Call: Workshop with Ruudt Peters - Selfie Now

A workshop by RUUDT PETERS assisted by KOEN JACOBS

After the successes over the last 15 years, this year Ruudt Peters begins his summer workshop under the title SELFIE NOW. Peters has been professor at three 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. and Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence 2009-2015. Through his Summer School he follows up his teaching with a private program intended for students or graduates of art academies, and artists/designers/teachers who seek to deepen their work. Every year an international group of fine art artists and jewelry-makers participate in his workshops. This workshop is held in the countryside in the south of the Netherlands.

Our society has rapidly been changing these last years, everyone is walking with a smart phone and is able to document everything that is happening minute by minute. This offers us the opportunity to create a huge data-bank of images of our selves, which can be used as inspiration for making art and art-jewellery.

In SELFIE NOW we emphasize the awareness of your place as artist/jewelry-maker in the world. SELFIE NOW takes the position between your self and the world. Between the real and cyberspace. In SELFIE NOW we encourage you with your own image and habits and confront you with these firmly into art and art-jewellery making. SELFIE NOW is about strength, where we convert this energy in a positive way in art/jewellery work. In SELFIE NOW we only use natural materials. Materials which are supplied as raw materials from the earth. By treating these materials with respect there arises honor and another sort of form language. A language close to man, and the wearer of jewellery.

In this workshop SELFIE NOW we learn how to look, work and talk. We have to stand for what we are, and what we are making. SELFIE NOW is a workshop where we will discover and explore the power of the maker. We will fine tune and connect with your ‘self image’, guide you on the way to delve deeper into your own visual language and see yourself better.

Together we will search for your own ‘SELF’. This means that you will get in contact with yourself. We will guide you through your primary experience, teach you to formulate your own positions, and support you in translating this into making fine art and art jewellery. SELFIE NOW is about taking another approach at our experience of making, a statement about how you can relate to your own inner force. Artists, students and teachers are stimulated to produce work around this idea. By doing so, it is important that there is not only rational reflection, but also allowing the subconscious to enter into the work process. Each participant, fine-artist or art-jeweler will formulate the frame of reference.

The SELFIE NOW course is built on a step-by-step process of education in which an end product is not the most important goal. 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.

This year we have started a new initiative an open call for applications especially for students from art-schools, they can apply to attend SELFIE NOW for a reduced price of € 825,-- exclusive 21% VAT tax. There are 4 grants for young art-students and recent graduates who have completed studies in the last two years.  Students who receive the grant will also have to do some supporting work during the workshop.  How to apply? Please send with your application: 1, Letter of recommendation from your professor. 2, Official certificate of registration from your university. 3, statement why you want to follow SELFIE NOW and what you want to learn.

Dates: 22 till 28 August, 2016. 8.00-20.00 hrs total  ± 60 hrs teaching
Arrival: Monday, 22rd August 2016, 9.00 hrs  Poelstraat 4 Ravenstein
The course starts: Monday, 22nd August 2016, 10.00 hrs.
The course ends: Sunday, 28th August 2016, after breakfast.
Departure: Sunday, 28th August 2016, 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 exclusive 21% VAT tax

REGISTRATION Please mail to:
- application form
- 6 images of your work, only in 72 dpi.
- selfie photo of yourself
- curriculum vitae
- statement of motivation: why you like to follow SELFIE NOW

Number: ±12 persons can participate in the course
Language: English, German, Dutch,  
Registration closes: 10 August 2016
Participation: Registrations are processed in the order in which they arrive.
Deposit: Upon acceptance the participant will make a deposit of
€ 825,-- euro  before the 1st May 2016

This sum confirms the participation and is not returnable.
Please transfer to: ABN AMRO Bank, Dam Square 2, Amsterdam. NL
To: Marinus. 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 of May 2016
a discount on the price will be given, discount price: € 1500,--  euro exclusive 21% VAT tax
Total payment: The total workshop fee has to be paid 1st August 2016 before the workshop starts.

Information and registration:
Ruudt Peters, Berenstraat 17, 1016 GG Amsterdam, the Netherlands:
For more information about Ruudt Peters see:
Koen Jacobs:
We would be very grateful if you would pass on this information to other interested artist & jewellery makers              



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