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Flowers in art – Starts October

Flowers have been forever a big theme in art and in this 7 weeks course we will dive into the creation of flower paintings from different angles. We will be looking at the subject in art history and try to establish a very personal, contemporary view. You will be encouraged to look at flowers and plants around you and learn how to creatively capture them.

The class is a freeing, process driven painting workshop for all level of students that want to learn how to express themselves with colours 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.

Even though I also plan to be working from real flower set ups, in preparation for the class I recommend to chose at least 5 photos of different flowers, plants or pictures of blossom that inspire you to capture them, may it be close detail pictures, a still life set up in a vase, a potted plant or plants in their natural habitat. 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 classes will start on the 21st/22nd October, then there is a break of a week during the autumn holidays and the dates go through to the 9th/10th December. As the participants number is limited to ten students per class, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment!

The course fee for the set of 7 classes is 350€ 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 a fun class!

Kind regards,

Sonja

Memories of a summer – Mixed media art class

Prolong your holidays with “Memories of a summer” a six weeks art class in which you will learn how to put your memories into beautiful art pieces. In this art class we will be drawing, collaging and painting to your hearts desire inspired by your personal photo memories of your summer.

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 colours 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.

Even though I also plan to prepare some working images for the class I recommend to chose at least 5 photos of different summer memories that inspire you to create, may it be close up detail photos of objects that have a special meaning, a still life set up, landscape pictures – what ever makes your inner creator jump with joy. The workshops take place at my atelier in Belair on Thursday nights from 19.00 – 21.00 or on Friday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00. The classes will start on the 5th / 6th September and take place every week until 10th/11th October .

The course fee for the set of 6 classes is 300€ 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 a fun new class!

As the participants number are limited to eight students, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment!

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, ink, 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 Monday evenings from 19.00 – 21.00  or on Tuesday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00. The classes start on the 2nd/3rdSeptember and go through to the 7th/8th October incl. and the participants number is limited to eight students. As the spaces are limited, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment!

The course fee for the set of 6 classes is 300€ 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.

Subscription time for Creative art classes for children – in September 2019

Dear all,

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

In 12 classes of two hours, we are 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 17th September 2019 and go through to Tuesday the 17th December. During Luxembourgish school holidays and on the 15th October there are no classes. The course fee is 350 Euros (for a set of 12 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.

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.

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

Creative Summer Art Classes 2019

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.

The Classes are taking place at my atelier in Belair 27 rue Jean Bertholet,

  • from the 1st July – 5th July from 14.00 – 16.00,
  • from the 8th July – 12th July from 10.00h – 12.00,
  • from the 15th July – 19th July from 10.00 – 12.00,
  • from the 29th July – 2nd August from 10.00 – 12.00 and another class in the afternoon from 14.00 – 16.00,
  • from the 26th August – 30th August from 10.00 – 12.00,
  • and from the 2nd September – 6th September from 10.00 – 12.00.
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In 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 180 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 class info with your friends.

NEW Date – A Saturday art retreat – exploring art journaling

On Saturday the 22nd June, clear your mind and escape from your usual weekend and fill your soul with artistic creation! Spark your creativity to nurture your wellbeing and relax into mindful art processes that will calm your busy mind.

Rediscover the joy of your own creativity through art journaling that is therapeutic, liberating and transformative at the same time. We work utilising free writing, collage play, mixed media techniques in response to creative prompts. Let go of your assumptions and your limitations, relax into the possibilities. Learn to be present in enjoying processes through creative mess making prompts and to let go of perfection, with meditative mindful exercises. No previous art making experiences are necessary.

The workshop takes place at my atelier – 27, rue Jean Bertholet, L- 1233 Luxembourg/Belair and starts on Saturday 22nd June at 11.00 o’clock and finishes at 17.00 h. You can either bring a little snack for lunch or we will order food in for a short lunch break at 13.00 which is not included in the price.

The workshop costs 130 Euros including an art journal for you to take home and all needed materials during the day. In order to book please send a message through the contacts page on this site.

Flowers in ART

Flowers have been forever a big theme in art and in this 5 weeks course we will dive into the creation of flower paintings from different angles. We will be looking at the subject in art history and try to establish a personal yet contemporary view. You will be encouraged to look at flowers and plants around you and learn how to capture them.
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 colours 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.

Even though I also plan to be working from real flower set ups, in preparation for the class I recommend to chose at least 5 photos of different flowers or pictures of blossom that inspire you to capture them, may it be close detail pictures, a still life set up in a vase, a potted plant or plants in their natural habitat. 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 classes will be on the 20th/21st May, 3rd/4th June, 17th/18th June, 24th/25th June and the 1st/2nd July . As the participants number is limited to eight students, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment!

The course fee for the set of 5 classes is 250€ 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 a fun new class!

Kind regards,

Sonja

“Free your figures” – a figurative painting class

The Figurative painting workshop is a mixed media art class in which we will be playfully exploring all routes this subject has to offer, from art historic inspirations, working from photo and real life models, to using collage elements, painting, drawing and transfer techniques.

The subject allows a wide range of directions and is also a great starting point on how to develop your own themes and yet use an open ended playful, creative process that will provide you with new perspectives and inspirations.

The classes are taking place at my atelier in Belair on Thursday nights from 19.00 – 21.00 or Friday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00 and are open to everybody from the enthousisastic beginner to the more advanced creator. The seven weeks workshop starts on the 16th/17th May and due to Luxembourgish school holidays (during the week 27th May – 1st June, there are no classes) goes through to 4th/5th July and costs 350 Euros.

As the spaces are limited to eight participants per class, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment! If you do have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me and feel free to share this post with your friends!

Looking forward to an exciting new workshop,

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