Fine Arts & Painting Workshops

BEUYS- Year 2021: Expanded Concept of Art / Social Sculpturing / Conceptual Work

Together we walk, see, hear, reflect, meditate, get to know each other, deal with ourselves and the group; for this we seek out different, special places and people and deal with thoughts and texts of different, important authors to get a broader picture of our society. We will also visit a Beuys exhibition. So it will be a strongly experience-oriented symposium with enough opportunity for reflection. The pivotal point will be the concept of Social Plastig by J. Beuys.

Each participant will take with them for a week what fits in their fishing vest and a marching pack. Likewise, each participant should have a hat, a sleeping mat and a felt blanket with them – because we will spend the night exclusively in the open air!


This course is for: All interested persons

Contents: Shared experiences, visit of different locations as well as a Beuys exhibition, theoretical examination of thoughts and texts of different important authors, “drawing” of a social image

Structure: Multi-day excursion

Imparted knowledge & skills: Knowledge about the topic “Social Plastig” by J. Beuys, gain of personal experience

Methods: Field trip and direct examination of the perceived environment as well as discussion of socially relevant and related questions in literature


Instructors

Dipl. M.A. Simon Rosenthal

Simon Rosenthal is an artist, humanities and cultural scientist, art therapist and lecturer at the “Alanus University of Art and Society”. He has been presenting his works worldwide in numerous exhibitions since 2005. Focus and leading motivation of his work is the question of why something is art (and why not)- art in the context of society- and artistic fundamentals

Dipl. M.A. Sven Wiesner

Sven Wiesner is a visual artist and art educator from Berlin. Since 2010 he is present in exhibitions throughout Germany. The focus of his work is the visualization and mediation of shaping processes.


Contact, Dates & Fees:

Dates: 5. – 11.07.2021

Contact: Sebastian Welter @ sw@aib-bonn.org

Price: € 725,00 (limited to 12 participants)


Nude Painting and the Capture of Space for Artists

The ship called spirit floats and sways on the ocean called body. (Paul Valéry) 

Following this thought, we set out to observe the body and record the observations in drawings. In the process, we exercise the eye, hand, and concentration, study external and internal forms as closely as possible, observe activity and passivity of the pictorial space, abstract and formalize as needed. Correction and conversation will take place 1:1 during the work. 

This offer is aimed at beginners as an opportunity for practice and further development, as well as an opportunity to work on the application portfolio for artistic studies. Advanced students can update and develop their skills with like-minded people and find artistic impulses and opportunities to connect in a stable group. 

We work in all conceivable drawing techniques. Material must be brought along, but can be stored on site (without insurance).


This course is for: Beginners and advanced artists

Contents: Recording observations in drawings. In the process, we train the eye, hand, and concentration, study exterior and interior forms as closely as possible, observe activity and passivity of the pictorial space, abstract and formalize as needed.

Structure: Weekly (2 hours per session incl. breaks), 22 hours (+3 hours debriefing) in total, Tues. 18:00-20:00

Imparted knowledge & Skills: Capturing space, transferring what is perceived onto an artistic projection surface.

Methods: Nude drawing, practical work with different drawing techniques


Instructor

Dipl. M.A. Simon Rosenthal

Simon is an artist, humanities and cultural scientist, art therapist and lecturer at the “Alanus University of Art and Society”. He has been presenting his works worldwide in numerous exhibitions since 2005. Focus and leading motivation of his work is the question of why something is art (and why not)- art in the context of society- and artistic fundamentals


Contact, Dates & Fees:

Starting date: 2021 tbd.

Contact: Sebastian Welter @ sw@aib-bonn.org

Credit Points: Alanus: 2/ ECTS: 1

Price: € 350,00


The Painted Self-Portrait

Self-portraits appear again and again in the works of important artistic personalities from Raphael to Neo Rauch. Mostly they appear at certain points in their biography or in their oeuvre, in which it was a matter for them to become aware of themselves in the first place, to locate themselves fundamentally in their art, to represent themselves or to find themselves anew. So, often these self-portraits mark transitional phases. 

We will trace this theme and occasion together in a painterly way, discovering accuracy and blurriness, the known and the unknown, identity and strangeness in our faces, dealing with the so-called “objective” and the so-called “subjective” perception, as well as with the exploration of our own facial sign and the creative possibilities and impulses emanating from the self-portrait. 

This course is aimed at people who are facing or in biographical transitional phases or who are looking for the experience of coming closer to themselves in an observing, feeling and shaping way. Young artists who are working on their application portfolio can also gain preliminary experience and work samples here. Painting can be done in all techniques except those that cannot be used indoors due to chemical components. 

Easels are provided, painting materials, painting grounds and mirrors (at least 70×50 cm to hang on the wall or with tripod) must be brought along but can be stored (insurance-free).


This course is for: Young artists, people in biographical transitional phases

Contents: Painterly examination of the self on the basis of self-portraits

Structure: Weekend course ( Fr: 17-20:00, Saturday & Sunday 9:00-17:30)

Imparted knowledge & Skills: Distinction between “objective” and so-called “subjective” perception, face drawing

Methods: Artistic-art-therapeutic way of working


Instructor

Dipl. M.A. Simon Rosenthal

Simon is an artist, humanities and cultural scientist, art therapist and lecturer at the “Alanus University of Art and Society”. He has been presenting his works worldwide in numerous exhibitions since 2005. Focus and leading motivation of his work is the question of why something is art (and why not)- art in the context of society- and artistic fundamentals


Contact, Dates & Fees:

Starting date: 2021 tbd. (Limited to 12 participants)

Contact: Sebastian Welter @ sw@aib-bonn.org

Credit Points: Alanus: 2/ ECTS: 1

Price: € 350,00


The Crossover Sketchers- From Classic Sketching to Stylewriting

With a pencil and sketchbook alone, numerous artists from past times to the present created exciting cosms of the most personal and intimate sketches, sketches of ideas for later major works in their oeuvre, and magnificent craftsmanship that continues to inspire us and challenge us to engage with them today. Let us thinkfor example of the vivid landscape sequences of Vincent van Gogh or the amusing social depictions of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, of the completely overdramatized still lifes of Horst Janssen or of the urban art works of Keith Haring reduced to a silhouette. 

Sketching can not only be the basis for the creation of a complete work – it also serves as an unbeatable tool for painters, graphic artists and illustrators in finding and expressing their own artistic language.


This course is for: Students, illustrators and interested artists

Structure:1 week during summer break (mo.-sa. 10-16)

Imparted knowledge & Skills: Acquisition and formulation of an individual sketching technique

Methods: Practical, theoretical and experiential exploration of the medium of drawing and its expressive possibilities.


Instructor

M.A. Sebastian Osterhaus

Sebastian is a freelance artist and art educator who has won numerous awards and exhibits his art throughout Europe, most recently at THE HOLY ART Gallery in London, UK. In his works, he particularly uses cross-media and cross-genre means of representation that correspond to the concern of contemporary, powerful and innovative painting.


Contact, Dates & Fees:

Starting date: 2021 tbd. (Limited to 10 participants)

Contact: Sebastian Welter @ sw@aib-bonn.org

Credit Points: ECTS: 6

Price: € 575,00


Human and Animal - About a Connection between Joy and Pain

They are our companions and we are theirs – The relationship ” human and animal ” runs like a thread through all epochs of art history. Beginning in ancient Egypt with the god-like worship of the cat to the symbolic hybrid creatures of Greek mythology or the detailed animal depictions of Albrecht Dürer – The animal has spiritual significance, it is a symbol, serves as a usable and abused creature and remains to this day a magical attraction for all artistic genres. 

This wealth of facets will be examined and explored together in a one-week course, both theoretically and practically. The course should be an exciting field of experimentation for students, artists of various genres, art therapists and art educators who are looking for an artistic as well as thematic examination of our relationship to the subject of ” human and animal”.


This course is for: Students, artists of various genres, art therapists and art educators

Contents: Theoretical and artistic-practical examination of the human-animal relationship

Structure: 1 week during summer break (mo.-sa. 10-16)

Imparted knowledge & Skills: Artistic exploration of the human-animal relationship and theoretical knowledge of its significance in art history.

Methods: Practical, theoretical and experience- and sensation-oriented examination and reflection


Instructor

M.A. Sebastian Osterhaus

Sebastian is a freelance artist and art educator who has won numerous awards and exhibits his art throughout Europe, most recently at THE HOLY ART Gallery in London, UK. In his works, he particularly uses cross-media and cross-genre means of representation that correspond to the concern of contemporary, powerful and innovative painting.


Contact, Dates & Fees:

Starting date: 2021 tbd. (Limited to 10 participants)

Contact: Sebastian Welter @ sw@aib-bonn.org

Credit Points: ECTS: 6

Price: € 575,00


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