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Art in the Park – During the summer holidays embrace the summer evenings in all its glory & create and draw outside

The idea for “Art in the park” developed during one adults class where participants wondered how they could continue with their creative activities also during the long summer months where I traditionally didn’t have art classes. We came up with the idea to meet on beautiful summers evenings in Parc Merl and to paint and draw together there.

This class used be determined by good weather! – On Sunday evenings I check the weather forecast for the week and send a suggestion out for the coming week to a subscribers list (in order to be on the list, just quickly drop me an e-mail with the note – art in the park). Particpants who want to join, reply and like that confirm their participation. I will bring all needed materials and painting boards and charge 45 Euros for the 2h session.

Participants are invited to bring a comfy cushion, water and or wine – and I am sure we will also this year spend some fun and creative summer nights.
In case the weather forecast for the week is not reliable, we now can take refuge at my atelier.

Looking forward to a creative & beautiful summer!

Sonja x

Subscription lists for Creative Art Classes For Children in the autumn – Now Open

Dear all,

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

joungerkidsclassesCreative Art classes – for 4 to 6 year olds 

In 12 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 participate and share the creative experience of their children. This class has a max. number of 8 participants.
The classes are beginning on Thursday 13th September 2018 and go through to Thursday the 13th December. On October the 11th and 1st November there are no classes. The course fee is 280 Euros (for a set of 12 classes) and includes all materials.

 

Creative Art classes – for 7 to 12 year olds 

In 12 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 are on Tuesday afternoon from 15.30 to 17.30 and have a max. number of 10 participants. The classes are beginning on Tuesday 11th September 2018 and go through to Tuesday the 12th December. On October the 9th and the 30th there are no classes. The course fee is 320 Euros (for a set of 12 classes) and includes all materials.

There is a sibling’s discount of 40 Euros on the total sum and an early bird price of 260 Euro (4 – 6 years)/ 300 Euro (7 – 12 years) if the course is booked and the course fees are transferred before the 3rd August. 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.

Should you have any further questions or should you be also interested in creative classes for adults or teenagers, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,
Sonja

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

Creative art classes for everyone – in Belair

Dear all,

With the set up of my new studio space in Belair I am able to offer a whole new range of art classes for children & adults. During the holiday summer months there are still a few places for Summer art classes for children and for adults I am offering Art in the Park workshops in which you can enjoy summer in all its glory and create and paint outside.

Following the rentrée I am offering Tuesday afternoon kids classes from 15.30 – 17.30, for the age group 7 – 12 years and Thursday afternoons kids classes for the age group 4 – 6 years. Classes will start on the 11th and 14th September and will go over a 12 week period for all details please follow this link.

From the 10th September onwards I am offering a new 6 weeks “Boost your creativity” workshop for adults on Monday nights or Tuesday mornings, which will be an ideal start to bring more creativity into your daily life. Eye opening exercises and practical tips and tricks will help you to take new perspectives and to creatively create more often.

From September 13th onwards I am offering a new mixed media “Black & White painting workshopLess is more or discovering your artistic freedom through the limitation of colours” in which we will explore the space between abstract and concrete, with all tones of black and white and focus on painting elements, lines and personal gesture, the use of composition, structure, space and form. It is a freeing workshop for everyone from beginner to experienced creator – anybody really that feels stuck in a rut and wants to take new perspectives. The class takes place on Thursday nights or Friday mornings.

On Friday afternoons I am particularly happy to be able to offer a 2h Open Atelier, for all those students that would like to continue working on their own personal projects in a supportive group environment.

And there is so much more in the planning, an open atelier weekend in autumn, parents & kids workshops at weekends, etc. In order to stay tuned please don’t hesitate to subscribe to my newsletter.
I look forward to lots of creative interaction in the brand new atelier space and wish you and your loved ones beautiful summer weeks!
Kind regards,
Sonja

Black & White painting workshop – Less is more or discovering your artistic freedom through the limitation of colours

During one of my previous painting classes 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 6 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. You can bring your own canvases or also have the option to purchase some additional ones during the workshop.
The classes take place at my atelier in Belair on Thursday nights starting on 13th September from 19.00 – 21.00 (20th September, 27th September, 4th October, 18th October and 25th October) or on Friday mornings starting on 14th September from 10.00 – 12.00 (21st September, 28th September, 5th October, 19th October and 26th October) and cost 300 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

Boost your creativity – Getting unstuck & starting creatively in to the late summer season

Do you want to bring more creative projects into your life from September onwards, having fun, enjoying the flow of the creation process and sharing the experience with like minded others?

IMG_6520 (1)I have developed a set of 6 classes in which I am offering materials and eye opening exercises that will allow the participants to connect to their inner artist. To playfully try out new materials, sharing inspiration with like-minded others, feeding your inner soul, opening your eyes and encouraging you to express yourself in new creative ways, more and more often! And following the feedback of my previous classes I added a session to the programme in which we look at tips & tricks, that make the new found bliss stick! In order to insure you know how to continue once the class is over.

The program is really targeted at everybody from the interested beginner to the artistically advanced – a stepping stone to take new perspectives!

I am offering two sets of classes:

  • One on Monday nights in Luxembourg/Belair from 19.00 – 21.00 starting on the 10th September (17th September, 24th September, 1st October, 15th October and 22nd October)
  • and the other one on Tuesday mornings in Luxembourg/Belair from 10.00 – 12.00 starting on the 11th September (18th September, 25th September, 2nd October, 16th October and 23rd October).

The course fee for the set of 6 classes is 300 € and includes all materials. As the spaces are limited to eight participants, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment!

To book the classes 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.

Looking forward to an exciting workshop,

Sonja x

Friday afternoon – Open Atelier

The Open Atelier on Friday afternoon provides you with 2h of creation time on your personal projects in a supportive environment with like minded others.
Basic materials as acrylic paints, oil crayons and paper will be available, but you are also free to bring your personal canvases and art supplies. Throughout previous art classes students asked for the space to further their personal development in a group and I am happy to be able to offer it now in my new studio space.

The price of 300 Euros for 5 afternoon includes the provision of basic materials, personal tuition on your projects and a group review at the end of every afternoon. The Open Atelier will take place on Friday afternoons from 15.00 – 17.00 and starts on the 21st September (28.9, 5.10, 19.10, 26.10). As the participation is limited to 8 places, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment.

Looking forward to be working with an exciting group!

Best regards,

Sonja

 

 

Creative Summer Art Classes For Children – 2018 – Still open places for all dates

Are you looking for a creative art class for your children 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 summer I am able to offer a range of timings and dates for the summer art classes for children aged 6 – 12 years.

In Belair I am offering summer art classes,

  • from the 23rd July – 27th July from 14.00 – 16.00,
  • from the 30th July – 3rd August from 10.00h – 12.00,
  • from the 20th August – 24th August from 10.00 – 12.00
  • and from the 27th August – 31st August from 10.00 – 12.00.

UntitledIn the classes the children are encouraged to experiment with different materials and express themselves on paper, carton, canvas or three dimensionally. The great advantage of a week long workshop is that bigger art projects can be worked on in a continuous flow.

The course fee is 160 Euros for the set of 5 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 course info with your friends.

Summer Art Classes for Teenagers & Young Adults – 2018

This summer I am offering again a summer art class for teenagers and young adults that love art and would like to be encouraged to think and work off the beaten track. We will be exploring how to develop ideas and work with a sketch book, brush up on a few basic art skills that help to get on with the realisation of creative projects and we will try to push boundaries that we encounter. We will be discussing the meaning of art and also exploring works of contemporary artists. Learning to express what matters to us and how to transmit that through works of art.

 

(C) Creation of J. Mollgard 2016

The summer art class will provide a fun, daily 2h atelier environment in which the students are encouraged to work, think and discuss about a given subject, that ideally they also will work on a bit at home in the afternoon. The participants will be encouraged to work with a sketchbook and how to use it for their idea development and will be drawing, painting & building. The idea is to provide the participants with an intensive creative experience that widens their perspective in a safe & pressure free environment, with feedback and encouragement to test and experiment with a choice of artistic materials and techniques. The course will also be an ideal starting point for all students thinking about a possible creative career and that need to prepare a portfolio in the long run.

 

The class is taking place in Belair daily from the 23rd July to the 27th July from 10.00 – 12.00. The course fee is 200 Euros per week and includes a sketchbook and all further materials. As the places will be limited please do book early in order to avoid disappointment.

Weekend painting workshop – Creating new ideas & working in series – 16/17 June

Coming up with new ideas of what to paint and getting into the flow of the painting process can be sometimes the daunting part of art creation. One of my favourite methods to create new ideas, that also deals with our tendency to dither in front of white paper or to overwork elements of a painting – is to work on several paintings in parallel.

In order to fully get into the flow of this method and really explore its possibilities I am offering a weekend painting workshop from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon in which we will jump right into the serial painting process. You will discover the inspiration of colours, shapes and forms and get new ideas on how to unlock your inner artist.
We will be working with pencils, crayons, inks and acrylics on small paper formats on the first day and transition to bigger formats the second day, by keeping the flow and ease of the method.

The weekend workshop takes place in Belair on Saturday 16th June (10am – 6pm) and Sunday 17th June (10am – 4pm) and costs 300 Euros including all materials. On both days there will be a lunch break of one hour where we can order food in on demand. As the participants number is limited to eight students, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment.
Looking forward to a creative weekend!
Sonja x

Drawing class for adults – starting in May

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.zeichnen3

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 small number of participants encourages individual and group feedback.

The 7 week classes are starting on the 3rd or 4th May and take place on Thursday evenings from 19.45 – 21.15 or on Friday Mornings from 10.00 – 11.30. All materials are included in the price of 315 Euros and you are also welcome to bring your previous drawing projects to share with the group.

zeichnen2As 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