Ruudt Peters: nOw source

Workshop  /  10 Aug 2009  -  15 Aug 2009
Published: 02.12.2008
Ruudt Peters: nOw source.
Summer studio, Ravenstein
Ruudt Peters
DEADLINE: 01/05/2009

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nOw source: New dates for the workshop: the workshop is about taking another view at our contemporary experience of making, a statement about how you can relate to your own source.
A jewellery course by Ruudt Peters, assistant Estela Sáez.

After the successes of the last years, this year Ruudt Peters is beginning his workshop under the title nOw source. Peters is connected as professor at Ädellab, Konstfack University College of art, craft and design in Stockholm, Sweden. Through Opere Summer School he follows up his teaching with a private programme intended for students or graduates of art academies and artists/designers who seek to deepen their work. Every year an international group of jewellery makers participate in his workshops.

The workshop nOw source is being held in the countryside of the southern Netherlands. nOw source is a  workshop where you learn to discover the source of your creativity. Every human being operates from an inner source which generates strength, energy and leads to your form language. It is essential for an artist to draw from this source. Together we will search for your personal driving force. This means that you will get in contact with yourself, and learn to focus on your personal source. 
We will guide you to your basic experience, learn you to formulate your own positions, and support you in translating this into making jewellery.

Artists and students are stimulated to produce work around this idea. In doing so, it is important that not only rational reflection, but also the subconscious enters into the work process. Ultimately, jewellery remains a frame of reference.

The course is built on step-by-step education in which the end product is not the most important goal. “The goal is the means and the means is the goal” (M. Gandhi).  The emphasis lies on personal guidance and development. The participants are given the tools with which to continue this process on their own. By means of direct action people learn to take steps. During the course the group will cook together, and there will be group discussions. 


Place: Summer studio, Ravenstein 

Accommodations: 2 / 4 person rooms, St. Laurenshoeve, Ravenstein 

Please mail address below:
- application form
- 6 images of your work, only in 72dpi.
- curriculum vitae 

Number: ±12 persons can participate in the course

Language: English, German, Dutch

Dates and price

Arrival day, Monday 10th August.
The course starts Tuesday 11th August 09.00 h.
The course ends Saturday August 15, 16.00 h. 
Departure day, Sunday 16th August (in the morning).

Price: Including accommodation, meals, insurance and VAT: 1300 €

Registration closes: May 1, 2009

Registrations are processed in the order in which they arrive.

Upon acceptance the participant will make a deposit of € 500,-before May 31. This sum confirms the participation and is not returnable.
Please transfer to ABN AMRO Bank, Dam 2, Amsterdam
To M.P. Peters, Amsterdam (We don’t accept cheques)
IBAN NL 12ABNA0590458841- BIC ABN ANL 2A

If we receive your application and the payment of the € 500, - deposit before the 1st of April a discount on the price will be given of 10%

Dutch funds: Scholingfonds voor kunst en cultuur, Fonds BKVB