Ground Now 
Workshop com Ruudt Peters 
Assistente Estela Saez
Ravenstein, Holanda
De 03 a 09 Ago 2015
Inscrições até 10 Jul 2015


After the successes of the last 14 years, this year Ruudt Peters is beginning his summer workshop under the title GROUND NOW. Peters has been 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. Since 2009 he has held the position of professor at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence. Through his 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/jewelry makers participate in his workshops. This workshop is held in the countryside in the south of the Netherlands.

We walk through the world with our feet, but we are not aware that our feet do more than merely transport us. Our feet are necessary tools, but also root us to the ground. InGROUND NOW we emphasize awareness of your place as jewelry maker in the world.GROUND NOW is a place between the micro and macro cosmos, between the upper and the underworld. In GROUND NOW we encourage you to ground yourself, leaving you with both feet planted firmly in jewelry making. GROUND NOW is about strength and how we convert our energy in a positive way into our jewelry work. In GROUND NOW we will only use raw, natural materials, which are by the earth. By treating these materials with respect, honor arises and another sort of language is formed – a language close to humanity, and the wearers of jewelry.

In this workshop, GROUND NOW, we learn how to walk. We learn to stand for what we are, and what we are making. GROUND NOW is a workshop where we will discover and explore the power of being a maker. We will fine tune and connect with your ‘feet’, guide you on how to delve deeper into your own visual language and know yourself better.

Together we will search for your own ‘GROUND’. This means that you will get in touch with yourself. We will guide you, teach you to formulate your own point of view, and support you in translating this into making fine art and art jewelry. GROUND NOW is about taking a new approach to the experience of making, a statement about how you relate to your inner force. Artists and students will produce work fueled by this force. Working in this way, rational reflection plays a part, but allowing the subconscious to enter the work process is key. This approach could be applied to all kinds of making, but fine art jewelry remains the frame of reference for the workshop.

The GROUND NOW course is built on a step-by-step process of education in which the end product is not the most important goal. The emphasis lies on personal guidance and development. Participants are given the tools to continue this process on their own, allowing them to take the steps to access their own inner force, which grounds them and their work.


Dates: 3 till 9 August, 2015. 8.00-20.00 hrs total ± 70 hrs teaching
Arrival: Monday, 3rd August 2015, 9.00 - 10.00 hrs
The course starts: Monday, 3rd August 2015, 10.00 hrs
The course ends: Sunday, 9th August 2015, after breakfast.
Departure: Sunday, 9th August 2015, 11.00 hrs.
Place: Summer studio, Ravenstein. the Netherlands
Accommodations: 2 / 4 person rooms, St. Laurenshoeve, Ravenstein.
Price: Including accommodation, food, drinks, wine, and insurance. € 1650,-- euro

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application form
- 6 images of your work, only in 72dpi.
- passport photo of yourself
- curriculum vitae
- statement of motivation: why you like to follow GROUND NOW

Number: ±12 persons can participate in the course
Language: English, Spanish, German, Dutch,
Registration closes: 10 July 2015
Participation: Registrations are processed in the order in which they arrive.
Deposit: Upon acceptance the participant will make a deposit of € 750,-- euro before the 1st June 2015.

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 cheques)
IBAN: NL12 ABNA 0590 4588 41 – BIC: ABN ANL 2A

Discount: If we receive your application and total payment before the 1st June 2015
A discount on the price will be given of 10% discount price: € 1500,-- euro
Inclusive 21 % VAT Tax
Total payment: The total workshop fee has to be paid at 15 July 2015 before the workshop starts.

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+ info:
Ruudt Peters, Berenstraat 17, 1016 GG Amsterdam, Netherlands,
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