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
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 goall" (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
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,-
- 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
Participation: Registrations are processed in the order in which they
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 59.04.58.841 (We dont 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
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: www.ruudtpeters.nl