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Boost your creativity – Start into the new year with new creative projects & new found energy!

Do you want to bring more creative projects into your life, would you like to learn how to express your inner artist, having fun, enjoying the flow of the creation process and sharing the experience with like minded others?

I have developed a set of 6 classes with eye opening exercises that will allow you to connect to your inner artist and counter act any limiting self belives you might have. 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! 

The program is targeted at everybody from the interested beginner to the artistically advanced – a stepping stone to take new perspectives! An invitation to bring more creativity to your life!

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 6th/7th January and the dates go through to the 10th/11th February.

The course fee for the set of 6 classes is 360€ and includes all materials. As the spaces are limited to ten participants, please do book early in order to avoid disappointment!

To book the workshop 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 the start of an exciting new season,

Sonja x

The elements of art & composition – An explorative painting workshop starting in October

This fun and expressive painting workshop over seven classes is structured around the exploration of the different elements of art and composition. It is a class in which we will creatively discover painting possibilities of abstract & concrete elements, the impact of colour and the use of different 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 and 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 nights from 19.00 – 21.00 or on Thursday mornings from 10.00 – 12.00. The classes will start on the 23rd/24th October, then there is a break of a week during the autumn holidays and the dates go through to the 10th/11th 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 meeting you!
Kind regards,
Sonja

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.

Flowers in art – Painting workshop 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.

Newsletter May 24th 2020 – Small artistic steps on a still shifting ground

Art & creativity for the soul
Dear all, 

I hope my e-mail finds you well! The last few weeks have been difficult in so many ways and I hope to be able to provide you with small steps that can reconnect yourself and/or your children to your/their inner artist – for moments of mindful creation, where we can forget the humdrum of daily life and gather new strength for the challenges ahead. 

  • For all those of you, who contacted me over the past few weeks in order to start their summer planning, I am sure you will be happy to know that the lists for the kids summer art classes 2020 are now open. I hope that by early July I am able to offer small group classes of max. 6 children when we strictly follow the hygiene rules given by the Luxembourgish government. For all further information, please check the web site here
  • Since the 18th May individual art classes are under strict hygiene rules also possible at the studio again. The prices for individual art classes at the studio or online via Webex life streaming cost 70 Euros for 1h or 105 Euros for 1.5h and are very personalised art coaching sessions for all levels of students. You can also buy them as a treat or a present for a loved one or a friend, for appointments and vouchers please contact me here.
  • The last few weeks I have been diving into my own work like I haven’t been able to do in a long time and I have started to upload some of these mono prints on my website for you to enjoy and purchase if you want toThey are unique expressions of a time in lockdown that started for me on the 13th March. If you are interested you can buy them in a lockdown subscription, the first one at the normal price and all following purchases of the coming weeks at a 20% reduction, so that you can build a collection of works as a memory of a special time.

For more information about adult group classes, online and at the studio and a summer art workshop for adults now most likely in Luxembourg, please stay tuned when I have more news hopefully in the coming days. I am wishing you a good start into the new week, stay safe and I look forward to seeing you and/or your children life or online soon again!

Warm regards,
Sonja x

Creative summer art classes for children – 2020

Are you looking for a creative art class for your children (6 – 12 years) 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 & artist to express themselves visually in colours, shapes and forms? 
Despite the slightly more difficult situation regarding the Corona virus I am still able to offer small group classes of a maximum of 6 children, following the given hygiene rules by the Luxembourgish government.

The Classes are taking place in English, French and German at my studio in Belair27, rue Jean Bertholet & the following timings are currently on offer:

  • from the 6th July – 10th July from 10 – 12 and another class in the afternoon from 14.00 – 16.00,
  • from the 13th July – 17th July from 10 – 12 and another class in the afternoon from 14.00 – 16.00,
  • from the 20th July – 24th July from 10 – 12 and another class in the afternoon from 14.00 – 16.00,
  • from the 27th July – 31st July from 10.00 – 12.00 and another class in the afternoon from 14.00 – 16.00,
  • from the 17th August – 21st August from 10.00 – 12.00 and another class in the afternoon from 14.00 – 16.00,
  • and from the 24th August – 28th August 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. The fee is payable on subscription and I hope you do understand that refunds will not be available. Should there be a difficulty to continue the classes at the studio due to the pandemic, I will try to continue the classes as life streaming sessions. 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.

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