are restricted.

The classes on Thursday morning take place at my atelier in Belair from 10 – 12 pm. We will start Thursday 25th February and the classes go through to Thursday 25th March. 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. 

The course fee for both sets of 5 classes is 320€ . 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 an exciting new workshop!
Warm regards, 
Sonja

Symbols & signs – a mixed media workshop / starting February

In this mixed media (painting, drawing, collaging, printing …) workshop we will use symbols and signs as starting point for our creative discovery. Symbols have been used for millennia by artists to convey an obvious or hidden message and through C.G. Jung’s work we also know that symbols allow us access to our subconscious believes and dreams. Discover your inner creator through new processes and playful inspirations. Join me in this explorative and mindful approach to art making and discover new ways of self expression, free from limiting self beliefs and preconditioning.

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. – C.G. Jung

During this explorative art class over 5 weeks you will be 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 creative 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 22nd February/23rd February and end on the 22nd/23rd March. The course fee for the set of 5 classes is 320€ and includes all materials at the studio. 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 exciting creative self discoveries!
Warm regards,
Sonja

Subscription time for creative kids art classes – Spring 2021 – fully booked

Dear all,

this season has flown by and it is already time to open the subscription list for next years spring classes. As usual I am offering two sets of kids classes after the February holidays. The classes will be taking place in English, German and French at my studio in Belair.

Due to the measures around the Corona virus the class sizes are reduced to a max. of 6 children and I will offer classes for the age group 6 – 12 years on Tuesday afternoon from 15.30 – 17.30 and on Thursday afternoon from 14.00 – 16.00.

In 10 classes of 120 minutes, we will playfully explore the impact of colours and shapes of the world that surrounds us. And the children are encouraged to follow their creative instincts & find their very 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 Tuesday classes will start on Tuesday 23rd February 2021 and go through to Tuesday the 18th May. During all Luxembourgish school holidays there are no classes. The course fee is 380 Euros (for a set of 10 classes) and includes all materials.

The Thursday classes will start on Thursday 25th February 2021 and due to some public holidays go through to Thursday the 10th June. During all Luxembourgish school holidays there are no classes. The course fee is 380 Euros (for a set of 10 classes) and includes all materials.

In order to keep us all safe, the children 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.
And I am sure you do understand that children with any signs of fever, colds etc. should be kept at home.
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.  The participants should wear clothes that can get dirty or should bring an apron that protects their clothing.

I am looking forward to another creative season with your children despite the odds!

Warm regards,
Sonja x

Taking your lines for a walk – Drawing class for beginners & advanced starting in January

Would you like to bring more creativity into your life? Drawing is a fabulous way to tune in, sharpen your perception and open your eyes to the world around you. With only a few tools you can take your creative practice to all places and lose yourself in mindful creation.

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 Wednesday evenings from 19.00 – 21.00  or on Thursday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00. The classes start on the 6th/7th January and go through to the 10th/11th February incl.. All materials are included in the price of 380 Euros and you are also welcome to bring your previous drawing projects to share with the group.

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. 

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

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

A time for giving! – The Artbox

A weird and wearing year is about to come to an end. The coming holiday seasons will let us seek rest and recovery with our loved ones, our friends, and families! Even if this year it might be only with our nearest and dearest. We want to show our love and thankfulness and try to find the perfect gift, e.g. for a creative person in our life!

Whether they are a budding or accomplished artist, the gift of a private art class with me at the studio in Belair or online (on demand) will be for sure an inspiring gift under the tree or at any other special moment coming.

Creative experiences make wonderful gifts for friends and family members who crave inspiration no matter their experiences or backgrounds in art. Whether you want to make their artistic journey easier – or perhaps their practice simply more enjoyable – my beautiful art boxes could be the key to unlocking or even boosting their creativity. 

The content of the box, decorated with one of my original mono-prints, includes a high quality block of paper, a mechanical pen with three different coloured mines (soft pencil, red & white chalk) as well as a personalised card detailing an inspirational exercise to start off with some practical fun right away, even before coming to a 1:1 session at the studio. The box also contains the voucher for the private art session with me (1.5 h), that will be individually appointed and includes all required materials. 

2020 has made us all rethink what makes us happy so perhaps this gift will inspire your loved one to embark on an artistic journey he or she has been longing for, for years! Send a mail to sonja(at)sonjasoyer.com and acquire one of these beautiful boxes as long as they the last. The price is just 350€!

Warm regards,
Sonja x

“Letters in Art”- a mixed media art workshop – starting November 2020

The “Letters in Art” workshop is a mixed media painting 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 written word can literally impact on the message of a painting, be used as inspiration for a work or already just as visual element evoke a story in the viewers head. During this 6 weeks art class, writing in all its forms will be the starting point for our creations.

The subject allows a wide range of directions and is also 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 Wednesday evenings from 19.00 – 21.00 or on Thursday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00 and are open to everybody from the enthusiastic beginner to the more advanced creator.  The workshops start on the 11th November/12th November and go through to the 16th /17thDecember.
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. Masks have to be worn on arrival and when the safety distance of at least 1.5 meters cannot be guaranteed. The participants are seated with a distance of 2m between them, so they can create without masks if they want to. 
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 a new creative season with you, despite the odds!
Warm regards,
Sonja

Landscape painting class – starting November 2020

Landscape has always been a big theme in art. In this 6 weeks course we will dive into the creation of landscape paintings from different angles and take a closer look at the world around us. During the classes we will be also talking about 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 from your own, very personal perspective. 

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 colors 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 choose at least five 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 Monday evenings from 19.00 – 21.00 or on Tuesday mornings from 10.00-12.00. The classes will start on the 9th November/10th November and end on the 14thDecember/15th December.

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. Masks have to be worn on arrival and when the safety distance of at least 1.5 meters cannot be guaranteed. The participants are seated with a distance of 2m between each other, so you can create without masks if you want to. 
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 a new creative season with you, despite the odds!
Warm regards,
Sonja

Collage art – for adults – beginners & advanced students – Sept. 2020

Come and keep alive your creative spirit! Have fun experimenting and combining various materials for original collage & mixed media art projects with like minded others. Discovering a wide range of styles and techniques, from fun and quirky looks to the more sophisticated one’s.

In this six weeks workshop, we will be cutting, ripping, experimenting and collaging, to your hearts desire – everyone at their own specific level. This workshop is targeted at everybody from the interested beginner to the artistically advanced!

Due to the measures around the Corona virus the class sizes are reduced to a max. of 6 participants and 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 course fee for the set of 6 classes is 360€ and is payable on subscription. Should there be a difficulty to continue the classes at the studio due to the pandemic, the classes continue as life streaming sessions and I hope you do understand that refunds will not be available. 
The classes will start on 14th/15th September and the dates go through to 26th/27th October. On October 19th/20th there are no classes.

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 a new creative season with you, despite the odds!
Warm regards,
Sonja

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