Ruudt Peters: Now Breath

Workshop  /  01 Aug 2011  -  07 Aug 2011
Published: 13.05.2011
Ruudt Peters: Now Breath.
Summer studio, Ravenstein
Ruudt Peters
DEADLINE: 01/07/2011

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(...) NOW BREATH is about taking another space at our contemporary experience of making, a statement about how you can relate to your own inner force. Artists and students are stimulated to produce work around this idea.(...)
A jewellery course by Ruudt Peters assistant Estela Saez.

After the successes of the last years, this year Ruudt Peters is beginning his workshop under the title NOW BREATH. Peters has been connected as professor at two of the most prestigious universities in Europe, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam 1990-2000 and Konstfack University of Arts and Crafts in Stockholm 2004-2009 At the moment he is professor at Alchimia Jewellery school in Florence, Through Opere Summer School he follows up his teaching with a private program intended for students or graduates of art academies and artists/designers who seek to deepen their work. Every year an international group of artists / jewellery makers participate in his workshops.
Theme: The workshop NOW BREATH is being held in the countryside of the southern Netherlands. NOW BREATH is a workshop where you learn to discover the freedom and air of creativity. Not all human beings are aware of the qualities of their own breath. The in and out going breath offers us a lot of freedom, spirit, view and creativity.

When we operate from the movements of breath we generate strength and energy that leads to your form language. It is essential for an artist to draw from this inner force. Together we will search for your personal breath. This means that you will get in contact with yourself, and learn to focus on your personal freedom and drive.
We will guide you to your basic experience, teach you to formulate your own positions, and support you in translating this into making art and jewellery. NOW BREATH is about taking another space at our contemporary experience of making, a statement about how you can relate to your own inner force. 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 NOW BREATH 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.

Dates and price

Dates: August 1-7, 2011. 9.00-20.00 hrs total 60 hrs teaching 

The course starts: Monday 1st August 2011, 10.00 hrs.
The course ends: Sunday 7th August 2011, after breakfast. 
Departure: Sunday 7th August 2011, 10.00 hrs. 

Place: Summer studio, Ravenstein.
Accommodations: 2 / 4 person rooms, St. Laurenshoeve, Ravenstein.
Price: Including accommodation, meals and insurance. Netto fee exclusive 19 % VAT Tax: € 1600,- Inclusive 19 % VAT Tax: € 1900,-


Registration: Please mail to:

- application form
- 6 images of your work, only in 72dpi.
- pass photo of yourself
- curriculum vitae

Number: ±12 persons can participate in the course
Language: English, German, Dutch, Spanish,
Registration closes: July 1, 2011

: Registrations are processed in the order in which they arrive.
Deposit: Upon acceptance the participant will make a deposit of € 950,-before 1st of April 2011
This sum confirms the participation and is not returnable.


Please transfer to: 
ABN AMRO Bank, Dam 2, Amsterdam.
M.P. Peters, Amsterdam (We don’t accept checks)
IBAN NL 12ABNA0590458841- BIC ABN ANL 2A

Discount: If we receive your application and total payment before the 1st of April 2010 a discount on the price will be given of 10% discount price: 1710,-- Euro

Total payment:
The total workshop fee has to be paid at 1st of July 2010 before the workshop starts

Dutch funds: Scholingfonds voor Kunst en Cultuur, Fonds BKVB

Information and registration:
Ruudt Peters, Berenstraat 17, 1016 GG Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone Ruudt Peters: +31-(0)20-6 25 74 75 mobile: +31-(0)6- 50 293 293
Phone Estela Saez: mobile:+31-(0)6-81168940

For more information about Ruudt Peters see:

Breathe Now
Ruudt Peters
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