workshop RUUDT PETERS assistant KOEN JACOBS

After the success of the last 17 years, this year Ruudt Peters begins his summer workshop under the title SPACE NOW. Peters has been a professor at three of the most prestigious universities in Europe, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam 1990-2000, Ädellab at Konstfack University of Arts and Crafts in Stockholm 2004-2009, Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence 2009-2015. Through his Summer School he continues 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 workshop. The workshops are held in Peters’ summerstudio in the countryside of the Netherlands.

Creating an ornament is a safe activity, but with an importance placed on how the literal space of an ornament relates to its surroundings. It can be difficult to keep concepts clear to the end – the wearer looking always over the shoulder of the maker. In SPACE NOW we will avoid the voice of society and jump into space, to try to discover SPACE in all its possible entities. SPACE NOW wants to increase your spatial contribution. To confront you with the space you take as a maker, and how you can enlarge and stretch this space. But also how we as creators relate to the space of the universe. You learn to think spatially in SPACE NOW and give shape to your spacey dreams.

In SPACE NOW we emphasize an awareness of your place as artist/jewelry-maker in the world. SPACE NOW takes the position between your self and the world. Between the real and the fake. In SPACE NOW we encourage your own image and habits and firmly confront you with them through art and art-jewellery making. SPACE NOW is about strength, we will positively convert this energy into art and art jewellery. In SPACE NOW we will only use natural materials. Materials which are supplied raw 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 SPACE NOW we learn how to look, work and talk. We have to stand for what we are, and what we are making. SPACE NOW is a workshop where we will discover and explore the power of the maker. You will fine tune and connect with our own radicality, guiding yourself on the way to delve deeper into your own visual language and see yourself better.

Together we will search for your own “SPACE”. This means that you will get in contact with yourself. We will guide you through your primary experience, teach you to formulate your own space, and support you in translating this into making fine art and art jewellery. SPACE NOW is about taking another approach at our experience of create space, a statement about how you can relate to your own inner space. 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 her/his reference.

The SPACE 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 continue the ‘open call’ especially for students from art-schools, they can apply to attend SPACE NOW for a reduced price of € 1090,-- exclusive 21% VAT tax. There are 4 grants for young art-students and recent graduates who have completed studies in the last year. 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 about why you want to attend the workshop and what you want to learn.

Dates: 6 till 12 August, 2018. 8.00-20.00 hrs total ± 60 hrs teaching
Arrival: Monday, 6th August 2018, 9.00 hrs at Poelstraat 3, Ravenstein
The course starts: Monday, 6th August 2018, 10.00 hrs at the summer studio.
The course ends: Sunday, 12th August 2018, after breakfast.
Departure: Sunday, 12th August 2018, 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.
€ 1990,-- euro exclusive 21% VAT tax

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

Number: ±12 persons can participate in the course
Language: English, German, Dutch,
Registration closes: 1st August 2018
Participation: Registrations are processed in the order in which they arrive.
Deposit: Upon acceptance the participant will make a deposit of
€ 1090,-- euro before the 1st May 2018

This sum confirms the participation and is not returnable.
Please transfer at : ABN-AMRO to: Marinus Petrus Peters, Berenstraat 17-C, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, IBAN NL12 ABNA 0590 4588 41 - BIC-Swift ABNANL2A
ABN AMRO BANK, Gustav Mahlerlaan 10, 1082 PP Amsterdam, the Netherlands
(We don’t accept cheques)

If we receive your application and total payment before the 1st of May 2018 a discount on the price will be given, discount price: € 1690,-- euro exclusive 21% VAT tax
Total payment: The total workshop fee has to be paid 1st August 2018 before the workshop starts.

Ruudt Peters, Berenstraat 17-C, 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 artists & jewellery makers.

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