WORKSHOP 

        ART DIALOGUES

Can you see your own world reflected in a few strokes of paint?

Art is pre-eminently the means to explore your own world view,

but also it can also help you to free yourself from fixed thinking patterns. 'Art Dialogues' opens the door to your imagination, to another universe with different perspectives.

 

Art can overwhelm you. Sometimes we have to cross a threshold.

That is why we do 'Art Dialogues' together, just as the name suggests.

We all have the ability to find meaning in images. However, everyone perceives the same thing in a different way, depending for example

on our upbringing, education, social environment, personality and life experience.

The 'Art Dialogues' training allows participants from all ages and backgrounds to look beyond first sight judgements, to look more attentively. . Because you share your thoughts with others, art arouses curiosity, sharpens your senses and can offer a window to reflect on ourselves and the world around us. This allows us to connect more with each other, society and nature.

From the outside in and from the inside out

By naming out loud what we see (looking while speaking) in some pre-selected art works, freely associating and exchanging ideas

about it, we take a look into each other's world. This allows us to

learn from and about each other. What does the artwork say about yourself? Do you see a relationship with our current society?

Does it raise a certain expectation? Do you wonder? Are you blown

off your feet? And what can looking at art add to the quality of your day to day life?

 

Creativity is in all of us

Through these and other questions we enter into a dialogue with various works of art. And through these works of art with each other. With a number of light-hearted and playful, but also somewhat more reflective assignments (individually and in small groups) we appeal

to the creative aspect in ourselves. We explore our environment and learn to look at it in a new way.

To conclude, we work on an art piece together using objects from

your own home.

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Art Dialogues AFK - Kijkgesprekken
Art Dialogues AFK - Kijkgesprekken

Art Dialogues AFK - Kijkgesprekken

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Art Dialogues AFK - Kijkgesprekken
Art Dialogues AFK - Kijkgesprekken

Art Dialogues AFK - Kijkgesprekken

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Art Dialogues AFK - Kijkgesprekken
Art Dialogues AFK - Kijkgesprekken

Art Dialogues AFK - Kijkgesprekken

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Locations: The workshop 'Art Dialogues' can be situated in museums, gardens, galleries, homes or other places where people can gather together. We can adjust the location to the wishes of your group or you can sign up to our workshops on pre-selected locations all around the country.

 

Please keep an eye on this website for dates and locations!

Workshops include drinks.

Feel free to bring your own snacks.

Full-day option including lunch

It is also possible to join our full-day workshops.

These include a healthy vegan lunch.

Please check out our other workshops here

More info

If you are interested, please feel free to ask us your question(s) by e-mail (aafke_dejong@yahoo.com) or

learn more about the specific workshops by clicking

the links in the scroll down menu in the top bar.