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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

“Express your colour” – Painting workshop for adults March 2018

This fun and expressive painting workshop over six classes is structured around the discovery of different colours & art materials as aquarelle colours, ink, acrylics, crayons etc. It is a class in which we will creatively explore the painting possibilities of the materials, in order to identify individual preferences that will put the participants on a path to develop their own personal style.
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 in Weimershof on Thursday evenings from 19.45 – 21.15 (on the following dates: 1.3/8.3/15.3/22.3/19.4/26.4) or on Friday mornings from 10.00 – 11.30 (on the following dates: 2.3/9.3/16.3/22.3/20.4/27.4).

The course fee for the set of 6 classes is 270€ 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.

 

New Year’s exhibition & Vernissage – Diekirch

Dear all,

From the 6th  – 28th January I am exhibiting together with Michèle Graedel at the Maison de la Culture in Diekirch/Luxembourg, the exhibition is open from 10.00 – 18.00 every day except on Mondays when the gallery is closed. We warmly invite you to our Vernissage on Friday 5th January at 18.30 where we look forward to still toast with you to the New Year end show you our latest paintings and small installations. The evening will be enhanced by the performance of jazz singer Edith van den Heuvel and we look forward to seeing you there.

Address: rue du Curé 13, Diekirch
As the gallery is situated within the city centre & pedestrian area of Diekirch, it’s easiest to find a parking on the circular road around the centre and walk the short distance.

Kind regards,

Sonja x

 

 

From “surface to substance” – a new art workshop for adults starting on the 11th January

In this art workshop over 5 weeks we will be exploring the possibilities of leaving the flat surface as an art medium and we will playfully discover how to express ourselves three dimensionally with materials as varied as paper, carton, clay, wire, plaster, recycling materials, etc. The workshops are planned as inspirational sessions to broaden our artistic perspectives and to experiment with sculptural processes.

It is a workshop that can work as an eye opener and inspiration for artists that feel stuck in their routine but it is equally great for beginners to connect to their inner artist and to experience how fun it can be to make and build things.
No advance knowledge or experience is required, just the openness to playfully create will be an advantage.

The workshops take place in Weimershof on Thursday evenings from 19.45 – 21.15 (on the following dates: 11.1/18.1/25.1/8.2/22.2) or on Friday mornings from 10.00 – 11.30 (on the following dates: 12.1/19.1/26.1/9.2/23.2).

The course fee for the set of 5 classes is 225€ 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.

Creative Art Classes For Children – February 2018 – Fully booked

Are you looking for a creative 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 can learn to express themselves visually in colours, shapes and forms? The new season kids class for children aged 7 – 12 years old, starts on the 20th February and early bird prices are available until the 5th January.

In order to provide the children with plenty of time for their creations and experimentation, and also to give them enough time for the group review process, in which the children learn to express themselves about their works and working processes verballythe timing is 2h for each class. This will really allow us to explore all the materials and new techniques thoroughly.

The 12 weeks course takes place in Weimershof on Tuesday afternoons from 15.30 – 17.30 and will be closed on the 27th March and during the Luxembourgish and European school holidays.

The course fee is 300 Euros and includes all materials. There is a sibling’s discount of 40 Euros on the total sum and an early bird price of 260 Euros if the course is booked and the course fees are transferred before the 5th January.

In order to secure your booking the course fee is payable on subscription. Participants should wear clothes that can get dirty or should bring an apron that protects their clothing.

To book the class or in case you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,
Sonja

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

4 Day – Autumn holiday art workshop for kids

During the autumn holidays I am offering a 4 days art workshop for children from the age of 6 years – 12 years from Monday 30th October to Tuesday 31st October and from Thursday 2nd November to Friday 3rd November. The workshop will take place in Weimershof/Kirchberg from 10 – 12 o’clock, on all Saints day we will stay closed.
In the classes we will be exploring different art techniques, yet the focus for this workshop will be to create 3-dimensional art projects.

The course fee is 120 Euros and includes all materials. In order to secure your booking the course fee is payable on subscription. Participants should wear clothes that can get dirty or should bring an apron that protects their clothing.

For subscriptions or further information please don’t hesitate contact me.

Playfull discovery art class for adults – starting in November

Once a year I am offering this fun class in which we play and create freely with creative materials of all kind. The aim is not so much to explore artistic processes and techniques but rather to rediscover the fun to create freely and to find new inspiration in arts and craft projects. Taking the time of year into account, I am sure the projects will also inspire you for some hand made presents.  The classes are targeted at everybody from the interested beginner to the artistically advanced and are a great moment to spend time with like minded individuals!

playful16The classes are taking place in Weimershof/Kirchberg on Thursday nights starting on 9th November – 7th December (from 19.45 – 21.15h) or on Friday mornings starting on 10th November – 8th December (from 10.00 – 11.30h). In five sessions we will be covering a varied range of artistic activities from printing projects, to making and painting easy dry clay projects, working with paper objects etc.. All materials are included in the price of 225 Euros.

As 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

“Abstraction to Concrete” – mixed media painting workshop for adults starting in September

From “Abstraction to Concrete” is a 7 weeks mixed media painting workshop for adults in which we will explore different creative processes that guide us to new subjects and painting styles. We will be painting with acrylics and inks, drawing with different tools and collaging materials wherever it seems fit. The class is targeted at everybody from the excited beginner to artistically advanced students and is especially helpful for artists that feel a bit stuck in their usual routines.

The workshops take place in Weimershof on Thursday evenings from 19.45 – 21.15 (on the following dates: 7.9/14.9/21.9/28.9/5.10/19.10/26.10) or on Friday mornings from 10.00 – 11.30 (on the following dates: 8.9/15.9/22.9/29.9/6.10/20.10/27.10).

The course fee for the set of 7 classes is 315€ and includes all materials. In order 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 the information with your friends.

 

Creative Art Classes for Children – starting in September

Are you looking for a creative 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 can learn to express themselves visually in colours, shapes and forms? The new season kids class for children aged 7 – 12 years old, starts on the 12th September and early bird prices are available until the 4th August.

In order to provide the children with plenty of time for their creations and experimentation, and also to give them enough time for the group review process, in which the children learn to express themselves about their works and working processes verballythe timing is 2h for each class. This will really allow us to explore all the materials and new techniques thoroughly.

The 12 weeks course takes place in Weimershof on Tuesday afternoons from 15.30 – 17.30 and will be closed during the week 9th – 14th October and during the Luxembourgish and European school holidays.

The course fee is 300 Euros and includes all materials. There is a sibling’s discount of 40 Euros on the total sum and an early bird price of 260 Euros if the course is booked and the course fees are transferred before the 4th August. In order to secure your booking the course fee is payable on subscription. Participants should wear clothes that can get dirty or should bring an apron that protects their clothing.

Should you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,
Sonja

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

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